Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool must turn Anfield into a fortress

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The Reds boss has urged his team to be dominant in home games this season.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has stated that his side must turn Anfield into a fortress this season if they are to succeed, as published on the club's official website.

The Merseysiders started their 2015-16 campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Stoke at the Britannia Stadium last weekend and will welcome newly promoted Bournemouth to Anfield tomorrow night in their first home game of the season.

Liverpool finished outside of the top four last season, with some disappointing results on Merseyside playing their part in the Reds missing out on Champions League football.

Rodgers has stressed the importance that his team start their home fixtures with three points against Bournemouth on Monday night and wants to make Anfield a place that other teams fear going to.

"I think building confidence early on is important - I think that's key in it,” Rodgers is quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"Getting the vibrancy around the stadium again, the level of football, and obviously winning - if you can do that early on that creates the confidence and it's something that I'm looking forward to seeing this team evolve with again this season.

"It's so, so important for you, your home form, if you're going to succeed and that's the aim for this season.

"Of course you want to learn and you review [last season] but the main attribute is confidence, it's the key facet.

"If you've got confidence that'll give you success and that confidence will come from working hard and getting victories at home, it's as simple as that.

"Our aim and intention in every game is to be on the front foot at home, we are a team that wants to dominate and that will always be the case, particularly at home.”

Winning the team’s first two games of the season would be an excellent start for the Merseyside club and see the side starting to build momentum ahead of a potential successful campaign.

Liverpool will be favourites against new boys Bournemouth, who started their campaign with defeat to Aston Villa last weekend.

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