Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists that any talk of reaching Wembley is banned in the Reds dressing room, despite the desire to reach the final, liverpoolfc.tv
The 31 year old’s return from injury has sparked the Liverpool dressing room, but defeat at Bolton on the weekend left a sour taste in manager Kenny Dalglish’s mouth. Liverpool are expected to backlash with an impressive performance over Manchester City on Wednesday and a positive result on their 1-0 win at The Etihad Stadium should take them through to the Carling Cup final. The Reds also face Manchester United at the weekend in a mouth-watering FA Cup fourth round fixture, but Gerrard has played down talk of Wembley in the dressing room and insists the focus is on beating City first at Anfield.
Gerrard said: It (Wembley talk) has got to be banned because we haven’t made it there yet. Of course it enters your mind and you dream about it. That helps when it comes to motivation, but I don’t think any of our players will be getting carried away or thinking we’ve already done the job. We know this is a big game and a tough game.’
The Reds are desperate to reach the final and Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is hopeful his side will have enough to get past a difficult opponent in Manchester City. Dalglish has steered a revival at the club since his appointment in January 2011 and now has Liverpool back fighting for domestic honours, even if their league form is under par. In the cup competitions, the Reds have performed well and will need a good performance tonight to get past the league leaders.
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