Cherries right back, Simon Francis, is confident that several members of the current Cherries squad will go on to emulate members of the Liverpool squad, and make it big in the Premiership.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Francis is quoted as saying: "Because we are not in the same league, it is a one-off game for us to relish the chance to play against top players. We have a lot of young lads in our team who I think, ability-wise, can go all the way and definitely play in the Premier League and match the players we will be playing against in the Liverpool team. There is no reason why we can’t go out there, give our all and, hopefully, get a positive result. But we will be playing against top players – the likes of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard – who are on top form. It is almost a no-pressure game for us. I don’t think too many people will be expecting that much, especially if they put out a strong team, which I expect them to. I don’t see why they wouldn’t. We won’t change the way we play, we will pass the ball, they will do the same and I really think it will make for an entertaining game".