Rodgers confident Liverpool can get a result at Arsenal

Liverpool are aiming to keep their 100% record in their first three games against Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow, and their manager Brendan Rodgers is trying to make it sound easy. The Gunners won this fixture 4-1 last season but may be feeling a little apprehensive after losing their last game played at their home ground.

History is on Arsenal’s side though with only one defeat to the Scousers in the last 15 home matches, but Rodgers believes he knows how to counter Arsenal’s game. “It is important obviously you’re playing one of the rivals you hope to be competing with at the top end of the table,’ Rodgers said in the Mail.

‘These games are important. They don’t give the full picture of how it will finish up because you can still draw or lose these games and go on what you want to achieve. But of course for confidence and psychologically they are important.

‘It’s a good chance, absolutely. No matter where these games come in the season they are always good for the psychological affect. Of course we have tough games away from home but we go into the game with confidence.

‘We know they are an outstanding group of player with some quality individual players. But there’s a real focus for our group this season, a real toughness mentally that we have that ability to fight and scrap to get a result as well as playing good football. We can go there with a game plan and confident we can get a result.’

Liverpool are yet to concede a goal in this campaign but they have hardly been impressive at the other end of the pitch. Like Adam Lallana before him Rodgers may find that he has showed just a little bit too much confidence before the game, and Arsenal will punish him for it…..

Onwards and Upwards!

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  1. Greg says:

    Well then! Lets make sure that himself and his liverpool team, leave the emirates with “no points” and their tails tuck between their legs all the way back to merseyside!

    1. moneytalks says:

      If Liverpool sit back and defend we won’t win so easily.

      1. almostawinner says:

        there are no easy wins in PL now. u have to show up for every game. [i think this tires english teams compared to french/german teams which may be why we dont do so well at CL]. if we have our concentration, we will win on monday. i want mert/koz to think almunia is behind them, so they can get their A game going again.

  2. Hafiz Rahman says:

    as long as we dont get hammered its good enough

    1. davidnz says:

      We got (West) Hammered
      in game one 🙂

      1. bomber says:

        Comments like that aren’t meant to be objective, your not an Arsneal supporter. We know this, your not fooling us. Stop fooling yourself.

        We Love the Arsenal. We do.

        1. moneytalks says:

          I hate wenger when we lose.

          1. GunnerJack says:

            So you keep saying . . . on and on and on and on. We heard you the first 3,000 times. Boring. Repetitious. On the “Wenger Out” bandwagon with the rest of your boring, repetitious half-wit allies here. Oh for the slightest sign of an original thought . . .

          2. rkw says:

            You mean like in Arsene we trust!!! Talk about tired half-witted delusional thinking… Wanting our team to compete for top honours at home and abroad will be this predictable supporters mantra til it happens … 12 years and counting

  3. Mick The Gooner says:

    We have the superior team and we’re playing at home. Doesn’t guarentee 3 points but it means 3 points should be the expectation nonetheless.

    1. moneytalks says:

      It doesn’t matter what ur expectation is. What matters is 4 th place trophy to wenger.

      1. almostawinner says:

        well, he got 3rd last year: does that mean he failed the 4th place trophy?

  4. davidnz says:

    I am starting up front
    and will score 9 goals
    so yep Arsenal will get
    all 3 points.

  5. illiterate says:

    You’re right to be confident Brenda but the results will speak for itself. Arsenal 3 – Louzy liverfool 0. COYG!

  6. moneytalks says:

    I am very bad at predicting a result just like Michael Owen so I would say arsenal 1 Liverpool 2. I hope we win though.

  7. jperiod says:

    I think one of the keys to this game will be how Coq handles Coutinho. Most of their attack goes through him. Also how Per and Kos handle Benteke. If they can nullify these two then, Arsenal should dominate.

    1. moneytalks says:

      We should also play better than what we did against westham. We hardly created anything against them and defended poorly.

    2. almostawinner says:

      i didnt like that koz/mert switched off against w.ham. prob bc they thought “cech is behind us , we dont need to worry”

  8. Hafiz Rahman says:

    if we lost Wenger will be force to spend and strengthen….

    just like the Man Utd game few years back…

    1. moneytalks says:

      If we lose wenger should resign.

      1. Hafiz Rahman says:

        i would prefer he resign regardless of the result

  9. moneytalks says:

    If wenger doesn’t sign any good striker he should resign. Benzema, cavani, Ibra, lewandowski are dulifficult but still we need another striker if we can’t sign top strikers.
    Higuian, iCardi, gomis, pato, lukaku, aubameyang will provide good competition to giroud.

    1. Hafiz Rahman says:

      i wldnt be surprise if Wenger sign Rooney… that Utd can fund for a striker….

      Wenger likes to fund for the rivals

  10. moneytalks says:

    I am hearing some rumours that Inter want to sign Lavezzi. So, maybe Icardi could be available at 30 m. Wenger did say that he may have to take transfer gamble in order to sign players.
    We should forget Benzema because Real wont sell him. Cavani is also difficult because they have old Ibra and no backup striker. Inter have Palacio, Biabiany and Jovetic and if Lavezzi comes they will have good cover.

  11. fred cowardly says:

    We have most of our players healthy
    They need to play hard and Wenger should pick our best team in the correct positions
    If this happens we will win

    Liverpool are a better team than last season. There is very little difference between Giroud and Benteke. I would say Giroud is slightly better. However, Walcott/Oxlade, Alexis, Ozil, Cazorla are brilliant attackers and hopefully should win us the match.

    I have belief that we can win. A win should really reignite our campaign

    1. gmv8 says:

      Yes we should win, as long as we’re not over confident, and Wenger doesn’t play people in the wrong position and uses the subs properly, which I think was the problem with the West Ham game.

  12. ruelando says:

    Feeling a good vibes for this match, time to give liverpool another thrashing

  13. kelisjech says:

    I think Rodgers only confidence is that he won’t get hammered, but all the same sanchez and co will do the damage needed to give Arsenal the 3 points

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