Swansea City are up for Liverpool test, says Federico Fernandez
20th January 2017
Federico Fernandez insists the Swans are up for the challenge of defusing the Premier League's top scorers on Saturday.
Paul Clement's side face Liverpool in the early kick off as the Swans target a first Premier League victory at Anfield.
The Reds have been on top form in front of goal this term, with Jurgen Klopp's side scoring 49 goals in 21 games.
Liverpool sit third in the table - level with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur - while the Swans hope to climb out of the relegation zone following last weekend's home defeat to Arsenal.
And Fernandez believes the Swans are capable of bouncing back with a positive result on Merseyside.
"It's a difficult game but we have got to take the performance from the first half against Arsenal and turn that into 90 minutes at Liverpool," said the Argentinian centre-back.
"At Liverpool we need to stay compact and counter attack quickly when we are in possession.
"They are a team that is very strong going forward and that is shown by the number of goals they have scored.
"If you lose a little bit of focus against these teams then they have the players that will punish you every time.
"But it's not only defending strongly when they are attacking, it is also how we keep hold of the ball and how we use it when in possession.
"We are looking forward to the game - as we do every game - and we must do everything we can to get something from it. I believe we can."
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