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Brendan Rodgers stays calm amid Liverpool revival dreams

By Jim Gracey

How fitting that on the day Bill Shankly would have celebrated his 100th birthday, his beloved Liverpool look down from the table-top position so familiar in the reign of their legendary manager.

Ulster-born boss Brendan Rodgers refused to over-celebrate new Kop hero Daniel Sturridge's third minute goal which took the sting out of Manchester United early at Anfield and proved to be the winner that leaves Liverpool with the only 100 per cent record in the Premiership with three 1-0 wins, all courtesy of Sturridge strikes.

Leading a club who boast such an impressive history but have not won the title since 1990, Rodgers knows it will not take much for Liverpool fans to start dreaming of the return of past glories.

However, Rodgers insisted he is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

"We have got 35 games to go so we won't be getting carried away," he said. "The team has a lot to improve. We have got a lot of work to do ahead of us. The initial challenge is to get in the top four and stay there."

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