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Rodgers proud of Liverpool's season despite title challenge collapse

It’s the end of the dream, admits the Northern Irishman.

Brendan Rodgers and Tony Pulis before kick-off.
Brendan Rodgers and Tony Pulis before kick-off.
Image: EMPICS Sport

AFTER LAST NIGHT’S incredible collapse at Selhurst Parl, Brendan Rodgers tried to stay typically upbeat.

The Anfield boss insisted that Liverpool have still enjoyed a fine campaign, having finished seventh last time out, yet could not hide his disappointment.

“We went top (after the draw at Palace) with a game to go in the season and we are sitting here devastated having finished seventh last season,” he said.

“Last season we needed to get better and we’ve got better. We are on 99 goals and for us to keep improving like we have been gives me immense pride. When we sit down at the end of the season, we will reflect on it and see that this has been an outstanding season.

“But that doesn’t take away the pain now because we have drawn a game we should have won.”

Asked whether the title had gone, he added: “For me, we needed to win to keep the pressure on.

“Obviously it was still in the hands of Manchester City so us winning would have given them a little bit of pressure.

“Everyone will look at Manchester City’s squad and look at them as the team that will go on and win it.”

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