Defoe is not taking victory for granted. There are no easy games, as the cliché goes, especially this season. But confidence in the camp is understandably high.
He declared: "You hear people say things like 'Liverpool have gone'. But if you look at their history, they're still a massive club with great players and with a new manager who, tactically, is very good.
"But the way we are playing, and especially with it being at home, we are confident."