Brendan Rodgers was in no mood for mind games following Liverpool’s draw with Crystal Palace on Monday.
Rodgers effectively conceded the 2013-14 Premier League title to Manchester City during a postgame interview.
The Liverpool manager said he expects Manchester City to win its last two games and end his team’s dreams of domestic glory.
“Yea, there’s no doubt,” Rodgers said. “I think (Manchester City) will go on and win it. We needed to win tonight to have any sort of chance to keep the pressure on going into the last game, and we didn’t do that. It’s bitterly disappointing.”
Liverpool conceded three goals 11 minutes late in the second half against Crystal Palace. The wild, 3-3 draw gave the Reds a one-point lead atop the Premier League standings, but Manchester City has two games (both at home) remaining and a healthy lead in goal differential.
Liverpool still has a mathematical chance of winning its first league title since 1990, but it would take a monumental collapse on Manchester City’s part for that to happen.
Rodgers could have stayed coy or even falsely positive, but he called the Premier League title race like he sees it.
See Rodgers’ postgame comments in the video below.