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The former Reds boss is thrilled to see Brendan Rodgers on the verge of achieving what he could not by leading the club to Premier League glory and does not expect any late hiccup

Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier believes that the "confident" Reds will finish the job and win the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers's men sit five points clear at the top of the table with three games remaining and are on an 11-game winning streak after victory over Norwich City on Sunday, with a potentially decisive clash with Chelsea next up.

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And Houllier - who managed Liverpool between 1998 and 2004, leading them to a second-placed finish in 2002 - feels that the Merseyside club have the qualities land a first top-flight crown since 1990.

"Yes, they will [win the title]," the Frenchman told the Liverpool Echo. "They have three games but the team has got consistency and a lot of confidence.

"They play and they go forward, they will always score goals and they want it so badly that I think they will finish even stronger.

"We came close to winning it in the past, whether it was with me or Rafa Benitez, but we never quite managed it.

"But hats off to Brendan. I appreciate his philosophy and the way he goes about managing people. I like the man as much as I like the manager. He has done a remarkable job.

"It would be the best reward for the fans to have a league title."

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