Lucas Leiva insists past records will count for nothing when Liverpool tackle Norwich City this afternoon looking to strengthen their grip at the top of the Barclays Premier League table.

The Reds have prevailed on each of their last four visits to Carrow Road, while on a personal note, Luis Suarez has plundered 11 goals in just five encounters with the Canaries.

Lucas, however, is eager to stress that such statistics will not be taken into account as Liverpool prepare to go again.

He told "Luis has a very good record against Norwich. It will give him more confidence, but it doesn't change anything.

"It will be a different game in different circumstances, and we just have to approach it in the same way we've approached every other game this season.

"It's always dangerous, especially in the games away from home - they're always hard to play.

"They've just changed their manager and it'll be his first game at home, so it will be another thing that will increase their motivation, focus and desire to win the game. And, of course, they don't want to be relegated, so they know they need some points.

"They've beaten some good teams this season. We have to make sure we do our job, work hard and come back with the three points."


The policy of 'focusing only on the next game' has become a mantra around Melwood - and Lucas feels the players have fully embraced the procedure.

"I think we've learned to do it," he said. "We can't think too far ahead - we can't afford to drop points.

"We know the other teams will give everything they have to get as many points as they can, so we have to make sure we approach each game like a final.

"We only have four left and experience shows if you think too far ahead, you can maybe lose focus and you don't get what you want. Norwich is our biggest game of the season."