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Liverpool host Blackburn Rovers in the quarter finals of the FA Cup on Sunday as Brendan Rodgers looks to secure his first trophy with the Reds.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 4pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.


Liverpool are favourites coming into the fixture and will be looking to secure their second straight entry into the semi-finals of the domestic tournament after losing the Capital One to Chelsea in a two legged affair.

The Reds failed to get the better of Jose Mourinho's men and will be looking to take advantage of a comparatively easier draw in the quarter finals to atone for their mistake.

The Reds have been in brilliant form over the last couple of months, getting the better of Manchester City, Southampton and Tottenham in corresponding fixtures.

They are undefeated in the league since the turn of the year and are only two points adrift of a top-four finish, behind Manchester United.

Philippe Coutinho has been the pick of the players for Rodgers, scoring and assisting goals for fun, including a superb shot for the winner against Manchester City, which all but concluded the title race for the defending Champions.

Meanwhile, Blackburn will be hoping to pull off a major upset against one of the league leaders yet again in the FA Cup, having gotten the better of Arsenal in a similar away fixture two years ago.

Josh King is unavailable for the Championship side, still recovering from a hamstring injury, which shall seriously startle their attacking threat up front. However, Rudy Gestede is expected to be available and will come in as a likely replacement for King.

What managers say

Brendan Rodgers: "They got their first league win away from home in four months in the week (at Sheffield Wednesday) but we will give them the same respect we would give Manchester City or any other team. It is a big game. We made it clear our intent in this competition was to get to the final and win it and to do that you have to beat different types of teams and Blackburn will come and look to make it difficult for us. I think Gary Bowyer has done an outstanding job since he has gone in there."

Gary Bowyer: "It's David versus Goliath. Nobody's giving us a chance outside of our dressing room. I think they're the most impressive team in the Premier League at the moment and the football that they're playing is fantastic. Obviously full credit to the manager for the way he changed his formation. We've studied the videos, we've come up with a game plan, and we've worked with the players on it. We'll go and take the challenge to Liverpool."

Betting odds (888Sport)

  • Liverpool win: 3/10
  • Draw: 17/4
  • Blackburn win: 9/1

Team news


Possible XI: Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Lovren; Lallana, Henderson, Allen, Moreno; Sterling, Sturridge, Coutinho.

Blackburn Rovers

Possible XI: Steele, Henley, Henry, Kilgallon, Spurr, Taylor, Williamson, Spearing, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede.