Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat over Manchester City has put them in pole position to win the premier league title for the first time in nearly 24 years.
The side’s captain Steven Gerrard said the side had shown their intent, but there was still work to do. “We are going to go all the way,” he said. “Nothing has been won yet but that was the biggest statement we have made so far.”
At the final whistle Gerrard pulled his teammates into an emotional huddle and issued a rallying cry, “Listen, this is gone. We go to Norwich. Exactly the same. We go together. Come on!”
Brendan Rodgers hailed his team for their composure after City equalised. “The performance level was sensational,” he said. ” In the second half you expect City to come back. They are a wonderful team with an outstanding manager. At 2-2 I felt they were getting energy and joy down the sides so we changed to 4-3-3 to protect the sides when we were defending and open it up when attacking. That gave us a bit more control back and we showed our resilience to see it through.”
This is Liverpool’s tenth consecutive win and if the Reds win their remaining four fixtures they will lift the crown. They must however beat Mourinho’s second placed Chelsea on 27th April, in a tie that could be define the title.
Do the Reds have what it takes to go all the way?