Marco Silva reveals key to Fulham’s deep League Cup run

Fulham play host to Liverpool in the second of two League Cup semi-final legs on Wednesday evening.

Fulham are 2-1 behind in the tie but Liverpool having several key players missing should boost their chances of eking out a result. Back Marco Silva’s side to win on Wednesday at 14/5 with bet365.

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Marco Silva reveals key to Fulham’s League Cup success

Ahead of Wednesday’s meeting with Liverpool, Marco Silva claims a team talk following last season’s shock League Cup defeat to Crawley Town has spurred on Fulham’s run to the semi-finals this term.

Fulham have knocked out Tottenham, Norwich, Ipswich and Everton on the way to the semi-finals this term and are looking to cause another upset vs Liverpool.

On his side’s run this season, Silva reflected: “That first game of Carabao Cup that we played last season was a really poor performance from ourselves — we were out,” Silva recalled. “It was an important moment for us to speak about what was going to be the approach from then.

“It’s a semi-final, a chance to play a final at Wembley. It is not a completely different game [from the first leg], because we are losing 2-1. We were leading for a long time, but they had the capacity with the home support to turn the game for them. We are losing 2-1. It is going to be 90 minutes where we have to be able to chase the result and fight to be at Wembley.

“Liverpool are always a threat. If there is space to attack, they can punish any team in the world. [The winter break] was a moment for them [the players] to switch off and come back fresh again, not just for this game but with the right mindset to fight in all competitions until the end of the season. We have been working hard during the last five games to prepare for the game. The fans are going to be crucial.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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