Liverpool news: Crystal Palace ace Andros Townsend knows how Reds can be beaten | Football | Sport
Liverpool can be beaten in the Premier League if opposition teams are perfect in defence and clinical in attack, claims Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend.
Liverpool are currently unbeaten after 12 matches of the league season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are eight points clear at the top following the 3-1 win over title rivals Manchester City before the international break.
Next up they face a trip to Selhurst Park to face Palace on Saturday (3pm) and Townsend says there is no pressure on his team.
“I don’t think [there’s a psychological barrier], definitely not as a Crystal Palace player,” Townsend said on The Season So Far.
“Obviously you approach the games different, you know you’re not going to get much possession, you know you have to defend for 90 minutes, even as a winger.
“My main priority going into the game is ‘I need to be a defender first and if we get counter attacks, I’ll attack’.
“But definitely if you defend well and take your chances at the other side, you can definitely pull off a shock as we’ve proven many times before, and I think that’s kind of the mindset going into the game.
“Yeah it’s going to be difficult but if you do the defensive things perfectly and going forward you’re clinical, you can pull off a big shock.
“I think that’s why historically we’ve always done well against the top sides because the pressure’s off, you go into those games thinking if you lose nobody is really going to criticise you or doubt you, so you’re going into that game free, you can show the world what you can do and I think for me that’s exciting, and that’s why [this] week in training we won’t be nervous, the pressure’s off and hopefully we can go and pull off a shock.”