English Premiership

Lallana: We have FA Cup chance

2015-02-16 10:03
Adam Lallana (Supplied)
Adam Lallana (Supplied)

Cape Town - After sealing Liverpool's passage into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, attacking midfielder Adam Lallana admits that Liverpool have a big opportunity to win this year's competition.

Lallana insists that his side are not concerned about the big names left in the draw ahead of the Monday's quarter-final fixture announcement.  

"Regardless of who is in it, we feel we have got a good chance," Lallana told beIN SPORTS.

"We'll just prepare for whoever is in our way in the next round and go into the game looking to get the win.

"We knew we were going to have to be patient. We came here a few months ago and were in a completely different place to where we are now.

"We were still confident at half-time. We created a lot of chances in the first half, we just weren't ruthless enough. Mario came on for an extra presence up front.

"We got two reasonably early goals in the second half and dug in well at the end. We thoroughly deserve our place in the next round.

"It's a very difficult place, credit to the fans - the ground was bouncing before the game and especially when they got their goal. We did well to nullify them to very few chances. We're delighted we're in the next round."

Four days after notching a crucial winner past Tottenham Hotspur, Mario Balotelli made a game-changing contribution once more.

Having drawn a foul at the edge of the area, it was the Italian's powerful, swerving set-piece that bamboozled Speroni and set up Lallana to capitalise.

"He hits it with a technique which is difficult for the 'keeper to collect," said the goalscorer.

"I gambled that he was going to parry it and just put it in. So I was delighted."

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