Liverpool will play without fear at West Ham, says Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reiterates there is no pressure on his Reds side ahead of their trip to West Ham United
Brendan Rodgers is confident his Liverpool side will play without fear at West Ham United on Sunday.
The Reds are being increasingly tipped to win the Premier League title after moving two points clear of second-placed Chelsea with six games remaining.
I have said all along I feel that when there are pressure situations, the players can cope
Daniel Agger, Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva and Martin Skrtel are the sole survivors of the squad who pushed Manchester United all the way in 2008/09.
Despite pressure shifting from Chelsea onto Liverpool, Rodgers is adamant that his side won’t be anxious and can cope with any additional pressure at Upton Park.
“If you ask players to play as we do, you have to give them the confidence. That is what you want – the courage to play,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“We work to deal with pressure, to get on the ball. The players know 100% that if they make a mistake, I will take the blame.
“I have said all along I feel that when there are pressure situations, the players can cope… they can operate at this level without any fear. You see the confidence, there is no anxiety, no pressure.
“We have a wonderful mix: World-class players, young talents from Europe and South America and a load of young British talent here who show that, technically, they can play without fear.”