Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is expecting Liverpool to have revenge on the mind when he takes his side to Anfield this weekend.
Following a 3-1 win in the Capital One Cup in October and a 0-0 stalemate in the Premier League a month later, the Welsh outfit is yet to taste defeat against their former manager, Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool comes into the game on the back of a shock 2-0 home loss to West Brom on Monday, before a lackluster display left their Europa League hopes in tatters after losing 2-0 at Zenit St. Petersburg, and Laudrup is cautious of a backlash on Sunday.
“The fact that Liverpool lost to West Brom on Monday was a bad result for us, because it means the Liverpool players will be even more motivated against us,” Laudrup told reporters. “Plus I do not think they have forgotten our game in the Capital One Cup earlier in the season.
Even with West Brom snagging an away win on Merseyside, Laudrup is wary of the task of going into Anfield and walking away with points.
“When you go to Anfield, it’s one of those grounds where you can never expect to get anything - it’s like Old Trafford, the Etihad, the Emirates or Stamford Bridge," Laudrup said. “I know we have got some good results at some of those grounds this season, but normally the home team are the big favorites."
The Swans took a short break in Dubai for a warm-weather training camp ahead of the 12 final games of the season, and Laudrup is pleased with the outcome of the trip.
"The break in Dubai has been good. It’s been nice to have a bit of sun on our backs and the grass pitches we have trained on are excellent," Laudrup said. "I think the players really enjoyed it and the combination of training and relaxation was good.”