Fabianski targets more momentum

22nd January 2018
First team

Lukasz Fabianski has challenged the Swans to continue their big improvement under Carlos Carvalhal when they face in-form Liverpool on Monday.

The Reds visit the Liberty (8pm) having inflicted a first league defeat of the season on runaway leaders Manchester City, while the Swans hope to build on their promising start under their new boss.

Carvalhal has guided his team to two wins and two draws from his five games in charge, with a 2-1 triumph over Wolves in the FA Cup the most recent result.

While Jurgen Klopp’s side look to take their unbeaten run to 19 games, Fabianski believes a positive result against the Reds could prove invaluable to the Swans’ survival hopes.

“They look like a team that is on fire at the moment,” said the Polish keeper. “For us, it’s a great opportunity to measure ourselves against them.

“It is going to be a tough game, but we are at home and that is an area where we need to improve. We have lost too many points in front of our own fans, and we must change that.

“A good result against a team like Liverpool would help us massively for the rest of the season.

“It is all about creating momentum and results."

He added: “Since the manager took over I think we have improved as a team. He has huge belief in us and that has filtered through to the players.

“The team has responded to his ideas and tactics.

“The result in the FA Cup was important because it creates belief that the results are there.

“Hopefully we will continue to grow as a team.”