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Liverpool have 'no fear' of Chelsea - Brendan Rodgers

27 January 2015

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers intends to pile on the cup pain for Chelsea as he takes his side to Stamford Bridge for their Capital One Cup Semi-Final second leg with 'no fear'.

The Reds drew 1-1 with the Londoners in the first leg of the tie at Anfield and Rodgers believes a repeat of his side's attack-minded performance and attitude from that night could reap rewards.

He said: "We played them last week when they were coming off the back of, arguably, their best result and performance of the season against Swansea [a 5-0 win] - but we were outstanding in the game. We limited them to very limited possession and opportunities.

"We know it [the second leg] is going to be a tough game but we are certainly going into the game with no fear and our strength is very much in our attack. We showed that in the last game.

"The team is on the up, we have seen that over the last number of weeks. We've got great confidence knowing that, in particular away from home, our form and resilience is getting better and better and we can get a result."

Rodgers accepts, however, that the Bradford City FA Cup upset could impact one of two ways on Chelsea.

While on the one hand the Blues could still be reeling and vulnerable, on the other there could be a strong reaction.

The manager added: "The result at the weekend doesn't help - they will have great motivation. It is a different game, a different competition, a Wembley place is at stake. When you come off a game like that you want to put it right.

"But there is also that, in the back of your mind, even if you're up in the game - like they were, 2-0 - you can still lose the game. So I'm sure there'll be that wee bit of trepidation."

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