Liverpool's title run is an incredible achievement, says Rodgers

Steven Gerrard takes a question during a pregame press conference

Liverpool boss saluted his players after a 10th consecutive Premier League victory.

Brendan Rodgers has hailed Liverpool's 10th consecutive win in the Premier League as an 'incredible' against-all-odds accomplishment.

Philippe Coutinho's late strike tipped the balance for the Reds in their title showdown with Manchester City earlier as they maintained a two-point gap from second-placed Chelsea.

Attention remains on the potential end to a 24-year wait for Liverpool to be crowned champions of England, but Rodgers chose to focus on his side's current form after the 3-2 thriller saw them rack up a tenth straight win in the league this season.

"Ten wins now in the Barclays Premier League is an incredible achievement and, against all the odds, we are where we are and still fighting," he told his post-match press conference.

"It was a wonderful game of football. I think it had everything. The performance of the players today was sensational.

"To dominate like we did in the first half, to play with that energy and intelligence was remarkable."

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was awash with emotion at the final whistle and held a post-match teamtalk in front of the Kop - something which Rodgers believes illustrates the collective unity of the current crop at Anfield.

He added: "I've heard a few people talk about it but I haven't seen it but all I know is that the group is very tight.

"We've fostered a real closeness here in our spirit and that's improving all the time. You need that. If you're going to win anything or challenge for anything, it's about more than quality and rolling out good players.

"There has to be a bond and a cause of which to fight for. You can see clearly that intensity and togetherness of the team and, along with the supporters, it's very strong at the moment."

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