Brendan Rodgers wants 'fortress Anfield' return

Brendan Rodgers
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers calls for consistency in order to turn Anfield back into a 'fortress'.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has expressed his desire to turn Anfield back into a tough place for away teams to pick up points.

The Reds have a poor recent record at home, winning just two league games there this year, a far cry from the club's glory days when Anfield was renowned for being a 'fortress'.

Rodgers believes that his side's performances have been good, but is eager to get consistent results to reward the fans.

"When you look at the majority of our home games our performance level has been good and we've been unfortunate not to pick up a result," said the Northern Irishman. "Our biggest focus now is just to get some consistency in our results.

"The reality in 2012 is we have won two league games at Anfield and, on top of that, it is over a year since there has been back-to-back Premier League [home] wins. Thankfully within the ground the supporters are fantastic, when you think of that record. If you came to Anfield and you see how supportive the fans are it is absolutely phenomenal really.

"The big drive and our only focus is looking to get consistency in our results and then we can move forward. It is up to us, there is only the group of players and ourselves who can change that. We have to focus on what we can control, go into the game with a clear, defined plan and if it's not working then be flexible in terms of looking to put that right. Once we get that result then hopefully we can fly from there. We really want to make our home ground a fortress."

Liverpool will have a chance to pick up their third league home win of 2012, and their first of the season, when they welcome Reading to Anfield tomorrow.

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