Friday 15 August 2014

‘Win our remaining games and the title is ours’ insists Liverpool’s Gerrard


Liverpool title destiny in their own hands

With just 38 games to go until the end of the Premier League season, the maths is simple: Liverpool are in control of their Premier League destiny.

All they need to do is win their remaining games and the 19th league title that the club has craved for a quarter of a century will be theirs.

Unlike previous near misses, such as 2009’s late rally when the reds were banking on Manchester United slipping up during the title run-in, or last season’s goal difference-fuelled three-way battle with Manchester City and Chelsea, Liverpool are now firmly in the driving seat.

Not since 1990 has top flight league silverware graced the Anfield trophy room, but now, with the title in their grasp as they enter what Sir Alex Ferguson famously called “squeaky-bum time”, that could all change in just nine months.

But being in touching distance of the Premier League trophy, the pressure will surely mount ever more between now and the end of the season on the champions elect.

Rodgers summed up the mood at pre-season training at Melwood yesterday: “It’s nice to be in control of our own destiny and not have anyone have games in hand over us”.

Captain Steven Gerrard added, “Who would have thought that at this stage of the season we’d be masters of our own fate? To be this close: we can finally dare to dream.”

“We go again. Just 38 more times.”

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