Brendan Rodgers sends title message to Liverpool ahead of Man City vs Leicester

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has shared what his ambitions are ahead of Leicester City’s trip to Manchester City in the Premier League, as fans of his former club continue to pile the pressure on him to halt Pep Guardiola’s side.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his men are able to somehow gain a last-ditch advantage in the title race with only a game now left to play.

Liverpool defeated Newcastle 3-2 on Saturday night in a dramatic affair and what is nex is to wait and see whether Manchester City will drop points on Monday.

At this point in time, the Reds only need City to draw a game, assuming they are to earn all of the three points in their final league fixture of the season against Wolves at Anfield.

On Monday night, Pep Guardiola’s side will face a team managed by the man who nearly won the title with Liverpool in 2014 and Rodgers has maintained his professionalism ahead of the fixture.

“These are exciting games in this last period of the season and we will look to give our best,” Rodgers said, as per the Mirror 

“Our only concern is ourselves. We have to concentrate on our own performance enough to get some good results in these last three games. It then gives us a great springboard to finish the season, then have a real good pre-season to get ready for next year.

“You’ve seen me play the younger players, I want to see how they are under pressure in the big games.

“We will be doing everything we can, in every game, to get a result so I think its a wonderful opportunity for us. It’s certainly not a negative.”

When asked whether it would be special to help Liverpool become champions, Rodgers said: “Not really. I am employed by Leicester. My focus is on Leicester City.

“There’s no comparison really. Liverpool back then was at a different stage. We had young players, loan players. We went from eighth to second in a couple of years, and nearly won the title, so it’s a different dynamic. We deserved to finish where we did, which was second. We just didn’t quite get over the line over the course of 38 games.

“But we showed with young players that it is possible, and lot of those players, like Jordan Henderson, who is a fantastic player, he was a young player then, and those experiences he would have learned from.

“It’s exciting to be involved and being able to effect it but my thoughts are solely with Leicester and doing what we can to get a result.”