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Rodgers: Liverpool's Title Hopes May Rest with Andy Carroll
Guardian, May 9th, 2014 2:30PM

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Manchester City needs just a draw at home to West Ham to wrap up its second Premier League title in three seasons, but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, whose team trails City by two points and a vastly inferior goal difference heading into its final game of the season against Newcastle, isn’t giving up hope, yet. Ironically, Rodgers’ chances of winning the title may rest with former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, whom he noted could be a key figure in Sunday’s clash at the Etihad.

"It's certainly not over. We know it is a tough game for us. For City, West Ham have some talented players and if they can go to Tottenham and win 3-0 then they can certainly go to City and win," he said. "We will fight to the very end. If we win the game and don't win the title, then to finish second to the richest team in sport is a huge compliment to what we are doing. They've got Big Andy up front, and they can cause real problems. The expectancy is City will win, but it won't be easy for them. West Ham know they have the players who can cause problems."

After winning a club record 11 games in a row, Liverpool led the standings by five points heading into its crucial Anfield showdown with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, but after a 2-0 loss and then Crystal Palace’s shock comeback from 3-0 down at Selhurst Park on Monday for a 3-3 tie, the Reds have seen their title chances dwindle.

"I've watched the Palace match three times and I'm still in shock," Rodgers added. "But I'd like to congratulate my players. We have had a remarkable season and put Liverpool on the world map again. This is only the beginning. I think we will improve dramatically again next season -- the young players will be better for what they have experienced."

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