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Paul Konchesky reveals what Steven Gerrard said prior to FA Cup screamer in '06

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Paul Konchesky was always a bit of a strange signing for Liverpool when he made the move to Merseyside in 2010.

After enjoying relative success with Roy Hodgson at Fulham, the left-back followed his boss to Anfield in a deal worth around £4 million.

Like Hodgson, the two-time England international would only last one season with the Reds and it just didn't work out.

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Still, it must have been a career-high to have played alongside the likes of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres while he did, but that wasn't his first interaction with the former by a long shot.

You can consider that pun fully intended as Konchesky was a part of the West Ham side that faced Liverpool in the 2006 FA Cup final.

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You know, the game where Gerrard scored an absolutely ridiculous volley?

If your memory needs jogging, here's one of Gerrard's most famous goals below.

The Liverpool legend would score a brace that day, the second of which was the goal in question to tie up the score at 3-3 in the 91st minute.

Liverpool would go on to win the game via penalties - of which Gerrard also scored - but after appearing opposite Max Rushden and Rachel Riley on Fantasy Football Club, Konchesky explained what Gerrard told him just before scoring that legendary goal.

"Just before that, Maxi, he was limping around and I said to him 'Steve, I think you've gotta be careful' - I think he was going away with England - so I said 'You want to be careful not to get injured'.

"He said 'Nah, nah, it's only a bit of cramp', then the ball came out to him and he's volleyed it in the top corner.

"Well, I think if it had landed to anyone else it could have gone anywhere, but Stevie, with his technique and all that, it's ended up in the top corner. Devastating really."

From cramp to FA Cup hero in a matter of seconds. There was only one Steven Gerrard.

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