It has been suggested recently that Liverpool’s poor form in the first half of the season was largely down to a number of matches.
This was due to their commitments in the FA Cup, League Cup, and the Europa League, in addition to the Premier league action. After having been only involved in the Premier league – for most of the last campaign, it appeared that Liverpool were struggling to cope with the sheer number of matches. Their form has since recovered and the Reds are now the inform team in the division. They are undefeated in 2015.
However, Liverpool are at a disadvantage when it comes to the top four race with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal since they have already played 46 matches up until now.Rodgers acknowledged that the team has been involved in a lot of matches, but he has not seen any signs fatigue within the team. The manager was speaking ahead of a crucial match with Swansea on Monday night.
A victory is very crucial given that both of their top four rivals – Arsenal and United – managed to win during the weekend. This results coupled with Manchester City also slipping mean that Liverpool have to maintain the gap going into the last eight matches.
“Our last performance against Blackburn was at the end of a real tough period of games.I’ve seen all the numbers and all the statistics on it and, physically, it was the lowest we have been for this season.Now we’re re-energised and refreshed mentally and physically.We go into a run of games now, starting with Swansea, and we feel we can go in and push on in terms of our level of performance again. We know it will be tough.It’s that period of the season where you taper your training,” said Rodgers.