Brendan Rodgers told the Leicester Mercury that Liverpool didn’t feel any pressure in their dramatic Premier League title bid in the 2013/14 season.

Liverpool won 11 games in succession to mount an unlikely title challenge in 2014 but ultimately fell short at the final hurdle.

Rodgers said: “At that point of the season, everyone will talk about pressure, but we didn’t feel pressure.

“We had gone into that game 10 or 11 games on the spin we had won, something like that If you look at the last 14 games of that season, we had actually won 11, drew two and only lost one game.

“But I think if you are going to lose a title, it’s over 38 games. I think for us, we went ever so close, it was just a shame we fell short before the end.”

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Considering the way Liverpool have challenged for the Premier League this season, winning 25 games, drawing seven, losing one and conceding just 20 goals is phenomenal.

 

Jurgen Klopp’s side is two points shy of the one that finished the 2013/14 season on 84 points. As things stand, the current outfit has conceded 30 goals fewer than the last Reds team to challenge for the title.

The main reason the Anfield outfit has been able to be so consistent in their bid to dethrone Manchester City as champions of England has been the brilliance at the back.

Virgil van Dijk has been the best player in the league this season and his leadership and individual talent have enabled Liverpool to play with freedom and without fear.

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In the past, the Reds have blown sides away purely through attacking excellence but leaked goals at the back. Last season, for example, Liverpool scored 84 goals but conceded 38.

Liverpool need just 10 goals this season to beat their tally from last season and if luck is on their side, they can finish four places higher and claim the club’s first ever Premier League title.

Chelsea visit Anfield on Sunday and a win for the home side will bolster them in the last four games of the league season.

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