Liverpool legend remains hopeful that City will slip up

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Liverpool legend Ian Callaghan, the club’s record appearance holder, insists there may yet be another twist in the title race – but regardless of how the season ends, it’s been a joy to watch Brendan Rodgers’ side.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 6, 2014: Former Liverpool player Ian Callaghan arrives on the red carpet for the Liverpool FC Players' Awards Dinner 2014 at the Liverpool Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Callaghan was speaking to This Is Anfield at the club’s player of the year awards on Tuesday night when we asked him about the events of the previous night.

“These things happen in football, City’s got two games to go and you’ve got to be hopeful that they slip up,” said the 72-year-old who made 857 appearances for The Reds in the sixties and seventies.

Is he hopeful that they will? “I am, of course.”

Regardless of whether City do slip up though in their remaining two fixtures, at home to Aston Villa this evening and West Ham on Sunday, Cally has enjoyed watching Rodgers’ side this season.

“It’s been a great season, a couple of months ago we were thinking we may get Champions League and then all of a sudden results went and we looked as though we were favourites to win it. So there’s still maybe one or two twists before the end of the season yet.”

“[We’ve played some] terrific football, it’s the best season I’ve seen for quite some time. It’s been a joy to watch.”

Asked how Liverpool may improve on the current campaign in 2014/15 Callaghan said it’s exciting times for supporters.

“I don’t know how you improve, but obviously we’ve let quite a few goals in and need to tighten up but otherwise we’ve scored for fun and I don’t think there’s too much wrong with the team.”

“I’m sure that Brendan wants to bring a few players in, we’re in the Champions League so I think it’s going to be exciting next season. We’re going to get the top teams in Europe coming to Anfield and there’s no atmosphere like Anfield on European nights against the top teams, it’s fantastic.”

Luis Suarez dominated the awards on the night, winning both the players’ player of the year and supporters’ player of the year awards, but who would be Cally’s top player aside from the Uruguayan?

“Stevie G’s had a terrific season. That guy, he’s had fifteeen seasons he’s been doing it now so for me, Stevie G.”

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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