English Premier League offer a complete soccer entertainment where players, managers, and fans enjoy the best of both worlds, but at the same time, they also feel like being under a double edged sword that builds a continuous pressure on them to perform well otherwise no one can save them – remember Moyes. If we talk about the most promising performance of the season, it is undoubtedly Liverpool along with Chelsea of course, but more significantly, it is Liverpool who had been kept away from the league title for twenty four long years. Now, when they are just few matches away of holding their first big title in over two decades, they are getting appreciation calls from all around the world, and one such notable is none other than Reds’ official psychologist Steve Peters who has compared the manager Brendan Rodgers with former Cycling team boss Sir Dave Brailsford. This is not a new trend in soccer when someone starts comparing you with any of the greats if he likes you as we have seen off late how a player is being compared to players like Maradona or Pele. But, Rodgers’ appraisal has come from an unorthodox source who has not been closely associated with any soccer team, or in other words, he is the master of reading minds and predicting how far it can go.
Dr Steve Peters is not an ordinary man making a sentimental statement, perhaps he has guided the whole world about various techniques to manage your mind, and if he liked the way 41-year-old Northern Irish football has prepared his team mentally that brought them to the bank of first league title in many years, there would have been a reason behind this. This English sports psychiatrist has been associated with some world known talents in various sports, like Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton. He specifically called Irish manager ‘very psychologically minded who wants to make sure he’s got it right. He will question what I do, engage with it. To me, it is just magic to work with somebody like that. You work as a team again. And I can’t tell him what to do. He will say to me: ‘What do you suggest? What do you recommend?’”
Anyways, the biggest threat for Liverpool is from Manchester City, who has played one lesser game, and to some extent from Chelsea because of its very confident manager, but in any case, it has been a great season for Rodgers and he surely deserves to be among the league winners!