Potential of Liverpool meeting will motivate Bournemouth in FA Cup – Howe

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes the prospect of facing Liverpool is motivation enough for his side to produce a winning display in their third round clash with Burton Albion next week.

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes the prospect of facing Liverpool is motivation enough for his side to produce a winning display in their third round clash with Burton Albion next week.

The Cherries host the Brewers at Goldsands Stadium (Dean Court) on January 14 and Howe is confident his players will be targeting the fourth round home match-up with the Reds as reward for a possible victory.

"I am sure our supporters and those from Burton were absolutely delighted with the draw," Howe told the Daily Echo. "A home tie against one of the biggest clubs in the country is what everybody hopes for.

"It has certainly upped the stakes for when we play Burton because you always want to test yourself against the best in the world and the Liverpool squad is packed with fantastic players.

"But nobody here is getting ahead of themselves and I am sure it will be the same at Burton. We both have very important league games to prepare for and that is our immediate priority."

 
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