Jay Spearing says Liverpool are desperate to prove themselves tonight against Carling Cup opponents Manchester City.

Spearing believes last week's league game taught the players a lot.

"We know what we have to do better and we will be better," he told liverpoolfc.tv.

"We will get at them right from the off and I still feel we can cause them a lot of problems.

"They are going to be two massive games and I don't see any reason why we can't make the final."