BBC 606 Extra Time - six reasons why Liverpool can win the league

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Jason Roberts tells us six reasons why Liverpool are genuine title contenders.

Can Liverpool win the league? Tell us why they can or they can't below.

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by SpideyLew

    on 28 Mar 2014 12:20

    Liverpool fans/players/staff seem to think that fans of other teams are backing them to win the title. When in fact, everyone I have spoken to has said the opposite. They have fared a lot better than I expected this season and at times have played some fantastic football. Although their method of simply trying to outscore the other team, regardless of how many they concede, doesn't work against the bigger teams in the league.

    They have also benefitted from the other title contenders battling on other fronts. Should Liverpool finish top four and qualify for the Champions League (which I have no doubt they will), they will need quite a few re-enforcements to bolster a similar charge next season. Especially when it comes to their defence. They may also have the task of trying to keep Suarez if the rumours of Real Madrid interest turn out to be more than just that.

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by Mikekong

    on 26 Mar 2014 15:37

    Can we do it, hope so, at the moment we're living the dream.

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by Fergie Time Is Over

    on 26 Mar 2014 14:41

    While it's certainly in our hands to finish above Chelski, winning the title depends on other teams nicking points off Man City. Looking at it hypothetically if all the games in hands are played & won the top 4 would be -

    Man City - 72
    Chelsea - 69
    Liverpool - 68
    Arsenal - 63

    So with wins at home we can go 2 points above Chelsea and close the gap on City to 1 point. We need City to drop points & preferably concede a decent number goals in the process otherwise even if we manage to draw level on points they are the only team with a better goal difference. Utd failed us last night & I think our best hopes now are for Arsenal, Everton or maybe Southampton to spoil the party.

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by fathertiko

    on 26 Mar 2014 14:38

    The probability hovers around 40%.
    If Liverpool beats Chelsea & City, the probability soars to 80%.
    Chelsea's biggest game is at Anfield; they lose that game and the title is gone.
    However, got an odd feeling the two big games at Anfield may not impact as decisively on the title.
    Potential banana skins: Everton v City, West Ham v Liverpool. City and Liverpool lose both those games and the games at Anfield may not be as decisive.

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Not you but me

    on 26 Mar 2014 14:34

    Do I think Liverpool are title contenders and can win it? Certainly. Do I think they will win it though? Maybe not this year, even if they finish the season with wins in their remaining games (including Chelsea and City that they've yet to play) they still need them to slip up and lose atleast one or maybe two of their games. Considering Chelsea's organisation at the back, that'll be a hard ask, since they've ground out 1-0 wins (with the exception of a couple standout results like Arsenal), whereas City aim to attack and without Aguero can still rely on Toure to score from deep runs. We need those two to hopefully be a bit more exhausted from their CL exploits, otherwise it'll be tough. Do have to say though, I am very impressed with Liverpool this season and by all accounts are above where I expected them to be, then again you can't really say any team has been runaway contenders, which TBH is very refreshing.

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by Stebags

    on 26 Mar 2014 13:37

    Don't think we'll make it this season but it's so good to be in the mix!
    Reckon we can do City at home but Chelsea I'm worried about, they marked Suarez out of the reverse fixture in December. Hopefully it'll be different with both Suarez & Sturridge on the pitch this time. Mourinho will have a gameplan but so will Rodgers.
    If Chelsea get through the Champions league quarter-final tie with PSG they'll have the semis either side of the Liverpool game which will bode well for us.
    It's not in our hands & we'll probably have to win every single game for it to go down to the wire but the hope & belief amongst Liverpool fans is great to experience!

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by kirby

    on 26 Mar 2014 13:07

    Why not? Every pundit has written off liverpool for the title up until the utd game, but now we have a few heads turning. Whether liverpool win the title or not, they have been by far the most entertaining team this season and deserve to return to the champ league next season. I agree with Jason, Rodgers has been a revalation! He tinkers but not excessively, knows when to bring youngsters in and when they need to rest. The players trust him, and you can see they give 100% on the pitch for him.

    Liverpool CAN win the league, if man utd were in the same position liverpool were in and playing a similar (amazing) style of football, there would be no question as to whether they can win it!

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by The JDogg

    on 26 Mar 2014 12:54

    Liverpool's attacking quartet; Suarez, Sturridge, Coutinho and Sterling all offer a different asset going forward whilst all additionally have an excellent work-rate for pressing when off the ball which is invaluable in the big games. LFC still have defensive issues to address, however, I actually think it will be the midfield battles against Chelsea, Spurs and City which will play the pivotal part in the title race. Henderson and Allen are excellent passers of the ball and offer so much energy, but it will be a great challenge for them to come out on top against the likes of Yaya Toure and Fernandinho. Gerrard is one booking away now from a two-game suspension which I really fear with these big games approaching. Lucas is still not match fit and it would be a big ask for him to come into the team with games of such high intensity and pressing. The Anfield crowd will certainly make Chelsea and City's visits a hostile environment to play in and I think it could ultimately prove to be a decisive factor to win the games. Not many teams win at Anfield when the crowd are really, really up for it.

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Sportsmad19

    on 26 Mar 2014 12:46

    Liverpool do not have an easy run in but at least they play teams at Anfield, where they have blown teams away. Their defence will be exposed by the big teams but when they have the two highest scorers in the league and have a team that understands and communicates with each other, then Liverpool can definitely win the title. I think they will fall just short but it shouldn't be ruled out.

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Cara

    on 26 Mar 2014 12:28

    Spent a few minutes of my lecture this morning plotting the results needed for Liverpool to win the league. If they get all 24 points remaining, Chelsea won't win the league. So for Liverpool to win the title, Man City need to drop a couple points. I'm hoping for a last minute Andy Carroll goal to give West Ham a win on the last day, assisted by Downing. LFC players, unite!

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