Michael Laudrup downplays Brendan Rodgers reunion

Former Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers

Michael Laudrup says Swansea's game at Liverpool has no added significance despite the presence of former Swans Brendan Rodgers and Joe Allen.

Rodgers left Swansea to become Liverpool manager in May and was followed to Anfield later in the summer by Wales midfielder Allen.

The sides meet in the Capital One Cup fourth round at Anfield on Wednesday.

"For me this is nothing different, I want to win all the games," said Swansea manager Laudrup.

"I know there is something special when you see former players and coaches, but for me it is Swansea against Liverpool, not against Brendan Rodgers or Joe Allen."

Swansea have never advanced further than the fourth round of the League Cup, and will be attempting to reach the last eight for the first time in their 100-year history.

"It's at Anfield and it is a big game in a competition where if we win we can claim a place in the record books of Swansea City," added Laudrup.

"I want to win every game we play, not only the ones where we are against ex-managers. There was one of those 10 days ago [against Roberto Martinez's Wigan] and we won that."

Laudrup is set to make changes for the trip to Anfield following Swansea's 1-0 defeat at Premier League champions Manchester City.

Wales captain Ashley Williams is a doubt with an ankle injury, while goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who suffered a groin injury in the defeat at the Etihad Stadium, will be out of action for up to eight weeks.

Understudy Gerhard Tremmel is set to deputise for the Dutch international at Anfield on Wednesday and against Chelsea at home in Saturday's league match.

Laudrup said he has every confidence in former Red Bull Salzburg and Hertha Berlin stopper Tremmel, who has made only six appearances since joining the club in August 2011.

"It's a huge opportunity for Gerhard," Laudrup said. "Obviously we're very sad for Michel but it's a part of football.

"We all know that the position of goalkeeper is very special - you play all of the time or you play very seldom. It's much different to being an [outfield] player.

"Now Gerhard has to play and he starts with some big games - at Anfield on Wednesday and then Chelsea on Saturday."