Rio Ferdinand explains what he thinks Liverpool players are 'scared' of

Rio Ferdinand of BT Sport looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England.

Liverpool have moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table again.

Rio Ferdinand looks on before the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 31, 2018 in London, England.

Rio Ferdinand has told BT Sport that he thinks Liverpool players are ‘scared’ of talking about winning the Premier League title.

Trent Alexander-Arnold did a lengthy interview after Liverpool’s win over Sheffield United last night, but as soon as talk turned to the Reds winning the title, he swatted aside the questions.

Alexander-Arnold simply stated that Liverpool were concentrating on playing just one game at a time.

And Ferdinand admits that he thinks Liverpool’s players are fearful of making any outlandish public statements.

 

“Milner is the only one who has won a Premier League title in that dressing room so a lot will be looking at him, but a lot of them will using the manager as that yard stick, and saying we don’t want to get carried away,” the former Manchester United defender said.

“Everyone does look at it and say it’s mundane, but you’re scared. I was scared to get excited. I sense that a little bit with these guys.

“You’re confident but you don’t want to tempt fate, you don’t want to bring yourself any bad luck, this club has gone 30 years without winning a league title so it’s all those little things that are building up and the pressure that comes from within the city.”

Andy Robertson of Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool acknowledge the fans after  the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Sheffield United at Anfield on January 02,...

Despite Liverpool players’ apparent trepidation to discuss a title victory, Jurgen Klopp’s side are now in a hugely commanding position in the title race.

Liverpool moved 13 points clear of the rest of the pack with their victory over Sheffield United last night.

The Reds were untroubled by a Blades side who have performed above all expectations this term.

Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners on the night, with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane scoring Klopp’s side’s goals.

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