With three matches left to play, Liverpool are a mere seven points away from claiming their first Premier League title in 24-years. Tomorrow’s match with Chelsea will be followed by a trip to Crystal Palace before the Reds round out the season at home to Newcastle United, and the possibility of a massive party on Merseyside is looking more and more likely.
While a number of fans have endured sleepless nights working out the possibilities, the man who should be feeling the most pressure hasn’t been left counting sheep. “People talk about pressure but it’s absolutely wonderful,” Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers told reporters in the build-up to tomorrow’s meeting with the Blues. “I haven’t slept better. It’s why we work, and whatever happens we’ll have had a brilliant season.”
Although the Reds are on an eleven match winning streak, the Northern Irishman remains wary of the threat that his old side poses and despite rumours of a weakened side running out on Sunday, he’s well aware of the quality that even their fringe players posses. “Chelsea are an outstanding team with lots of good players and a world-class manager,” he continued. “Whatever team they put out will be more experienced than ours. Jose is a winner who won’t give up.”
Even though tomorrow’s meeting is being billed as a potential title decider, Rodgers is looking at it as just another opportunity to snag three points. “We know it’s a significant game yet again but if you look over the course of the games and our last 11, there’s been lots of significant games in there that we’ve won” enthused Rodgers. “It’s another big hurdle for us but it’s what it is, it’s the three points at the end of it.” Another win and another step closer to bringing home the big one…