The Red imploded at Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night, drawing 3-3 after leading by three goals just ten minutes into the second half.
Joe Allen, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez had the Merseysiders cruising in south London but a dogged Palace outfit struck back through Damien Delaney in the 79th minute before a Dwight Gayle brace denied the visitors maximum points.
The draw has Liverpool on top of the league table but they are just a point ahead of second-placed City who have two games in hand, compared to the Reds' one, which has prompted Rodgers to suggest the title race is over.
"Yes, I think we needed to win tonight to keep the pressure on," he told Sky Sports.
"But for us it's been an outstanding season up until now. For us to get 81 points, it's a great achievement. We're obviously disappointed now but we'll go again.
"We have got a great game at Anfield now to finish the season and we'll keep looking to build and develop what we're doing."
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