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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said the players “believe we can win the title” following their comprehensive 3-0 win at Manchester United on Sunday.
The 33-year-old England skipper scored two of the Reds’ goals from the penalty spot at Old Trafford and even missed the chance to make it a hat-trick of spot-kicks before the prolific Luis Suarez rounded off the victory.
It was Liverpool’s eighth win in their last 10 Premier League matches and a first at Old Trafford since a 4-1 win back in March 2009.
And with Brendan Rodgers’ men handily-placed in second spot, just four points behind league leaders Chelsea and with a game in hand, Gerrard is adamant they can win the club’s first title since 1990.
“We’ve showed that we are genuine contenders and we are going to fight to the end for this. We believe that we can win the league,” he said.
“I have come here many times before and been played off the park,” Gerrard added. “They are a fantastic team and this is one of the most difficult places to come in the Premier League.
“We’ve come here and dominated from start to finish, yet we’re still going away slightly disappointed that we didn’t score more goals.”
Liverpool’s respective home games against Manchester City and Chelsea on April 13 and April 27 could be key to their title hopes, but Gerrard has warned that the players need to treat games against the lesser sides just as seriously.
He said: “We will enjoy this, but we’ll need to move on quickly. The easiest thing in football is to talk the talk.
“We have to treat Cardiff and Sunderland the same as Manchester United.”