Rodgers: Liverpool under no pressure in title race

The Anfield outfit has won its last seven games, putting it in contention for the Premier League title.

Brendan Rodgers has refuted suggestions from Tottenham counterpart Tim Sherwood that Liverpool is feeling the pressure in the title race.

Liverpool heads into Sunday's game on the back of Wednesday's 2-1 win over Sunderland, a result that left Rodgers' side just one point behind Premier League leader Chelsea.

The Merseyside club has won its last seven league games and is unbeaten in the Premier League in 2014, but that run has not prevented Sherwood from questioning Liverpool's ability to keep pace with Chelsea and fellow title rival Manchester City.

However, Rodgers has been quick to dismiss Sherwood's comments, insisting that his players are calm ahead of the final stretch.

"We're very relaxed," Rodgers told reporters. "We're focused. There was no expectation on us being where we are, so there's certainly no pressure."

Rodgers also hit back at Sherwood, indicating that Tottenham — which sits seven points behind the top four in sixth — has performed below expectations this season.

"I suppose the likes of Tottenham are a team who were maybe looking to be challenging for the league this season. You spend 100 million pounds — it's a group that's set up to challenge," he added. "There's certainly no pressure on ourselves, and I think we've shown that over the course of the season. We're playing with no fear.

"We're very hungry to succeed and that can give you a real advantage. We've proved that already this season. Experience isn't everything. We're looking to make sustainable success. That's our objective. We're looking to build something here."