Brendan Rodgers: Mourinho’s Mind Games Don’t Affect Me

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Reds boss defiant over the Special One’s head games.

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted that he finds it easy to shrug off the head games that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho likes to engage in with his Premier League counterparts, according to the Daily Star.

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Mourinho sparked controversy again on Friday afternoon by pilling pressure on title rival Arsene Wenger by claiming him as a “specialist in failure”.

The Portuguese tactician then went on to say that he would rather see Rodgers’ Liverpool lift the title this term should his own side fail to last the distance as Rodgers is his “friend”.

But Rodgers stopped short of being dragged into the mire of the words and insisted that such sentiments have no effect on wither him or his players.

He said: “I don’t think it has too much effect. It means nothing to me.

“I only focus on the players and let them do them do the talking on the pitch.

“The job of the managers is to release the pressure to allow the players to play.

“It may effect some players but most strong are enough to let it go over their heads.”

Rodgers also said that he would not be resting any of his stars against Arsenal in this weekend’s FA Cup clash as he hopes to keep them fresh and firing for upcoming Premier League duties.

“We want to win the FA Cup and we can go as strong as we want to go,” he added.

“It’s different for Arsenal who have to consider a big European game but we don’t.”

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