Liverpool boss Rodgers warns title rivals of visits to Anfield
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned the club’s title rivls that they will have to pass through one of their toughest tests this season at the Anfield before going on to lift the Premier League title.
Liverpool went on to the top of the table after grabbing an emphatic 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. With six games to go the Reds are back on top of the table, but they are due to hot Manchester City and Chelsea at the Anfield next month.
When Liverpool hasn’t been thrashing their opposition at home, they have only dropped five points at Anfield. However, the club’s real test will be when Manchester City and Chelsea come to visit Anfield in April.
Rodgers believes Liverpool’s superior teamwork will help dismantle the top two title contenders when they visit their home. Rodgers claims his team is ready for the challenge of meeting them, although he expects tough battles against both sides.
“There is no doubt they understand this is going to be a real tough place to come,” Rodgers said. “We love playing here. The support today was incredible and that is only going to intensify as the season goes on. It works for us rather than against us.
“We respect Chelsea, they have a world-class manager and top players and the squad has been put together over the last 10 years to win the Champions League and the Premier League. City are one of the new superpowers in European football. But we feel that we can win any game, because we are a team. We are a team we may not have the best group of individuals but we have a lot of hunger in a team.”
Liverpool are now back as title contenders, although Rodgers has shrugged off title talk more than a couple of times this season. Now, the Northern Irishman believes his side is coping with the pressure of running for the title.
Rodgers explained that his players weren’t nervous or anxious. In fact they were confident in their abilities and want to press on even if they feel the pressure. The Anfield boss said that they were the qualities of a strong team and he was happy to see his team perform so well.
Rodgers hailed his team’s “outstanding” performance against Spurs which saw an own goal from Younes Kaboul before Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson put their names on the scoring sheet.