Brendan Rodgers: Why FA Cup final won’t be most important game of my career

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Is the boss trying to play down the significance of the cup run?

A victory for us against Aston Villa in the Wembley semi-final on Sunday would take us to within one game of clinching our eighth triumph in the FA Cup.

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For some managers, the prospect of reaching their first FA Cup final would represent the highlight of a career, but for Brendan Rodgers, it is just another game.

According to the Daily Express, the boss will not view the game as the most important from his time in the dug-out should we get there. That honour is reserved for the Championship play-off final in 2011, when his Swansea side reached the promised land of the Premier League for the first time in their history after they defeated Reading 4-2.

Whilst the Northern Irishman admits that games like the cup final may have more importance, no games in his career have had such a significance.

“I’d only been a manager a short time and I will always say it was my biggest game because it is a life-changing game.

“There are more prestigious games in football in terms of trophies but the play-off final, in terms of career and life and where it projects you to, is a big game,” he said.

Nevertheless, Rodgers is determined to make sure that the team overcome Tim Sherwood’s men, before going on to win the first trophy of his reign.

“We want to send the supporters home happy after arriving in another final.

“To win a trophy here with Liverpool is something very important,” he added.





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