Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has brushed aside the discrepancy between his side’s home and away records and insisted there is no difference in their approach.
The Reds have won six matches on the road this season – two more than they have at home – but while they have been held at Anfield on eight occasions, they have managed just one draw on enemy territory.
“A lot of performances at home have been of a high quality and haven’t got the result they deserved but away from home we have got better results but maybe not been as attractive,” said the Scot.
“We want to win both places, home and away, and we have the capabilities to do so.”
Today, seventh-placed Liverpool face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, where the Black Cats have lost just once in the Barclays Premier League since Martin O’Neill took over in early December.
“It was a surprise to see Steve Bruce get the sack but obviously results were not impressive and it puts everyone under pressure,” said the Reds’ boss.
“They have had a great turnaround. There are not that many players who have come in to change it so obviously they are playing with greater commitment and are playing better now.
“The results give them confidence and belief which they didn’t have beforehand. They’ve done very well since he went in there and made themselves very difficult to beat.”
Having strengthened their squad and picked up their first trophy in six years with the Carling Cup victory over Cardiff last month, Liverpool are undoubtedly in a better position 12 months on from their last visit.
“People who watch this club and who work here know the work which has been done and the turnaround which has taken place,” he added.
“We don’t shout our mouth off about what we have done, where we have come from and where we want to go.’’
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