"It does make a big difference and you can see that by looking at us at home. That's where we're picking our points because, just as teams find it hard to come to Anfield, teams find it hard to come to the Stadium of Light.
"We go out to win every game and we go out to do well whether it's away from home or not. But teams are always better when they're at their own ground.
"I don't think it's a mental thing - people just don't realise how hard it is playing away from home."