Chadwell Chatter

Hello everyone,

When I was little, I was a Liverpool fan and every time they played in the FA Cup, I wanted the Reds to win.

When they won the FA Cup in 2001, I was only eleven and I remember watching the final when Michael Owen scored twice as Liverpool beat Arsenal.

Every time Liverpool played, me and my family and lots of my friends want them to win, but on Saturday it’s going to be a different matter – I want to beat them for the third time this season!

It’s the FA Cup and we want to progress to the next round and go as far as we can in the competition and we know it’s going to be a tough game, but it’s one we’re relishing.

It’s always nice going back home and seeing all my family and friends as well, and most of them will be at the game, but the most important thing is we get through to the next round.”

Anfield is one of the best grounds in England and it’s a real thrill to play there, especially being a Liverpool fan as a kid. Atmosphere-wise, they always have fantastic support, but hopefully we can silence them and get through.”

We most definitely we believe we can beat them. It’s the FA Cup, it’s Liverpool and it’s another incentive to do well on the day and I’m sure all the boys are looking forward to it.

We are playing well at the moment and we beat them away and then beat them at home and we’ve yet to concede a goal, so hopefully that can continue.

Before I go, I want to say a word or two about Sam Byram. I’ve played against Sam in the Championship many times when I was at Ipswich and he’s still only 22 and has plenty of years ahead of him in the game.

He’s played well over 100 games at the age of 22 and I always knew he was good enough to play in the Premier League, and he was fantastic against Manchester City.

Sam is cup-tied on Saturday, but the rest of us will be travelling up and doing everything we can to take the next step down the road to Wembley.

Safe trip to everyone going up to Liverpool on Saturday!