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Brendan Rodgers played down Leicester’s Premier League title hopes despite moving up to second on Saturday with a 3-1 victory against Liverpool – all but ending the Reds’ hopes of retaining their crown.

Mohamed Salah’s 67th minute opener proved to be short lived, as Leicester scored three times in seven breathtaking minutes to go six points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Brendan Rodgers refuses to talk up his side’s title ambitions

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Brendan Rodgers refuses to talk up his side’s title ambitions

The Foxes are now six points clear of Liverpool, who are down in fourth

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The Foxes are now six points clear of Liverpool, who are down in fourth

Leicester are now just four points behind Manchester City at the summit – although they have played two games more – but Rodgers is refusing to get carried away.

Pressed on whether his side are genuine title contenders, Rodgers told talkSPORT: “I’m not really thinking about. We know what we are, Leicester as a football club. There are some huge clubs up there in and around us.

“There’s still a long, long way to go yet. All you can do is tick the games off, look to perform and have that winning mentality which I think you saw today in the players.”

Rodgers instead suggested securing a top-four finish should be the club’s immediate priority.

He added: “We’d love to finish in there. There’s a lot of games [coming up] so if we can get some players back then obviously that will help us.

“Overall, I tend to not think about it to be honest. The players have consistently been very good and they’re sitting in a great place in the league and now we have to get ready for our next game.”

Ray Parlour believes Leicester can push Man City all the way in this season’s title race

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Ray Parlour believes Leicester can push Man City all the way in this season’s title race

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes the title is not out of reach for Leicester – who sensationally won the Premier League against the odds five years ago.

“Credit to Brendan Rodgers, he knows he’s got some great players on that pitch. They’re not sitting second [in the table] for nothing,” Parlour told talkSPORT.

“They deserve to be second. People have argued and questioned whether they’ll even be in the top four.

“No… they’ll be trying to get in the top four and win the title. So it was a great statement today being 1-0 down to the champions and coming back and winning 3-1.

“Most people are looking at [Man] City to win the league, but I think Leicester will push them very close.”



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