Dalglish: We can win home and away
The Reds have won six matches on the road this season, two more than they have at home, but while they have been held at Anfield on eight occasions they have managed just one draw on their travels.
Such statistics, on the face of it, could point to a more open approach away from home but Dalglish does not believe that is the case. In fact, he thinks they have produced better football in front of their own fans without true reward.
"A lot of performances at home have been of a high quality and haven't got the result they deserved but away from home we have got better results but maybe not been as attractive," said the Scot.
"We don't change too much wherever we play. We always want to win the game and we'll always put a team out we think is going to win. We want to win both places, home and away, and we have the capabilities to do so."
Dalglish recognises the impact O'Neill has had, even if they have taken only a point from their last three matches, without the need for drastic changes to his squad.
"It was a surprise to see Steve Bruce get the sack but obviously results were not impressive and it puts everyone under pressure," said the Reds manager.
"They have had a great turnaround. There are not that many players who have come in to change it so obviously they are playing with greater commitment and are playing much better now. The results give them confidence and belief which they didn't have beforehand.
"They've done very well since he went in there and made themselves very difficult to beat. It is going to be a difficult task for us but I've never been up there and it has been easy so it won't be much change for us."
Work being done
Having strengthened their squad and picked up their first trophy in six years with the League Cup victory over Cardiff City last month, Liverpool are undoubtedly in a better position as they head to Sunderland almost exactly 12 months on from their last visit.
"People who watch this club and who work here know the work which has been done and the turnaround which has taken place," Dalglish added. "We don't shout our mouth off about what we have done, where we have come from and where we want to go.
"We will continue to do our best in training and in matches. The players are enjoying what they are doing and coming into work and playing football, but it is much more enjoyable when you win."