Rodgers: Liverpool can outscore Manchester City to win title

The Reds boss says his team have proved this season that they can score more goals than their opponents and expects Manuel Pellegrini’s men to drop points in their final two games

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers remains confident his side can win the Premier League title despite being knocked off top spot by Manchester City.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men moved to the summit on goal difference after beating Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park on Saturday, ahead of the Merseysiders’ clash with Crystal Palace on Monday.

Should both teams win all of their remaining games the title will go down to goal difference, with City’s currently nine better than Liverpool’s.

However, Rodgers is confident his side can score heavily enough in their final two games to finish top of the pile.

“If there is any team that can score goals and turn it around it will be us,” the Northern Irishman told reporters.

“There is no question. That will be our aim. No question about that. I have seen it before. Chelsea beat Wigan 8-0 in the last game of the season [when the London side won the title in 2010].

“I am not paying any disrespect to Newcastle at all but if there is a team that has shown it can score goals, it is us.

“We are not a 1-0 team. We showed that at the beginning of the season but what we have shown since is we can score goals.”

City still have to play Aston Villa and West Ham, with both games taking place at the Etihad Stadium, but Rodgers feel they will drop points.

“It is a tough ask for City,” he added. “Aston Villa are an incredible team on the counterattack and better away from home, and West Ham on their day can be a really difficult opponent.

“Manchester City need to win all their games which means they will have won five games in a row and they have done that only once this season, so it will be a wee bit new for them. It is certainly not over by a long way.”

Rodgers also insisted his side would not lose their momentum after seeing their own winning streak ended by Chelsea last time out in a 2-0 defeat at Anfield.

“There was disappointment for everyone last week; players, staff and supporters,” he explained.

“After the game you have a couple of days to grieve because it was such a big game but champions get on their bike and go again and that is something I hope I have instilled into this team.

“The only thing that will come from Chelsea is a positive experience for us. I have seen it in training.”

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