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Date and Television Coverage Set for FA Cup Quarter-Final Against Blackburn Rovers

Liverpool's home date against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup semi-finals has been set for Sunday, March 8th, at 4PM GMT, with BT Sport providing television coverage.

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After learning who they would face on Monday, Liverpool now know the time and date for their FA Cup quarter-final match against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. They also know that the match will be televised by BT Sport, though with every match this round being broadcast, confirmation of provider brings with it somewhat less excitement than news that the match is one of those selected by BT or the BBC.

Having been given a fairly kind home draw against a Championship side, Liverpool’s match will kick off at 4PM GMT on Sunday, March 8th. The other quarter-final matches—or sixth round matches, as the FA insist on calling them—involve giant killers Bradford City hosting Reading at 12:45PM GMT on Saturday the 7th before Aston Villa host West Brom at 5:30PM. Manchester United will then host Arsenal on Monday at 7:45PM.

The draw sets up so that at least two Premier League clubs will be eliminated, and if Liverpool can make it past Blackburn they will know that at least one of their two main rivals for the FA Cup will have been sent packing. As has been the case since 2008, the winners of the quarter-finals will move on to Wembley to play the semi-finals, with matches to be decided by penalties if necessary and no chance of a replay.

Liverpool’s FA Cup run so far has seen them defeat AFC Wimbledon 2-1 on the road, Bolton Wanderers 2-1 on the road in a replay following a draw at Anfield, and Crystal Palace 2-1 on the road.

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