Liverpool skipper Gerrard: Carling Cup gives us edge on Everton

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard feels their Carling Cup triumph gives them an edge over Everton in their FA Cup semifinal.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard feels their Carling Cup triumph gives them an edge over Everton in their FA Cup semifinal.

Everton may be in better form heading into the semi-final, but Gerrard believes Liverpool's successful trip to the capital in February gives them confidence.

"I think it will help us having been to Wembley. It was a lot of our squad's first experience of being there so that experience can only help us," he said.

"The Carling Cup run has helped us and given us a taste of Wembley and that is the reason why we have done so well in the FA Cup as well.

"I don't think we played well against Cardiff and I think some players will learn that sometimes when you go to Wembley you have to forget about the occasion and what is going on around you.

"We were maybe guilty of thinking about the occasion rather than the game."

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