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Liverpool Draw Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup

Liverpool have been given a relatively easy draw, drawn in a home match against Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

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The draw is in, and Liverpool know their FA Cup quarter final opponent: Blackburn Rovers.

The Championship side will be coming to Anfield the weekend of March 7th to try to advance to the semi-finals, having thrashed Stoke City 4-1 on Saturday to reach the quarter final, and beating Swansea City and Charlton in the two rounds before. Curiously, Blackburn have benefited from an opponent being shown a red card in each of their FA Cup matches so far, including first-half reds against Swansea and Stoke. Swansea even had a second player sent off in the 90th minute after Blackburn scored the third goal of that 3-1 victory.

Blackburn currently stand in ninth place in the Championship, and have been a pretty thoroughly midtable side in England's second division since being relegated from the Premier League two and a half years ago. They've scored a healthy total of 40 goals thanks to 12 from Rudy Gestede and another 11 from Jordan Rhodes, but they've also given up 40 because their defense really isn't very good. Blackburn is, of course, the side that Kenny Dalglish won the Premier League with as manager in 1995, after leading Liverpool to three First Division titles in the 1980's.

In the other draws, Aston Villa will host rivals West Bromwich Albion and upset kings Bradford City from League One host the only other remaining Championship side, Reading. Arsenal will be hitting the road to face the winner of the match between Preston North End and Manchester United.

One win till Wembley. Win it for Steven Gerrard.

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