Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has said his side will have no problem handling the pressure of a Premier League title race, according to Sky Sports.

The Reds are placed second in the league behind leaders Chelsea and Manchester City could overtake them if they win their games in hand.

"When you play for Liverpool Football Club, there is always pressure and that won't change between now and the end of the season," Agger told the Liverpool Echo.

"Part of playing for this club is being able to handle that pressure. I think the players here have proved over the course of this season that they are more than capable of doing that.

"We have had some great results and there have been a few times when we have been all the way up there at the top."

Liverpool haven't won the league in 24 years since the 1989/1990 season and the only time in recent years that they have come close to the top was when they finished in second place in 2009.

"It's always difficult to compare squads and teams. This is a completely different team to the one in 2009. There aren't many players left from that side."

Liverpool have scored the most goals in the league out of any team this season, but even in their brilliant free-scoring run the Danish international knows the league title is a tough ask.

"We are in a good position but we are only in March. There is still a long way to go and a lot of points to play for."

"We haven't achieved anything yet and we need to keep going over the final 10 games. We have some big games against teams close to us in the table. They are games we have to win."

Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday in a must win encounter between the two teams that will prove to be one of the most important games of the season.

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