English Premiership

Can hoping for Reds victory

2015-01-20 13:50
Emre Can (Getty Images)
Emre Can (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Liverpool's Emre Can is looking forward to playing against Chelsea again after scoring his first Anfield goal against the Blues, but would prefer a victory this time around.

The Reds welcome Chelsea to Anfield tonight in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final, and Can is hoping his teammates have what it takes to grab a win against the Premier League leaders.

The German put the Reds ahead when the Blues visited Merseyside in November, but Gary Cahill and Diego Costa eventually gave Jose Mourinho's men the win.

"It was incredible, you can't describe it," Can told the club’s website. "I scored the goal and I think it's the best feeling as a player you could ever have.

"To be honest I was thinking about this in the car the other day. I scored the goal against Chelsea and it would be great to repeat that again this time, but the most important thing is to beat them. Hopefully we will do that - we will give everything in this cup tie."

A win against Chelsea, including the second leg at Stamford Bridge, will lead the Reds to a League Cup final against either Tottenham or Sheffield United. Can is hoping to get on the Wembley pitch after watching from the bench when former club Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League final in London.

"It's an incredible stadium and I want to play there," he said. "I hope we can get there by winning the semi-final."

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