Liverpool manager says Manchester City and Chelsea will have it “tough” at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers claims his team will be difficult to pass at the top of the Premier League

Liverpool manager says Manchester City and Chelsea will have it “tough” at Anfield

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March 31st, 2014

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Liverpool FC last won the league title in 1990 although they are serious contenders this term after hitting the top of the Premier League following Sunday’s facile 4-0 win against Tottenham on Sunday.

The Reds ran riot at Anfield once again and will hope to emulate that victory against Chelsea and Manchester City, results which might ensure that the Liverpool fans are celebrating the title come the end of the season.

Brendan Rodgers is full of confidence that his team can complete the job and predicts very tough matches for Chelsea and City when they head to Anfield for crunch fixtures, with Liverpool having wiped the floor with Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham in front of their own supporters.

“There is no doubt they [City and Chelsea] understand this is going to be a real tough place to come,” said the Liverpool manager. “We love playing here and the support [against Spurs] was incredible – that’s as good as I’ve heard at Anfield since I’ve been here – and it’s only going to intensify.

“We respect Chelsea, they have a world-class manager and top players, and City are one of the new superpowers of European football, but we feel we can win any game. We have a lot of hunger and our confidence and belief is high.”

The bookmakers have Liverpool as 15/8 second favourites to claim the title, although the immediate focus is on the West Ham match next Sunday when the Reds head south for a potentially tricky encounter against a Hammers side with nothing to lose from having a go at their opponents.

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