Brighton youngster Craig Noone is hoping to continue the Seagulls’ undefeated season by upsetting Liverpool when the two sides face off in the Carling Cup.
Brighton have already caused one upset this season, defeating Sunderland 1-0 in the second round of the competition, and now Noone believes that the club can continue riding the success train and defeat his boyhood club as well.
"We're not going to think just because it's Liverpool that we can't play our own game and go for it," Noone said.
"We'll worry about our own football and be confident going into it."
The 23-year-old revealed excitement went into overdrive when he found out he would be facing the Merseyside club.
"We were in the players' lounge ahead of the Peterborough game having a bite to eat," he remembered.
"When Liverpool came out, me and Alan Navarro [midfielder and former Liverpool trainee] just went wild. We were running around and dancing, and there was a celebration in the lounge."
Noone has a personal connection to Liverpool as well. The winger worked as a roofer before becoming a professional footballer, and has already met Steven Gerrard after tiling the Liverpool skipper’s roof.
"I worked on Steven's house doing the roof," Noone said.
"It'll be a bit of a difference for him, from seeing me tiling his roof to playing against him.
"He'll obviously have a word and telling me how far I've come. Hopefully, he'll be fit. It would be great to play against him."
Brighton’s start to the season has been nothing short of a dream come true
for the club; the Seagulls are currently top of the Npower Championship table and Noone says it’s more than anyone had hoped for.
"I think we're all pinching ourselves. We're doing well, but I think we'll all be looking at the table for the next two weeks," he concluded.
"Coming back, we need to be focused, switched on and carry on the form we've been in."
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