Jason Denayer says Sunderland need to try and score at Anfield

Hull City's Sam Clucas in action with Sunderland's Jason Denayer

Sunderland head into their clash with Liverpool on the back of two consecutive wins.

Hull City's Sam Clucas in action with Sunderland's Jason DenayerHull City's Sam Clucas in action with Sunderland's Jason Denayer

Sunderland defender Jason Denayer has said the side can't afford to just defend when they take on Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow, the Chronicle reports.

The Black Cats head to Merseyside on the back of two consecutive league wins which has lifted them off the bottom of the table, but this weekend they come up against a side one point off the top having scored the most goals in the Premier League this season. 

Denayer - who may well play in midfield tomorrow if fit - has said Sunderland need to try and get on the scoresheet themselves.

He's quoted in the Chronicle, saying: “We need to play like we played against Hull, because if we stay defensive they are very good at breaking you down and scoring.

“We need to try and score goals ourselves, and see what happens.”

Sunderland manager David Moyes, Jason Denayer and Lamine Kone at full timeSunderland manager David Moyes, Jason Denayer and Lamine Kone at full time

Given Liverpool's attacking threat, Sunderland certainly can't afford to leave themselves open but they have to find a balance which sees them pretty tight at the back and offering a threat going forward. 

Sunderland have certainly got some attacking threat with both Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe finding some good goalscoring form in recent games. The Black Cats may fancy their chances of at least getting on the scoresheet given the Reds have kept just the two clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season.

But Denayer's comments show they are wary of the kind of threat Liverpool offer going forward. They will have to ensure they make no silly mistakes and take whatever chances come their way, as they look to build on their positive results against Bournemouth and Hull City.

Sunderland manager David MoyesSunderland manager David Moyes

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