Reading boss Steve Coppell insists Leroy Lita's sex-tape shame will not stop him playing in the Carling Cup against Liverpool tonight.

Striker Lita was exposed in a Sunday tabloid for sending phone camera footage of bedroom antics with a mystery brunette to his team-mates.

Boss Coppell said: "If it's true it's distasteful. But I want to get the facts first. He will start against Liverpool."