Cameron Jerome is getting quite accustomed to performing on the big stage.

He might have spectacularly failed his audition when he was sent off just five minutes into his Birmingham City debut last August. But since then he has delivered when it matters most.

He scored two vital promotion-sealing goals for Blues in April, the first in the last minute at Molineux, then the following weekend against Sheffield Wednesday to settle the nerves at St Andrew's, the goal that took Blues back to the Premiership.

It was his two goals, one inside the first 30 seconds, at Pride Park last month that so thrillingly earned Blues their first Premiership win.

Today, at Anfield, against Liverpool comes his biggest test yet.

Jerome has had his fair share of big games.

"I played for England Under-21s last season in the first game at the new Wembley," he said. "In my second year at Cardiff, I played at Highbury in the FA Cup."

He scored too that day, a late consolation in a 2-1 win. He also came off the bench at Stamford Bridge when Steve Bruce's men went down 3-2 on the first weekend of the season. Jerome was also part of the Blues side who went and beat Newcastle United 5-1 at a half-full St James' Park in January.

But, having seen his stock at St Andrew's rise rapidly over the last month to become Bruce's first-choice striker (keeping the likes of Garry O'Connor and Mikael Forssell sidelined), he admits that today's trip to the red side of Stanley Park represents his biggest stage yet.

"Liverpool are massive," said Jerome. "And, yes, I'd say this would have to be the biggest game I've played in.

"But these are the games you relish. The ones you want to be in the Premier League for, playing against the big boys."

Jerome also insists that his side have nothing to fear, even against a Liverpool side who knocked in six on their last home outing three weeks ago, admittedly only against everyone's relegation favourites Derby County.

Instead, the Blues striker prefers to point to the result Liverpool had last weekend, when they were held to a goalless draw at Portsmouth, Manchester United's defeat to their neighbours at Eastlands last month and Chelsea's upset at Villa Park a fortnight later.

The big boys are clearly beatable. And Jerome and his team, further fuelled by the fact that Blues have got results on their last two trips to Anfield, are in the mood to prove it.

"There's already been a few shock results handed out over the first few weeks of the season," said Jerome. "And, especially on the back of the win we had against Bolton last week, we'll be going up there looking to cause an upset.

"The big thing is not to sit back and star gaze. This is where you want to be. You've seen them on the box and it's where you dream of being.

"But while we've got to give them respect, we've also got to look to get stuck in and not give their quality players time on the ball, or they'll pick us off."

Jerome also knows that, if Blues are to cause the Premiership's biggest shock of the season so far, by repeating the win they enjoyed at Anfield three seasons ago, it could revolve round him.

"It's part and parcel of being in the top league," said Jerome. "It's my job to score goals and the most important thing is to help the team get three points.

"It was a hard league to get out of last season, but there's a good feeling about the club."

Although Jerome has not scored since that pair at Pride Park, he still has a good feeling about himself too.

"I worked hard over the summer, came back for pre-season like everyone else and was as fit as anyone else. Then I had a bit of a niggle which kept me out of a few of the friendlies but I came through that and scored a few in pre-season so I was quite optimistic going into the first game.

"Obviously then I didn't feature as much as I'd have liked until the Derby game.

"I got a start because I'd worked hard in training and took my chance with those goals. But it helps when you've got Eric Black to work with. He's one of the best striker coaches in the country.

"And you also improve when you're playing with better players. The manager's done well in the summer to bring in what he's got and things have gone all right for us so far."