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Liverpool are title contenders - Rodgers

ESPN staff
January 13, 2014
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Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool can challenge for the Premier League title this season after his side's 5-3 win at Stoke moved them back into the top four and within five points of leaders Manchester City.

Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 22 goals with two strikes at the Britannia Stadium, while Daniel Sturridge scored on his first outing since November after returning from an ankle injury, as the pair rekindled their deadly partnership up front.

And Rodgers feels Liverpool are "improving all the time", believing his side are "in the conversation" when talk turns to the title race due to their favourable fixture list in the second half of the season.

When asked whether anything was possible for Liverpool this season, Rodgers said: "Yeah, absolutely. We entered into the game today, 18 games to go, nine at home, nine away, knowing seven of those nine away were against teams in the bottom half.

"That doesn't mean they are gimmes by any means - it is a very tough league - but certainly we have shown enough that we are going to be challenging and that is all we ever wanted to be.

"We never stated we are going to win the league, to jump from where we have been at, we just needed to be in the conversation."

Luis Suarez scored twice in Liverpool's 5-3 win over Stoke © Getty Images
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