Boss Brendan Rodgers says it is important Liverpool keep their feet on the ground as they prepare for a huge game against Chelsea. The Reds took another step closer to their first Premier League title as they defeated Norwich 3-2 at Carrow Road, but Rodgers says they cannot get carried away. England World Cup hopeful Raheem Sterling scored twice and Uruguay hitman Luis Suarez broke the 30-goal barrier as the Reds moved five points clear of Chelsea, who they host at Anfield next weekend.
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have grabbed the headlines for Liverpool this season, but Brendan Rodgers also has two of his other forwards to thank for his side's five-point advantage at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Fabio Borini and Oussama Assaidi were both shipped out of the club on loan last summer after moving to Anfield a year earlier and, despite not playing for Rodgers' side this season, both have had their say on the title race with key goals against Chelsea.
Norwich City v Liverpool Having over-come the giant hurdle that was Man City last Sunday afternoon, Liverpool now have their Title Destiny in their own hands. With just four games remaining for the Reds, four wins will see them win their first-ever Premier League title thus ending a 24 year wait for a League since 1990.
On this week's show we'll be taking a look at what could be a season-defining win for Liverpool, after they came out on top of a 3-2 Anfield thriller against Man City. Can they really win fourteen games in a row and take the league title, should an unfit Vincent Kompany have played, and what will Fergie make of all this as he sits in the Old Trafford Directors' box?
"We're not really here" is a mantra Manchester City fans sing with pride. That's why, despite the pain of a loss to Liverpool that might very well end our title hopes this season, we will continue to enjoy the soccer our club is providing and the indulgence in the club culture and ethos our ownership group provides.
Liverpool took control of the Premier League title race with a thrilling 3-2 win over third-placed Manchester City at Anfield today.
In an emotional day at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers side once put pressure on the opposition early and the game was just six minutes old when Luis Suárez outmuscled Gaël Clichy and released Raheem Sterling, who passed the ball into an empty net after selling Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart and delightful dummy
City were wobbling and looked done for in the 26th minute when Martin krtel headed home from a Steven Gerrard's corner in front of the Kop.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard wiped away tears at the final whistle on what was an emotional day for everyone connected with Liverpool football . Anfield remembered the 96 fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago and Manchester City were beaten 3-2 at Anfield inspired by Liverpool's Captain fantastic Steven Gerrard who was at his brilliant best in the middle of the park.
The road to the English Premier League title will run right through historic Anfield this weekend.
First-place Liverpool are hunting for their 10th consecutive league victory this Sunday when they host third-place Manchester City, who are four points behind the league-leading Reds but have two matches in hand.
Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Brazilian Lucas Leiva's attitude in overcoming an injury which was initially thought to be a longterm one fearing the 27 year old would not be ready for the world cup .However Rodgers applauded his mentality and determination to force his way back into the Reds' first team plans.
The clocks have gone forward in Europe and it can only mean one thing â€“ in leagues across the continent, it's business time. In England, the surprise package of the season Liverpool are now riding high at the top of the league with goals flying in from all angles, while in Spain Atletico Madrid find themselves in the peculiar position of being third favourites to take the crown despite currently being a point clear at the top of the table.
After Chelsea's surprise defeat to Crystal Palace and Man City's draw at the Emerites with Arsenal, the door is now wide open for Liverpool to go top of the League on their own if the beat Spurs at Anfield today. As it stands Liverpool are 1 point behind Chelsea with a game in-hand against Tim Sherwood's team and 2 ahead of City who still have to face Liverpool before the Season's end.
Liverpool, once more proved their Title Ambitions by beating a stubborn Cardiff City 6-3 to go clear in second place with a game in hand on leaders Chelsea, who remain 4 points clear of the chasing pack. With such a great result how would you rate the Liverpool Players.
Mignolet 7/10: Was not at fault for any of the goals, still doesn't have a commanding presence at the back.
I don't really understand how UEFA does their business in terms of Team rankings in regards to Champions League standings and seedings for each Season but I would hazard a guess now that it will not favour Liverpool if they qualify for next year's Tournament. I did believe that Liverpool would be ranked as 2nd seeds in the group stages because of their previous success in winning the Trophy five times also their excellent results in years when they finished in a losing Final in 2007 when Dirk Kuyt's goal was not enough to prevent Milan from winning the Cup.
Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers faces up to Man Utd on Sunday knowing that a victory for Liverpool will cement their top-four credentials and probably condemn Utd's Champion's League qualifier-hopes for this Season: Rodgers is adamant United will not be able to catch Liverpool, should his side win at Old Trafford for the first time in five years on Sunday.
Saturday's 3-0 win over Southampton the only team who have won at Anfield this season have extended Liverpool winning streak to four matches, seeing them climb above Manchester City and Arsenal into second.
Its Just four points that separate Liverpool from leaders Chelsea and the travelling fans chanted 'we're going to win the league' at St Mary's a question that midfielder Henderson attempted to move away from but insisting that the squad should remain focused ahead of a testing run-in which will make or break the club's title aspirations.
There is no doubt about it, Liverpool possess the best attacking line-up in the Premier League. Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Captain Steven Gerrard have all weighed in with the goals to make Liverpool top-scorers in the division with 70 goals in 27 games, a new record in the Premier League thus far and one ahead of free-scoring Man City.
Go back 12 months and the name Jordan Henderson was topping the list of expensive British flops that arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2011.Eyebrows were raised when the club paid Â£20million for his services in 2011 and a year later the 23 year old from Sunderland was on the verge of heading out of Anfield as part of a cash plus player deal for Clint Dempsey.
You might think that Wojciech Szczesny would want to remember some of his past experiences against Liverpool, because they have been pretty good and are surely good for the young man's confidence levels. Even this season, the Gunners are the only team to stop Suarez and Sturridge from scoring when they have started a league [.
According to reports the Reds are trying to tie up a deal for highly rated wide forward Mohamed Salah after reports claim his European representative was spotted at Anfield on Saturday evening.
Brendan Rodgers rebuilding has gone encouragingly well so far and the latest rumored target Salah looks like a prospect who has been on the radar of many English and German clubs for well over a year now.
The lack of midweek games means that Liverpool are itching to play the next game and erase memories of the 2-0 defeat against Arsenal last weekend. Liverpool are one of the strong favourites to get three points this weekend since they take on struggling Fulham at Anfield. Unlike in the last few seasons, Liverpool are scoring much more freely at Anfield.
Much was made of a potential move by Spanish giants Barcelona for Liverpool defender and now vice-captain, Daniel Agger. However, even with the additions of new central defensive talent this summer, the Danish International is completely content with his place with the Reds and commented to TalkSPORT that the club did not want to see him leave over the summer, "It was up to the club.
Liverpool's hopes of redeveloping Anfield into 60,000 capacity stadium could be scuppered by bats. The protected species has been seen flying around the stadium and the Reds are now obliged to ensure that any building work does not 'adversely affect' them. The plans to rebuild the Anfield Road end are yet to get the go-ahead [.
It was no secret this summer that Liverpool's Luis Suarez was believed set on making a mad dash away from Anfield for what was hoped to be greener pastures at Arsenal in London or in Spain for Real Madrid. The Uruguayan was said to be tired of waiting for the return of Champions League football to Anfield, but since he finished his 10-match ban he seems in a different mind set.
Brendan Rodgers could be planning a shock move to bring Xabi Alonso back to Anfield â€“ but may face competition from Chelsea. Liverpool sold Alonso for Â£30million back in 2009 but the Spaniard is out of contract at Real Madrid at the end of this season. According to the Daily Star, the Spanish giants could be willing to sell the midfielder in January to avoid losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Liverpool play Ian Holloway's Crystal Palace at Anfield today. The game offers Brendan Rodger's men a great opportunity to consolidate 2nd place in The Premier League against one of the weakest sides in the division.
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has urged the club to hold back on plans to give Luis Suarez a new contract. Aldridge, a league title and FA Cup winner who scored 50 top-flight goals for Liverpool between 1987 and 1989, believes Suarez still wants to leave Anfield and could try to engineer a move away.
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he burgeoning friendship with Kolo Toure and the fact that they both speak French as their first language is behind the Reds' solid defensive record so far this season. Brendan Rodgers' side have conceded just three goals in the league so far this season and two of [.
Earlier this week I was suffering from real doubts about Arsenal and their trip to the northwest to face Liverpool tomorrow. Maybe it is because the constantly negative appraisal of the Gunners from the media has finally started to seep in and get to me, or maybe it is because Liverpool thrashed local rivals Everton [.
Luis Suarez will be expected to extend his scoring record at Anfield with the visit of West Ham who have failed to claim a victory at Anfield in their last 40 attempts and I believe their will be no big change their with a comfortable home victory anticipated.
Luis Suarez (13) has scored one more Barclays Premier League goal than West Ham have as a team (12) this season.
One of the more frustrating â€˜cerebral' aspects of a performance like the one at Anfield is the post mortem. It's never particularly fun to ruminate over a heavy defeat, but when at least 10 of your 11 players quite visibly under-perform, it creates a free pass for people to dig out their hobby horses.