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​Liverpool U18 coach Lewtas eyeing FA Youth Cup glory

Liverpool under-18 coach Barry Lewtas is hoping that his team can win the FA Youth Cup.

The Reds are preparing for a fifth round game against Wigan Athletic.

If they win, it puts them in the quarter finals, where they will meet Bury.

Given that Manchester United and Chelsea are already out of the competition, it is a big chance for the Reds.

They have not won the FA Youth Cup since 2007.

Lewtas said to reporters: "We want to try and win it. We've got some good players and we've done well in the competition so far but we're not looking beyond this game.

"The focus is on Wigan. We've done our homework on them. They have taken 43 points out of 45 and haven't lost in 25 games. They have a goal difference of plus 44 and haven't conceded more than two in a game.

"This isn't an underdog. We're playing against a team who are used to winning. We know a few of their boys who spent time here in the past.

"They will be coming to Chester fancying their chances but we have to make sure they're playing against a team at a level they haven't faced so far this season."

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