Conor McGrandles says everyone involved in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Liverpool, from fans to players, should savour welcoming the Premier League table-toppers.
MK Dons are set to face off against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in front of a sold-out Stadium MK – an occasion McGrandles is excited for.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” the midfielder told the local media ahead of the Cup tie. “There was a real disappointment on Saturday, with both the result and the performance, so we’ve not really thought about this game until today [Monday].
“We’re now all looking forward to the game and we are raring to go.”
Liverpool lifted the UEFA Champions League back in May, having overcome Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid. McGrandles added how the whole squad are aware of what a tough task they have on their hands.
“You need to take every game the same, but this is different – they're European champions, their the best team in the country at the moment and top of the league. We're under no illusions as to how big a game this is.
“A lot of the players won't have played in a game as big as this in front of a sell-out crowd here. You don't really know how you will take to it until the game starts. We just have to keep calm and play the game.”
He added, “They have an incredible squad – even if it's not the team that started on Sunday, they've got a team that could compete in Europe and the Premier League. It will be a really difficult game.”