Monday, September 02, 2013

Rodgers Refuses To Discuss Title Bid

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has shrugged off premature title talk even though his side has the last remaining 100 per cent Barclays Premier League record.

Sunday's 1-0 win over old rivals Manchester United at Anfield means the Merseyside giants are top of the table heading into the first international break of the season.

It is a fitting way to mark Bill Shankly's 100th birthday, with Daniel Sturridge claiming the only goal on his 24th, yet Rodgers is not getting carried away.

"We have got 35 matches to go," said Rodgers.

"We won't be getting carried away. The team has a lot of improvement to do and there is a lot of work ahead of us.

"The initial challenge is to get in the top four."

They will certainly be pushing for that, particularly if Sturridge maintains his present form.

The former Chelsea man took his overall tally for the season to five and became a match-winner for the third successive game when he turned home Daniel Agger's knock-down in the fourth minute.

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