Rodgers serious about cup run
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he will be giving "absolutely everything" in the Capital One Cup this season.
The Reds host Sky Bet League One side Notts County in the second round of the competition and Rodgers is likely to make changes as he prepares for Sunday's league clash with arch-rivals Manchester United.
Yet he still sees the League Cup - of which Liverpool are record eight-times winners - as an important part of the season.
Rodgers said: "The league is the number one priority but this is a club with a tradition that is based on cup competitions and trophies.
"We're better equipped now this year, everyone is in tune with what we're trying to do on the field.
"I made some mistakes last season in terms of changing the team.
"The group is more prepared in every way this time around than what we were last year.
"The cup competitions are important, as well as our league campaign this year. We'll be giving absolutely everything to get as far as we can."
Liverpool will be expected to brush aside the Magpies, who have not won any of their opening four matches in League One, in the second-round tie at Anfield.
Rodgers said: "Our focus is, we are concentrating only on the next game and for us it is Notts County.
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