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Liverpool out of title race, says Rodgers

ESPN staff
February 5, 2014
Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool will play a part in the Premier League title race but will not be crowned champions © PA Photos

Brendan Rodgers has rejected the thought of Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season, believing it is "too soon" for his side to be crowned champions.

Rodgers indicated the depth of Manchester City and Chelsea's squads will give them the edge in the race to the title, but maintained his side will continue to play their part in the final few months of the current campaign.

Despite Liverpool currently sitting fourth in the league - eight points off Arsenal and six points off second-placed Chelsea - Rodgers does not think the Reds are genuine contenders to win the league this year.

"I think for us, as a team, it's too early for that," Rodgers told Sky Sports. "I was at the Manchester City v Chelsea game the other night and I look at the squads they have, which they have built up over the last few years. It's very difficult for us, even though we have competed right the way through the season.

"So, I wouldn't say for us this year, no. We wouldn't be challengers for it. Will we play a part in it? Yes, we will, because we are professional and we want to fight to finish as high as we possibly can.

"We look it and there are six points between us and Chelsea, so there is still a lot to play for and we will be fighting right until the very end. But, if I'm asked to give an honest answer, I'd probably say that this year is too soon for us."

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