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Xabi admits Liverpool struggles

Xabi Alonso hopes to re-establish himself at Liverpool by turning in a starring performance against Barnsley today in the FA Cup.

Alonso admitted: "It hasn't been an easy season for me. Ask any player what it's like coming back from injury and they will tell you the most important thing is to get a run of games.

"Wembley is a big incentive for me because it is such a special place and I have never played there before.

"To be just two games away is a big thing but we have to do our job against Barnsley, otherwise we will not be going."

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