London, May 1 (ANI): Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has sent a defiant message to rival Liverpool fans to respect his club's history.
The Reds and Blues have shared a bitter rivalry in recent years, particularly after the arrival of owner Roman Abramovich, which resulted in two Premier League titles for Chelsea.
But Liverpool fans have been mocking their Chelsea counterparts for their lack of titles compared to Liverpool's, The Sun reports.
Ancelotti said: "The past is the past. The Liverpool players will be focused on this game, only this. Everyone respects the history of Liverpool. Everyone has to have respect for our history, too. Maybe it's a different history, but everyone has to have respect for the history of this club."
Liverpool can lose their standing as Britain's most successful club if they beat Chelsea. It will open the door for Manchester United to claim their 19th league title, overhauling Liverpool.
The Chelsea chief is adamant that he does not expect Liverpool to lose in order to ensure United did not win the title.
"I think that Sunderland will do their best to beat United and Liverpool will do the same against us. Every team has respect for this Premier League and every team has to do their best until the end of the matches," he said. (ANI)