Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood tried the mind games ahead of the visit to Anfield by claiming that Liverpool are starting to feel the pressure of being in the title. Even though Liverpool have not even drawn a match since the defeat against Arsenal in the FA Cup, Sherwood feels that Liverpool have not been performing up to the best in recent weeks. The Reds managed a 6-3 win over relegation threatened Cardiff after trailing the opposition for long periods of the match. Tottenham do not have a great away record at Anfield, but they will be hoping to take something from the game during the weekend.
This is one of the several tough matches for Liverpool at Anfield before they aim for the first title since 1990. Expectation is high among Liverpool fans that they feel Brendan Rodgers is about to create history. The club has been playing extremely well this campaign and it has been especially true in the second half of the season. Not only has the club been getting goals from Luis Suarez and and Daniel Sturridge, but other players like Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson are also starting to score goals as well.
Liverpool going to the weekend’s match after winning the last seven league matches.
“We’re very relaxed. We’re focused. There was no expectation on us being where we are, so there’s certainly no pressure. I suppose the likes of Tottenham are a team who were maybe looking to be challenging for the league this season. You spend £100m-odd – it’s a group that’s set up to challenge. There’s certainly no pressure on ourselves, and I think we’ve shown that over the course of the season. We’re playing with no fear,” said the Liverpool manager, whose team finished seventh in the league last season after a disappointing campaign.