Liverpool FC manager backing team to cope with title pressure
Brendan Rodgers delighted by the character shown from his team as they beat Manchester City to stay top of the table
April 14th, 2014
Liverpool are 360 minutes away from becoming Premier League champions. Norwich (a), Chelsea (h), Crystal Palace (a) and Newcastle (h) are the Reds’ four remaining fixtures and the Merseyside club go to Carrow Road off the back of ten straight wins following a dramatic 3-2 victory against Manchester City.
Brendan Rodgers praised his team’s performance after the match, with Liverpool seemingly throwing away a two-goal lead before Philippe Coutinho struck late in the game to seal all three points for the Reds.
The manager believes that Liverpool are coping admirably with the pressure of chasing the title, with Norwich the big focus on Saturday.
Rodgers told Sky Sports: “The expectancy of this football club is a challenge every day. Our objective is to stay where we are, there is no question about that.
“We’ve been put under pressure in every game that we’ve played. But you see the level and the quality of our football – it was fantastic today – so we’re clearly coping with it.
“It was a remarkable performance. I thought we were incredible today. I think the world watching that would see a team with so much spirit and so much quality.
“It showed you the character in this group to come back, to get our composure again and to score a brilliant goal.
“We were well on top in the first half, 2-0 up and could have been more. But they have got top players, and top players respond and show character and they got themselves back into the game.
“I said before the game that it was a significant game and it may end up being a significant one, but we’ve got Norwich next week.
“It’s about enjoying this because Man City are a wonderful team. We’ll recover well and we’re not going to vary from what we’ve always done, which is to concentrate on the next opponent.”