Liverpool need to bring Anfield belief on the road, says John Aldridge

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge feels the Reds need to show the same belief on the road as they currently do at Anfield

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John Aldridge believes Liverpool must replicate their Anfield performances on the road ahead of trips to Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Chelsea this month.

The Reds have secured a string of emphatic wins against Fulham, Norwich City and West Ham United in recent weeks, helping the club secure second spot in the table.

Liverpool need to start grinding out results when we play away

John Aldridge

However, Liverpool did suffer a surprise 3-1 loss to Hull City in their most recent away fixture after a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal in November, and Aldridge feels the Reds must improve on the road.

“The problem for Brendan Rodgers is that we don’t seem to play with the same belief away as we do at Anfield,” Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo.

“With Sunday’s game at Tottenham followed by trips to Manchester City and Chelsea, we desperately need to improve on our travels.

“That task is made more difficult by the massive blow of losing Steven Gerrard.

“You could tell by the way Steven indicated to the bench straight away that he needed to come off, that his hamstring had gone. With the games we’ve got coming up the timing is awful.

“The game changed after Steven went off. Losing the inspirational skipper was like going down to 10 men. Everyone else had to put a bit more in and in the end we finished the game really strongly.

“We need to start grinding out results when we play away. I just think we’ve been far too open in away matches so far this season.”

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