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Barnsley boss Davey reveals Moyes influence in Liverpool shock

Barnsley boss Simon Davey revealed Everton manager Dave Moyes had a big influence in their shock FA Cup victory at Liverpool.

Moyes is believed to have given Davey help with his preparation for the trip to Anfield and Swansea-born Davey said: "I owe David Moyes a lot.

"When I joined Preston from Carlisle, David was still a player. But he became assistant manager and then the boss.

"My career was ended when I was 27 after a back injury. David gave me the job running the youth team, and I will always be grateful.

"When your career ends like that you worry about where the next pay cheque is coming from, and I will always be thankful for what David Moyes did for me.

"I went on to take my coaching badges and now here I am with a side one step away from the FA Cup semi-finals, which will be played at Wembley this season."

Davey, a Liverpool supporter as a boy, admits he was surprised and encouraged by seeing Steven Gerrard's name among the substitutes when the teams were announced at Anfield.

He said: "I looked at the sheet and saw that Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Jose Reina were not involved. I accept that they have top stars to come in, but when I put the names of their players up on the board before the game I felt we had a chance, it gave us hope."

And Davey explained the Tykes' tactics, saying: "We made sure we stopped the supply up to Peter Crouch, and got into their faces.

"We played Crouch well all day and then our centre-half Stephen Foster managed to get above him at the other end to head home our equaliser."

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