EPL: Rodgers Intend To Retain Number One Status

Liverpool manger, Brendan Rodgers, says the Reds want to stay top of the English Premier League table till the end of the season and not just at Christmas.

The Reds’ 3-1 home victory over Cardiff City was enough to claim pole position on goal difference, after Arsenal and Chelsea played out a 0-0 draw on Monday night. It was just reward for the club, who have recorded an impressive four-game winning streak, which produced 17 successful strikes. Liverpool are on top of the table on goal difference over Arsenal with 36 points from 17 matches; their next opponents Manchester City are third with 35 points.

“Well of course we have been happy and content, but obviously always want to maintain it right the way through to the end of the season. I think from January last year we’ve shown that we can consistently now perform and we can, as I said we can win games on a regular basis. You know I think that we’ve shown we’re a very attack-minded conscious team. You know, we’ve got the most goals this calendar year of any Premier League team and I think the consequence of all the great work that the players have put in on the training field; they’re getting their rewards for. But you don’t get the rewards in Christmas; as I said, it’s a nostalgic time around this period for, for the country and people always want to know where a team is at (in the standings) around Christmas Day, which is great. And for us, of course, we want to be there, but we want to be there at the end of the season and for that, there’s a lot of hard work ahead,” Rodgers said.

Nice For Liverpool Fans To Dream

Rodgers also expressed appreciation to the fans for their support.

“Yeah it’s nice and listen, it’s brilliant for supporters. I’m not going to deny the supporters here at Liverpool from dreaming. You know, it’s nice for us all to dream. You know it’s been a hard period in this club for four or five years, in which this was probably a distant thought for them. So for us to be really focussed and all as one, as supporters, the team and city, then it’s, it’s brilliant, so they have to enjoy it,” he said.

Liverpool’s next game is an away fixture at Manchester City on Boxing day (December 26) and Rodgers is  looking forward to the match.

“We know it’s, it’s a tough place to go. Obviously this year Manchester City have won every one of their games at home; we’ve won every game at home bar one. So, as I said, they obviously have confidence at home. They score goals, but they concede goals, so it makes for a really good game,” the Reds’ boss said.