Liverpool Seek Continued Anfield Magic

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is hopeful that his side will put on another strong home performance when they host Swansea City on Sunday.

The Reds have been electric at home in recent weeks, thrashing rivals Everton 4-0 before hammering title hopefuls Arsenal 5-1.

However, Coutinho believes they have to reproduce these results week in and week out in order to finish the season strongly.

“We’ve reached the moment when we have to be fully concentrated and alert in all matches,” said Coutinho.

“The matches against Arsenal and Everton must be our reference so we can keep it up in all matches and sustain the same level until the very end.

“We want to be back in the Champions League and to be in contention for the title. The league is very difficult as it has big clubs.

“We’re in a fairly good position at the moment but there are 12 matches to be played. There’s still much to happen and we’re hoping to keep up on this path.”

The Reds registered a hard-fought 3-2 win over Fulham in their last league outing to remain in fourth place with 53 points.

However, they go into this clash looking to bounce back from the 2-1 FA Cup loss to Arsenal and Coutinho says they are targeting nothing less than maximum points.

“It’s very important that the team go on to the pitch expecting to win and trying our best to get three points,” he added. “It’s going to be important both for the home and away games.

“We’re trying to have a good week at training and we expect to have a good match at the weekend with the support of the fans, who have been really impressive in recent matches at home.”

Swansea played to a 1-1 draw against Stoke City in their last league match and are currently place 10th in the league table with 28 points from 26 matches.

Gary Monk’s side were also recently eliminated from the FA Cup, losing 3-1 to Everton, but will host Napoli in a tough Europa League encounter on Thursday before travelling to Anfield.


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