Home form key for Liverpool, says Rodgers
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the club’s home form will be most crucial in their attempt to clinch a top four place in the Premier League this season and qualify for the Champions League, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
The Reds were top of the table of Christmas Day but poor results over the festive period have seen Rodgers’ side slip out of the running, falling as low as fifth. Liverpool lost away at Manchester City and Chelsea, but Rodgers says he is taking comfort from the fact that the other title challengers visit Anfield in the latter part of the season.
“We have got all these teams to play at home,” Rodgers said. “All the teams, apart from Manchester United, are all to come to Anfield. We are very strong at home. And if we can reinforce the group in these next four weeks then it sets us up.
“Absolutely it is still in our hands and that’s what gives me the great confidence. How we’ve been at Anfield over the course of this year means we have a big part to play in our own destiny and that is all you can ever hope for.”
Liverpool begin the New Year at home to Hull City, with the sides separated by five places and 13 points prior to kick-off.
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