GOALS from Luis Suarez and Stewart Downing gave Liverpool a 2-1 win and a place at Wembley for the second time this season as they made the FA Cup semi-final with victory over Stoke City. Peter Crouch scored Stoke’s goal.
The draw was made immediately after the game and Liverpool were drawn against the winners of the replay between Sunderland and Everton.
Everton were held at home yesterday but knowing they face a possible Merseyside derby next month might just give them the extra incentive to get victory in the North East. David Moyes spoke out a few times in the lead-up to the derby this week about how much importance he places on trying to beat the Reds. Liverpool won 3-0 on Tuesday.
The other semi-final is between Tottenham or Bolton and Chelsea. The Tottenham and Bolton match was abandoned yesterday after Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba collapsed shortly before half-time. Muamba is currently critical in hospital.
The semi-finals are scheduled for the weekend of April 14th and 15th, which means Liverpool would be expecting their semi-final to be held on the Saturday. April 15th is the 23 anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.