"We’re all aware of what we need to do."
Ki Sung-Yueng wants to carry the positives from Sunderland’s second-half performance at Liverpool into Monday night’s encounter against West Ham.
The South Korean star impressed off the bench at Anfield in midweek, scoring his fourth goal of the season to cut the Reds’ 2-0 lead in half with 14 minutes to play.
Both Ki and fellow sub Adam Johnson helped to turn the game on its head, though the visitors couldn’t find an equaliser despite late pressure.
Attention now turns to Monday’s visit of the Hammers, and Ki says his side must ensure they extract maximum benefit from the momentum of a solid display against Brendan Rodgers’ high-flyers.
“We’re all aware of what we need to do in the next game; it’s crucial,” he told safc.com.
“If we get three points from that one it could see us move up the table and close the gap.
“Of course it’s possible, going into the game after a confidence-boosting performance at Anfield.
“We’re the home team and West Ham are coming to play us; we need to match them and take the game to them to make sure we take something from it.”