Brendan Rodgers
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Arsenal legend Martin Keown insists Liverpool need to replicate the Gunners's form during the 2001-02 season in order to win the title this campaign.

The Reds have won their last eight league games, which has seen them climb to the second place in the table. The Merseyside club have 68 points from 31 games, trailing league leaders Chelsea by a point.

The north London club won the double by winning their last 13 matches in a row just after the start of the millennium. The former Gunners defender has urged Brendan Rodgers to focus on one game at a time, rather than concentrating on winning the title.

"If Liverpool really want to win the Barclays Premier League title, they need to forget about the magnitude of what they could achieve and focus on winning their matches one at a time. As hard as it might be, they need to put the thought of lifting the trophy out of their minds," Keown told the Daily Mail.

"When Arsenal won the double in 2001-02, we won our last 13 Premier League matches in a row. With seven games left, and on the back of seven straight wins, Liverpool will have to go one better if they are going to win the league."

"They have been in magnificent form and are the stand-out team of the second half of the season, hitting 26 goals in those last seven wins. But they must keep it going."

"At Arsenal we had a psychologist who would use the metaphor of a rubber band that is constantly pulling you towards your goal. You know what the target is, but you have to just focus on your job and get on with it," he said.

Liverpool will face Tottenham Hotspur in the next league fixture at Anfield on Sunday. The Merseyside club will be hosting title contenders Manchester City and Chelsea next month.

Keown believes these three fixtures would be crucial for Rodgers and his men as he claims it will not be easy for Liverpool.

"That is no easy task and with Tottenham at home on Sunday and massive fixtures to come against Chelsea and Manchester City, it won't get any easier. But if they want to take the title to Anfield, winning every game has to be Brendan Rodgers' rallying cry," the former Arsenal defender concluded.