FA Cup: Shaun MacDonald thinks Bournemouth's cup tie is all about tactics
Shaun MacDonald believes Bournemouth's FA Cup tie with Liverpool will be a tactical battle of wills.
Last Updated: 25/01/14 12:42pm
Saturday lunchtime's televised fourth round clash pits Eddie Howe against Brendan Rodgers, the man who sold MacDonald to the Cherries, and the Welsh midfielder is predicting a memorable tie.
The midfielder told the Daily Echo: "Brendan is a very confident man and knows what he wants from his team and players. I think that shows in their style and with the way they play.
"Swansea were always known for playing good football but he came in, put his own style on it and was successful, which got him the move to Liverpool.
"He is a strong believer in getting the ball down, passing it and letting his players express themselves. He was brought up working with Jose Mourinho so you are always going to learn good things from him.
"Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game."