Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers paid a whistle-stop visit to Rome ahead of his side's FA Cup tie at Selhurst Park this weekend.

Rodgers was snapped outside the Vatican, the central governing body of the Catholic Church, on Thursday by an eager Liverpool fan.

The Anfield boss did not attend a live game as neither Serie A giants Lazio or Roma played but Sportsmail believes he flew out to do some groundwork on trying to sign Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

Bosnia and Herzegovina international Pjanic has become an integral part of Roma's midfield since moving to Serie A from Lyon in 2011

Source: MailOnline