Lucas - Reds ready for revenge
Liverpool are eager to forget 'frustrating' memories against Stoke, according to Lucas Leiva.
Last Updated: 09/01/09 9:32am
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva and his Anfield team-mates are eager to forget 'frustrating' memories against Stoke City in the Premier League.
The table-topping Reds travel to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday hoping to preserve their three-point lead at the summit.
However, Rafa Benitez's side make the trip with a note of caution after a goalless stalemate with the Potters - who sit in 18th position - on Merseyside in September, which earned the Reds criticism for their inability to break opponents down.
Lucas did not play in the home encounter but he is expected to feature on Saturday due to Xabi Alonso's foot injury and the Brazilian is eager to help Liverpool forget previous disappointment against Tony Pulis' men.
"We had a difficult game against them at Anfield when we could only draw which was very frustrating," said Lucas.
"Hopefully we will have more space on Saturday to pass the ball well and create more chances and put them away.
"In the game at Anfield we had about 70 per cent of the possession but it was really difficult to break them down because they were really narrow.
"They are near the bottom of the table so they will be trying to get the points but we will be ready for the game and we know what we have to do."