Henderson urges Liverpool to 'keep believing' in title race

Manchester City have the Premier League title race in their hands, but Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says his side will not give up.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson   -  Getty Images

Jordan Henderson says Liverpool will keep fighting for the Premier League title until the end of the season ahead of a decisive week for both the Reds and Manchester City.

Liverpool won 2-0 at Cardiff City on Sunday to move back to the top of the table, but Pep Guardiola's side has a game in hand at rivals Manchester United on Wednesday.

City's 1-0 defeat of Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium this weekend was its 10th straight Premier League win and the defending champion knows it can capture the title if does not drop any points in the final four matches.

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But Henderson insists his side will keep believing in its chances as it seeks to win the Premier League for the first time.

"It's a big result for us and we want to keep fighting right until the end, to keep winning games," Liverpool's captain told the club's official website after the victory over Cardiff.

"It was a different type of test for us and I thought we came through it really well. We've got to keep believing, keep our confidence going and win as many games as we can.

"We knew it would be a difficult game. It was very hot, so we knew it would be difficult but, to be fair, it was the same for both teams.

"The conditions were difficult, but I thought we dealt with that really well and dealt with the game, coming back off the big win we had in midweek [at Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals].

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"They were fighting for their lives, so we knew it would be difficult. We had to be patient and keep probing while making sure we were defensively organised. Overall, we have got to be very happy with the performance and obviously the three points."

Liverpool's next Premier League game is away to already relegated Huddersfield Town on Friday, before Jurgen Klopp's men go to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals next week.