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Paul Robinson cannot wait to face Liverpool at the weekend after Blackburn's dramatic surge into the Carling Cup semi-finals.

Rovers beat Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea in the quarter-finals at Ewood Park on Wednesday thanks to a 4-3 penalty shootout victory.

Robinson, who saved Gael Kakuta spotkick to secure the victory, said: "Bring on Liverpool. The cup run is a huge boost for our confidence. Okay, that wasn't Chelsea's first-team, but it was still a pretty decent side they had out."

He added: "We did a good job on them and now we have Liverpool on Saturday and they will not be looking forward to that.

"It will be a difficult game but they won't be too keen on playing us in this form and at Ewood where our record has been fantastic.

"We always have confidence now at home, so we do not have any fears about Liverpool coming here next."

Robinson was delighted with the overall performance against Chelsea, adding: "It was a great game and a great night for everyone here. Amazing.

"On the balance of play we deserved to win. After 90 minutes we deserved to win, and then in extra time. Chelsea equalised during injury time in extra-time, and I am very disappointed with that goal.

"I didn't deal with the cross like I should have done, it was a really difficult time to do something like that. As a goalkeeper I felt that I had to make amends for that and hopefully the penalty shoot-out did just that.

"I had to get focused. It was such a late stage of the game to do something like that, it was very disappointing but I had to get it out of my mind quickly, to concentrate on the penalties, not just for me, but for the lads."

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