Dalglish: No Wembley hangover

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Kenny Dalglish has urged his Liverpool players to focus on the weekend encounter against West Brom, and ensure they do not suffer a hangover from their exploits in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

The Reds emerged victorious from the FA Cup Merseyside derby clash with Everton at Wembley last weekend; with goals from Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll ensuring progression into the final of the historic competition.

Liverpool will now meet Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 5, having already triumphed in the Carling Cup at Wembley this season.

But, with points still to play for in the Premier League, Dalglish knows where the focus must now lie, and hopes for a cup-inspired performance against West Brom on Sunday.

"It's now a case of getting ourselves back down to earth after Wembley," Dalglish told a press conference.

"We've not got much experience of dealing with big games and the matches that follow it. A few of the lads have been through it, but mainly we are a new team and this is a new test for the majority.

"We were delighted with the response after winning the Carling Cup (in February).

"The following weekend we went out and produced one of our best performances of the season against Arsenal. With a bit more luck we would have enjoyed a very good win (Liverpool lost 2-1).

"Now we're just off the back of another good result at Wembley, and we want a similar response, albeit with a different result."

Liverpool have endured a miserable time in the league during 2012, winning only three matches since the turn of the year.

But three points against West Brom can propel the Reds into the top six once again, and restore bragging rights of sorts by leapfrogging Everton.

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