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EPL: Why Liverpool players are scared – Rio Ferdinand

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Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has claimed Liverpool players will be ‘scared to get excited’ despite being overwhelming favourites to win the Premier League title this season.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s strikes in each half ensured that the Reds won their 11 consecutive games this season.

It also means that Liverpool went the whole of 2019 without suffering a single defeat in the English top flight.

Second-placed Leicester are now 13 points behind the Reds as they look destined to finally end their 30-year wait for a league title,

Ferdinand, a former England defender, who lifted the Premier League trophy six times with Manchester United, pointed out that the Reds will not want to tempt fate with any comments they may live to regret.

“James Milner is the only one who has won a Premier League title in that dressing room so a lot will be looking at him, but a lot of them will using the manager as that yard stick, and saying we don’t want to get carried away,” he told BT Sports.

“Everyone does look at it and say it’s mundane, but you’re scared. I was scared to get excited. I sense that a little bit with these guys.

“You’re confident but you don’t want to tempt fate, you don’t want to bring yourself any bad luck.

“This club has gone 30 years without winning a league title so it’s all those little things that are building up and the pressure that comes from within the city.”

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