Stewart Downing claims the Liverpool squad thrives on the expectation which greets them every time they take to the field at Anfield.
The Reds' air of invincibility on home soil has been challenged on a regular basis this season, with results patchy to say the least.
Kenny Dalglish has already seen his side drop 19 points in front of their own supporters this season, hindering their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Downing admits an influx of fresh faces at Anfield last summer is partially responsible for the dip in results, with it always going to take time for the new arrivals to settle.
He claims that process is now almost complete, and says all of those connected with the club relish the opportunity to run out in front of The Kop.
Fresh from netting the winner in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Stoke in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday, Downing said: "This is a bit of a transition time for the club. A lot of new players have come in and it's the manager's first full season but I think we have done ever so well.
"We have been criticised at times, that's part of playing for a big club.
"The expectations on you are to win and play well and the players here thrive on that pressure and it is starting to come together.
"Players are starting to perform on a regular basis and I think performance-wise we've done very well.
"There have been a lot of draws (in the league) but we have created a lot of chances and played good football, you can't knock us for that.
"We have won the Carling Cup and are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. I think it has been a good season and I'm sure the manager is pleased with how it's gone.
"We just have to keep building on it and then do better things next season."