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Rodgers relaxed as Liverpool eye title push

sports Updated: Mar 30, 2014 00:53 IST
Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers insists there is no pressure on his Liverpool team as they look to continue their push for the Premier League title against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool have been dark horses in the title race but have given themselves a real chance of securing their first top-flight championship for 24 years thanks to a run of seven straight league wins. That has left them in second place, with home games to come against Chelsea and fellow challengers Manchester City before the end of the season.

But Rodgers suggests Tottenham, who are struggling to secure a top-four finish and a Champions League place, are perhaps the ones with more to lose.

“The players are very relaxed and focused,” said the Liverpool manager. “There is no expectation on us being where we are and there is certainly no pressure from ourselves. I suppose the likes of Tottenham would maybe have been a team that was looking challenge to for the league this season. When you spend around £100 million (Rs 996 crore) on players, it’s a group that was to set up to challenge.

“There’s no pressure on us and we have shown over the course of the season that we are playing with no fear,” he said.

Rodgers maintains the aim at Liverpool is just to finish as high as possible in the table. But having beaten Tottenham 5-0 in December, he is clearly looking for another positive result.