Liverpool are the 'chihuahuas' of the Premier League title race, claims Brendan Rodgers following dramatic win over Fulham
Reds manager makes claim after being asked about Jose Mourinho’s description of Chelsea as a 'little horse' in race for top spot
Thursday 13 February 2014
Brendan Rodgers compared his Liverpool team to a “chihuahua” as they moved within four points of Chelsea.
Liverpool won 3-2 at Fulham and they are now close to challenging for the Premier League title, with home games against Chelsea and Manchester City left to come.
Rodgers has shied away from talking about the title all season but, in the aftermath of victory, allowed himself an animal metaphor he promised he would not make. “I don’t do all that horse stuff,” Rodgers said, asked about Jose Mourinho’s description of Chelsea as a “little horse.” “Jose is very good at all that. I am not about horses. We may be the chihuahuas that run in between the horse’s legs. But we are just about improving with each match.”
Liverpool have lost just two of their last 13 league games, are unbeaten in seven. “There is still a long way to go, 12 games. Our concentration is always on the next game.”
Rodgers said that Luis Suarez, who has scored just once in his last six games, would be happy with Champions League football ahead of the golden boot. “Would Luis want the golden boot or be in the Champions League? He'd want to be in the Champions League. He's such a selfless player, working wide and pressing all the time. The team is the most important thing.” On current form ,Suarez is likely to get both.
Latest in Sport
Phil Jagielka: I may never win back England place, says Everton defender
Mario Balotelli: Staff at arson-hit Manchester Dogs' Home convinced Liverpool striker is behind five-figure donation
Rio Ferdinand mocks Jamie Carragher's Liverpudlian accent... but Liverpool man hits back at Londoner
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Comment: Alan Pardew is just a stooge for Mike Ashley who runs Newcastle like his shops – cheap foreign imports and a tame manager
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God