VIDEO – As Wembley looms, Rodgers prepares Liverpool for “very important” Newcastle test


After Liverpool beat Blackburn to get to the FA Cup semifinal and a Sunday date with Aston Villa, manager Brendan Rodgers chatted about what that’d mean, and how critical it is to keep the form moving against Newcastle later this afternoon.

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“Newcastle is a very important game for us. We disappointed in our last home game so we want to make sure we can get out there with  a better performance that gets us three points and keep us going towards the end of the season.”

He also chatted up the chances at a high profile FA Cup final — Arsenal is a heavy favorite against Reading on Saturday — and more.