Rodgers looking forward to special occasion

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to the Capital One Cup fourth-round clash with former club Swansea.

Liverpool secured their place in the next round thanks to two goals from on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin which secured a 2-1 win after Gabriel Tamas had given Albion an early lead.

The Reds manager, who made 11 changes to the side that lost to Manchester United on Sunday and was rewarded with his first win in domestic football since leaving Swansea to take over at Anfield.

Rodgers reward for beating WBA is a clash with his old club and looking ahead to the game the Northern Irishman had this to say: “The Swansea game will be a special occasion, very much so. It is a wonderful club, a brilliant club, and I was in no rush to leave there.

“I could only leave there to go to another special club. It will be a great night.

“I think in the competition you prefer home games so to play Swansea at Anfield, in front of two wonderful sets of supporters, it will be a great night.

“I said to the players afterwards that the cup is stored at Anfield and I don’t want to give it up too easy.

“I want us to fight even thought it is difficult because of our lack of depth in the group.

“It is a competition we want to do well in. Of course, we will be really stretched with the Europa League, Premier League between now and January.

“But the nature of this club is we want to win every game and, if we get a few young players out of it (the Capital One Cup), it will really help us moving forward.”

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