Brendan Rodgers opted to start with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in his side 2-0 win at Dean Court on Saturday, but ex-Reds defender Mark Lawrenson believes that the manager of the Anfield outfit made the right decisions.
He told the Liverpool Echo: "I was a bit surprised when I saw how strong Liverpool's team was. But Arsenal did the same the night before in beating Coventry.
"Teams are taking the FA Cup a bit more seriously now. And it now represents a real opportunity for the Reds."
Liverpool face Merseyside rivals Everton in the Premier League on Tuesday evening.