Liverpool will be looking to extend their winning streak to eight Premier League games when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds moved to within a point of league leaders Chelsea with victory over Sunderland on Wednesday evening, and will return to the top of the league if they better the Blues’ result at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
Liverpool have moved back into second place in the Premier League after beating Sunderland 2-1 at Anfield yesterday evening.
The Reds took the lead six minutes before the break through Steven Gerrard’s free kick, before Daniel Sturridge doubled their advantage shortly after the restart with his twentieth league goal of the season.
Liverpool will be looking to continue their unbeaten league run when they welcome a struggling Sunderland side to Anfield this evening.
The Reds can move to within just one points of leaders Chelsea with victory, while a draw would see them move level on points with Manchester City, who moved into second after beating Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
Jordan Henderson has expressed his gratitude towards Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, claiming that he has ‘improved tactically’ under him, Sky Sports understands.
After questions had initially been asked over his big money move to Anfield from Sunderland in the summer of 2011, the 23 year old has developed into one of the key members of Brendan Rodgers’ side, for whom he has scored three goals and contributed five assists in the league so far this season.
Liverpool twice came from behind to eventually beat Cardiff City 6-3 in South Wales on Saturday afternoon.
The Bluebirds took the lead through Jordan Mutch on nine minutes, before Reds top scorer Luis Suarez equalised soon after.
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Liverpool will be ready to capitalise on any slip ups made by the sides either side of them in the division when they take on Cardiff City in South Wales on Saturday afternoon.
With leaders Chelsea hosting third place Arsenal in Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of the Gunners earlier in the day, the Reds, who are unbeaten in the league in 2014, will either be able to close the gap on themselves and the Blues if they drop points, or indeed pull clear of the Gunners should there be a home win at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has lavished praise on Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard, crediting them both for his fine form this season, according to the Metro.
The 19 year old has scored six goals and made four assists in the Premier League so far this season – form that is likely to see him included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for this summer’s World Cup finals.
Brendan Rodgers has fired a warning to his title rivals by telling them that money doesn’t guarantee success, according to the Mirror.
The Liverpool manager has guided his side to second place, four points behind leaders Chelsea with nine games to go giving them in best chance to clinch the title in years.
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he was surprised at David Moyes’ comments ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford at the weekend, ESPN understands.
In the run up to the match, the Manchester United manager described his opponents as favourites, something which Rodgers say he would never say about a visiting team to Anfield.
Liverpool kept their title hopes alive with a famous 3-0 win over reigning champions Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Penalty kicks either side of half time from Steven Gerrard gave the visitors a comfortable lead, while Luis Suarez put the result beyond any doubt with a neat finish six minutes from time.
With the score at two nil, the Reds were awarded a third penalty in an incident that saw United captain Nemanja Vidic dismissed, but Gerrard, who went for the opposite corner to his previous two efforts, hit the post.
Brendan Rodgers’ men were superior in all areas, easing to a fifth straight league win, and tenth unbeaten.
They are now just four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in a hand, after Jose Mourinho’s men were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur to stay level on points with Liverpool, while title favourites Manchester City kept themselves in the hunt by beating Hull City.
Liverpool will now turn their attention to next Saturday’s trip to Cardiff City, while they host Sunderland four days later.
Should they take maximum points from both games, and Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal at the weekend, they will return to the summit with just seven games to left to play.