Liverpool must show bravery at Man City, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the Reds must show "bravery" to play their natural game at Manchester City

Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers has urged Liverpool to show the “bravery” needed to play their natural game at Manchester City on Boxing Day.

The Citizens are the only Premier League side who have a 100 per cent home record this season after beating the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium.

We’ve shown to be the best team over the past 17 weeks and we know that this is a great opportunity for us to push on

Brendan Rodgers

And Liverpool manager Rodgers, whose side are top of the Premier League table, is drawing inspiration from their performances against the Eastlands outfit last season.

“It’s just going to be a team that goes there and has the bravery to play and get that wee bit of luck when you need it,” Rodgers said ahead of his side’s trip to The Etihad.

“We were better than Man City in both games last season, which we should have won home and away, but we made mistakes that cost us and ended up drawing both the games.

“So they know as well that we’re a really good team. We’ll arrive there in a good moment, our confidence is high, everyone can see the bravery of our players and their courage.

“Man City is a squad that has been built to challenge for every trophy in the world, not just here in the Premier League.

“So we understand the size of the task, but we’ve shown to be the best team over the past 17 weeks, and we know that this is a great opportunity for us to push on.”

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