Liverpool have to forget about what's happened in the past, says Can

The German midfielder is desperate to get Liverpool to Wembley, starting with revenge at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has told the club’s official site that they have a point to prove to Crystal Palace.

The Reds take on Palace in the FA Cup fifth round this weekend having struggled on their last two visits to Selhurst Park.

They were beaten their 3-1 earlier this season while last season's 3-3 draw, in which Liverpool surrendered a 3-0 lead, is widely regarded as the game which saw the Premier League title slip from their grasp.

Now, Can is adamant that his side won’t be thinking about their prior frustrations in London but they do travel to Palace with a point prove nonetheless.

"We definitely won't be thinking about that,” said Can.

“We've just got to think about the game and go on and try to win it, rather than think about anything that's happened in the past. We want to win and go through.”

Aside from looking to qualify for the Champions League, the Reds have added motivation in the cup, with the final set to take place on Steven Gerrard’s birthday, providing him with a perfect swansong before his exit to MLS.

Can, though, is also desperate to get Liverpool to the FA Cup final, having had a taste of Wembley back in 2013. The 21-year-old was at the stadium to watch the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and is now itching to play there himself.

“It's a very well respected stadium back in Germany," added Can.

"It's a great stadium and we want to get there, all of us, so we've got to win the game at Palace and get nearer to achieving the target of getting to the final at that great stadium."

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