Liverpool look to end away day blues at Spurs

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Midfielder Christian Poulsen knows Liverpool have to address their problems away from home - starting at Tottenham this weekend - if they are to mount a sustained challenge to get back into the top four.

Their record on the road is woeful, having taken just five points from a possible 21 away in the Barclays Premier League this season. However, it is a problem which has affected the team for some time as they have won only twice outside Anfield in the league since December 29.

"Tottenham will be a completely different game," said Poulsen. "We watched them against Arsenal (when they came from behind to win 3-2) and they played really well.

"The league is a little bit crazy at the moment and everyone is beating each other. We have to be 110% for the game in London to get something. I really hope that we can be better away, starting at Tottenham, but we have got to keep working on that. It will be a big test."

He added: "It's not only Liverpool who have had problems away, a lot of the teams are picking up their points at home."

Poulsen, who admits he has struggled to adjust to the Barclays Premier League after his summer move from Juventus, believes the team are improving after their early difficulties.

"As a team, we need to know where we are going," he said.

"It is a long season and I'm pretty sure that we are going to have to get better and better from game to game.

"I hope that we will end up in a higher position than we are now.

"The more I think about the team performance (against West Ham on Saturday) the more I think we are still in that developing stage.

"We know ourselves that we have got to be better and better."

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