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Preview FA Cup : LIVERPOOL VS HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE

Liverpool v Havant and Waterlooville...
It's a tie that sums up the magic of the FA Cup.

A non-league side, who have come through the Qualifying rounds, drawn against one of the Premier League's heavyweights.

A team comprising a courier, a student, a plasterer and a plumber will travel to Anfield to go head-to-head with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Jamie Carragher.

It would be fair to say that 99 times out of 100 Liverpool will win comfortably.

But, as history has shown, in a one off cup tie anything can happen - that's the FA Cup.

And that's why Havant and Waterlooville are this year's fairytale story.

The Hawks reached the fourth round courtesy of a 4-2 win in a replay against League One side Swansea, after they had upset the odds with a 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

It sets up another potential banana skin for Rafael Benitez's men, who had to overcome another side hoping for an upset -Luton Town - to reach this stage.

While the Reds have suffered a number of shocks over the years they will be confident of progress and if they produce a professional performance they should have too much for the Hampshire minnows.

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