EPL: Reds' dream still alive

EPL: Reds' dream still alive
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (left) celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez after scoring a goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool.

The dream could become a reality. Against all odds and expectations, Liverpool's seventh consecutive league win has taken them to within a point of leaders Chelsea.

With both the Blues and Manchester City scheduled to visit Anfield before the season is out, Brendan Rodgers' men can still make it a photo finish.

If they continue to win and if their rivals slip up, who is to say Liverpool can't land their first league title since 1990?

This was not a vintage display, the kind of performance that leaves other teams trembling in apprehension.

Liverpool took their time breaking down Sunderland, failed to put the game beyond doubt and then wobbled horribly in the final stages as Gus Poyet's team attempted to stage an unlikely comeback.

But that matters not. At this stage of the season, as the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City know well, a win is a win.

Sunderland, quite understandably, came with ideas of defiance, not dominance.

CAGEY CATS

Having lost three of their last four games, scoring only a single goal in the process, the Black Cats laid down a back five, guarded it with two defensive midfielders, and hoped that a series of quick out-balls might release Connor Wickham and Jozy Altidore.

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