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.”