Brendan Rodgers not afraid of competition

Author : Danny

Liverpool FC Training Session

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has stated that his team will be on guard in order to maintain their unbeaten run this season, The Daily Mail reports.

The Merseyside club were on top of the table prior to the international break after they won all three matches, including a 1-0 victory against rivals Manchester United.

Liverpool are genuine top four contenders but must be prepared for a fight from opposing teams. And Rodgers is not letting the competition get to him as he prepares to face his former club Swansea on Monday.

“We’re not worried. Our perception is what we think about ourselves,” he said.

“Football is very much about opinion. All we try to do here is work well, work honestly and work hard.

“We had a difficult window when we came in (last summer) and I think that was well documented. From that we have really come together. We showed in January we’d done the preparation to get players in and I think our form and everything about the club since then has been on the up.

“We have to be vigilant going forward. It has been a good start but we can be better. We just need to keep getting results. We need to keep the ‘feel good’ factor going and you do that by winning games.

“We have shown in all three of our games at some stage the qualities we want. The quality of our football has been good and that commitment and desire to win games and our resilience has been there.”

“We haven’t always been at our best throughout the 90 minutes of games this season but we certainly have a resilience and a way to win games other than just playing football. In this league, it is so tough, you need that.”

Liverpool will look to striker Daniel Sturridge to maintain his red hot form this season in order to emerge victorious over Swansea.

Meanwhile, Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard seem unfazed even after receiving death threats from a crazed fan at the ground and appeared calm as he trained with the Liverpool squad.

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