Petr Cech: Liverpool could slip up under pressure in title race

Petr Cech warns Liverpool that Chelsea are ready to capitalise on any slip-ups from the Merseyside club

Petr Cech
Petr Cech joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2004 Photo: The Sport Review

Petr Cech has warned Liverpool that Chelsea are waiting to capitalise on any slip-ups from the Merseyside club as the title race heads towards a thrilling climax.

The Reds maintained their place at the top of the Premier League thanks to a battling 3-2 win over Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

Let’s see how they will cope when it comes to the last hurdle

Petr Cech

Chelsea, however, kept to within two points of Brendan Rodgers’ side with a 1-0 win at Swansea later in the day.

And the Blues goalkeeper feels that Liverpool’s lack of experience in challenging for the Premier League in recent seasons could prove to be their undoing in the closest title race in years.

“Nobody expected anything from Liverpool this season and they’re in contention – it’s why they’ve been able to play without pressure so far,” said Cech.

“But let’s see how they will cope when it comes to the last hurdle. They will have to jump over it. They have been doing remarkably well but we’re still around.”

The Czech Republic international continued: “We have players who are used to playing big games. Sometimes when you have a young team full of enthusiasm they don’t feel any pressure, they just play.

“But we have just four games to play now and if we win all of our matches, we will be there right to the end.

“That’s what we will try to do, to go game-by-game, try win them all and then we’ll see where we’ll be. We will go for it.”

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