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Regardless of what Brendan Rodgers says, Liverpool are still in the title race.
Just last month the Reds boss stated that his side “would never give up the fight” as they search for their first league title since the 1989/90 campaign—three years before the Premier League's inaugural season.
However, just last week, after a disappointing 1-1 draw with West Brom, the Northern Irishman told Sky Sports that his team would not win the league (via Reuters and EuroSport):
I think for us, as a team, it's too early for that ... I was at the Manchester City-Chelsea game the other night and I look at the squads they have, which they have built up over the last few years, and it's very difficult for us, even though we have competed right the way through the season.
So, I wouldn't say for us this year, no. We wouldn't be challengers for it.
However, after a 5-1 dismantling of Arsenal in which Liverpool scored four goals in the opening 20 minutes, Rodgers couldn't be more wrong.
The win takes the Reds to within five points of Arsenal and six of Chelsea. It's sure to be a big ask, but with Man. City and Chelsea still to visit Anfield, anything is possible.