Brendan Rodgers says his Liverpool players will raise themselves for next weeks clash with Crystal Palace, following Sunday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Anfield.
The result took the Reds title destiny out of their own hands, and despite the fact Rodgers side still sits top of the Premier League table, Manchester City’s win at Crystal Palace later in the day means the title will be heading to the Etihad if they win their remaining three matches.
However, Rodgers insists the Reds will continue to look ahead to their next match, and will aim to put Sunday’s disappointment firmly behind them when they travel to Selhurst Park next Monday.
“Our objective is for ourselves,” the Northern Irishman said after the final whistle. “We now need to win the two games and see where it takes us.
“Then we will be fine. The players have been absolutely fantastic. We’ll now focus on Crystal Palace and see where that takes us.
“I said how proud I was of them, because they were absolutely fantastic. We’ve been on a run of games and the games that we’ve won have been exceptional.
“To lose is obviously a big disappointment, because we haven’t had many games that we have lost.
“But we’ll take that on the chin; this is a great group of players, a very honest group, and we’ll continue to work on.”
Rodgers was also keen to thank the supporters for another fantastic showing towards their team on Sunday.
“It’s a big thank-you as always. They were absolutely fantastic. Coming in on the bus was amazing, with the support they have given us,” he said.
“They can’t do any more; they have done everything and done remarkably well for us. We’re now going to need them in the final two games.
“They’ll be disappointed like us, but we’ll recover, we’ll go again and hopefully we can get the win next time, against Crystal Palace.”