Liverpool morning news, Rush and Rodgers on title race, boss backs goalkeeper as number one

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A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Record goalscorer Ian Rush believes that if Liverpool win their final two games, then it should be enough for them to land their first league title in 24 years.

Manchester City can also finish on 86 points, and may pip the Reds to the title on goal difference, but Rush thinks there will be another twist in the title race, after Liverpool’s 11 game winning run was ended on Sunday with a 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Anfield.

He’s quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “It was a setback but there are still two games to go. We can get to 86 points and I believe 86 points will be enough to win the league.

“Being back in the Champions League next season is a big thing for Liverpool but I still believe we can win the title.”

Rodgers has also urged his side to enjoy the position they’re in going into the final two games of the season despite Sunday’s loss.

He’s quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: “It’s good to be involved in this and it’s the only way you gain experience. No matter where we finish, we will look to build on it, and press on from this position.

“We will embrace it. We still have work to do. We will go again and progress from here, but we are enjoying this position.”

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told the Liverpool Echo that goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will be the Reds’ number one goalkeeper for many years to come.

The Belgian keeper, who was signed for £9m from Sunderland, has received a degree of criticism since he replaced Pepe Reina at Anfield but Rodgers said he’s only going to get better and better.

The Reds’ boss said: “He has come into a huge club and replaced a legendary figure at the club in Pepe Reina.

“But over the course of the season he has made a big contribution. I don’t forget the significance of some of the saves he has made.”

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