Leon targets another famous Anfield triumph

26th December 2017
First team

Leon Britton is targeting another memorable trip to Anfield as Swansea City go in search of a shock victory at Liverpool this evening.

The Swans will be given little chance of getting a result against a Reds side who have not lost at home all season.

But the scenario now is almost identical to the one the Swans faced when they went to Liverpool last January.

At that stage, Jurgen Klopp’s team had not lost at home in a year, while their visitors were bottom of the table.

But the Swans chalked up a famous 3-2 win which gave them a huge lift in what ultimately was a successful battle against relegation.

Now Britton hopes history is about to repeat itself.

“The win at Liverpool last season was a big turning point for us,” he said.

“When you go to one of the big clubs and perform like we did and get a result like that, the confidence of the players goes up straightaway.

“That win kickstarted our season last year.

“We will try to get a similar result this time around, but we know we will have to be right on top of our game to make that happen.”

Liverpool have been in impressive form so far this season, with the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho enjoying impressive campaigns.

Klopp’s freescoring team have had too much firepower for a number of opponents in 2017-18, and Britton concedes the Swans will face a stern examination.

“Liverpool are in a really good run of form and their front players are right up there with the best forward lines in the country,” he added.

“I have experienced going to Anfield as a player and Liverpool are always difficult to play against there.

“It will be a big test for us, but the players have got to relish that challenge.

“We have had some good results at Anfield, with the League Cup win (in 2012-13) as well as the win in the league last season.

“It’s a great stadium – as a player it is my favourite stadium to go away to in the Premier League.

“We have shown we can get results there in the past so that should give us some belief.”