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Casper relishes Reds test

Keeper hopes to face strong opposition

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 20/09/11 11:25am

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Ankergren: Hoping to face strongest Liverpool line-up in Carling Cup

Ankergren: Hoping to face strongest Liverpool line-up in Carling Cup

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Brighton goalkeeper Casper Ankergren believes Wednesday's Carling Cup clash with Liverpool will be a good test to show how far they have come.

The ambitious Seagulls welcome Liverpool to the Amex stadium for their third round tie hoping to take another Premier League scalp after dumping out Sunderland in the previous round.

Gus Poyet's side have impressed in the Championship since their promotion from League One and only suffered their first defeat of the season in last weekend's game at Leicester.

Former Leeds keeper Ankergren is relishing pitting his wits against Liverpool and he feels the game will show just how good the Seagulls are.

Good test

"It will be a good test that will show whether we can play as we did in League One, in the Championship and also against Sunderland," Ankergren told

"We'll see how far we have really come with our football.

"We are not given a great chance of winning. It is a class team we are up against."

Ankergren also hopes Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish will field his strongest possible team against Brighton, with Steven Gerrard tipped to make his long-awaited return for the Reds.

"When you meet the team you might as well play against the best, and I also think that Liverpool have some great players," added Ankergren.

"I hope they come with their strongest team."

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