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Rodgers: Liverpool will keep fighting

Merseysiders hoping Aston Villa will do them a massive favour against Manchester City tonight

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Liverpool coughed up a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Crystal Palace on Monday, making Manchester City heavy favourites to claim the Premier League title

But manager Brendan Rodgers has said his side will keep fighting until they finish the season against Newcastle on Sunday, despite conceding the title race was over after the Palace draw.

He said: “The players have been incredible and they have allowed the supporters to dream.”

To be the club that is top of the league by one point with one week to go, and you never know what might happen, has taken a huge effort.

“The only thing I will promise is that while I am here we’ll fight for our lives. Our season doesn’t finish until after Newcastle.”

Liverpool’s strong season means Rodgers is expected to agree to a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2018.

Speaking at Liverpool’s awards night on Tuesday, the 41-year-old thanked the club’s owners for their belief in him.

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“I would like to thank the owners and the executive team for what they have done for me since I have been here.

“They brought a young manager of 39 into one of the biggest clubs in the world and gave me the chance to develop the vision of football that I have.

“If it wasn’t for their faith in me I probably wouldn’t be here given the pressures of modern football.”

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