Liverpool’s Stewart Downing: We are facing a big week in our season

Stewart Downing hopes Liverpool can repeat their second half display against Aston Villa from the off at Ewood Park on Tuesday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Kenny Dalglish signed Stewart Downing for £20m from Aston Villa in July 2011

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Stewart Downing believes Liverpool are facing a “big week” in their season with a difficult trip to Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday before facing Everton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley next weekend.

The Reds rescued a point against Aston Villa on Saturday after Luis Suárez’s 82nd minute equaliser cancelled out Chris Herd’s opener after 10 minutes at Anfield.

Downing admitted Liverpool, who are without a win in four games and have one victory in nine attempts in the Premier League, need to remain positive if they want to end their miserable run.

The 26-year-old remains confident the Reds can win both games if Kenny Dalglish’s side can repeat their second half performance against Villa.

“We’ve got a big game [at Blackburn] to prepare for it and it’s a big week for the club,” Downing told Liverpool’s website.

“It has to be a case of picking up where we left off [against Villa].

“We have to keep drumming the same message into ourselves – keep being positive, keep creating chances and it will fall for us in the end.

“Obviously you can’t keep going on a run like this where we keep missing chances. It will turn and hopefully at Blackburn we will get three points.”

“It would be nice to get a win before the semi-final.

“Form goes out of the window for a semi-final, but I still think you need to go into it with a bit of form and players who are playing with good confidence.”

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