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Potter: I’ll be glued to Liverpool tie

Former midfielder speaks ahead of Carabao Cup tie with his hometown club...

24 September 2019

Darren Potter will have split loyalties this Wednesday when he watches two of his former sides go head-to-head in the Carabao Cup.

Potter made 263 appearances across six seasons with the Dons but began his career in Merseyside, featuring in 17 first-team matches for the Reds and playing a part in their UEFA Champions League winning campaign of 2004/05.

“It’s a game I’ll certainly be glued too,” Potter told Red Dot in an exclusive interview ahead of Wednesday’s tie. “Let’s hope it’s a cracker! I’d like to wish both teams the very best of luck.

“As far as cup draws go, it certainly doesn’t get much harder but it’s a fantastic occasion for all concerned at the Club - to welcome the current European Champions to your home turf should be an honour.

“It might be the only time some players in a MK Dons shirt ever get to face a Liverpool team and to do it against this one, with Jürgen Klopp at the helm, they should saver every minute of it.

“And who knows! If they have a night like our night against Manchester United, then this MK Dons team will have their own piece of history.”

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Potter was a member of the MK Dons side who famously beat Manchester United 4-0 in the same competition back in 2014/15.

The midfielder, now of Tranmere Rovers, ranks that night as his favourite moment from what he describes as the most enjoyable six years of his career.

“The six years I spent with MK Dons were, without doubt, the most enjoyable footballing years of my career, to date.

“The single standout game goes with saying doesn’t it? Of course it was Manchester United at home - 4-0, thanks for coming! What a night

“I’m sure he hadn’t expected to walk into a stadium like that, full to the brim, and then watch his side full of internationals get turned over good and proper! That night will never be forgotten.

“The promotion season was the other major standout for me, personally. When you work tirelessly day-in, day-out for 10 months to pit your wits against all the other teams and to gain an automatic-promotion spot at the end of it was so satisfying!

“The stars must have been aligned because Lewie managed to score two that day against Yeovil Town and I was also on the scoresheet to cap a memorable day! The celebrations after, and in Marbella for our promotion party, were tremendous!”


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