BARROW AFC have the belief they can beat anyone – that’s the verdict of Luca Stephenson.

The youngster, on loan with the Bluebirds from Premier League giants Liverpool, says the squad is confident it has what it takes to see off all comers in League Two.

No one at the club takes any result for granted, but Stephenson admitted that confidence is very high among the squad at the minute.

And with five consecutive home wins it would be hard to argue against that show of confidence.

Speaking to the club’s official Facebook page after the weekend’s 1-0 home win over Crawley Town, Stephenson said: “The lads are really confident, and every time we go out on the pitch it doesn’t matter who we play, home or away, we feel like we can win the game.

“We feel like the staff put out a plan that allows us to go out and play our way and win the game.

“Once Telf (striker Dom Telford who scored the only goal of the game) puts us one up we always feel like we are going to see the game out because we never feel like we are going to concede with Farms (Paul Farman) in goal.

“The back five has been solid for weeks, and that has been the rock of the team, and we can build from that.”

Stephenson admits there was things Barrow could have done better at the weekend, but all in all it was a pleasing result.

He added: “It was a weird kind of game (against Crawley). We had plenty of chances to win it more comfortably in the end.

“We made a little bit hard work of it at times. There was I don’t know how many chances where we could have finished the game off.

“It was strange conditions, but it was good to get the win.”

On a personal level, Stephenson admits that League Football was something totally new to him when he arrived at Folker Street.

But he says he is enjoying the challenge and credits the Barrow defence for much of his progress.

“When you come into this league it is difficult,” he said.

“I’ve never played in League Two before and I have never played this type of footy, but these lads (the defenders) have so they just help you through the game, which is very good.

“I played a lot of games for the 21s (Liverpool Under21s) last year and I trained with Liverpool first-team, so I’ve been around good players before, but the lads here help you get through at this level.”

Stephenson has been largely employed as a right wing-back by Barrow boss Pete Wild.

The player admits it isn’t his first choice position, but has no qualms about doing what’s best for the team.

He added: “I came here as a midfielder, but I played a lot of games at right back last year for the Under-21s, so it’s not unusual for me.

“Wherever I’m put I’ll do a job for the team, I’ll try my best and I will put in 100 per cent.”