Ben Davies aiming to end Tottenham’s Liverpool jinx

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The Spurs defender wants to put an end to their recent run of bad results against the Reds.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Tottenham defender Ben Davies is aiming for an improved defensive display from his side against Liverpool this weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have a poor record against Liverpool in recent years, having lost their last five games to the Reds, a run that stretches back to 2012.

There have been some bad results in that period for the north London outfit, conceding 18 goals to the Reds in recent seasons.

Davies made his debut for the side following his move from Swansea City in a home date with the Merseyside outfit last season, with the Reds running out 3-0 winners on that day, and he says he is keen to ensure that doesn’t happen again.

“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,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com.

“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.”

The game at White Hart Lane will be Jurgen Klopp’s first in charge of Liverpool, having replaced Brendan Rodgers at the club last week.

The German’s appointment has caused a stir in the Premier League, and is sure to have a positive impact on the Reds squad as they look to impress their new manager on his first outing.

Davies, though, insists they will not allow that to be a distraction and will instead be fully focused on taking all three points and continuing their fine form.

“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.”

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