Liverpool legend: It's ours to lose; it's a massive statement for everyone

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler discusses the Reds’ title chances following their 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday at Anfield.

Robbie Fowler won the FA Cup, two League Cup titles, the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup with Liverpool but never got his hands on the Premier League title.

But the current crop under Brendan Rodgers now look odds-on to achieve this term.

With the scintillating form of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and huge development of youngsters like Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, and Raheem Sterling , Liverpool now sit top of the table, two points clear of Chelsea.

Their clash with Manchester City on Saturday had both rivals’ title challenge hung in the balance – a victory for either side likely to decide their position in May. The Citizens’ defeat now puts them seven points behind the Reds with two games in hand – if Liverpool win their remaining four games, they will be crowned champions on Sunday May 11th, for the first time in Premier League history and claiming their first league title for 24 years.

“It’s Liverpool’s to lose now,” Fowler told talkSPORT.

“I don’t think people will get carried away and say, ‘we’re going to win this or that’, but the victory over Manchester City was a massive statement for everyone.”

The Reds hold the title in their hands at present but they must still face Chelsea on Sunday 27th April at Anfield but their win over City proved nothing more than the fact we have grown to accept this season – Liverpool can beat anyone in the Premier League.

City have been the most dangerous attacking force this term under Manuel Pellegrini but Liverpool were 2-0 up after just half an hour on Saturday and even a comeback after half time to equalise at 2-2 couldn’t win the three points against Rodgers’ Reds who have taken the philosophy this term of bygone Brazil team’s, ‘we’ll just score one more than you’.

More than being Liverpool’s to lose, it’s still Liverpool’s to win, effectively – the teams they now face, Norwich, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Newcastle have taken four points from them in earlier games this season.

Chelsea beat the Reds at Stamford Bridge and Newcastle held out for a draw at Anfield but if Rodgers’s side are every bit as organize, focused and committed as they were on Saturday, it’s hard to see even the Blues posing a potent enough threat to put a spanner in the works.

It’s been almost a quarter-of-a-century in the pipeline and now, after so many years of hurt and frustration, Liverpool are daring to dream. That dream would have surely seemed an impossible one at the start of the season but now the fantasy is on the verge of realization.

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