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Mousa and Jan's Anfield plan

Posted on 10 February 2015  - 10:34

Mousa Dembele says the team won’t be getting carried away after recent performances and has underlined the need to be fully focused at Anfield tonight.

Mousa Dembele tries a shot in Saturday's win against ArsenalJan Vertonghen expects another difficult match at Liverpool

We travel to face Liverpool with renewed optimism after back-to-back wins against West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal in the Premier League.

Both of those results were achieved thanks to a tremendous work rate and some high-energy showings.

But, while Mousa knows more of the same will be required if we’re to beat the Reds this evening, the Belgian international says it’ll be no easy task against a side that has racked up 12 goals without reply in our last three encounters with them.

“We are full of confidence but we can’t think too much about that,” said Mousa, who has flourished in a more advanced midfield role of late.

“We need to take every game as seriously as possible. It’s always good to have some confidence as a team – that can really help you – but we need to concentrate fully because Liverpool are a big team and are tough to beat.”

Mousa’s fellow countryman Jan Vertonghen echoes the sentiments of his friend and team-mate, in respect of how difficult a match it promises to be tonight.

“It won’t be easy,” the centre-half confirmed. “We’ll have to move on quickly after beating Arsenal and go into the game with lots of energy.

“It’s going to be a tough month – we did well to start it with a win. Liverpool will be a difficult game, they are a strong team who try to play from the back.

“We’ll have to try to play the same way as we did against Arsenal to take three points from Anfield.”