Rodgers bids to end home comforts

Brendan Rodgers is confident Liverpool can end Manchester City's 100 per cent home league record this season.

Last Updated: 26/12/13 at 09:12 Post Comment

Rodgers: Looking forward to taking on City

Rodgers: Looking forward to taking on City

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident his side can be the one to end Manchester City's 100 per cent home league record this season.

The Barclays Premier League leaders head to the Etihad Stadium knowing their third-placed opponents have won all eight games, scoring 35 goals in the process.

"We know it is a tough place to go. This season Manchester City have won every one of their games at home but we've won every one at home bar one," he said.

"They obviously have confidence at home and they score goals but they concede goals.

"You normally lose it (a 100 per cent record) at some stage of the season, it will depend on a team going there and having the bravery to play and get that bit of luck when you need it.

"In the two games against City last season we ere the better side and we made mistakes that cost us and we ended up drawing the two games.

"They will know as well we are a good side and arrive with confidence high.

"We understand it will be a really tough game but we are looking forward to it.

"If you play to your A game it may be difficult for opponents and that is what we concentrate on - we can be the team that goes there and gets the first result."

A number of injuries, including key players like captain Steven Gerrard and striker Daniel Sturridge, have left Rodgers with a threadbare squad but he insists that will not affect their belief.

City have countless riches at their disposal and have assembled arguably the best squad in the Premier League.

Rodgers, on the other hand, is looking at drafting in youth and reserve players to bolster his numbers over the busy festive period.

"Man City's squad is one which has been built to win every trophy in the world, not just the Premier League," he said.

"We understand the size of the task but our team at the moment has shown to be the best team over 17 games.

"You have to respect the opponent and understand they have some outstanding players but recognise the talents of your own group.

"You will probably learn more about the squad (over the coming days).

"I know what the team can do but we have a number of injuries, however, we will go into the game with the same charisma and aggression to work.

"It is an opportunity for us in the game but also an opportunity for me to bring in youth team and reserve team players - that is why you have an academy."

One player Rodgers does not have to worry about is Luis Suarez, who currently leads the Premier League goalscoring chart by some distance after 19 goals in just 12 matches.

He has scored an incredible 42 in his last 45 league matches and Rodgers believes he is the best in the world at the current time.

He said: "100 per cent. There is no question this is the most competitive league in world football and when you have a player at the level he is at I don't think there are many who would argue.

"At this time I don't think there is anyone in the world performing consistently at that level."


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