Rodgers - 'Cardiff City has been our world' as Liverpool boss takes one game at a time

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

Brendan Rodgers addressed the media ahead of this weekend's trip to Cardiff City in the Premier League

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted his side aren’t getting ahead of themselves after last weekend’s win over Manchester United.

The result left Liverpool in second, four points behind Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand but the Reds’ boss insisted his focus remains on this weekend’s trip to Cardiff City.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, Rodgers said: “The focus has been purely on Cardiff City, that’s been our world this week. We had a wonderful result and performance at Old Trafford – but there hasn’t been any talk about any title. We’re just enjoying how we’re playing, working, and as I say our world has been purely focused on Cardiff City, no more.

“We’ll speak about the run-in when it’s finished at the end of the season.

“For me it has always been about the next game and that might sound boring each time you ask. I maybe answer it in different ways but it’s really the answer of where we’re at. There’s no point in us worrying about Sunderland next Wednesday when we’ve got a massive game on Saturday.”

This week has also seen Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard come out praising his manager, as well as urging the club’s hierarchy to give the Northern Irishman a new contract. The Liverpool manager has said he believes the side is probably a year ahead of schedule in a long-term plan, but isn’t surprised.

Rodgers added: “It gives me happiness that the captain – who is an iconic figure at this football club for many years, and has worked with so many great managers – that someone of that status would say those words.

“I feel really at home here now, I couldn’t think of being anywhere else. It’s a wonderful football club and hopefully as time goes on and the ideas are implemented even more and become second nature we’ll hopefully continue to get the results and win.”

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