Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that his side’s end of season games against Norwich City, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace will be anything but easy. The Northern Irishman does not want his team to drop their guard against any of the lower placed teams in the league as he hopes to end Liverpool’s 24-year long wait for a league title.
Stating that teams fighting for relegation could make matters very hard for the Anfield club, Rodgers was quoted in Daily Mirror saying, “They are fighting for their livelihoods, fighting for their lives, fighting for their children, fighting for the supporters. And they’re fighting to play in the best league in the world. Teams can look that they are playing teams towards the bottom and think the games might be easy. But actually they can be even more difficult. It would be so easy to slip up at Norwich, Palace and home to Newcastle, absolutely.”
Should Liverpool win all their remaining 4 games, including a potentially title deciding clash against Chelsea at Anfield next weekend, the Premier League title is theirs for the taking. Even a draw in that game against the Blues and wins in the other 3 games will be enough to bring the title to Anfield, and Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to ensure that his team doesn’t drop points against the so-called lesser teams in the league.
The Reds are currently 2 points clear of Chelsea in second place, and will probably start as slight favourites in their clash against the Blues at Anfield, given their splendid run of form at their home ground this season.