‘I believe in miracles’: Brendan Rodgers refuses to give up on Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge



By Liam Prenderville

The Reds must beat Newcastle on Sunday and hope West Ham can cause an upset at Manchester City but Rodgers insists it’s not over until the final whistle

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists his side’s title dream isn’t over, admitting he believes in miracles.

The Reds are calling on a huge favour from West Ham tomorrow when they take on Manchester City, with Manuel Pellegrini’s men needing just a point to be crowned champions.

Liverpool know they need to beat Newcastle at Anfield to stand any chance and boss Rodgers is refusing to give up until the final whistle.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “Do I believe in miracles? Always.

“It’s certainly not over. The expectancy around the country – without being disrespectful to West Ham – is that Manchester City will win.

“But we can only take of ourselves and if we do our job I’ll be happy. We need to win our game and then see where we finish up.

“We have 5 per cent chance of winning the league. That’s the same chance the statistics guys will tell you we had at the beginning of the season.”

Liverpool are just one goal short of scoring 100 goals in what has been a tremendous season at Anfield.

And Rodgers wants his side to go out on a high – regardless of events at the Etihad.

He added: “Anfield has been a real fortress for us this season and we want to give the fans something to go away and be happy about.

“The number of goals we’ve scored shows you how this team has progressed over the past two years. From finishing with 47 goals in 2011/12 to hopefully breaking the 100 barrier.

“That shows the positivity of how we’ve played the game and the creativity in the team.”



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