DARK HORSES

Steven Gerrard has claimed that Liverpool could be the dark horses for this year’s Premier league title. The Liverpool captain played an influential role in the club’s 3-2 win over Fulham on Wednesday night. This coupled with title rivals Arsenal and Chelsea dropping points meant that Liverpool are just four points from the top of the table. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spoken of the Reds being a potential title rivals since they do not have any other competition to worry about.

Unlike Liverpool, the Champions league is still a potential trophy for the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester city. Liverpool can now when only the Premier league and the FA Cup after they failed to qualify for the Champions league. Unlike in previous seasons, Liverpool have been in the mix throughout this season. Gerrard, speaking after the win over Fulham, said that this result shows that they can be dark horses for the title, but he does not want the fans to get carried away. Instead, he wants Liverpool to focus on each game as it comes.

The club has been in fine scoring form this season and it has been largely down to the exploits of Luiz Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. The latter scored in his eighth consecutive game since returning from injury.

“Against Arsenal, we showed how much class we’ve got. We showed we’ve got talent all over the pitch; at home, with the atmosphere behind us, you don’t have to motivate yourself – you just go out and perform, and more often than not you play well. But coming away on a Wednesday night, windy, on a difficult pitch, away to Fulham is a big test for the team. We’re in the mix. It’s still early days,” said Capt Gerrard to the club’s official site.