Rodgers: Reds 'will fight for our lives'
A day after Liverpool saw the Premier League trophy likely slip from their grasps, manager Brendan Rodgers promised the team would "fight for their lives as you never know what can happen."
Speaking to a captive audience at the club's own inaugural awards dinner, Rodgers suggested there was still a glimmer of hope.
"This season the players have allowed the supporters to dream and for a club of this size and magnitude -- to be a point ahead at the top of the table with a week to go you never know what can happen -- it has been magnificent," he said.
"I promise for the time I am here we will fight for our lives and we won't finish until Newcastle."
Rodgers, who received a standing ovation from his players after winning an outstanding achievement award less than two years into his tenure, maintained there were still positives to take from the season.
"Last night was difficult. If you were in the changing room last night you would have felt how much it mattered to everyone.
"The key thing to remember is the journey we are on is going to have good and bad times but through it all we have to stick together as that is the Liverpool way.
"We will finish the season strong and keep going to strive to be the best."
While the title Liverpool have waited 24 years for may now not materialise, captain Steven Gerrard insisted the season had not been a failure.
"It has been incredible. There is no doubt to bring Champions League football back is an unbelievable achievement as it is so difficult to achieve," he said. "We've made huge strides as a team and we will continue to fight all the way to the end.
"We will have to wait and see how the final couple of games pan out but we'll keep our fingers crossed. The plan is to go and beat Newcastle. If it is not to be, we keep fighting.
"The biggest message when you sign for this club is you never get too high when you win an award or trophy and you never get too down when one slips away -- literally slips away.
"You continue to fight game by game but for me I stand here really proud of my teammates and have a huge belief that if this group of players stick together and we can make the right additions in the summer the future is bright for the club."
Luis Suarez added to his personal trophy collection on Tuesday, claiming another hat-trick with three trophies for goal of the season (, players' player of the year and player of the year, as voted by fans.
Raheem Sterling was voted as Liverpool's young player of the year after scoring 10 times is 37 appearances. Academy players voted Jordan Rossiter their player of the year, while Nicole Rolser received the Liverpool Ladies player of the year prize.