Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident his team can handle the pressure of the title battle after they moved top of the Premier League courtesy of 4-0 demolition of Tottenham on Sunday.
“There are still a lot of points to play for and there will be points dropped by all teams before the end of the season. We don’t feel the pressure and we’re very confident with how we play,” said Rogers.
Liverpool are two points ahead of Chelsea and four in front of third-placed Manchester City, although Manuel Pellegrini’s team have played two matches fewer than their title rivals.
However, with City and Chelsea still to play at Anfield, Liverpool’s hopes of winning the league for the first time since 1989-90 remain in their own hands.
“The dream is for our supporters, they want to win the title,” added Rodgers. “It has been a long time but it’s not in my thinking. We just need to prepare and do well, and if we do that, we will win games. Chelsea and Manchester City understand Anfield will be a real tough place to come. We love playing here, the support was incredible and that will only intensify.
“We respect Chelsea – they have a world-class manager and a team that has been assembled to win the Champions League and the Premier League. Manchester City are one of the new superpowers in world football, but we feel we can win any game because we are a team, we have a lot of hunger and our tactical ideas are improving all the time.”