‘The perfect script’ – Former Liverpool player David Mannix eyes Anfield return

Ex-Liverpool player David Mannix is hoping for an Anfield return in the FA Cup.

Former Liverpool player David Mannix has been talking about the possibility of playing his old club in the FA Cup.

Mannix now plays for Warrington Town, who take on Conference side Gateshead in the second round of the competition on Sunday, and the one-time Liverpool trainee has his eyes on one club in particular if they can make the third-round draw.

Speaking to Chester First, the Warrington captain said, “I’d be lying if I said I’ve not thought about it.

“To get into the third round, and get Liverpool at Anfield, with everything I experienced there, the highs and lows, it would be the perfect script.”

Mannix was a junior member of Liverpool’s Champions League-winning squad back in 2005 and was once hailed as the heir-apparent to Steven Gerrard. But those comparisons have long been forgotten, with the 29-year-old now hoping to get one last chance to turn out at a ground he was once tipped to grace regularly.

The FA Cup has a way of writing those perfect scripts the former Liverpool youngster refers to, and you can be sure he will play the game of his life if it does so again.

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