Steven Gerrard looks ahead to Liverpool's cup semi-final with Chelsea

Steven Gerrard

Gerrard has played in many semi-finals against the Blues.

One of the brighter points of Liverpool's disappointing campaign so far has been their run in the League Cup, which sees them standing 180 minutes away from a trip to Wembley.

Standing in their way is Chelsea - who have been in terrific form this season having lost just the one game in all competitions - and meeting the Blues under Jose Mourinho is something Gerrard is familiar with.

He said: “It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster so to get a good win and look forward to two very exciting games against Chelsea is a big lift.

“It will be tough as on current form they’re the best team in the country but it will be two great games, and two great atmospheres. If we can through, it’s a great chance to get another cup."

It seems as though whoever comes through this semi-final will be the side labelled as favourites to lift the cup at Wembley, with Tottenham facing Sheffield United in the other tie.

The Reds will look to take some sort of advantage to Stamford Bridge in the second leg given the formidable domestic record the Blues have on their own patch, and the task for Brendan Rodgers to get the better of his old master over two legs is a formidable one - though one he has admitted to relishing.

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