Hello everybody.

We head to Liverpool on Saturday looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Crystal Palace. It was a doubly frustrating loss as we were so keen to build on what had been a fantastic win over Fulham just four days earlier.

The corner they scored from was the massive moment in the game and it was my man who scored the goal. I took responsibility for it straight away, it happens in football and I was very disappointed that it happened to me,

We went to Palace to get three points, back-to-back wins and get us higher up the league towards the top half, but it wasn't to be.

We've got to move on now and look forward to the next one. Liverpool is a massive game, we got a good result up there last year and there's no reason why we can't get another one.

We can take positives from that draw last year, the lads know we can get a result there. We have to be positive in the way we play and hopefully that can lead to a result.

Luis Suarez scored four goals the other night against Norwich and they have some smashing players - we played against them last season so we know that. We have a gameplan to stop them and stop the ball getting towards them - that'll be the main thing, to stop their opportunities further up the field before it gets up to the frontmen.

We're capable of getting results against anyone, so of course we're confident that we can bounce back from the Palace defeat on Saturday.

Another thing we did this week was make our Christmas visit to the Richard House Children's Hospice.

I went along with Mark Noble, Ricardo Vaz Te, Mohamed Diame and Adrian and it was a good experience.

We made some Christmas decorations with the children - I was concentrating mainly on keeping my colouring within the lines - but it's a special place, and to go down and spend time with the kids, their families and the people around them was great.

It's special as a footballer to be able to put those smiles on people's faces.

Come on you Irons!