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Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has recalled the days when he was at Stamford Bridge in a coaching capacity, relishing the opportunity to face Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool.
He said, “It was the beginning of a new era for Chelsea and the games against Liverpool were fantastic,” Rodgers told reporters gathered at Melwood.
“Starting with the Carling Cup final (in 2005) and progressing through to the Champions League games – they were always fantastic matches.
“I always remember the Liverpool supporters at Stamford Bridge. That was one of the main things. The atmosphere they created there and then a week later at Anfield in 2005 was incredible.
“They are very good games and we go into the game in decent form in the league. We just need that wee bit of good fortune to go our way to turn draws into wins.”
And the Liverpool manager added that he has a lot of respect for Roberto Di Matteo’s side ahead of Sunday’s crunch fixture.
Rodgers continued, “They have had a terrific start to the season and Roberto has done a great job,” said Rodgers. “He helped mastermind the Champions League win, which was something that Chelsea had wanted to win for a number of years.
“They have brought in very good players, so it will be a tough game. Every game at this level is a big game but when you go to a rival like Chelsea away from home, it’s always going to be difficult.
“For us it’s about collecting the points and whether that’s at Chelsea or anywhere else, it doesn’t really matter. We just look to keep our performance level up. We are creating a lot of opportunities to score; we just need to find that wee bit of finesse and killer instinct at the end of it.”