Father and son in epic cup duel

Published Sunday, 05 January 2014
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers faces the prospect of his son crashing his FA Cup dreams when the two face each other in Sunday's tie.

Father and son in epic cup duel
Brendan Rodgers will be keeping a close eye on his son during the FA Cup clash. (© Getty)

The Carnlough man insists his son Anton will get no preferential treatment when the two come face-to-face at Anfield for the third round game.

The Reds face Oldham in the cup with Anton, who signed with the Latics in the summer, in line to start for the League One side.

Oldham ended Liverpool's cup run last season with a 3-2 defeat in the fourth round and Rodgers has said he has no intention of going easy on his son.

"In all seriousness, that's the job - but it is also a situation that I will want my players to pay attention to, because the footballing gods sometimes come into it," Rodgers told the national press.

"With those 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."

Sunday's game finished 2-0 to Liverpool.

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