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Rodgers dreams win over Gunners at the Emirates

Brendan RodgersLIVERPOOL can land a psychological blow on Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal with victory at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds travel to the capital for an early meeting with another side who have top-four aspirations this season aiming to continue their bright start after back-to-back 1-0 victories over Stoke and Bournemouth.

Rodgers admits the result is unlikely to have too much impact on the final standings at this stage, yet appreciates an away win over Arsene Wenger’s men can greatly enhance the confidence among his group.

You’re playing one of the rivals that you’re hoping to be competing with at the top end of the table; these games are important,” Rodgers acknowledged. “They don’t give the full picture in terms of how it will finish up – you can draw or lose these games and still go on and achieve what you want to achieve.

Of course it’s for the confidence and psychologically they are important. “No matter when these games come in the season they are always good for the psychological effect.

We’ve got a tough game away from home but we’ll arrive into the game with confidence. We know they’re an outstanding group of players and some quality individual players but there’s a real focus in this group for this season, a real toughness, mentally.

We know that we’ve got that ability to scrap and fight to get a result as well as play good football. If we can go there and perform like we think we can and keep to our game-plan we’re confident we can get a result.”



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