Enrique targets home boost
Jose Enrique wants Liverpool to build confidence ahead of the FA Cup final by beating Fulham at home in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Last Updated: 01/05/12 7:38am
Jose Enrique wants Liverpool to build confidence ahead of the FA Cup final by beating Fulham at home in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
Liverpool meet Chelsea at Wembley at the weekend, but enjoying a positive end to the league season is also a priority for the club.
A 3-0 victory at Norwich last Saturday gave the Reds a lift and Kenny Dalglish's side now welcome Fulham to Anfield, looking to improve their home form.
The Reds have won just five games at home all season and Enrique is determined to head into the cup final on the back of three points.
"It was a good start to a big week for us," said the Spaniard.
"We have to beat Fulham first before we think about the cup final.
"I know we aren't playing for anything in the league but it's important for us to get three points to get some confidence ahead of the final.
"It's a home game and we want to do well. Then we have an amazing final to prepare for."
Scoring goals has been the problem, particularly at Anfield, this season and their last appearance there highlighted that all too plainly.
In probably the most dominant performance of the season they created chance after chance against West Brom only to lose after a defensive mistake.
Striker Luis Suarez was the difference against Norwich with a hat-trick to take his league tally to 11 and Enrique has praised his team-mate.
"It was an amazing performance from Luis," Enrique told the Liverpool Echo. "I don't think I've ever seen a better hat-trick than that.
"I told him after the game that he just needed a little bit of luck.
"I know he will score many more goals here in the Premier League."