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"It is a dream fixture for me personally. Liverpool is the club I grew up supporting and the club I grew up playing youth football for. I came very close to making my professional debut for them but I started my coaching career with their youth team, working alongside Steven Gerrard in my final seasons at the club. It is a club I owe a lot to, particularly Gerrard, John Henry, Jürgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and the other coaching staff who have been great to me, and still are great to me whenever I need advice.
The occasion won't distract me. While Liverpool will always have a place in my heart, it is Oxford City that will be on my sleeve and my love for my current club is strong too. We will look to perform as professionally as possible and to give Liverpool the game of their lives when they come to visit us next month.
We know they're a very capable side. Despite selling Mo Salah in the summer, they brought in one of the best midfielders in the world in Saúl. They have Mané, Firmino, Fabinho, van Dijk, Alisson and, of course, Trent, a player I spent years coaching. They have a very capable squad and are one of the best clubs in world football. It will be our toughest challenge yet, since I have come to the club, but one we want to have. It is a sign of the progress we have made that we are playing against such a magnificent football club."
"January was to be an exciting month for Oxford City in the FA Cup. The players were beginning to feel the fatigue from a long season so far, but the occasions ahead were sure to give them the extra boost required."
PotM Awards: 0
Fouls Committed: 36 (1.57 per game)
Fouls Against: 22 (0.96 per game)
Yellow Cards: 6
Red Cards: 0
Shots On Target Ratio: 77.78% (7/9)
Dribbles Completed: 5 (0.22 per game)
Key Passes: 27 (1.17 per game)
Crosses Completed: 0 (0.00 per game)
Pass Completion Ratio: 80.05% (955/1,193)
Headers Won: 54 (2.35 per game)
Minutes Played: 1,526
Average Rating: 7.12
Key Tackles: 0 (0 per game)
Tackles Won Ratio: 93.75% (45/48)
Interceptions: 36 (1.57 per game)
Distance Covered: 201.0km (8.74km per game)
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Wage: £675 p/w
"It is a dream tie for myself, personally. Liverpool Football Club are a side I will always have a place for in my heart. I spent my childhood adoring the club and being a part of their setup. I very nearly had the opportunity to play professionally for them, only for an unfortunate injury to take over.
Perhaps the injury was for the best. I wouldn't be here now, as manager of Oxford City, had I not picked up that injury. Everything that has happened has put me in this position right now, up against the club I have been a part of for the vast majority of my life to date.
I won't let my feelings for Liverpool distract me from the task at hand. We will show the club due respect but we will play the game of our lives. We will give them a challenge, I can assure everybody of that, and we will give everything in a fight for the win. I think we can do it, but we need to be at the very best of our abilities to make it happen.
I am so proud of my players for reaching this stage of the competition. Not many non-League teams have reached the Fifth Round before, so we can look back at our passage to the Fifth Round with pride. We have played some memorable games with some memorable performances. We just need one more to reach the Sixth Round."
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