Alan Power believes Lincoln City deserved a lucrative FA Cup draw as he vows to realise the club's hopes of facing Liverpool at Sincil Bank.
The Imps could host the five-time European champions in January in what would be one of the biggest games in the club's history if they win a second replay against Mansfield.
Power said David Holdsworth's side had warranted the chance of a money-spinning tie as a reward for their form having lost once in 12 games.
"To get such a big team was brilliant," said Power, who scored twice in Saturday's 3-3 draw against the Stags.
"We earned something like that given our form in the last couple of weeks.
"We have to beat Mansfield first though. Saturday felt like a loss after conceding such a late goal and the replay will be hard.
"But we went to Walsall and won away so we know we're capable.
"We've played a lot better than we did against Mansfield so we know we have it in us.
"We just feel we should have won first time around. But it's another occasion and we'll just enjoy it and do our best."