Rio out to end rivals' hopes

12 March 2009 04:07
Rio Ferdinand is determined to put an end to Liverpool's title hopes when they visit Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime. The Red Devils boast a seven point lead over their rivals in third place having played a game less and anything other than a win for Rafa Benitez's side would surely spell the end of their title charge, a theory the 30-year-old goes along with. With both sides coming off the back of impressive European performances the clash at the Theatre of Dreams promises to be a keenly contested affair. The England international is in determined mood ahead of the match as he bids to claim what would be his fourth Premier League winners' medal with the club. "They've had a good week, getting a great result against Real Madrid," he said. "We're in for a tough game with a great atmosphere, a different entity altogether (compared to Inter), and one we can't wait for. "Could it end their title chances? Possibly yeah. But we still have games after that to win. It's the same at this stage of the season all the time. "People say 'if you win this game, you win the league,' but it just continues until it's mathematically over and one team wins it, and hopefully that will be us. "If we win, it will obviously make it hard for them but I couldn't care what happens to Liverpool as long as we beat them. "If we do that and that leads to people thinking they're out of it, then so be it. "We're out there to win games, we're at home and people will be expecting us to get the three points. "Fingers crossed we can go out there, do a good job, and give a good account of ourselves."

Source: SKY_Sports