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Now Alex Ferguson Is Playing Mind Games with Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 16:  Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson shouts to his palyers as Liverpool Manager Rafael Benitez looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on December 16, 2007 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Ramkumar SCorrespondent IApril 30, 2010

The battle between Chelsea and Liverpool must have Sir Alex Ferguson really worried. Now he is doing his part to encourage and pile pressure on Liverpool to defeat Chelsea.

"Great clubs don't throw their history and traditions away for one game ," United's manager said recently.

Of course not, Fergie, they don't. And why should Liverpool? Are you trying to insinuate that if Liverpool lose, then they have perhaps thrown away the game? Or maybe if Liverpool were to lose, then you could perhaps come out to the press and blame the team and Rafael Benitez? You are no friend or well-wisher of Liverpool. Don't pretend, Mister.

"Do you think the fans want to go home saying their players capitulated, and they didn't trym and thinking it wouldn't happen again?"

Does Fergie want the Liverpool fans to think exactly that if the players don't perform on the pitch? Perhaps he wants the Liverpool players to be afraid of the fans' wrath? If you don't perform the fans shall turn against you...boooooooo!

"It is difficult to say how Liverpool's players will feel. It is Rafa's job to prepare his players."

And that is how you pile pressure on your peer. If Liverpool fail, the blame will fall on Benitez for the wrong team selection, substitution, or not mentally preparing his players. Why else would anyone say the obvious? Of course it is the manager's job to prepare his players. What's next? It is mommy's job to pack their lunch boxes?

Sunderland?

No word, not even a whisper about Manchester United's match with Sunderland. United have to win over Sunderland to get closer to the title.

And there is no point in trying to rally up Sunderland against Manchester United.

Sunderland are managed by Steve Bruce, who was Fergie's pupil for many years. And although Steve Bruce is considered a good manager, his record against Ferguson is zero wins. Fourteen times have they faced each other, and Bruce has zero wins. Somebody get the room spray, I smell something fishy over here.

Anyways, Liverpool fans, I know you will all get behind your team 100 percent before the game. I only hope that you get behind the team 100 percent after the game. Don't drench yourselves in these sly insinuations. Remember, no player will throw away his team's history when playing for Liverpool, and no manager will jeopardize his own job when he is working for such a big club.

I wish I could say good luck, but I cannot.

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