Liverpool on the tail of Premier League rivals, says Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodger has warned the Premier League’s top four teams that the Reds are well-placed to exploit any drop off in form before the end of the season and steal their Champions League spot, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Rodgers has taken Liverpool into sixth place, two points behind Arsenal and seven short of Chelsea, having played a game more than both London clubs. But with Liverpool finding their form as the campaign draws to a close, the manager believes his side can capitalise on any slip-up.

Liverpool are in search of their fifth consecutive league win when they travel to Southampton on Saturday, an achievement the Mirror notes they last recorded four years ago.

Rodgers said: “The teams above will know they can’t be making any slip-ups, not only because of us but for themselves. This is the stage of the season when you want to win games, and you have to win them.

Liverpool beat a third London team, Tottenham Hotspur, in their last league fixture, and former Swansea City boss Rodgers pointed to the victory over Andre Villas-Boas’ side as evidence of the progress made at Anfield.

Our recent run of form shows without doubt we’re a team which is improving and developing. The result against Tottenham showed the further enhancement of that, and we have to maintain that form to keep moving forward,” Rodgers added.

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