AFC Wimbledon will be hoping that they can cause a major upset when they welcome seven-time FA Cup winners Liverpool to Kingsmeadow on Monday night.
Wimbledon will have very fond memories of playing Liverpool when their ‘crazy gang’ defeated the mighty Liverpool’s squad of the 80’s 1-0 in the 1988 final causing one of the biggest upsets in the history of the competition, fast forward to the present day and Neal Ardley’s side sit comfortably in mid-table of League Two in 11th and are currently two games unbeaten with their latest a 4-1 victory over Exeter.
Liverpool have struggled to adapt to life after striker Luis Suarez and the prolonged of Daniel Sturrdige which sees them down in 8th position in the league, however their form is picking up having just lost one of their last 11 games in all competitions but started 2015 with a disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Leicester after leading the foxes 2-0 at half-time. It also has been an eventful end to the week on Merseyside with captain and club legend Steven Gerrard announcing that he will leave Anfield after 16 years at the end of the season and is expected to join a team in the MLS.
Life-long Liverpool supporter Adebayo Akinfenwa is fit and expected to start but the striker insists that he put his loyalty to one side for the match on Monday.
He said: "It doesn't get any bigger than this. To play against my boyhood team will be the highlight of my career.”
Sammy Moore is also fit to play aswell as youngster Jake Goodman who is eligible to play his final game of his loan spell before returning to Millwall, defenders Jack Smith (hamstring) and Andy Frampton (ankle) are set to miss out.
Defender Martin Skrtel returns from suspension for Liverpool and fellow defender Dejan Lovren could make his first appearance since December 17 after recovering from a groin injury. Steven Gerrard is expected to be rested while Mario Balotelli will need an assessment after missing the draw with Leicester through injury.
Written by @Danialkennedy95