Celtic Boss Brendan Rodgers Gives Liverpool And Jurgen Klopp Advice On Title Race Pressure

Celtic Boss Brendan Rodgers Gives Liverpool And Jurgen Klopp Advice On Title Race Pressure
13:11, 31 Jan 2019

Liverpool stumbled on their journey to May and a potential Premier League title at Anfield last night after only managing to draw with Claude Puel’s Leicester City.

The Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp seemed more concerned with groundskeeping than footballing matters afterwards and, as the pressure continues to build towards the end of the season, there'll be more and more scrutiny on his squad.

Now the German has got some advice from the last man to bring Liverpool close to that elusive first league title of the Premier League era.

Brendan Rodgers, now coach of Scottish champions Celtic, brought some of the best football seen at Anfield in a long while to the crowds there in the 2013-14 season but ultimately just fell short of the holy grail in famously agonising fashion.

Speaking on TalkSport this morning, Rodgers had the following words of wisdom:

“It’s another point towards where they want to be, and with 14 games left it’s still a long way out.

“With ten games to go the dynamic changes and then with five to go it changes again.

“It’s just about trying to stay calm and focus on playing well, and if you can do that you get the chance to win.

“I look at it back in 2014, in our last 14 games we actually won 12 of them, drew one and lost one, but we still ended up losing the title.

“It’s a difficult one for Liverpool. It’s an incredible club and the support is amazing, but because it’s been so long the emotion can really affect them.

“So it’s trying to manage that, trying to keep that calmness and use that emotional connection, but also try to ensure you don’t overthink it and just play the game rather than the whole process which is trying to win the league.”

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