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SCOUSERS DIVIDED! Rodgers hands Melwood to Swansea for Tranmere Cup tie!

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has declared Liverpool rival Brendan Rodgers an "inspiration".

Such is the friendship between Rodgers and the former defender he managed at Swansea, the Liverpool boss has agreed to let Monk's side use their Melwood training ground before next Saturday's FA Cup tie at Tranmere Rovers.

Monk said: "We have Liverpool, a game against QPR and then Tranmere away in the Cup. After we play QPR we travel straight to Liverpool and I asked if we can use the facilities there. He said 'yes'.

"He is a fantastic manager and a person I look up to. We chat regularly about football and everything. It is something I aspire to, with what he has done in his career.

"He was at Reading and Watford and here and within a couple of years was managing Liverpool. He is an inspiration to someone like myself."

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