Football

'Bring on Chelsea'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he is relishing the prospect of facing Chelsea in the League Cup semi-finals, after defeating Bournemouth 3-1.

Jose Mourinho's team, currently top of the Premier League, had won 2-1 at Anfield this season but Rodgers, who has been under pressure after Liverpool's poor showing, is confident his side can make amends with a place in the Wembley final at stake in the two-legged tie next month.

"It will be a fantastic tie," said Rodgers. "If you want to win this competition, you have to play against the good sides. We're into the semi-final, it's over two legs and it didn't matter who we got. We needed to get there, it's Chelsea and we look forward to it."

League One side Sheffield United will face Tottenham in the other semi-final.

The Blades shocked Premier League side Southampton 1-0 at Bramall Lane on Tuesday and will travel to White Hart Lane for the first leg. Spurs booked their last-four spot with a 4-0 demolition of Newcastle yesterday morning. - AFP.

SEMI-FINALS

  • Liverpool v Chelsea

  • Tottenham v 
Sheffield United



*Two-legged ties to be played 
on Jan 20 & 21 and 27 & 28.