Liverpool icon John Aldridge says they must take the Carling Cup seriously this season.
The Reds face Exeter City tonight.
"The Carling Cup is a priority for Liverpool this season and that's something we haven't said for many years," Aldridge told liverpoolfc.tv.
"We want to get to Wembley and this competition offers us a great chance of doing that.
"It's a huge banana skin and I don't think we can afford to take any chances.
"There are players who would benefit from another game like Dirk Kuyt and Andy Carroll.