Liverpool boss Rodgers: I taught Swansea ball-boy well!

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers knows Swansea City ball-boy Charlie Morgan from his time at the Liberty stadium.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers knows Swansea City ball-boy Charlie Morgan from his time at the Liberty stadium.

Morgan was kicked by Eden Hazard on Wednesday after he fell on the ball to waste time during Swansea’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

While Hazard is likely to receive a three-match ban for violent conduct, Morgan became an overnight Twitter sensation, gaining 100,000 followers in 48 hours.

Rodgers, who managed Swansea for two years before moving to Anfield joked: "I know Charlie well. He used to do it great for me! He was taught well!

"He is a good boy is the kid. He loves his club and he loves his football."

He added: "Don’t get me wrong, ball boys are well tuned in to what is required in the game. There was maybe a wee bit of gamesmanship by Charlie but certainly nothing sinister.

"He is a real good kid who loves his football club. I think any manager, player, coach would be happy if their ball boy did that."

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