Blackburn Rovers hand Liverpool unexpected FA Cup boost

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Blackburn’s hopes of springing a surprise next week have suffered another blow…

For all those Liverpool fans bemoaning the suspensions of Steven Gerrard, Martin Skrtel and Emre Can, as well as the injuries to Adam Lallana and Mario Balotelli, think how it must be to be a Blackburn Rovers fan right now!

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The Championship side are battling with an ever-growing casualty list ahead of our trip to Ewood Park on Wednesday night, when the two teams will be playing for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Simon Eastwood, Chris Taylor, Rudy Gestede, Chris Brown, Craig Conway, Grant Hanley, Josh King, David Dunn and long-term victims Shane Duffy and Jason Lowe could all miss the game.

To make matters worse for them, former Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing will be cup-tied, while Paul Taylor, David Raya and John O’Sullivan are also ineligible.

Despite their troubles, Gary Bowyer’s side had little trouble in dispatching Leeds United 3-0 this weekend, as they ominously hit form ahead of our impending visit.

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