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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants to leave a legacy at Anfield which will not just include silverware. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants to leave a legacy at Anfield which will not just include silverware. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (right) celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (right) celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants to leave a legacy at Anfield which will not just include silverware. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire.

SUNDAY'S clash with arch-rivals Manchester United cannot come fast enough for Liverpool, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Four consecutive victories have propelled Liverpool into second place in the Premier League, seven points behind Chelsea with a game in hand, and if they make it five at Old Trafford, talk of a first English title since 1990 will look realistic.

Liverpool have not played since a 3-0 win at Southampton on March 1, but Rodgers is not worried that the momentum they have built up will be disrupted.

"It was interesting really as we had an adaptation day after they had been off for a few days," Rodgers said.

"It was supposed to be a low intensity session, but the quality and the intensity they worked at was incredible. I actually had to take them off it a little bit."

Liverpool's resurgence this season after finishing seventh in Rodgers' first season in charge has coincided with United's struggles under new manager David Moyes.

It is a long time since Liverpool made the short trip to Manchester as favourites, although Rodgers is refusing to get too carried away by talk of a title push.

"People will know it's unprecedented really to go from seventh to winning the title, especially when you look at the squads of Man City and Chelsea," he said.

POWER

"(Chelsea coach) Jose (Mourinho) is right in that Man City have the power in terms of their squad.

"If they win their three games in hand they will go to the top and you would expect them to win those.

"I have never made a big push publicly about us winning the title.

"We have been letting our actions on the pitch do the talking and remaining dignified in our approach to everything."

Liverpool have scored 73 goals in the Premier League this season, four more than any other team, with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez scoring 42 of them.

Sturridge has flourished in a free-flowing Liverpool side after being something of an enigma at previous club Chelsea.

"Daniel is potentially world class," Rodgers said.


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