Liverpool manager hails “immense performance” after 4-0 thrashing of Tottenham
Reds go top of Premier League after hammering Spurs for the second time this season
March 30th, 2014
Liverpool have hit the Premier League summit at the perfect time, with Brendan Rodgers’ team simply needing to win their final six matches to claim the title.
The Merseyside team hit four goals past a beleaguered Tottenham team on Sunday to leapfrog Chelsea, with the latter and Manchester City yet to visit Anfield this season which should mean a tense and exciting end to the campaign.
A Younes Kaboul goal set Liverpool on their way in the second minute before further goals from Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson ensured a comfortable victory, following on from that 5-0 victory at White Hart Lane a few months ago.
Rodgers did his best to cool talk regarding the Premier League title although admitted it was an immense performance from his team who continue to win matches and propel themselves to a very unlikely title.
“The dream is for our supporters, they want to win the title – but it is not in my thinking, my thinking it is to prepare the team and perform well and if we do that we can continue to win games and then we can see where that takes it,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.
“It is a monumental size of club and when we have that support behind us it is a real force and the supporters recognise how hard we are working and hopefully that takes us a long way.
“To perform like we did from the first whistle it was an immense performance and I am very proud of the them today.
“We are very confident with how we play, a lot was made the other night [against Sunderland] of us being anxious but that was not it, today Tottenham had a spell similar to Sunderland but the difference is we were 4-0 up today and not 2-1, but the confidence in how the players pass the ball, the intensity, they are very calm and focussed on the job and it was a wonderful team performance.
“It is credit to the players, the mentality in each game, we have shown over the course of the season the flexibility in the team – we have a played a 4-4-2 diamond in recent games today but today it was back to 4-3-3 but with two strikers up-field with one side open – so that is credit to them the flexibility and the ideas we have in games, but everyone knows their job and when to press.”
Liverpool are now the 6/4 second favourites behind Manchester City to win the title, although they simply need to keep winning games and they will be crowned champions.