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Ashley Williams: Playing at Liverpool is a massive occasion

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

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ASHLEY Williams insists Swansea City will not be distracted by Wembley this weekend because playing at Anfield is another "massive" occasion.

Swansea play their final match before the Capital One Cup final meeting with Bradford on Sunday when they travel to Liverpool.

Michael Laudrup's side won away at Anfield en route to the showpiece and played out a goalless draw there last season.

But despite those visits, the venue has lost none of its magic for Williams.

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"It's still Anfield and it's still a massive game any time you get to play at a stadium like that," said the Swansea centre-back.

"We're going to be up for it because it's a massive occasion.

"Joey (Allen) is there and Brendan (Rodgers) is there so it's always going to be massive."

Despite coming up against his former manager and possibly ex-team-mates in Allen and Fabio Borini, Williams insists the match is not about sentiment.

"We just get on with it, it's just another game," he said.

"You have so many colleagues in this game that you're always playing against someone you know."

One member of the Reds squad less liked by Williams is Luis Suarez.

The in-form striker should again start and has formed a useful front partnership with new arrival Daniel Sturridge.

"He (Suarez) is going to start, he's a good player and they've got Sturridge as well so it's going to be tough defensively," added Williams.

"I haven't thought too much about Suarez, we'll just do our work for Liverpool."

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