Liverpool Boss Piles Pressure On Man Utd And Arsenal In Top Four Race

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Northern Irishman believes there is less pressure on bringing the Champions League to Anfield… 

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says there is far more pressure on Manchester United and Arsenal to get into the Premier League’s top four than the Reds, reports the Daily Mirror.

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The Merseyside club beat Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday to keep the pressure on the pair in the race for qualification to next year’s Champions League qualification. Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson scored the goals to get the victory that took them within two points of fourth placed Manchester United.

Rodgers thinks that their two rivals have far more pressure on them to get in to Europe’s premier competition because of their history.

He said: “I think there is huge pressure on Manchester United and Arsenal from where they’ve been over the last 15 to 20 years. Manchester United is a club that has been synonymous with the Champions League and probably getting through to at least the quarter-finals of the competition most years.

“Arsene Wenger’s record of getting Arsenal qualified has been outstanding so that is what you are up against. But I think it tells you something about the competition in this country with six or seven teams all competing for the Champions League.”

The Reds play Burnley next, in what they will hope will be a comfortable victory to continue their great form.

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