Manager Kenny Dalglish insists Liverpool aren't afraid of super-rich Manchester City's super-talented squad. The air of invincibility which has enveloped the Premier League leaders for most of the season has evaporated over the festive period.
City have taken just one point from two matches, during which time they have failed to score against West Brom and Sunderland, who inflicted only their second defeat of the campaign at the Stadium of Light yesterday.
Liverpool players celebrate their Carling Cup quarter-final win over
Chelsea in November. Pic/Getty Images
They were second best in their encounter at Anfield in late November but escaped with a 1-1 draw and Dalglish draws confidence from all those factors. "It is all well and good saying they have loads of money but they have a good team. The money they have everyone else would love to have but unfortunately they don't.
"They are a fantastic side but so are we so we are not going to go there and be scared," said the Scot.