Brendan Rodgers enjoying things and not feeling the pressure, surely it can only be a good thing?

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

The Liverpool boss was quoted yesterday saying that he loves every minute of leading Liverpool in the title race.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has been saying that he is loving every minute and has said he can handle the pressure that goes with guiding Liverpool in a title race.

The Northern Irishman is enjoying a terrific second season at Anfield after his inaugural campaign saw Liverpool finish seventh on 61 points.

His side are currently on 74 points with five games remaining, and if the Reds’ boss were to guide his side to five more victories, he will have delivered the club’s first title in 24 years.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “I’m loving every minute of it.

“This is brilliant. I may not have been in this position before, but I have been in football a long time.

“When you work and play for a club like Liverpool, there’s pressure every day of your life.”

Rodgers often talks about his young players being fearless, yet in managerial terms he is young at the age of 41. He may also be a fearless manager.

If you’re a Liverpool fan it must be encouraging to hear that your manager appears to like this environment that the side currently finds itself in. It has always been said that Liverpool Football Club exists to win trophies and Rodgers seems to have that hunger and desire – another two words he likes to use to describe players that fit his profile – to re-establish that ethos at Anfield with a degree more credibility than there has been over the last 24 years or so.

If the manager said he didn’t like the pressure of the title race you would have to ask if he was in the right line of work in the first place.

So far everything has been handled in the right way this season in front of the cameras. He has kept saying that the focus of the side was on the next game and they weren’t getting carried away with their position – a message that seems to have filtered through the squad.

Also if the manager is enjoying the pressure then it should create a sense of enjoyment around the squad going into the games. What you don’t want is the squad to get tense in the build-up to the bigger occasions.

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