Carlisle United boss Keith Curle has revealed that he will be using footage of Liverpool players under-performing to inspire his squad.
Former Premier League defender Curle brings his side to face the Reds at Anfield in the League Cup and is hoping that defensive errors from Brendan Rodgers’ squad will be the catalyst for a shock in.
“We’ll show them clips of Liverpool when they do things wrong.” he said.
“I’m lucky and have experienced Anfield as a player. The secret is to play the game, not the occasion.
“If you go there with any fear, you don’t perform. The players will be relaxed before the game.
“Mistakes do happen, they do concede goals. Can we score against Liverpool? Damn right we can!
“If you think you’re going to get turned over, there’s no real point in you going. You’d send the youth team on a mini-bus and save all the money. But we’re not. We do believe we’re going to go there, put in a committed performance and have a chance of progressing. If you don’t believe, you don’t get.
Rodgers is expected to field fringe players despite facing scathing criticism of Liverpool’s recent form in the top-flight.
“If Liverpool turn up and perform, it could take a very committed performance from ourselves to stay in the game. If they take their foot off the gas, we could surprise them.
“We’ve shown we’re an attacking threat, but sometimes we leave the door slightly ajar. We need to make sure our decision-making is right.
“We went through some scenarios and attacking points, and by the time we stopped their threat, we realised we had thirteen outfield players on the pitch, and two goalies. They might notice that!
“As part of our due-diligence we’ve also had their Under-21s watched. They’ve got more than enough. There’s some real quality inside that football club. By rights Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush could still play.
“But we will be committed and we will have a game plan. I’ve not implemented it yet to the players – I want to leave it as late as possible because it’s going to take some working out.” he finished.