Aaron Cresswell dreaming of an FA Cup tie against Liverpool
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Ipswich Town left-back Aaron Cresswell is already dreaming of an FA Cup trip to Liverpool – the club he grew up passionately supporting.
The Blues host fourth-placed League One side Preston North End in the third round tomorrow, while Liverpool host League One side Oldham Athletic.
Asked what the FA Cup meant to him, Liverpool-born Cresswell – who was signed from Merseyside club Tranmere Rovers - said: “Everything. When you’re a young boy playing in the streets everything was the FA Cup Final and wanting to score the winner in the FA Cup Final. It’s a massive cup, one of the biggest in the world.
“The first FA Cup Final I remember was the one which Michael Owen scored twice against Arsenal (2001). That was one of the best days as a kid to see Liverpool win the cup.
“Bradford got to the League Cup Final recently, so there is no reason Ipswich can’t have a run in the cup. It would be nice to get in the next round and get a big team, hopefully Liverpool at Anfield.”
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He continued: “I went home the other week and my mum got all the old pictures out. My bedroom was like; Liverpool bed, Liverpool wallpaper, Liverpool lampshade!
“It’s a family thing. My dad used to take me and my younger brother to the games.
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“I always had my little Michael Owen or Robbie Fowler shirt on at that time, pretending I was one of them. Like every kid I started off wanting to be a centre-forward. The goal was my garden fence.
“It would be a happy man if I got to play at Anfield.”
- See tomorrow’s EADT for full match preview.