Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that leading Liverpool in an FA Cup final wouldn’t be the biggest game of his life even if they make it there this season, reports the Daily Express.
Instead the former Swansea City man believes that when he took the Welsh team to the Championship play final will always be the most important match he has been involved in. The Northern Irishman led the Swans to the Premier League with a 4-2 win over Reading at Wembley back in 2011.
Rodgers said: “Swansea’s play-off final was the biggest game for me and always will be so it is not about pipping it – it would be exactly the same if we were to get to a Champions League final,” said Rodgers of his success with the south Wales club in 2011.”
He said: “I’d only been a manager a short time and I will always say it was my biggest game because it is a life-changing game. There are more prestigious games in football in terms of trophies but the play-off final, in terms of career and life and where it projects you to, is a big game.
“That game will always be the biggest game in my career but this game will be something different.”
If the Merseyside club beat Aston Villa on Sunday it will be the first time since 2012 that they have got to the final of a competition. They lost the FA Cup to Chelsea but won the League Cup that season.
Reds fans may want their manager to be more in awe of the situation than he currently seems, but at least it means he won’t be affected by the pressure of the occasion.