Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is expecting a big response to Sunderland's Carling Cup exit when they head for Liverpool on Saturday.
The Black Cats slipped out of the competition at the hands of Barclays Premier League strugglers West Ham on Tuesday despite the best efforts of the 22-year-old Belgian.
"It's a huge game against Liverpool at Anfield with all the history the stadium has, so the preparation for that game is far easier than for Tuesday's," he said.
"Hopefully we will get something out of that because the last games we have played against the top teams, we have managed to get some points out of them.
"Hopefully we will do that on Saturday again."