Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: It’s absolutely wonderful being top

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he and his Reds side are enjoying being top of the Premier League

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool aren’t feeling any pressure in the title race and are enjoying being at the top of the Premier League.

The Reds have the opportunity to end Chelsea’s title bid if Brendan Rodgers’s side secure their 12th successive Premier League victory on Sunday.

This is brilliant. We’re top of the most competitive league in the world. This city has a real vibe and a feeling of excitement around it

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool hold a five point lead over Jose Mourinho’s men with three Premier League fixtures remaining, although third-placed Manchester City have a game in hand.

“I’m enjoying being at the top of the league – it’s absolutely wonderful. There’s no pressure with it. People talk about not enjoying it and not sleeping at night…I haven’t slept better!” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.

“It’s absolutely great, it’s why we work. I see the joy in the players in training and there’s no anxiety. You saw last week how we played. It’s good to be involved in.

“The only way you get the experience is by going through it, win or lose. Whatever happens with us this season, we’ll have had a brilliant season.
“And we’ll look to sustain that and build on it again next year – wherever we finish.”

Rodgers added that his Liverpool players are revelling in being able to make their supporters dream of winning the Premier League title.

“This is brilliant. We’re top of the most competitive league in the world. This city has a real vibe and a feeling of excitement around it,” Rodgers added.

“The supporters are loving it; I think we’ve shown the scale of the club. It has been brilliant for me to see the growth of the club in the period that we’ve been doing well, because the sheer size of the club then comes to the fore.

“We really want to help the supporters dream by making their dreams happen. But that’s something we know we can only do by performing well – and a consequence of that is hopefully winning games.”

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