Reds can win title battle - Pellegrino

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Three-time title winner Mauricio Pellegrino believes Liverpool have the character to battle back and win the Barclays Premier League.

The club's first team coach dismisses the notion the Reds are out of the race with almost a third of the season still to go.

Pellegrino - who won La Liga with Valencia (twice) and Barcelona - said: "Everyone in our squad has personality. We have shown in difficult moments this season that we have character."

He added on the club's official website: "We have a very good squad - all of them are very professional. I think the players are strong enough.

"They have to prove something in every single game but I am not worried about the pressure. For me, the best thing you can do in professional sport is fight for titles."

When Liverpool line up against Manchester City on Sunday they could be eight points adrift of Manchester United. The leaders host their game in hand against Fulham on Wednesday and then welcome Blackburn to Old Trafford on Saturday.

"I am sure we can get to the last two or three weeks and still have possibilities," Pellegrino added. "In the end, the difference between first and second will be the small details.

"For me, the most important thing is to stay calm. We have to think about the next game, not the last game in May."

Asked if he was confident manager Rafael Benitez would eventually end Liverpool's long wait for a title, Pellegrino added: "Why not?

"We can't predict the future but I am sure that Rafa is one of the best trainers in the world and he is here at Liverpool."

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