Seb Larsson

Seb eyes goalscoring return

by Stuart Vose

Midfielder looking to get back on scoresheet.

Seb Larsson is hoping he can start to make inroads into last season's personal goal total – beginning with a trip to Anfield.

The Swede, who hasn't scored this season, netted a spectacular equaliser on his Sunderland debut on Merseyside back in August 2011.

Now he's looking to rediscover his scoring touch having finished as the club's joint-leading marksman with eight strikes last time around.

“Last time we were there we got a draw and I managed to get a goal – I would love to do the same again,” he explained.

“It’s about time I got back in the scoresheet - it’s been a while.

“Facing Liverpool away is always going to be a tough test but we have to go there and look to push on.”

Sunderland took six points from their three festive games, with wins over Southampton and Manchester City preceding a narrow defeat to Tottenham.

Now Larsson is hoping Martin O'Neill's men can build on their recent progress as they prepare to head to the north west.

“We knew we had a tough schedule over the festive period,” he added.

“We did well to get the win over City but I think we threw the Spurs game away.

“We need to pick ourselves up and take the confidence we’ve gained over the last few weeks and go to Anfield and get a result.”