Garry Monk: We'll head to Anfield in confident mood

28th December 2014

Garry Monk insists his side will head to Anfield on Monday night full of confidence as they aim to continue their festive good form against Liverpool (8pm).

The Swans travel to Merseyside aiming for their third successive win in the Barclays Premier League on the back of recent 1-0 victories over Hull City and Aston Villa.

The Reds, meanwhile, sit three points and a position below the Swans in ninth place in the Premier League, but have seen an upturn in fortunes recently, having lost just once in their last six league games.

Brendan Rodgers' side ran out 1-0 victors at Burnley on Boxing Day, and despite insisting his former manager has Liverpool playing better football in recent weeks, Monk feels his team will head to Merseyside full of belief.

"We're looking forward to it," said the Swans boss. "Liverpool have had a difficult start to the season, but Brendan has made changes and they're becoming a very good team again.

"He's one of the most mentally strong people I know. He's been through a difficult period, but now he's producing good results and the team are playing a lot better.

"It will be a difficult game, but Anfield is a great place to play football. We have to take belief there. We should go into the game with confidence.

"We didn't deserve to lose the game in the Capital One Cup against them. But knowing we can go up there and perform like that gives us belief.

"Every game this season, barring a few minutes in each, we've been fantastic.

"We're getting good results, which is all credit to the staff and the players. But we always strive for more.

"It's been a great start, but we can't get carried away. 28 points at this stage of the season is the best start we've had, but football can change very quickly. A couple of bad results and you start thinking differently.

"We have an understanding of what is expected of us."