Bournemouth star comments on 'world-class' Liverpool

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Bournemouth will face Liverpool in the League Cup quarter-finals, reaching the stage for the first time in their history.

A 2-1 victory over Premier League side West Bromwich Albion was enough to guide the Cherries into the last-16 for the first time in the history of the club, with goals from Eunan O’Kane and Callum Wilson enough to finalise the historic event.

It is the second piece of club history made in the space of a week, with Saturday’s 8-0 victory over managerless Birmingham City registering as the club’s largest ever victory in the Football League, and they will be keen to create more history by knocking eight-times winners Liverpool out of the competition to reach the semi-finals.

The Cherries squad consists of three Reds fans, and club captain Tommy Elphick - who has been a fanatical Liverpool follower since childhood - is delighted that the two teams have been drawn together.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Elphick said: “As a Liverpool supporter, I certainly could not have wished for a better draw. It is great for the club, our supporters and the town.

“We are really looking forward to the game and it promises to be a great occasion. The ground was rocking against West Brom last night and it will be another full-house.

“The Liverpool squad is packed with world-class players and it will be a great test for us. A home draw was what we wanted and we have got our wish.”

Knocking the Reds out the tournament would see the high-flying Championship club in the semi-finals, and Elphick is keen to see the Cherries progress all the way to the final.

“There are only two rounds to the final,” he added.

“We are not talking about a cup which is taken lightly, this is a serious competition. We have gone a long way but want to keep progressing and moving forward.”

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