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Rodgers to play Liverpool kids in Cup

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will play the kids in their Capital One Cup tie with Notts County.

The Reds host Manchester United on Sunday and Rodgers is likely to utilise the depth of his squad, but he insists the cup competition is of great importance.

He said: "Our focus is, we are concentrating only on the next game and for us it is Notts County.

"We will treat them with the same respect as we will Manchester United. We want to do well in the cup competitions this year.

"It will be an opportunity for some players, who maybe haven't featured, to get a game. But the core of our team will very much be there. We will have a strong side out."

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