Liverpool host Championship Blackburn on Sunday, and here’s the five match-ups that could make the difference…
It’s important that Liverpool don’t underestimate Championship play-off chasers Blackburn Rovers when they come to Anfield on Sunday afternoon. AFC Wimbledon and Bolton Wanderers have already given us problems in this year’s FA Cup competition, and this is a step up in terms of lower league competition.
Gary Bowyer’s side have already beaten Premier League duo Swansea City and Stoke City in the last two rounds, and while we’ll be heavy favourites to progress to a Wembley semi-final, it’s well worth taking note of the players that could cause us some trouble.
Here are the five key battles:
5) Simon Mignolet vs Jordan Rhodes
Liverpool’s Belgian goalkeeper has been in fine form since the turn of the year, keeping eight clean sheets in all competitions. However, he should have his hands full with a player more than capable of playing in the Premier League. Rhodes has scored 64 league goals in the last two-and-a-half seasons having joined from Huddersfield.