Michael Laudrup has told Brendan Rodgers no matter how many jeers he receives from the Swansea support at Anfield, it will pale into insignificance compared to his own experience of facing former club Barcelona as a Real Madrid player.

Much of the focus ahead of the Capital One Cup last-16 tie has been on Liverpool boss Rodgers facing his former charges for the first time since leaving the Liberty Stadium. Laudrup knows about having to face the rancour of fans after leaving Barcelona for arch-rivals Real Madrid, and his first return to the Nou Camp has stuck in the Dane's memory.

"I don't know how much stick Brendan will take on Wednesday, but I can tell you it won't be as much as I did when, after five years playing for Barcelona, I went back there with Real Madrid," he said.

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