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Gerrard hope for Cardiff cousin

Steven Gerrard has his fingers crossed that cousin Anthony can launch a spectacular summer of family football glory at Wembley tomorrow.

Although Gerrard has spent this week in Austria starting preparations for this summer's World Cup, he will hunt down an internet station when he gets back from training tomorrow afternoon to monitor Cardiff's progress against Blackpool in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

It might not be quite the equivalent of the Neville brothers facing each other as captains of Manchester United and Everton, but in the Gerrard households, Steven against Anthony is about as big as it gets.

"I don't know if I will be able to watch it because I am still going to be in Austria but I will be asking the technician here to see if he can set it up for me and I will be searching the internet to see if I can get some highlights," said the Liverpool captain.

"Whatever happens I will be speaking to Anthony before the game to wish him all the best.

"There is no doubt I will be cheering Cardiff on because he is my first cousin."