Liverpool boss Rodgers questions Moyes comments

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims he would never publicly outline his side as underdogs in a home encounter with Manchester United, even if they were fighting to avoid relegation. Rodgers was responding to counterpart David Moyes labeling Liverpool as favourites before the weekend encounter.

Moyes commented in the build-up to the eagerly-awaited clash that, given their vastly superior league position, Liverpool would probably arrive at Old Trafford as favourites to secure the full three points. But Rodgers says will never adopt a seemingly defeatist attitude such as this.

"I'd never say that at Liverpool, even if we were bottom of the league," Rodgers told reporters after the game.

Perhaps Moyes had a point, however, as Sunday's result reflected the differing league positions. Liverpool swept Manchester United aside on their way to a 3-0 victory, with captain Steven Gerrard twice scoring from the penalty spot and Luis Suarez adding another late on.

It would have been more for Liverpool had Gerrard not failed to convert yet another penalty, while the sending off of Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic presented the visitors with yet more opportunity to reinforce their position.

Victory saw Liverpool enhance their title credentials, with the Anfield club four points behind leaders Chelsea and boasting a game in hand, while Manchester United are some 12 points shy of the coveted Champions League positions.

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