Dallas in dreamland as he bids to KO his Liverpool heroes
Northern Ireland star Stuart Dallas has outlined his desire to help Leeds United knock his boyhood favourites Liverpool out of the League Cup quarter-finals tonight.
Dallas grew up supporting Liverpool and was cheering them on at Wembley when the Reds last won a trophy in 2012, but there will be no split loyalties this evening.
The 25-year-old from Cookstown is relishing the prospect of playing at Anfield for the first time and is determined that Championship outfit Leeds will shock Jurgen Klopp's Premier League high flyers.
"It would be a dream come true to play against Liverpool at Anfield," said Dallas. "I've been to Anfield as a fan but have never played there before.
"It's going to be amazing and an experience that will live with me forever but first and foremost I am going there, if selected, to put on a performance for Leeds.
"No matter how big a fan I have been of Liverpool, the club that I play for comes first.
"I don't think there would be any better feeling than scoring against Liverpool.
"Fixtures like these are what Leeds should be having every week. We will go there with belief and see where it takes us."
Dallas, who started his career at Coagh United, won't just have thousands of Leeds fans backing him tonight. Wife Juvene, daughter Pixie and dad Alan, a lifelong Liverpool fan, will be cheering him on at Anfield too.