League Cup Kicks Off For Reds

Exeter gaining promotion to League Two in 2008...


Liverpool face Exeter tomorrow night at St James Park. A slightly smaller capacity than the matching named North East stadium, it should be an interesting fixture for the home fans tomorrow seeing the stars of Dalglish's side on their turf.

For those of you that don't know much about our opposition tomorrow i will try to give you a quick round up on The Grecians.

Exeter are currently in League One and last year they finished in a respectable 8th place. The club itself is owned by the fans through Exeter City Supporters Trust. Their top goalscorer from last season Richard Logan nabbed himself 11 goals by the end of the 2010/2011 campaign and is still with the club.

In terms of past meetings the clubs have only met on four occasions. Liverpool have been victorious in all four matches one of which saw a 6-0 win for the Reds.

It's been 29 years since the sides last met and there's no way of guessing what Exeter will have to offer. Dalglish is predicted to play a weakened side, probably one consisting highly of youth. I still think we'll see Kelly and Flanagan though who fall into both the youth category and the more experienced first team one.

After the disaster of Northampton last season Liverpool will be looking to improve on their efforts in the League Cup. As mentioned before i think it's a competition we can win and even without fielding our star men game in game out, with the size of the squad we have at the moment we can chop and change as we please.

Whatever happens tomorrow night the magic of the cup is sure to make it an enjoyable fixture between the two sides, my prediction however is a Liverpool romp, perhaps 3 or 4 nil, however i would much rather see Exeter come at us, i just don't think they're going to find it easy to score.

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