FOR a 8,600-strong travelling Green Army, Argyle’s trip to Anfield to play Liverpool, in the Emirates FA Cup, is one to be savoured.
For players and management, they will try to enjoy the occasion but – as Graham Carey points out – there is job to be done.
Argyle are not expected to emerge from Anfield with anything other than an ‘L’ next to their name, but that does not mean a positive result cannot be attained.
Carey, a Liverpool fan since childhood, is refusing to go to Anfield simply to give the Reds a practise match. He believes Argyle are capable of springing a surprise.
“There’s no point going there if you don’t believe that,” said Graham. “No-one’s going to give us a chance; everyone will say there is a big gulf in class, but it’s the FA Cup and on the day you never know what can happen, with a bit of luck.
“It’s going to be a great occasion – but there’s a job to do, at the end of the day. That is to play to the best of our capabilities and see where it takes us.
“It will be a great day for [the supporters]. It’s something that we are trying to bringing back to the club since the manager came in. They’ll be there in full voice.
“The fans have welcomed me since I’ve been here. It’s nice to have that appreciation from the fans. Hopefully we can give them something to shout about on Sunday, and in the future hopefully we can give them promotion, which is everyone’s aim at the end of the season.
“Playing in League One or League Two, you don’t really get the chance to go and play in those stadiums. Sunday will be great – but only if we go there and give the fans the best performance possible.”