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Rodgers Reflects on 'Tough' Run-in for Man City
Guardian, May 5th, 2014 2:12PM

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Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s crucial trip to Crystal Palace on Monday, Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers tried to heap pressure on Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City, which beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park on Saturday to remain in control of the Premier League title race. City is currently top of the Premier League with two games remaining, level on points with Rodger’s men but with a nine-goal superior goal difference. Liverpool needs to either better that goal differential in its final two games or hope that City drops points while it wins its final two in order to become Premier League champion.

"It is a tough ask for City," the Liverpool manager said, reflecting on City’s remaining two games. "To play three games at this stage of the season that really, really matter is a real tough ask. Aston Villa are an incredible team on the counterattack and better away from home, and West Ham on their day can be a really difficult opponent. Manchester City need to win all their games which means they will have won five games in a row and they have done that only once this season, so it will be a wee bit new for them. It is certainly not over by a long way. If we can win our two games then it could go a long way to deciding whether we finish top or not.”

Rodgers noted that defeat by Chelsea last Sunday was deflating for his players, ending a magnificent run of 11 consecutive league victories. "There was disappointment for everyone last week, players, staff and supporters. After the game you have a couple of days to grieve because it was such a big game but champions get on their bike and go again and that is something I hope I have instilled into this team. It's something we will look to do. It has given us an opportunity to recover mentally, press the default button and go again. You can't dwell on it.”

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