Liverpool’s attempt to reach the FA Cup Final two years in a row continues this weekend with a trip to League One side Oldham Athletic.
The Lancashire club is relishing the opportunity to play the Reds, but who were humiliated in the third round of the competition last season 5-1 at Anfield.
There were five different scorers for Liverpool that day – Craig Bellamy, Steven Gerrard, debut goals for Jonjo Shelvey and Stuart Downing, and Andy Carroll.
The Latics had, however, taken the lead just before the half hour mark, before Kenny Dalglish‘s Liverpool turned fortunes around.
This weekend sees a stronger Liverpool side goes looking to progress in the tournament after seeing off non-league Mansfield Town 2-1 in the third round.
The Reds are likely to start new signing Daneil Sturridge, but as The Guardian are reporting this week, attempts to sign Philippe Countinho from Inter are ongoing.
Pepe Reina may be rested again after missing last Saturday’s 5-0 victory at home to Norwich with a thigh strain. Brad Jones will deputize in his place.
The game may be taken by manager Brendan Rodgers as an opportunity to rest and rotate his growing squad of players – expect to see the likes of Suso and Jonjo Shelvey return to action after recent games watching from the subs bench.