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Football: Rodgers happy with Liverpool's chosen path

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has no complaints about the way in which the Reds have reached the top of the Premier League table ahead of Sunday's showdown with big-spending Manchester City. City, bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour, won the Premier League in 2012 with a star-studded side many of whom are still at Eastlands. While Liverpool are not exactly paupers, being backed by US-based owner John W Henry and his Fenway Sports Group, the fact is they have spent considerably less on transfers than City, their opponents at Anfield this weekend.

Football: Five ways Rodgers has revitalised Liverpool

Liverpool's 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend took them to the top of the Premier League table, raising hopes of a first English title since 1990. Their title tilt has been masterminded by manager Brendan Rodgers, who oversaw a seventh-place finish last season in his first campaign since succeeding Kenny Dalglish in July 2012. Here, AFP Sports looks at some of the methods that the 41-year-old has used to turn Anfield into a fortress once again: 1. A new identity

Football: Rodgers vows Liverpool won't crack in title race

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised that if the Reds fall short in this season's Premier League title race, it won't be for a lack of mental resolve. Rodgers's in-form side will move to within a point of leaders Chelsea if they beat Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday. But while the likes of Chelsea and fellow title rivals Manchester City can both point to recent Premier League triumphs, the last time Liverpool finished a season at the very summit of English football was in the old First Division era in 1990.

Football: No let-up for goal-hungry Liverpool - Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that his team will continue with their attacking style of football as they bid for their first league title in 24 years. A 4-3 victory over Rodgers's former club Swansea City on Sunday kept Liverpool within four points of top place and gave them a six-point lead over fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur in the battle for a top-four finish. The display was also in stark contrast to the performances and fortunes of title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea, who had each ground out 1-0 victories 24 hours earlier.

Rodgers rules Liverpool out of title race

(Reuters) - Brendan Rodgers has ruled Liverpool out of the Premier League title race this season, although he believes his side will play a part in deciding where the trophy ends up. Liverpool sit fourth in the league, eight points behind leaders Arsenal with 14 matches of the season remaining. "I think for us, as a team, it's too early for that," Rodgers said in an interview with Sky Sports on Wednesday.

Football: Liverpool v Oldham, a Rodgers family affair

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will come up against his own son, Anton, on Sunday when his side host third-tier Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup third round. Anton Rodgers, a 20-year-old midfielder, joined Oldham from Brighton and Hove Albion last July and has made 13 appearances for the League One outfit this season. However, with Oldham having stunned Liverpool 3-2 in the fourth round last season, Brendan Rodgers says he will not allow his players to go easy on his son.

Football: Rodgers hails 'best yet' Liverpool, cools title talk

Brendan Rodgers hailed Liverpool's 5-0 humiliation of Tottenham as his side's best performance since he took charge of the Anfield club 18 months ago. But the manager refused to talk up his side credentials as Premier League title challengers despite moving second, two points behind leaders Arsenal. First half goals from Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson followed by second half strikes from Jon Flanagan, Suarez again and Raheem Sterling completed an emphatic victory over a Tottenham side reduced to ten men by the 62nd minute dismissal of Paulinho.

Football: Rodgers dismisses talk of Suarez exit pact

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that there is no agreement with Luis Suarez that would allow him to leave the club if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. The Uruguayan striker said he was unhappy at Liverpool during the close season and the Merseyside club had to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal before persuading him to stay put.

Football: Liverpool right to tell Suarez to stay, says Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez's impressive form this season proves the Reds were right to force the Uruguayan to stay at Anfield. Suarez made repeated attempts to engineer a move to Arsenal in the close-season and became involved in a row with Rodgers after Liverpool refused to sell him.

Football: Rodgers hails 'tireless' hat-trick hero Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted by the "tireless" work of Luis Suarez following the striker's hat-trick in a 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion. The Uruguay international's treble, his first at Anfield, saw him score twice before half-time on Saturday and added another 10 minutes after the break. James Morrison pulled one back for the Baggies before Daniel Sturridge scored Liverpool's fourth goal.
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