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Traore says Reds are going down

Djimi Traore comes up against his former Liverpool side on Saturday and he feels that Pompey have the 'psychological edge' over the Reds.

As he told the Pompey Site he feels that Pompey can beat Liverpool once again, as we have in 3 out of the last 5 meeting we have had with them 'we beat Liverpool last season and I think we can do it again.

'You have to approach a game against a team like Liverpool with confidence. You know they've got top players, but you don't need to respect them too much.

'Liverpool don't travel well, especially to the South. I know that from experience. I think the long journey makes players tired'.

The victory over Liverpool at Fratton last season, when they fielded a much weakened side and the penalty shoot out win over them in Asia as we won the Barclays Asia Trophy will leave us in good heart, with a little psychological edge but this is now a different Liverpool side we face, probably the best side I have seen then have for many years.

They have started very well, but like all the others top clubs in the country, well most other clubs full stop, Liverpool do not like coming to Fratton, the early kick off could make things even harder for them.

The most important thing is we keep things tight at the back, but approach this game in a positive manor, if we do then I honestly cannot see any reason why we cannot win as Traore believes.

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 13 2007

Time: 1:12PM

Your Comments

Djimme Djimme i like your positive attitude. Lets do em.
Midge
Djimi, that was then, things have changed mate, LFC are now awesome
gerrybeckett
positive attitude, that is what we want to hear and see. agreed liverpool are looking mighty tasty this season, but things have changed with pompey too tho mate...
pompeyrug
here here
gerrybeckett
Oh dear another hypnosis Pompey win riding on the back of belief. I only wish that the dream comes true. But in the end methinks another Pompey loss. I would dearly love egg on my face and turnover the scousers, but realistically I don't see it. More importantly we get to climb up the table after our visit to Blackburn.
pompeygray
We want to be careful what we say about our opposition, it is great to be confident, but we have to show some sort of form before we get to beat teams like Liverpool. I admire Troare when he shows confidence in our ability, however if we dont or cant improve on our display at the Emirates we will get another battering from a very good team. However as Harry stated, we like to have a go at teams particularly at Fratton, and it would be a great bonus to pick something up against the scousers.
Owenspompey
ignoring Chelsea ou bogey team against United, Arsenal and Pool our home record in the Prem is Won 5 Drawn 3 Lost 5 which I say is not bad. Bring em on.
eastneydave
is that a warning from Djimi i read, wow that'll have stevey G and the boys quakeing in their puma's now wont it. lets be honest gents the last time we beat them was down to a weakened team and a CL league game 2 days after. for some mad reason i will still put a Pavarotti on us to win
russellm
i hope he's right, knock the wind out of their feckin sails!
merlin
At best a draw and that would be a great result!
L L Blue
I agree, I would take the draw.
storagematt
yep w would take a draw but i have this strong feeling that we will do them, i really do...
pompeyrug
We are all hoping that the return of Sol and the week to stew over the rubbish performance at the Emirates will ensure that Pompey give it a real go on Saturday. I cant make up my mind how Harry will play this one, but i have a funny feeling the Papa Diop will feature alongside Muntari.
Owenspompey
How times have indeed changed, as a Liverpool fan, reading the words 'tight at the back' on the same page as the other words 'Djimi Traore' is something very alien to me. Hope it's a good game, but obviously I think we need the 3 points more than you, Pompey can just write off the first 4 games of this season and start fresh afterwards, but we need to start winning at places like Fratton Park.
Naoise
"approach this game in a positive 'manor'"? I thought it was being played in Fratton Park!
Damo70
Lives in a house, very big house in the country!
Damo70
It is the Cockney in him, he wants you to come and play at our manor. To much Danny Dyer and Ray Winston !!!
Owenspompey
we have to keep winning at places like fratton too - so altho in the bigger picture you lot will be looking at a title challenge your need for 3 points is no greater than ours...
pompeyrug
Quite right, and we can expect the fans to demand a performance from the team.
Owenspompey
Early start 4 u tomorrow then owens, how long does that journey take? Makes you a superfan in my book, Liverpool and back every home game.
pompey4me
The journey lasts for a lifetime, four to five hours each way depending on the M6 etc. It is a labour of love, and i have only been doing it for 9 years !!
Owenspompey
Admire your dedication owenspompey, hope you enjoyed the journey home today.
L L Blue
Wow, and i moan about the m275lol. Good on yer owensp.
pompey4me
Never moan again mate, however the games against Blackburn and Burnley next are a big bonus for me, i dont envy everyone travelling from Pompey on a Sunday and midweek. Lets hope we can win both of these games and make the travelling worthwhile
Owenspompey
owenspompey, how did you come to be a Pompey fan living in the North?
Aamir
I come from Gosport but my job has taken me to Oxford, Epsom, Warrington, Wigan and now Liverpool. However i have never followed anyone other than Pompey and Gosport Borough.
Owenspompey
 

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