Bartley prepared to impress

Swansea's Kyle Bartley is relishing the chance to take on Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend ahead of the Capital One Cup final.

Last Updated: 14/02/13 at 12:16 Post Comment

Kyle Bartley: Relishing Swansea's trip to Liverpool this weekend

Kyle Bartley: Relishing Swansea's trip to Liverpool this weekend

The Swans face Brendan Rodgers' men on Sunday after returning from a training camp in Dubai.

And with a huge game against Bradford City at Wembley a week later, Bartley is confident the Swans can impress.

"We go to Liverpool next and we can take confidence from the previous win there," said Bartley.

"We've also been to Newcastle and Chelsea and got positive results.

"Liverpool is another massive match as is every game in the Premier League. They're all important. We don't feel safe yet, we need to keep going and progress.

"We will go there, play our own game and hopefully get a positive result. It would be nice to take a bit of confidence from that going into the final. We expect a tough game - it always is at Anfield."

Meanwhile, Bartley has described Liverpool striker Luis Suarez as a "nightmare" to mark as the defender prepares to go up against the Uruguayan.

Bartley is pushing for a starting role after Chico Flores ruptured ankle ligaments in the 4-1 win over QPR, and is set to get the chance to stake a claim for selection for the Capital One Cup final.

But the former Arsenal man knows just how difficult it will be to stop Suarez, who has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season and is the Premier League's top marksman.

He told the club website: "You can't give him too much space. All he needs is half a yard to get a shot off or to cause a bit of damage.

"He's a nightmare for a defender. He's an amazing footballer. He's a 100 per cent every game and has amazing ability.

"He's not the only one we have to keep an eye on with players around him like (Steven) Gerrard and (Daniel) Sturridge, who are equally dangerous. Everyone will have to be on the top of their game."

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