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Hart's Storm Alert

Clarets goalkeeper looks for response against Liverpool to kick-start revival

4 December 2018

Joe Hart wants the Clarets to ‘whip up a storm’ as they seek to brighten the forecast at Turf Moor.

Hart will line up against title-challenging Liverpool on Wednesday night behind a Burnley side seeking a first win in eight games.

The outlook remains demanding, with the Reds arriving on the back of an unbeaten Premier League record.

But Hart is ready to rise to the challenge and go in search of a result that could rejuvenate Burnley’s season.

“We’ve got to be mentally strong and be ready,” said the Clarets’ goalkeeper.

“There are no secrets necessarily in the Premier League. We see what a top team we are coming up against with all sorts of attacking flair and they’re also very solid at the back.

“We can’t lie to ourselves. It’s going to be a tough game, but Burnley have shown through the years they are more than capable of performing in this kind of games.

“It’s up to us to do better than we have in recent times and step up on Wednesday night.

“We are going to give it all we’ve got and leave nothing out there.

“We will work hard in front of our own fans, try and whip up a storm, make it as difficult as we can for Liverpool and you never know.”

Despite the quality of Hart’s own performances, the Clarets have conceded more goals this season than every team in the division bar bottom club Fulham.

That tally could have been worse but for the heroics of the England international at Crystal Palace last Saturday.

His efforts limited Palace to a 2-0 win which left the Clarets in the bottom three.

But Sean Dyche’s men have looked to re-galvanise themselves on and off the pitch during training this week.

And Hart is hoping for a response against Liverpool to trigger an upturn in fortunes over the coming weeks.

“The big nights and the big games in the Premier League and everything about that, it can’t not get you going, so it’s something we’ll look forward to it,” he added.

“We want to put it right. We want to go out and perform and get some points on the board.

“It’s pretty simple and we’ve put ourselves in a position where it is simple.

“It’s a bad moment for us at the moment, but every team will experience that in this season.

“Hopefully this is ours done and dusted and we can look forward and move on up the league.

“Let’s stick together, let’s work hard and I’m sure it will take us into a good place.”


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