Murphy - Kewell can be the key
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Reds struggled to break down sides at Anfield last season dropping 22 points in the process, but Murphy believes the flair of Kewell can help them overcome stubborn sides.
"Our away form has always looked after itself but I agree we need to improve at Anfield," said Murphy. "I think the idea is that we need to be more varied in our play at home, especially when teams come here and are prepared to let us have the ball and hope for a draw.
"A number of teams managed to do that last season so we have to be able to mix it up a bit, play different systems, get more width and get more flair.
"With the addition of Harry I think we have something else in our armoury now because he has shown regularly that he can win games on his own.
"He can create goals and score them out of nothing and players like that don't come around too often."
Reds boss Gerard Houllier is also determined to improve his side's home record accepting that results at Anfield last season damaged their aspirations to secure a Champions League spot.
"If you look at our results away from home we were the second or third best team in the league," said Houllier. "But we finished eighth on home results."