As one of only four teams remaining in the FA Cup, Liverpool can feel good about their chances at lifting some silverware in what's otherwise been a turbulent campaign. To do so they'll have to first get past a resilient Aston Villa side and then one of Arsenal--who beat Liverpool 4-1 at the Emirates two weeks ago--or Reading, who kick off the first semifinal in just a few hours.
Two wins in two months in more than doable, and Liverpool have gotten themselves to this point despite not playing entirely impressive football. They've yet to win a match in the competition by more than a goal, and haven't had a lead of more than one goal at any point. As has been the case with their play in other competitions, they've looked disjointed for long spells and failed to find ways to break the opposition down, most notably against Bolton and Blackburn.
But they've also managed to come up with big goals when they've needed them, with Steven Gerrard getting both in the win over Wimbledon, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho scoring late in the replay at Bolton, Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana overturning Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, and, in yet another replay, Coutinho sending Liverpool to Wembley with another second-half winner.
They might not have been pretty, but they're worth watching again, especially as tomorrow's kickoff gets closer: