Liverpool fortress will bring victory – Dalglish

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes achieving consistency in home and away results will bring the club more success, as Newcastle travel to the Anfield fortress for this weekend's match up.

Liverpool have achieved nine home wins in a row under Dalglish's reign, with the side achieving their best success at Anfield of the season when they thrashed Birmingham 5-0 last week.

But in a sign that Dalglish is looking at improvement for next season, the Liverpool manager said getting their away form in check would bring the Reds more consistency and chances of winning trophies.

"You cannot have great home form and terrible away form," Dalglish said.

"You need to marry the two together.


"We've had a lot of positive results at Anfield and that's a step in the right direction. We know that if we can do it at home then we can do it away too.

"The away form is something everyone would like to improve upon and if we do there will be a better chance of being successful."

Liverpool will be glad to be facing Newcastle at Anfield this weekend, with St James’ Park being described by many as one of the hardest pitches to travel to.

And Dalglish knows this is the case, after managing the Northern club himself.

"The fans up there are fantastically passionate. It's a fantastic football club and a great place to ply your trade as a footballer,” Dalglish said.

"It's a fantastic place to be involved in football at.

"I enjoyed my time up there and have some very fond memories of working there."

With Liverpool aiming to qualify for Europe and snag fifth place from Tottenham, their home ground advantage this weekend against Newcastle will be a much needed boost.

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