Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish. REUTERS

Jordi Gomez believes Wigan have nothing to fear against Liverpool on Wednesday, after they came from behind to draw with Chelsea at the weekend.

The Latics will be encouraged by an impressive display against the Blues on Saturday night, as Gomez's late goal earned them a well-earned point at the DW Stadium.

Roberto Martinez's side are currently 18th in the Premier League, one point from safety and they face a stern test from Champions League-hopefuls Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Liverpool moved above Newcastle into sixth on Sunday, courtesy of a 2-0 win against Aston Villa in Birmingham.

Craig Bellamy and Martin Skrtel scored for Liverpool as they registered their fifth away win of the season but Gomez says Wigan's recent performances will give the Latics cause for optimism.

"In the last three or four games, the team has played very well and with confidence, and that allows all the players to show their best form which brings about the results we've been having," the Spanish midfielder told the Wigan Evening Post.

"This result means we go into Wednesday's game against Liverpool with belief, and we don't care who the opposition is when we play like we know we can.

"No-one can deny we deserved at least a point against Chelsea, and the challenge now is to pick up at least the same result on Wednesday night."

Wigan are in the midst of a tough December that has increased the pressure on boss Roberto Martinez. The Latics lost to Arsenal at the beginning of the month and, after Wednesday's match against Liverpool, they travel to Manchester United and Stoke before hosting Sunderland on 3 January.

"Yes, it is a hard run over Christmas, but you just have to take it game by game and try to do your best in each game," Gomez added.

"We are not thinking about the games we are playing next week or next month - all we are focused on now is Liverpool and we will be trying our best to get another good result."