James Milner explains how Liverpool are trying to make Anfield a fortress

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Liverpool have been on a good home run since January.

Liverpool vice-captain James Milner seems intent on making Anfield a 'horrible' place to play for visiting teams after last night's 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League

Liverpool are unbeaten in 13 home games, a run stretching all the way back to January - with Christian Benteke's late goal ensuring the Reds continued their good home record right until the end of the season, a characteristic which has helped Liverpool gain that record in the second half of the season

Milner told the official Liverpool website: "The manager said it earlier on in the season, [it's about] giving the fans performances to believe in and, when we are losing late in games, making them believe that we'll get a goal and get back in the game.

"We can make this a fortress and our performances will ultimately do that, and if we're doing the business on the field [the fans] will get right behind us and create an amazing atmosphere.

"If we can make this a horrible place to play, ourselves and the fans, it's a massive plus to [help] win our games at home."

Certainly when the side is playing well, Liverpool fans have a lot more to feed off in the domestic games, though on big European games it can be the other way around. Milner is right to point out that good atmosphere and performance can sometimes go hand in hand. 

Late showings against West Bromwich Albion, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and now Chelsea this season have given fans cause to believe that games are not over until the last kick at Anfield. Next season, Liverpool will be hoping for more memorable moments that have a profound effect on their season.

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