Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers ‘expects’ to beat Arsenal at Anfield

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hopes the Reds can continue their excellent Anfield form against Arsenal on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool’s belief at Anfield means the Reds are expecting to beat Arsenal on Saturday.

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Liverpool, who are currently in fourth place in the Premier League, boast the third-best home record in the English top-flight behind Chelsea and Manchester City this season.

We genuinely go into a game expecting to win – no matter who we are playing against home or away

Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers has cultivated a new-found confidence at Anfield following a difficult couple of seasons, with the Reds already claiming the scalps of Everton and Manchester United in the current campaign.

And the 41-year-old hopes the Reds can continue their excellent home record against the Premier League leaders.

“I sense that belief. We love playing there,” Rodgers told the ECHO.

“I think the big change I look at now 18 months on is we are dealing with the expectancy much better.

“When I came in here we were expected to win but maybe the pressure of that sometimes was too much.

“Now we genuinely go into a game expecting to win – no matter who we are playing against home or away.

“We are dealing with that pressure much better. We’ve still got areas to work on but we are controlling games much better and we have that goalscoring threat.

“Any successful team has to have real strong home form. Over the course of this season to win 10 games, draw one and lose one, that’s a brilliant record and we want to keep that going.”

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