Liverpool fear nobody in FA Cup draw, says Lallana

Adam Lallana

The former Southampton man says his new side fears nobody in the FA Cup after their win at Crystal Palace.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is letting other sides worry about his team in the FA Cup draw, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park to progress into the quarter-finals of the competition, and will now wait to discover their next opponents when the draw is made on Monday.

Brenda Rodgers’s side are on a fine run of form having just lost just once in their last 16 matches, a far cry from the poor form they were showing at the beginning of the season, and Lallana admits confidence is sky-high in the squad.

“Regardless of who is in it, we feel we have got a good chance,” Lallana said.

“We’ll just prepare for whoever is in our way in the next round and go into the game looking to get the win. We knew we were going to have to be patient. We came here a few months ago and were in a completely different place to where we are now.”

Liverpool found themselves behind at Selhurst Park after a mistake from defender Martin Skrtel ended up in Fraizer Campbell firing Palace in front early on.

However, a tactical change from manager Rodgers saw Liverpool hit back in the second half with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Lallana, with the second coming courtesy of a rebound from substitute Mario Balotelli’s free-kick.

Goalscorer Lallana has now admitted that he and his teammates still believed they would prevail at half time and is delighted to have scored his fifth goal of the season.

“We were still confident at half time,” Lallana added.

“We created a lot of chances in the first half, we just weren’t ruthless enough. Mario came on for an extra presence up front. I gambled that he [Julian Speroni] was going to parry it [the free-kick] and just put it in so I was delighted.”

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