Simon Mignolet has been speaking to the media today about our impending League Cup final against Manchester City (via Echo).
We booked our place in the final after a penalty shootout win against Stoke City on Tuesday, while City made sure of their place by beating Everton 4-3 on aggregate on Wednesday.
“We have to look at our own job and make sure we as Liverpool are ready when it is Wembley time,” he said.
“A final is always something difficult, and you have to make sure you are focused on your own job rather than your opponents.”
“We know Manchester City have got a very good side with lots of individual quality but if we are at our best we don’t have to worry about any opponent.”
Mignolet certainly shouldn’t be worried – we’ve got an excellent record against the Blues in recent seasons.
We’ve won three of our last five games against them, with one draw and one loss. The most recent game saw us win 4-1 in Manchester in late-November.
We will actually play City twice in three days, we play the final on Sunday 28th then welcome them to Anfield on Wednesday 2nd.