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Reds will be riled up, says Laudrup

15 February 2013 14:51

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is expecting Liverpool to have revenge on their minds when he takes his side to Anfield on Sunday.

Following a 3-1 win in the Capital One Cup in October and a 0-0 stalemate in the Premier League a month later, the Welsh outfit are yet to taste defeat against their former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool come into the game on the back of a shock 2-0 home league loss to West Brom, before a lacklustre display left their Europa League hopes in tatters after losing 2-0 to Zenit, and Laudrup is cautious of a backlash at the weekend.

"The fact that Liverpool lost to West Brom on Monday was a bad result for us because it means the Liverpool players will be even more motivated against us," Laudrup told reporters.

"Plus I do not think they have forgotten our game in the Capital One Cup earlier in the season.

"When you go to Anfield, it's one of those grounds where you can never expect to get anything - it's like Old Trafford, the Etihad, the Emirates or Stamford Bridge.

"I know we have got some good results at some of those grounds this season, but normally the home team are the big favourites.

"After beating QPR, we can go there with no pressure at all. That doesn't mean we will go there and give away the game, of course not - we always want to be competitive - but there's no pressure on us. The pressure will be on Liverpool.

"Last Saturday our players showed that they were 100 per cent focused on QPR and not the final. I hope this will be repeated on Sunday. It has to be that way because otherwise it will be a very long afternoon at Anfield."

The Swans took a short break in Dubai for a warm-weather training camp ahead of the 12 final games of the season, and Laudrup is pleased with the outcome of the trip.

He added: "The break in Dubai has been good. It's been nice to have a bit of sun on our backs and the grass pitches we have trained on are excellent. I think the players really enjoyed it and the combination of training and relaxation was good."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
17 February 2013
Game week
27
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
5 - 0
Venue
Anfield (Liverpool)
Attendance
44832

Goals

S. Gerrard (PG) 34'  
1 - 0
Philippe Coutinho 46'
(assist by L. Suárez) 
2 - 0
José Enrique 50'
(assist by D. Sturridge) 
3 - 0
L. Suárez 56'
(assist by S. Downing) 
4 - 0
D. Sturridge (PG) 71'  
5 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
24
29
31
33
37
42
# Player Bookings
15
12
22
6
9
19
25

Monday 14 July

18:38
18:16
17:57
17:50
16:58
16:47
16:27
16:19
16:04
15:26
15:08
14:55
14:43
14:32
14:26
14:25
14:06
13:55
13:30
13:28
12:16
12:11
11:50
11:18
11:08
10:24
10:06
08:42
07:26
06:57
06:10
06:09
06:08
06:07
06:07
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05:16
04:48
04:24
04:17
03:42
02:09
02:03
01:47
01:19
01:17
01:01
00:41
00:34
00:29
00:25
00:09

Sunday 13 July

23:51
23:42
23:37
21:46
21:06
20:34
20:33
20:33
17:15
16:43
16:24
15:24
15:07
14:58
12:52
12:50
11:55
11:24
11:19
10:36
07:33
07:16
07:14
06:59
05:33
04:57
04:06
03:45
03:14
03:02
01:29
00:55

Saturday 12 July

23:56
22:53
21:28
21:15
20:46
20:28
20:17
19:57
19:39
19:37
19:28
19:05
19:04
18:52
18:29
18:08
17:58
17:08
16:43
16:27
15:54
15:41
15:28
15:19
13:59
13:56
13:48
13:43
13:36
13:18
12:54
12:35
12:30
12:02
11:55
11:18
10:51
10:37
10:30
10:25
10:24
10:12
10:02
09:49
09:48
09:34
09:27
07:59
07:25
07:04
06:16
05:39
05:36
04:39
04:37
03:46
02:51
02:49
02:20

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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