Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v Tottenham

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Sherwood: Can Liverpool cope?

Liverpool's football could suffer as the realisation dawns they can win the Premier League, according to Tim Sherwood.

Last Updated: 30/03/14 at 15:13 Post Comment

Tim Sherwood: Going to Anfield to win

Tim Sherwood: Going to Anfield to win

Sherwood's Tottenham side go to Anfield on Super Sunday aiming to end their hosts' run of seven straight league wins.

That sequence has left Liverpool within a point of leaders Chelsea with seven games to play, although Manchester City - two points further back with two matches in hand - remain the title favourites.

Sherwood was part of the Blackburn side crowned champions at Anfield in 1995 despite losing the final game of the season, and the Spurs boss reckons Liverpool's chances of a first title since 1990 rest on their players' ability to handle the pressure of the run-in.

He said: "They're very, very close - one point off the lead and absolutely flying.

"They've got a strike partnership in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge that's the best the Premier League has seen for a very long time, and they've given themselves a real chance.

"Now they have to believe they've got something that might fall through their grasp and slip away and - believe me - that's a real bad feeling to have because perhaps you don't play with the freedom you'd played with earlier in the season. I know what it's like myself.

"It all depends on how they can hold their nerve. City and Chelsea have to be favourites because of the players they have who've crossed that line and done it previously.

"But Liverpool have gone from seventh last year and must be believing they can actually win this Premier League title."

Sherwood claims he sensed signs of nervousness during Liverpool's victory over Sunderland in midweek, and with a seven-point deficit on fourth-placed Arsenal to bridge he said: "We're going there to win the game. The pressure's on Liverpool."

Liverpool v Tottenham is live on Super Sunday. Coverage begins on Sky Sports 1 at 3.30pm following live coverage of Fulham v Everton.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Dani Osvaldo leaves Southampton two years early

Southampton have terminated the contract of record signing Dani Osvaldo.

Slaven Bilic missing from West Ham bench for Europa League opener

Academy manager Terry Westley will be in charge when West Ham make their Europa League debut against Andorran side FC Lusitans.

Matej Vydra joins Watford on five-year deal after two loan spells

Striker Matej Vydra is back with Watford, this time on a permanent basis after signing a five-year deal to join the club from Udinese.

Mail Box

Are United Aiming Too High On Transfers?

One mailer wonders whether United are aiming a little high on their transfer ambitions. Plus, BAHs, West Ham in Europe, petty annoyances and Michu to United...

Liverpool Are Attractive To Strikers

You've got little competition and bags of service from midfield, so surely strikers would love to join Liverpool? Plus England's future, Callum Wilson handshakes and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company