Huddersfield Town's Liverpool FC legend on Everton clash
Aug 25 2010 by Dougie Thomson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
TERRY McDERMOTT knows all about playing at Goodison.
And the Town assistant manager and Liverpool legend who made his Reds debut at the home of their arch-rivals Everton reckons tonight’s Carling Cup second-round clash with the Toffees provides the perfect chance to kick the disappointment of Saturday’s League I defeat at Peterborough United firmly into touch.
“We’re looking forward to going there,” said former England midfielder McDermott, 58, whose Liverpool bow came in the 1-1 derby draw in November 1974.
“Any footballer worth their salt wants to play at a higher level, and these kind of games give players a taste of what it takes.
“As a player, you look forward to going to the top grounds, and our lads are looking forward to Goodison. It will be a test for them, of course, but it will stand them in good stead.
“As well as that, we’re taking a lot of supporters and we want to put on a show for them, which I believe we’re capable of doing.”
McDermott, a League Cup winner with Liverpool in 1981 and 1982, urged Town fans not to overreact to Saturday’s League I setback.
“For 40 minutes we were superb, we went two up and it could have been more, but we were sloppy for the first goal and they went in at 2-1 with fresh heart.