Kuyt banking on home comforts
Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt is confident his side can make Anfield a more profitable venue in terms of Barclays Premier League points having struggled to break down teams at home last season. Seven draws against the likes of Stoke, Fulham, West Ham and Hull ultimately cost Rafael Benitez's side their first Barclays Premier League title as they finished second, four points behind Manchester United. Although they have already lost to Aston Villa at Anfield this campaign - their first home league defeat since December 2007 - they also swept aside both Stoke and Burnley 4-0. Kuyt feels that shows they have learned important lessons about playing against sides who arrive on Merseyside looking to frustrate. "Apart from the Villa match, I think we have shown we can beat any side at Anfield this season," said the Holland international. "We had difficulties last season with all the draws but now we are able to score goals in the first half. "It's really important to score as early as possible because then it will be more difficult for them and easier for us. We know the Barclays Premier League is one of the hardest leagues in the world and every team is good with some fine players."
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