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Is Premier League glory still ‘four or five’ years away for Liverpool?

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Brendan RodgersBrendan Rodgers must be a very happy bunny. At the moment, everything’s going his way.

Despite making numerous signings this summer, the squad seems to be gelling together nicely.

As a result, the club has climbed to the top of the Premier League table and are the only team to have maintained a 100% record three games into the season.

The longer this continues, the more talk we’ll start to hear about the Reds being title-contenders. If Liverpool are still in this position when Luis Suarez returns, the talk could become deafening.

When Suarez took a bite into a opposition player’s arm towards the end of last season, it marked the club’s nadir. Liverpool hadn’t been competitive for a number of years and were now completely unable to control their players.

But Brendan Rodgers has come back with a vengeance this season. Liverpool look like a team reborn.

Club legend Dietmar Hamann certainly seems pleased: “They’ve given themselves a chance because, last year, they had a terrible start to the season [but] top of the league now, haven’t conceded a goal yet and, with Suarez coming back, you expect them to score more goals.┬áIf they keep the defence as tight as it is, I think the top four is a very realistic target.”

He also adds: “I wouldn’t rule out Liverpool being a competitor for the Premier League title in the next four or five years.” (Source: Goal.com)

Hamann is known for his polarising views, but I’m sure this will have many fans nodding along in appreciation. Still, I can’t help but feel that it’s a little pessimistic. With Brendan Rodgers leading the charge, I don’t believe the Reds will have to wait five years to win English football’s top prize.

Top four should be the aim this season. Anything more than that would be too much to ask for.

But if Rodgers continues to work the transfer market as well as he has done thus far, I expect Liverpool’s squad to be even stronger next year. With Manchester United getting weaker and weaker on a yearly basis and Manchester City and Chelsea resting on shaky foundations, who’s to say the Reds can’t start competing?

I’d argue that Liverpool have the best defence in the Premier League. In Suarez, they have the best striker (or perhaps the second best, behind Robin Van Persie). So why not show some ambition? Why not feel entitled. Why not get righteous?

Why not aim for the top?

What’s your take? How far off is the Premier League title for Liverpool?

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