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."