Liverpool manager confident of beating Manchester City on Sunday
Brendan Rodgers claims Reds will adopt a fearless approach against the Premier League title favourites at Anfield
April 7th, 2014
Cancel your plans for Sunday afternoon! Manchester City make the short trip to Merseyside for what could be a Premier League title decider and both teams will be going for victory in what is sure to be a hotly-contested affair.
Liverpool weren’t expected to top the table with just a handful of games remaining although their 2-1 victory at Upton Park saw them make it nine wins on the spin, with Brendan Rodgers looking forward to pitting his wits against Manuel Pellegrini next Sunday.
The Reds can make a decisive step towards a first league title since 1990 and Rodgers claims that his team will have a fearless mentality when they tackle a City side who kept on with the pace at the top thanks to a 4-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday.
Rodgers said: “It’s going to be a great game. It’s nine games on the spin now, which is an incredible effort by the players and the staff. Today was a really tough game for us, now we will recover and reflect on the game.
“It is going to be a magnificent atmosphere at Anfield. The supporters really urged us on today and we want to see if we can get 10 in a row.
“The mentality is to be fearless, it doesn’t matter who we play. We have to respect them because they’ve got world-class players, but it’s about ourselves and the confidence we have to play.
“For the youngsters, they will embrace it and enjoy it. There is no pressure – just go out and play. They’ve spent money and what they’ve done in the last couple of years has been fantastic. I think they are wonderful football club that have invested well in top players.
“But they have invested to win the league and to win the Champions League, so they will be looking to come to Anfield and get a result. For us, Anfield is a wonderful place for us to play and we will enjoy it. We know it’s a big game but in the main we have done really well in the big games this season.”