Rodgers: Fans can dream but Pool won't be champions on May 11

Rodgers: Fans can dream but Pool won't be champions on May 11
Liverpool fans saluting their heroes

SINGAPORE- With Liverpool top of the table on Christmas, manager Brendan Rodgers admits the fans can dream of ending their long wait for the Premier League title.

But he is confident there will be no complacency within the squad as they chase their first league crown since 1990.

The Reds are top on Dec 25 for the first time since 2008 - when they became the last side not to win the title from that position.

Since then the 19-time champions have been in gradual decline, and even at this stage of last season, Liverpool had not been in the top half of the table at any time.

The current campaign has seen them drop out of the top six for only two days and they have spent four separate spells at the top of the table. For that reason, Rodgers can understand why supporters are in a jubilant mood.

It is not a feeling which is felt within their Melwood training base, however.

"You don't get the rewards at Christmas. It is a nostalgic time and people always want to know where the team are at around Christmas Day," he said.

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"We want to be there but we want to be there at the end of the season and for that there is a lot of hard work ahead.

"It is brilliant for supporters, I am not going to deny them a dream - it is nice for us all to dream.

"It has been a hard period in this club for four or five years and this (being top) was probably a distant thought for them.

"They have to enjoy it, but for me as a manager, my concentration has always been and always will be on the next game. That has served us well and seen us grow so I won't change that.

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