Liverpool are not out of the title race yet, but they would need the mighty Manchester City to drop all three points on the final matchday of the Premier League and come up victorious on their end.
While Reds boss Brendan Rodgers knows that they could have done much better during this season's end-stretch, he is nevertheless thankful for what they have achieved, at least, at this juncture.
He revealed that setbacks are part of the formula to realise a squad's potential and be the best.
"To be successful you have to be able to lose," said Rodgers.
"If you look over the years the great winners have been teams and individuals who have lost and gone on to become champions again."
"For us we have made great strides this season and there is still another game to go."
"If anyone had told us in August we would be top going into the last week of the season we would've taken it."
"We've qualified for the Champions League but there is an awful lot more we want to achieve."
The Merseysiders will take on Newcastle United, while City will face the underachieving West Ham, on Sunday.
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