Date: 16th March 2015 at 3:33pm
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Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool need another 24 points from their remaining 10 Premier League games to secure a place in the top four.

The Reds currently trail Manchester United by five points, but can close the gap to two ahead of their meeting at Anfield next week with a win at Swansea this evening.

Rodgers side have not lost in the league in 2015, and have won nine of their last 11 matches.

And the Liverpool boss believes 23 points from the 30 available should see his side complete a remarkable turnaround and make the top four.

“We have 30 points to play for so I am guessing it will be another 23 points,” he said.

“That is how competitive it has been this year. We have won nine and drawn two of the last 11. It has been a great run but now we have to be focused on these last 10 matches.

“Everything counts. We have to be aggressive in our game and now we have to nail it in the last 10. I know the players are focused on that.

“Last season will help us,” he said, when reflecting on the run that took the Reds to within inches of a first Premier League title.

“We dealt really well with the pressure. We won 12 out of 14 in the run-in and it was unfortunate that we lost one. Okay, that was the one that mattered but it wasn’t through not being able to deal with pressure. We were unlucky that day.

“We conceded right at the end of the first half and then right at the end of the second half. We dealt with pressure remarkably well and our game is based on that. We play a technical game and that is a big part of why my teams do well in the second part of the season.

“Our game is based on dealing with pressure because they have the courage to play, so when it comes to these moments, we do well with it.”