‘We can still win the league’ – Rodgers

The Reds boss is hoping former striker Andy Carroll can do his side a favour on Sunday and admits he has never felt lower in football after the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side are still in with a chance of winning the Premier League ahead of the final day of the season.

The Reds take on Newcastle at Anfield on Sunday and go into the game two points behind leaders Manchester City and with an inferior goal difference.

The Merseysiders’ title hopes took a huge dent in midweek as they threw away a three-goal lead against Crystal Palace in midweek, to draw 3-3 at Selhurst Park, leaving City huge favourites to claim the title.

However, Rodgers says he is proud of his club’s season and insists that the title has not been lost just yet.

“This is one of the best pushes for the league we have had as a club for 24 years, and you never know – we are still in it to the very end of the season, it’s certainly not over,” he told reporters.

“The Palace game was probably the lowest I have felt in football, and you could see in the faces of the players how it affected them.

“But a great deal of learning will come out of that game. It is a great reference point for the likes of Jon Flanagan, Raheem Sterling, Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho.

“All of these players are going to go through this again and they are going to be better prepared for it.”

City, meanwhile, face West Ham at the Etihad and Rodgers is hoping the Hammers can pull off a shock and defeat Manuel Pellegrini’s men.

“If West Ham can go to Spurs and win 3-0, they can certainly go to City and win – especially if you have a guy like big Andy Carroll up front with the quality he has,” he added.

“But if it doesn’t work out, we will learn from those experiences and I can guarantee we will be better next time.

“It’s something as a manager you will use as a reference point and our players will grow from it.”

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