Luton's Feeney warns Kewell ahead of FA Cup clash

January 4, 2006

Warren Feeney is aiming to put one over on his friend Harry Kewell when Luton meet Liverpool in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Feeney is likely to be part of the Hatters starting XI that lines up against the European champions at Kenilworth Road for the third-round tie, with Luton quietly confident of giving Rafael Benitez's team a serious fright.

But a victory would be extra special for Northern Ireland striker Feeney, who knows Liverpool winger Kewell from their time in the Leeds youth ranks in the mid-1990s.

'I became friends with Harry when we were at Leeds,' Feeney recalled. 'I was allowed to leave the club, while he was offered a contract, but we still speak to each other about twice a week.

'I was trying to ring him as soon as the FA Cup draw was made, and as soon as I got hold of him I was telling him they would be in trouble against us.

'It will be an unbelievable tie against a fantastic side, and let's hope we play as well as we can against them.'