Brendan Rodgers: Jose Mourinho is right about Manchester City

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he agrees with Jose Mourinho's claims that Manchester City are in the best position and will stay humble about his own team's chances.

The Chelsea manager raised eyebrows after claiming Manchester City are in pole position for the title despite lying nine points behind the Blues.

Manuel Pellegrini has three games in hand over his adversary and will go top on goal difference if all three games are won.

"I would prefer to be in City's position," said Portuguese after watching Chelsea thrash Tottenham 4-0.

"They have three matches in hand. If they win them all, they are top.

"We don't have control of our destiny - if we win all our matches then maybe we are not champions. If City win their games, they are champions."

Rodgers, who has seen his Liverpool team launch themselves into the title race agrees with Mourinho, but says he will not indulge in his adversary's mind game tactics.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Rodgers said: "He [Mourinho] is right in saying Manchester City are the club that has the power, in terms of squad. They have three games in hand. Win them and they go the top. And they will expect to win them.

Rodgers, who was a coach at Chelsea during Mourinho's first spell at Stamford Bridge admits he still holds a lot of respect for him, but says they are two completely different personalities.

He added: “I have learnt a lot from Jose. He is a great man and we remain close, but we are two different people. I have never made a big push publicly about us winning the title.

"It is not about playing down expectations or mind games, it is just about taking a humble approach to the season and how we have worked and because the players are doing all the talking on the field."

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