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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool are 'very close' to winning Premier League

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told talkSPORT that Liverpool have a "great chance" of ending their Premier League title drought this season.

Rodgers managed Liverpool for over three seasons and nearly guided the Reds to the crown in the 2013-14 season.

Jurgen Klopp, who replaced Rodgers in October 2015, has his side currently sitting third in the Premier League, having spent large parts of November at the top of the table, and Rodgers feels the members of the team still at the club can benefit from the experience of finishing runners-up to Manchester City.

When asked how close his former side are to winning the title, Rodgers said: "Very close, very close.

"I think that it's just unfortunate the other day [in the 4-3 defeat at Bournemouth]. I thought they were excellent in the first half.

"You get to 3-1 -- I've had similar games there myself when we looked like we were in control and then you lose them.

"The players that were there when I was there have got greater experience now -- [Philippe] Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, Lucas Leiva. These are guys that have been through it.

"Obviously they've got one game a week, they can really focus on that, and I think for me they will be very, very close.

"As I've said, he's done great Jurgen, he's got them really working, got them focused and they've got big quality in the squad so I'm sure they'll be in with a great chance."

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.

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