Liverpool can handle title pressure, Agger insists

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has insisted that his side can handle the pressure of challenging for their first league title in 24 years, the Liverpool Echo is reporting.

Under Brendan Rodgers, the Reds are currently sitting in second place in the Premier League, seven points behind leaders and title favourites Chelsea, although they do have a game in hand. With 73 goals, Liverpool are this season’s highest scorers in the top-flight, and they have already broken the record for the number of goals scored in the first half of matches.

It is the first time since 2009 that Liverpool are aiming for the ultimate prize, having failed to finish in the top four in each of the last four seasons, and thus missed out on Champions League qualification.

But Agger believes that he and his teammates can handle the pressure of a title challenge. The Dane said: “When you play for Liverpool Football Club, there is always pressure and that won’t change between now and the end of the season.”

“Part of playing for this club is being able to handle that pressure. I think the players here have proved over the course of this season that they are more than capable of doing that. We have had some great results and there have been a few times when we have been all the way up there at the top.

“It’s always difficult to compare squads and teams. This is a completely different team to the one in 2009. There aren’t many players left from that side.

“We are in a good position but we are only in March. There is still a long way to go and a lot of points to play for. We haven’t achieved anything yet and we need to keep going over the final 10 games. We have some big games against teams close to us in the table. They are games we have to win.”

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