Sunderland's Duncan Watmore takes a shot
Sunderland star Duncan Watmore has said the side will look to use the momentum generated from their recent good results, and says they go into their match with Liverpool without fear, the Shields Gazette reports.
The Black Cats have managed to move off the bottom of the table after winning back-to-back Premier League games against Bournemouth and Hull City - which followed 10 league games without a win at the start of the season.
Watmore is quoted in the Shields Gazette, saying: “There is a positive vibe around the place, after two wins in the Premier League, and we are now looking to use that momentum to go forward and take that into the Liverpool game.
“We go to Liverpool knowing how good Liverpool are and Anfield can be a very intimidating ground, but we won’t be intimidated.
“We will play the game we know we can. If we put in a good performance, then hopefully we can get a positive result.”
Watmore also alluded to the meeting at Anfield last season when the Black Cats managed to come from two goals down to record a draw, which seemed to help spark a revival that saw them secure their Premier League status yet again.
Sunderland's Duncan Watmore in action with Hull City's Josh Tymon
They are heading to Merseyside in better health than they would have feared only a couple of weeks ago when it seemed they couldn't buy a win.
Liverpool will provide a very different test to Sunderland's last two opponents, as neither had the quality or firepower that the current second-placed side in the division possesses.
But the Black Cats have shown they can get a big result when they need one - last weekend's victory over Hull City was a classic example of that. Failure to win there would've let doubts creep back into the side following the victory on the south coast.
If they come away with something to show for their efforts tomorrow, then it could really represent Sunderland's season having kick-started.
Sunderland's Duncan Watmore in action