Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said he hasn’t slept better with his side top of the Premier League going into the final three games of the season.
The Reds face Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side on Sunday at Anfield, in the knowledge that if they record a 12th consecutive league win, they will end the Blues’ title hopes, and take another big stride towards ending a 24 year wait to become champions.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, the Reds’ boss said he is enjoying being top of the table.
“People talk about the pressure, and you see our players they’re really enjoying their football. I’m enjoying being at the top of the league. It’s absolutely wonderful. There’s no pressure with it.
“I haven’t slept better. It’s absolutely great, it’s why we work and I see the joy in the players in training and there’s no anxiety, and you see last week how we played. It’s good to be involved in, and the only way you get the experience is by going through it.”
After achieving automatic qualification for the group stages for next season’s Champions League, Rodgers has again said the side is ahead of schedule.
“Everyone will have looked it at the start of the season and probably saw it as a real challenge for us to be even in the top four.
“I’m not surprised because of how the players have worked and how they’ve played. It’s good for us, we just want to keep it going.”
The Northern Irishman repeated a message that seems to be a continuing theme from him and the rest of those at Liverpool this season, by saying the focus and emphasis still remains on the next game.
He also said they will assess the fitness of striker Daniel Sturridge over the next 24 hours, after he missed last weekend’s win over Norwich City with a hamstring problem.