AFC Bournemouth: Jeff Mostyn says club 'living the dream'

Bournemouth players and manager Eddie Howe celebrate after Tuesday's 2-1 League Cup win over West Brom

Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn says the club are "living the dream" after drawing Liverpool in the League Cup.

The Cherries reached the League Cup last eight for the first time in their history having also achieved a record 8-0 win over Birmingham on Saturday.

Eddie Howe's side also lie fourth in the Championship, two points off top.

"We're all living the dream at the moment, what an amazing week. Has there been a better week for a Cherries fan?," Mostyn told BBC Radio Solent.

Cherries defeated West Brom 2-1 on Tuesday to progress through to the quarter-finals where they will meet the five-times European champions for the second successive campaign.

Mostyn, whose club lost 2-0 to Liverpool in last season's FA Cup, added: "To have the mighty Reds visit us for a second time; hopefully revenge will be sweet this time."

Cherries' October charge
4 Oct: Championship v Bolton (A) W 2-1
18 Oct: Championship v Charlton (H) W 1-0
21 Oct: Championship v Reading (H) W 3-0
25 Oct: Championship v Birmingham (A) W 8-0
28 Oct: League Cup v West Brom (H) W 2-1

Only six years ago, Bournemouth started the League Two season with a 17-point deduction for exiting administration in an incorrect manner.

And Mostyn said supporters should relish their turnaround in fortunes.

"Let's live in the moment, we've been through some very dark times in the recent past and this is a time for everybody associated with the club to really enjoy themselves," added Mostyn.

"This will be a massive game. No-one will expect us to beat Liverpool, but then no-one expected us to beat West Brom. We've broken two records in a week so you never know what can happen."

Mostyn also paid tribute to Russian owner Maxim Demin - who has invested millions of pounds to help transform the club on and off the pitch.

"Maxim is a very private person as everyone knows," said Mostyn.

"He is absolutely passionate about the club and his support and commitment is there for all to see, so nobody deserves it more than Maxim. We are absolutely thrilled to have what will be a sellout and nice revenue for the football club."

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