Date: 13th September 2007 at 1:13pm
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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.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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