Special FA Cup tie for Rodgers family

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will come up against his own son, Anton, when his side host third-tier Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup third round. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

London – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will come up against his own son, Anton, on Sunday when his side host third-tier Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup third round.

Anton Rodgers, a 20-year-old midfielder, joined Oldham from Brighton and Hove Albion last July and has made 13 appearances for the League One outfit this season.

However, with Oldham having stunned Liverpool 3-2 in the fourth round last season, Brendan Rodgers says he will not allow his players to go easy on his son.

“In all seriousness, that's the job Ä but it is also a situation that I will want my players to pay attention to, because the footballing gods sometimes come into it as well,” he told several British newspapers.

“With the footballing gods, he could end up getting a goal. But not only that, I have to get the team to keep an eye on him because he's a good player.

“He's got quality, he has a great view of the game and he's a real footballer. So I can't skip over it because it's Anton. This is business.” – Sapa-AFP


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