Liverpool under no pressure in title race – Rodgers

The Anfield outfit have won their last seven games on the bounce, putting them in contention for the title

Brendan Rodgers has refuted suggestions from Tottenham counterpart Tim Sherwood that Liverpool are feeling the pressure in the title race.

Liverpool head into Sunday’s game on the back of Wednesday’s 2-1 success over Sunderland, a result that left Rodgers’ side just one point behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The Merseyside club have won their last seven league games and are unbeaten in the Premier League in 2014, but that run has not prevented Sherwood from questioning Liverpool’s ability to keep pace with Chelsea and fellow title rivals Manchester City.

However, Rodgers has been quick to dismiss Sherwood’s comments, insisting that his players are calm ahead of the final run-in.

“We’re very relaxed,” Rodgers told reporters. “We’re focused. There was no expectation on us being where we are, so there’s certainly no pressure.”

Rodgers also hit back at Sherwood, indicating that Tottenham – who sit seven points adrift of the top four in sixth – have performed below expectations this season.

“I suppose the likes of Tottenham are a team who were maybe looking to be challenging for the league this season. You spend £100m-odd – it’s a group that’s set up to challenge,” he added.

“There’s certainly no pressure on ourselves, and I think we’ve shown that over the course of the season. We’re playing with no fear.

“We’re very hungry to succeed and that can give you a real advantage. We’ve proved that already this season. Experience isn’t everything.

“We’re looking to make sustainable success. That’s our objective. We’re looking to build something here.”

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