Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers is confident of getting a result at Goodison Park on Sunday, where his team will face an in-form Everton.

 

Knowing that his job is on the line, Brendan Rodgers is not letting the pressure get to him, and believes that his team will be up and ready for the Merseyside derby following a 1-1 draw against Sion in the Europa League on Thursday. The 42-year old said (via Sky Sports): “We go into the game against Everton and we will focus on our performance. The players will look forward to it.

“I haven’t lost a derby yet (won one, drawn five) and they are always good games.

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“We are a point behind Everton – I know the media and written press will build the game up but we will stay calm.”

Liverpool FC are expected to switch back to their first choice line-up against Everton, which will include a certain Daniel Sturridge. The Reds’ manager defended his decision to make seven changes against Sion from the side that beat Aston Villa last weekend.

“For this game, there were a number of players we needed to be careful with like Daniel (Sturridge) that were coming back from injuries,” Rodgers added.

“There is no doubt we want to qualify and get through to the knockout stages but we are picking teams to get a result.

“Away in Bordeaux a lot of young players played but we are still going up in games. The story of the game was obvious; we started well, got in front, gave away a poor goal and then created chances and should have maybe won a lot more comfortable but unfortunately ended up drawing and a bit frustrated.”