Brighton boss Gus Poyet admits his side will need to play the "perfect" game if they are to beat Liverpool in the Carling Cup.
Championship hopefuls Brighton welcome Liverpool to the Amex Stadium in their third round tie on Wednesday night.
The Seagulls have already knocked out Liverpool's Premier League rivals Sunderland in the previous round, but Poyet believes his side will need a little luck if they are to send Kenny Dalglish's troops packing.
"We need to be at the top of our game and be a bit lucky, and maybe if Liverpool aren't then we've got a chance," said Poyet.
"If both teams play at the same level Liverpool should win because they are quicker, stronger and better technically.
"We have to make sure we are better than them on the day and take our chances. You need practically the perfect game to beat them - but we are going to try."