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Ben eyeing change of fortunes against Reds

16 October 2015|Tottenham Hotspur

After making his Premier League debut for us in the equivalent fixture last season, Ben Davies is keen to bring an end to our recent run of defeats against Liverpool when they come to White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The left-back, signed from Swansea City in the summer of 2014, largely featured in the cup competitions during his first few months at the club.

But the visit of the Reds that August yielded his top flight bow in our colours as he replaced Danny Rose during the second half of a disappointing 3-0 defeat.

These days, Ben is a Premier League regular having started all but one of our domestic games since the beginning of the campaign and, fresh from helping Wales qualify for Euro 2016 during the international break, he says he’s focused on keeping Jurgen Klopp’s new charges at bay as we look to banish the memory of five losses on the spin and 18 goals conceded to the Anfield side over the last couple of seasons.

“Last year’s home match against Liverpool was my first appearance in the Premier League for the club so it’s always one that I’ll remember, but hopefully we can get a better result this time,” he said.

“We’ve conceded a lot of goals against them lately so we need to be as solid as we can at the back, first and foremost.

“Our attacking threat is always going to be there at the other end, so hopefully that will come into play and we can enjoy another great day at White Hart Lane.”

The arrival of former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp is sure to galvanise the Reds players this weekend, but Ben is determined not to let that become a distraction from our point of view, insisting we’ll be fully focused on taking the points and continuing our recent run of form in the Premier League.

“Whenever a new manager comes in, every team tries to up their game but we’ve got to be ready for that and put our best foot forward,” he added.

“Liverpool have got a good team with good players but so have we at the end of the day, so we’ve got to go out there, be confident and if we do that I don’t see any reason why we can’t beat them.”

Read more from Ben in Saturday’s official matchday programme – on sale from several points around the stadium and from the Spurs Megastore, priced at £3.50.