Liverpool legend: Premier League title means more to fans than UCL win would...

Ian Rush sees the fans as a driving force behind Liverpool’s title charge.

‘We’re gonna win the league, we’re gonna win the league.’

The chant rained down onto the pitch with regularity at Anfield on Sunday as the Reds battered Tottenham to go top of the table.

There’s a certain belief among Reds supporters that has been lacking for quite a while. After 24 years of waiting, the fans believe the time has finally come for Liverpool to be champions of England once more.

Sure, trophies have arrived on Merseyside since 1990. The 2005 Champions League victory has gone down in history as the fabled miracle of Istanbul, no less.

But there’s been that ever-growing void for Liverpool dating back to before the Premier League’s very birth. The lack of a top flight to savour, as the club had delivered 18 times before.

Ian Rush knows a thing or two about the Reds’ struggle to return to the pinnacle of the English game.

The Welshman fired Liverpool to their last triumph over two decades ago and has witnessed the ensuing drought.

And as eyes widen at Anfield with the title looking a real possibility, he thinks fans would trade anything - even Europe’s greatest honour - to sit atop the pile come May.

“If you asked supporters whether they wanted to win the Champions League or the league title, they’d say the Premier League,” he told talkSPORT. “That’s what it means to supporters.

“It would mean everything to win the title.

“Just look at the atmosphere against Tottenham. After the game the players were walking off and there was a mighty roar as if to say, ‘we believe you can do it, we’re right behind you’.”

Indeed, the Anfield faithful believe - and the players seem to as well. Eight straight wins and first place with six games to go will do that.

Now maintaining form in the run-in becomes the focus. Putting confidence into practice will be the key to getting across the finish line out in front for Liverpool.

And if the Reds can do so, the wait for glory may just end for Rush and company - fulfilling the prophecy of the ‘we’re gonna win the league’ chant that has taken hold amongst supporters of late.

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