Swansea boss Michael Laudrup not focused on Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers in cup

Michael Laudrup: Focused on making history with Swansea not revisiting it

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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup believes Liverpool should be the focus and not Brendan Rodgers for Wednesday's Capital One Cup clash at Anfield.

The tie marks the first meeting with the former Swans boss since he left the club in May after guiding the Welsh side to 11th in their maiden Premier League campaign.

That exit, coupled with the subsequent swoop for Joe Allen, is likely to guarantee Rodgers a hot reception from the visiting fans who are targeting a first-ever quarter-final spot.

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Asked if facing Rodgers adds to the occasion, Laudrup said: "I want to win every game we play, not only the ones where we are against ex-managers. There was one of those 10 days ago (against Roberto Martinez's Wigan) and we won that.

"But for me this is nothing different, I want to win all the games.

"I know there is something special when you see former players and coaches, but for me it is Swansea against Liverpool, not against Brendan Rodgers or Joe Allen.

"It's at Anfield and it is a big game in a competition where if we win we can claim a place in the record books of Swansea City."


Laudrup will make changes for the trip to Merseyside anyway but one of them is enforced after goalkeeper Michael Vorm suffered a groin injury in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Manchester City.

The Dutchman's place will be taken by 33-year-old Gerhard Tremmel with David Cornell coming onto the bench and Laudrup has faith that the duo are more than ready to step up.

"I have confidence in Gerhard and also in David," he said. "Of course what I need to have is confirmation of how long it will be with Michel, but I have no problem using Gerhard and David.

"It is a very special position on the pitch and Gerhard has not played many games over the last year and a half and suddenly he will have to play a lot and he starts with two easy games at Anfield and against Chelsea at home!"

He added: "There will be changes, a couple of them are obviously enforced, but I don't know yet how many there will be."