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Gerrard finally gets chance to lead Reds out at Wembley

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Steven GerrardLiverpool captain Steven Gerrard will finally get to lead his hometown club out at Wembley on February 26th, against Cardiff City.

All of Gerrard’s previous domestic cup finals where while Wembley was being rebuilt and took place at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium – the 2001 and 2006 FA Cup Finals, and 2001 and 2003 League Cup Finals.

The League Cup Final will be the Reds’ first appearance at the national stadium since it was rebuilt, and since the Reds last played there in 1996.

31-year old Gerrard sacrificed himself for the team as he took a more defensive role against Man City in the second leg on Wednesday night. He protected the back four and ensured City’s array of attacking talent went home defeated.

“To lead them out at Wembley will be a special occasion,” Gerrard said.

“It’s been too long for this club to not be in a major cup final, so it’s nice to finally get there.”

“I’m sure we’ll be massive favourites but we’ve got to show Cardiff respect. It’s going to be the game of their lives. They’re going to be right up for it.”

“They are going to play at a level they’ve not played at before so it’s important that we don’t drop our standards. We’ve got to raise our game and, if we do, I’m sure we can lift the Cup.”

The match with Cardiff will also see Wednesday’s man of the match Craig Bellamy line-up against his hometown club – with whom he was on loan to last season. “It couldn’t be a better final for me,” said the Welshman. “It’s funny how football can work out at times. To get to the final is big for us.”

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  • REDERIK

    No one deserves it more than Stevie I was proud of all the team last night, hopefully the team can build on last nights great performance and go on to lift the cup and hopefully maybe even achieve more, keep the faith and stand by Kenny whilst he rebuilds the team Y.N.W.A

    • AKM

      Did anyone else think Hendo had his best game in the LFC shirt against City? If he can keep putting in these kind of performances then two years down the line we might think of his price as a bargain. I personally really liked his work rate and few of his first touch passes were class.

      • Jtiy1

        YES, Hendos first touch and passing was the best I’ve seen him play, but he was playing in a much more familiar position.
        He had a much freerer role, not stuck out on right wing.

        It was a sacrifice to have Geared taking up Lucas’s role but it allowed Hendo, Adam and Downing to play better.

  • Doggie

    I look forward to seeing that :o)

  • Bill&Bob

    Steve don’t forget the FA Cup and Charity Shield.

  • Shemps

    This is the start of Great things to come: well done lads.
    If we win both knock out cups this season, it would be a sign of greater things to come…..COME on LADS you can do it YNWA

  • Sud

    Respect the hell out of you Gerrard. Hats off to ur loyalty to the club.