Jon Flanagan’s rallying call to Liverpool fans for Arsenal clash

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Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan says the Reds have a big advantage in playing at Anfield when they meet league leaders Arsenal this Saturday.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 15, 2013: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan applauds the travelling supporters after his first goal for the club helped seal a 5-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premiership match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Eight points separate the two sides going into the exciting Premier League clash, and with Liverpool having only dropped points twice at home this season, confidence is high.

The Reds’ last game at Anfield saw them sweep aside local rivals Everton 4-0 in one of the most spectacular Merseyside derbies of recent years.

Anfield was in full voice that night and now Flanagan is calling upon a similar atmosphere to spur the side on to three points against Arsene Wenger’s side.

“We are enjoying playing at home in front of our fans,” Flanagan told the club’s official website.

“We are playing really well at home and hopefully we can go out and get a result on Saturday.

“Our fans are going to be massive again for us. They have got to play their part as they always do, but on Saturday we’ll be ready and hopefully we can get the win.

“All of the team are working hard just to get the results. We know how important the top four is for this club to be in, but we are just working hard and we hope that can continue.”

Flanagan has come back into the side recently after a hamstring injury kept him out of the festive and early-New Year fixture schedule.

With two games in London next week — away to Fulham on Wednesday night, and at Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round next Sunday, Flanagan knows these are testing times for Liverpool.

He added, “They are massive games. We are going out to win all three of them.

“If we want to get into the top four we have got to push on now and hopefully get something out of Arsenal then hopefully take three points at Fulham on Wednesday.

“We will prepare right as always. For myself personally I have got to get in the zone, try not to make many mistakes and not let anyone down.”

Liverpool vs Arsenal gets underway at 12:45pm on Saturday, 8th February 2014 and it’s live on BT Sport 1 in the UK.

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