Rodgers names three Liverpool stars key to title push

Date published: Thursday 8th December 2016 8:02 - Matthew Stead

Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool are “very close” to winning the Premier League title.

The Reds are currently third in the table, four points behind leaders Chelsea after 14 games.

They are third favourites to win the title behind Chelsea and Manchester City, but a 4-3 defeat to Bournemouth dented their hopes on Sunday.

Former manager Rodgers, now in charge of Celtic, says they are capable of going all the way.

When asked by talkSPORT of their title chances, he replied: “They are very close, very close.

“It’s just unfortunate the other day, I thought they were excellent in the first half (against Bournemouth).

“You get to 3-1, I’ve had similar games there myself, we looked like we were in control and then you lose them.

“The players that were there when I was there have got greater experience now – (Philippe) Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Lucas Leiva – these are guys that have been through it.

“Obviously they’ve got one game a week, they can really focus on that, and I think they will be very, very close.

“As I’ve said, he’s done great Jurgen, he’s got them really working, got them focused and they’ve got big quality in the squad so I’m sure they’ll be in with a great chance.”

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