Swansea defender Monk: Liverpool thrashing has stayed with me all career

Swansea City captain Garry Monk says going to Liverpool holds no fear for him.

Swansea City captain Garry Monk says going to Liverpool holds no fear for him.

Monk faces Liverpool on Saturday, almost 13 years after a 7-1 Premier League humiliation on ­Merseyside with Southampton.

He said: “I was a 19-year-old and we lost 7-1 against a team containing Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

“Since that day, every single time I play I remind myself in the dressing room before the game of what happened that day. I do it so I can avoid it ever happening again.

“It left a mark on me and has been a ­motivation. I don’t ever want to feel ­embarrassed coming off the pitch like I did that day. It was an awful feeling and we were very poor.

“I was only 19 and I didn’t play very well either. Thankfully it has never happened to me again, but I want to put those ­memories right.”

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