Bradford City v Brentford
The FA Cup with Budweiser
Second Round Proper
7.45pm, Friday 30 November 2012
Valley Parade, Bradford City FC
Winning clubs receive £27,000 from The FA's prize fund
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By Chris Hatherall
Adam Forshaw spent four years at Goodison Park having to keep his true allegiances quiet - but now he can finally say loud and proud he is a Liverpool fan and dreaming of playing at Anfield in The FA Cup Third Round.
Brentford midfielder Forshaw is winning rave reviews in League One after making the difficult decision to leave Everton in search of regular first team football.
He has since been outstanding for Uwe Rosler's Bees who go to Bradford City in the Second Round of The FA Cup on Friday night in tremendous form, having beaten League One promotion rivals Sheffield United and Swindon in their last two games.
No wonder the west Londoners, unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions, are dreaming of a glamorous tie in January if they get past their League Two opponents; and there's absolutely no doubt about who Forshaw, 21, would love to face.
"It would have to be Liverpool at Anfield," he said. "I'm a Liverpool fan and so are all my family - and I know they would all be there to see me. It would be a dream come true.
"But a match at Goodison would be pretty good too, because I still have a lot of friends in the reserves there.
"It's not that unusual for a Liverpool fan to be playing for Everton - there have been a fair few Everton fans playing at Anfield too. But I did have to keep it a bit quiet! I didn't exactly go around talking about it. So now I've left, I can finally say it out loud. And that feels pretty good."
Not that Liverpool is Forshaw's primary focus right now. He is concentrating on his career at Brentford and the club's progress.
"There's a lot of ambition here and that's why I came," said the midfielder, who was Everton reserve player of the year before he left Merseyside.
"We want to win promotion and we've been on a good run. It's a great place to play and I know I made the right decision to leave Goodison.
"Getting a run in The FA Cup would fantastic for us, too but we know it won't be easy at Bradford. I haven't played there before but I know they are quite a big club and have a good ground - and I think it will be a decent crowd too. So it's up to us to go there and perform
"There's a big incentive for all the lads to get to the next round and especially me. I was at Everton a long time but I only played two first team games. One in the Europa League and one in the Premier League - and only once at Goodison.
"So to go back there with Brentford at some stage would be great - and to play at Anfield would be incredible. But we have a lot of work to do to make it happen."