AFC Bournemouth: Liverpool fan O'Kane predicts 'great FA Cup occasion'

Bournemouth Echo: CUP JOY: Eunan O'Kane CUP JOY: Eunan O'Kane

BOYHOOD Liverpool supporter Eunan O’Kane hailed Cherries for completing a “professional job” as he helped the club set up a dream FA Cup clash with the Reds.

O’Kane will get to face the club he grew up following after playing his part as Cherries comfortably defeated Burton Albion 4-1 at Dean Court tonight.

A double from Brett Pitman and strikes from Tommy Elphick and Ryan Fraser booked a fourth round home showdown with Premier League giants Liverpool in front of the ITV cameras – with Cherries set to profit from a sell-out crowd and a £144,000 broadcast fee.

Central midfielder O’Kane, who could find himself locking horns with England star and Anfield legend Steven Gerrard, told the Daily Echo: “Control was probably the word for our performance. Other than maybe 10 minutes in the second half, I didn’t think we really looked under any real pressure.

“We did a very professional job and we can now move on to the next one.

“It helps that I am a Liverpool fan so if I could have picked anyone, I would have picked them.

“It is an exciting tie to look forward to but our main focus turns to Watford on Saturday and we need to pick up three points in that game before we can start to worry about Liverpool.

“But I am sure it will be a great occasion for the fans and the players.”

O’Kane is one of a number of Liverpool supporters in the Cherries ranks, with Elphick, Steve Cook and Lewis Grabban all keen Reds fans.

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8:55am Wed 15 Jan 14

North stand badger says...

We had a great first twenty minutes then seemed to slip into a few bad habits of giving the ball away too often. O Kane Arter, Daniels,all did it. If that was a championship game I think we would have struggled but thats not being negative just need to concentrate on the main aim of staying in the League. Rantie showed glimpses of what he can do.
We had a great first twenty minutes then seemed to slip into a few bad habits of giving the ball away too often. O Kane Arter, Daniels,all did it. If that was a championship game I think we would have struggled but thats not being negative just need to concentrate on the main aim of staying in the League. Rantie showed glimpses of what he can do. North stand badger
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