Lampard looks to Liverpool

01 October 2009 12:33
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is hoping the Blues can return to top form when they host Liverpool on Sunday. Both sides have not been at their best in recent games, with Liverpool slumping to a 2-0 defeat to Fiorentina in the UEFA Champions League, while Chelsea were comprehensively beaten 3-1 by Wigan last weekend. Lampard, who has not scored in his last eight games, is taking heart from the Blues' 1-0 win over Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday and hit out at claims the Stamford Bridge side are out of form. "It's a big game on Sunday against Liverpool but they lost the other night and will be trying to improve as well," he said in the London Evening Standard. "I don't know why people say we're not clicking. We have only lost one game this season. We lost against Wigan and we didn't play well there at all. We have now come to Apoel and won so that's what counts. "If you look over the season, we have clicked together as a team. We try to win every game and when we don't we just try harder in the next match." Games between Chelsea and Liverpool in recent seasons have been tight, tactical affairs, with the exception of the remarkable 7-5 aggregate scoreline in the Champions League quarter-finals last term. In the corresponding league fixture last season, Liverpool ended Chelsea's record 86-match unbeaten home run, and captain John Terry knows it will be a tough test. "The confidence wasn't knocked at Wigan - you can't afford not to believe in yourselves or your team-mates. "But we have to be better against Liverpool. They will be up for it and they are a big club so we will have to respond again when we play them."

Source: SKY_Sports

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