Rodgers: First home win will gave Liverpool confidence
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers predicts a first home win of the campaign will give the Reds confidence to kick-start their season. The Reds have won just two league matches at Anfield in 2012, the last coming against Chelsea in May.
"When you look at the majority of our home games our performance level has been good and we've been unfortunate not to pick up a result," said the Northern Irishman.
"Our biggest focus now is just to get some consistency in our results.
"The reality in 2012 is we have won two league games at Anfield and, on top of that, it is over a year since there has been back-to-back Premier League (home) wins (September 24 against Wolves was the exact date).
"Thankfully within the ground the supporters are fantastic, when you think of that record. If you came to Anfield and you see how supportive the fans are it is absolutely phenomenal really.
"The big drive and our only focus is looking to get consistency in our results and then we can move forward. It is up to us, there is only the group of players and ourselves who can change that.
"We have to focus on what we can control, go into the game with a clear, defined plan and if it's not working then be flexible in terms of looking to put that right.
"Once we get that result then hopefully we can fly from there. We really want to make our home ground a fortress."