Willy Caballero says City must forget about the heavy defeat to Liverpool earlier in the season.
The Blues went down 4-1 at the Etihad to Jürgen Klopp’s side on a miserable night for City fans, but the Argentine keeper says that game is now history and Sunday’s Capital One Cup final will be different.
He also says it is important the players focus on this game on not think about past meetings.
“We can think about the 4-1 defeat against Liverpool and try to take revenge but this a final and a one-off game,” said Caballero.
“It’s worth remembering we didn’t play well at all that night and that we played badly – it was a bad day at the office.
“But as I say, it doesn’t matter what happened earlier in the season, only what happens on Sunday and we can’t worry about what sort of form they arrive in – only how we perform and have prepared for this game. That’s what matters the most.”
Caballero also revealed the Blues are ready to counter Liverpool’s high energy approach to games under Klopp by adding: “We are ready for the high press from Liverpool and we are aware they have some great players.
“But we are working on ways of dealing with anything they can throw at us and know how we want to approach this game.
“This is a new opportunity to show that we are better team than them and we are determined and focus to win this competition.”
The City keeper has featured in all the Blues' domestic cup competitions this season and he admits he will be immensely proud to play at Wembley, saying: "Without a doubt, this will be the proudest moment of my career and I will be do everything I can to help us win this game."