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Flanagan feels Liverpool are genuine title contenders

Jon Flanagan feels Liverpool can challenge for the Premier League title, because of their underdog status in the race. The 21-year-old full-back told Sky Sports News: "We've given ourselves a great platform to work off now.

"For a local lad, not having a Premiership title for 18-20 years, it's in my mind every day. We're in that position now and it is doable with the games that they've got as well.

"All the lads are just looking for the top four and if we're in and around there with five games to go, maybe.

"We're just concentrating on trying to get top four, so anything above that would be great for us.

"No-one's expecting us to go and win that title, so the pressure is less on us than the other big teams around us."

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