Liverpool will be fearless, Brendan Rodgers warns Man City
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants the Reds to continue their "incredible" winning run against Manchester City
Brendan Rodgers has warned Manchester City that Liverpool will continue to be “fearless” ahead of their clash at Anfield.
The Reds held their nerve to secure a 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Upton Park to move back to the top of the table on Sunday.
I just concentrate on Liverpool – that’s my only focus and hopefully we can continue on this great run
Rodgers’s men face the Citizens on Merseyside in a potential decider next weekend – and the Liverpool boss challenged the Reds to extend their nine-game winning run.
“With the team we put together, 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,” Rodgers said.
“The youngsters will embrace it and enjoy it – there’s no pressure on them. Just go and play and whatever pressure, I will take. The most important thing is to focus on the ball and the team, and not yourself. When you do that, it’ll take you a long way.
“When you’re a manager, I think you have to be very clear and very strategic in terms of your vision and what it is you want to achieve. For me, it’s very simple – it’s mostly on the performance.
“That’s nine games on the run we have won, which at this level is incredible, especially with so many young players. I concentrate on the performance; I never get too carried away when we win and I never get too disappointed when we lose.
“All I ask of my players is to do the best they can and, as we develop our exercises and ideas in training, that transmits onto the field.
“I just concentrate on Liverpool – that’s my only focus and hopefully we can continue on this great run.”