Every trophy is important for Chelsea keeper Cech

Petr Cech solo

Chelsea take on Liverpool in the League Cup semi final with Petr Cech looking to win as many trophies as possible.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has said the squad is determined to succeed in every competition it is a part of, according to the club’s official website.

The Blues take on Liverpool at Anfield in the League Cup semi final on Tuesday having not reached the final of the competition since 2008.

Goalkeeper Cech, who has seen himself become number two to Belgian Thibaut Courtois this season, says the squad is keen to produce two big performances against Brendan Rodgers’ side and reach the final once more.

“Every trophy is important and I never compare,” Cech said to the club’s official website.

“Obviously if you win the Champions League there is a difference but over the course of one particular season you want to win every game, and winning every trophy is the aim.”

The first trophy Chelsea won under Jose Mourinho was the Carling Cup in 2005, with them defeating Tuesday's opponents Liverpool on that occasion. It was also the first medal Cech won as a Chelsea player, and the player has been reflecting on their success ahead of this year's semi final. 

‘Winning that first trophy convinced us all we were going in the right direction,” said the Czech.

“In the February we had one trophy under our belt and we knew we were in a great position to win the league. It’s always important to make sure you play every game to win and every competition is important.”

The last time the London side won the competition was back in 2007, with Didier Drogba scoring twice to see off Arsenal. Last season they reached the quarter-finals, and they were beaten by eventual winners Swansea in 2012-13.

That means the 'keeper is taking nothing for granted against Liverpool, despite the fact the Blues have won on their last two visits to Anfield, with goals from Gary Cahill and Diego Costa securing a 2-1 victory earlier in the season.

“We know that we’ve won big games there in the past,” says Cech. “It will be a difficult match and there will be a big atmosphere, but we know we’re capable of winning away from home and hopefully we’ll play well and make it three wins there in a row.”

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