Chelsea captain John Terry wary of Liverpool threat

John Terry is expecting a tough encounter when Chelsea travel to Liverpool on Tuesday night

John Terry has warned his Chelsea team-mates to expect a difficult encounter when they take on Liverpool in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.

The Blues head to Anfield as Premier League leaders and on the back of an impressive 5-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday.

Chelsea are also unbeaten in their last five matches against Brendan Rodgers’ side, and have won on their last two visits to Anfield.

However, Chelsea skipper Terry feels that recent form counts for nothing in cup ties as Jose Mourinho’s men gear up for Tuesday’s clash on Merseyside.

“It’s going to be a tough place to go,” Terry told Chelsea’s website.

“I think Studge [Daniel Sturridge] might be back, Sterling is back as well and they proved when we went up there in the league that it’s always a tough game.

“You kind of forget form and where they are, it goes out of the window, it’s Chelsea v Liverpool. It’s going to be tough and over the two legs I just hope we’re strong enough.”

Former England captain Terry helped Chelsea romp to victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday as they extended their lead over second-placed Manchester City to five points.

His appearance in South Wales was his 649th for the west London club as he surpassed Frank Lampard to become the third-highest appearance maker in Chelsea history.

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