Liverpool advanced to the finals after a 2-2 draw against Manchester City at Anfield on Thursday (1/26/2012). At the peak of their game will be dealing with Cardiff City, who drove after getting rid of Crystal Palace.
The Reds will face other teams from this weekend’s Manchester: Manchester United, which has never won at Anfield in the last four meetings there.
The note could mean good for Liverpool, but the direction of Kenny Dalglish’s squad had only 48 hours after the match against City to prepare themselves.
Still, Gerrard remains optimistic. “We must prepare for and recover within 48 hours we had a big game in the FA Cup,” he said on the official club website.
“We want to do the same thing (qualified for the finals) in the competition. We want to go as far as possible,” he continued.
In the last meeting at Anfield, Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with the Red Devils. At that time, contributed a goal by Gerrard free kick.