In arguably our biggest game of the season so far, we travel to Merseyside sitting fourth in the table with the Reds one place above us and flying Ã¢â‚¬â€ an amazing run that had stretched to 12 successive wins was only ended last time out with a draw at Bolton.
Nevertheless, Martin is confident of banishing our FA Cup blues with a positive performance against Rafael BenitezÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s men.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Last season we did well at Anfield and in my time weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve always had draws against Liverpool,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Head Coach Martin. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We were on the fringe of winning there last season, we were 1-0 up and 2-1 up but they equalised twice.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Liverpool have a quality side with quality players on the bench.
You canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t give the ball away because if you do you will be under pressure all the time
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We need to have a go at them, like Luton did in the FA Cup. Luton attacked them and used all that energy but Liverpool still had the quality to come back and score five goals.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have the players to play football and we have to take the game to Liverpool - sometimes you have to try and put teams like Liverpool on the back foot. You want to get the initiative in the game and create opportunities otherwise youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have no chance.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you let them put you under pressure you get the likes of Crouch up front and all the crosses they get in to him and Gerrard with his one-twos from midfield and attacking the space. We have to find a way to avoid that and if we do, we are in with a chance.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Martin Jol is determined to take the game to Liverpool in our big Premiership clash at Anfield on Saturday.