1 Apr 2014

Liverpool claim lead in title race

10:50 am on 1 April 2014

The Liverpool football manager Brendan Rogers says Monday morning's trouncing of Tottenham should silence the Red's doubters once and for all.

The 4-0 drubbing at Anfield lifting Liverpool to the top of the Premier League standings, raising hopes of a first English title for 24 years.

Liverpool will be champions if they win their six remaining games as Manchester City and Chelsea, who both dropped points on Sunday, still have to visit Anfield.

Rogers says the naysayers should start eating some humble pie.

Liverpool's eighth successive victory moves them two points clear of second-placed Chelsea with a much better goal difference, and four ahead of Manchester City, who have two games in hand.

On a good morning for Merseyside and a bad one for London sides, Liverpool's neighbours Everton won 3-1 at bottom club Fulham, taking them further ahead of sixth-placed Tottenham and keeping the pressure on Arsenal for the fourth Champions League place.