Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing does not think last week's defeat to Manchester City will have any bearing on their two-legged Carling Cup semi-final.

The Reds return to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday just eight days after they departed having lost 3-0 in the Barclays Premier League with a performance which was characterised by individual errors.

But Spearing believes the defeat taught Kenny Dalgish's men a lot, and told "We know what we have to do better and we will be better. We will get at them right from the off and I still feel we can cause them a lot of problems."

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