Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is desperate for his side to secure victory today…
Emre Can is desperate to win today in order to evoke memories of one of the worst moments of his fledgling Liverpool career – watching on as his side were beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in November.
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The German was a 74th minute substitute in the game, but failed to rescue the Reds in arguably our darkest moment of the season. Thankfully, things have turned around no end since then, with the 21-year-old becoming an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Can, who was quoted by Liverpool’s official website, said: “We definitely won’t be thinking about that. We’ve just got to think about the game and go on and try to win it, rather than think about anything that’s happened in the past.
“We want to win and go through. I think when we lost 3-1 at Crystal Palace we were on a bad run. We weren’t on form and we were at a development stage.
“Now it is completely different – we are playing in a different way with a different line-up. Perhaps it wasn’t our day, but the way we played wasn’t quite right. Now it is completely different.
“That’s how we want to show ourselves on Saturday. We want to go there and win. It is a cup game and we will give 100 per cent to try to win it and go through to the next round.”