Liverpool boss Rodgers: "Our advantage in the title race is..."

Anfield Kop

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that the Anfield faithful will help drive them towards the Premier League title.

The Reds are in a sensational run of form, having won eight games on the bounce and 14 of 16 home games this season, leaving Liverpool top of the table and now many people's favourites to lift the Premier League trophy for the first time come the end of the season.

The Anfield crowds have been raucous in recent weeks as the belief around the club continues to grow in light of their title challenge, and manager Rodgers believes that the crowd could give his side the edge they need in the race for the title, with rivals Manchester City and Chelsea still to visit Merseyside.

"It's a swing in mentality. When you have a home ground like Anfield, and you've got the army of supporters that we have, you've got to really own the field. This is our pitch, our supporters, our ground, so our mentality is to own it," Rodgers told the club's official website.

"We've got an aggressive mentality at home, to win, to score goals and equally to defend. You put those things together, along with the supporters - who were immense [on Sunday], arguably the best atmosphere I've felt at Anfield - and it's a really strong force that you have.

"It's great oxygen for us, as a team and management."

Those games against Manchester City and Chelsea will almost certainly shape the picture at the top of the league, and if Liverpool can use their home advantage to claim six points in those games, the Anfield faithful could finally see their team lift the Premier League title.

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