Kenny Dalglish has backed Liverpool's home supporters to provide the advantage in their FA Cup fourth round clash against Manchester United on Saturday.

The Reds advanced to the Carling Cup final on Wednesday after they beat Manchester City in their semi-final second leg and Dalglish believes the Anfield crowd provided the edge that swept them to their first Wembley final since 1996.

And the Liverpool manager has called on the club's supporters to repeat their performance in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.

"The performance from everybody who's got a feeling towards Liverpool Football Club on Wednesday night was fantastic," Dalglish told

"The supporters were magnificent. They kept the players going, and the players kept them going. They both helped each other.

"Over the two legs we were certainly the better side and we deserved to go through. We just need everybody to be at the same level on and off the pitch on Saturday.

"If we play like that and get the support we got, we'll give ourselves a better chance of progressing in the FA Cup."

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard has urged Liverpool supporters to be "responsible" ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round clash at Anfield.

Saturday's lunchtime kick-off will be the first meeting of the two sides since the race row between Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez erupted in October. Suarez remains suspended after the Football Association upheld Evra's allegations. The Uruguayan will serve the seventh game of his eight-match suspension after being found guilty of racially abusing the Manchester United defender.

Up to 6,000 Manchester United fans are expected at Anfield on Saturday and Gerrard has called on the home support make the occasion a day to remember, for the right reasons.

"We all have a responsibility on Saturday to ensure that this game is remembered for the football," Gerrard told the official Liverpool Web site.

"Liverpool and Manchester United is a massive rivalry and of course there is going to be stuff in the papers and banter between fans, but it would be fantastic if after the weekend it is remembered for being a top game and obviously, from our point of view, a Liverpool win.

"We don't want any front page stories from this game or any stories besides a football match between two top sides."