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Boyd: We Can Raise Our Game

3 March 2015

George Boyd insists Burnley will be looking to raise their performance levels once again as the Clarets prepare for an away trip to Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Sean Dyche’s team have already produced excellent displays and picked up precious points against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United this season.

Ben Mee on target at Chelsea

Now Burnley head to Anfield with the aim of doing exactly the same against the Premier League’s in-form side, as they look to climb back out of the top-flight’s bottom three.

And Boyd believes previous performances and results against the league’s top teams stand Burnley in good stead ahead of the short journey to Merseyside.

He said: “I think we’ve shown all season that we can raise our game against the big teams.

“We’ve gone to the top two and got results at Man City and Chelsea. We also drew early in the season against ManU and even at Old Trafford we battered them to be honest.

Boyd scores at The Etihad

“So we’re full of confidence that we can go to these places, put in good performances and get points.

“This is what you get promoted and play in the Premier League for – to play at Anfield in front of a large crowd. There’s no pressure on us and we’ll go there and play our own game.

“Obviously, they’re on a great run at the minute. They’ve got players in form and they totally deserved their three points against Man City at the weekend.

“But we played them earlier on in the season and we would have been disappointed with a point, let alone the defeat.

“We’ll take confidence from that and hopefully we can go there and cause them some problems.”

As the season slowly approaches its climax, Burnley will be looking to maintain the impressive fitness levels they’ve kept throughout the campaign.

In fact, Boyd, who could become the first Claret in 40 years to score a league goal against Liverpool tomorrow night, expects the whole team to get physically even stronger between now and the end of the season.

He added: “It’s definitely an advantage that we’re the fittest team in the league.

“As you go throughout the season, while some other teams may be tiring, we are getting stronger.

“And I’m in no doubt that we will get stronger before the end of the season and that’s going to have an impact on games.”

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