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Liverpool: Top at Christmas

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The stats will show us that for the last four Premier League seasons, the team top at Christmas has went on to win the trophy. However the past three times Liverpool have been top on December 25, they have failed to go on and win the title.

Jose Mourinho has hailed this year's Premier League title race as 'unbelievable,' and it really is, with just two points between the top five teams, and only eight points between the top eight sides, there is still everything to play for.

Liverpool have put themselves in a great position though, and their consistency under Brendan Rodgers this season has been fantastic. For the most of last season the performances were there, but now Liverpool are getting the results too. The title race and the race for the top four is so tight, but Liverpool deserve credit for where they are.

Many critics decided that Liverpool wouldn't make the top four this season and that, of course, is still possible, but so far they have gone beyond silencing those doubters. A league title for Steven Gerrard would be something many football fans would love to see, but no doubt the Liverpool captain himself would settle for fourth place.

A spot back in the Champions League would help keep Liverpool's momentum as a young team going forward, the club would become a more attractive destination for the world's best players and perhaps more importantly, the world's current best player, Luis Suarez, would most likely continue his career at Anfield.

Anything other than a Champions League spot for Liverpool this year could be fatal. Suarez may move on to pastures new - despite his contract renewal - and a squad that proved so promising would feel so dejected. Rodgers, if still in the managerial role, would have to start from scratch again.

Like a lot of Liverpool fans though, I have belief in Rodgers and the Liverpool team to at least finish in a Champions League spot. A good January transfer window, the continuation of Suarez's unbelievable form and the recovery of key players from injury, namely Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge, will prove vital for the Reds' season.

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