Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has explained the significance of his old club beating Chelsea in the League Cup to the Liverpool Echo.
Fowler has suggested that it’s an opportunity for key players in Brendan Rodgers’ squad to gain confidence as well as an opportunity for the Reds to make a statement of intent ahead of the rest of the season.
“Strikers feed on confidence and if you've got a little goal you obviously go into the next game feeling so much more confident,” said Fowler.
“Fingers crossed it's the start of something special and a good run for both players.”
“We want everyone to play well, we want the forwards to score goals, we want the defenders and midfielders to weigh in with a few more goals as well.”
Fortunately for the Reds, two of the club’s key strikers head into this game with goals in their last game.
Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert have both been searching for form this season and they could both feature this evening, with a good performance adding to the momentum they have started to create for themselves.
It’s also important Liverpool play well against Chelsea this evening from a team point of view because the first half of the campaign was difficult.
There is expectation at the club following their form and performances last season and while the League Cup may be lower profile compared to some of the other competitions Liverpool are in, it does represent a piece of silverware the side can win.
To get to the final, the Reds need to get the better of the Premier League’s best team at the moment and that’s only going to add to the confidence and belief.
This is a real opportunity for Liverpool.