Kenny Dalglish has issued a rallying call to his Liverpool players after Sunday's 4-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at the hands of Tottenham, urging them to repay the 'fantastic support' shown by the club's fans by putting in a good performance against high-flying Brighton tomorrow night.
The Reds travel to the Amex Stadium for Wednesday evening's televised Carling Cup encounter, and have their sights set on securing safe passage to the fourth round, to show Liverpool's loyal supporters that their backing at White Hart Lane wasn't lost on the players.
"For us the best part of the day was the support we got," confirmed Dalglish. "The fans supported us fantastically and I think the boys will bear that in mind and look forward to repaying them in some way.
"We are pleased to be in the Carling Cup and our intention is to stay in it for as long as we possibly can.
"We will have a strong team out tomorrow night and we will treat it in the same manner as we treated the Exeter game. If we go there with the same attitude then we will give ourselves the best chance to win."
After a positive start to the 2011-12 campaign, Liverpool have now suffered back-to-back defeats against Stoke and Spurs, and so will be looking to get back to winning ways against the Npower Championship outfit.
"Brighton are doing fantastically well after getting promotion and were sitting on top of the table until they lost to Leicester," Dalglish continued. "It will be a difficult game.
"We have got to get ourselves right, concentrate on ourselves, do our homework on Brighton and take it forward from there.
"We will approach it properly and professionally. They were totally professional when we played at Exeter and we'll have to do the same again if we want to get a result."