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Chelsea's Mourinho: No Champions League has Liverpool in strong position

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Liverpool are in the prime position to win the Premier League title.

The Reds currently sit fourth on the table, four points behind Chelsea, but Mourinho feels Brendan Rodgers' side are in a very healthy situation as they do not have to worry about the Champions League.

Mourinho feels it will be a very close finish this season and admits it will be tough for Chelsea to be on top come season's end.

"When I say we're not the top candidate everyone thinks 'here he is again, with what you like to call the mind games'," he told Sky Sports News.

"But it's just my feeling.

"The league is amazing - it is difficult for every one of us.

"There are teams with more potential than others, obviously. There is another, like Liverpool, with a big advantage with the fact that they don't play in the Champions League.

"Playing in this is going to take concentration and energy from the teams that are involved in it.

"I think it will be good fun.

"Maybe we lost two points or won one point against West Brom and I think it will be like this until the end of the season.

"All teams need points for their objectives - some for relegation, some for the Champions League, so the fight for points will be harder."

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