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Wrong move - should have had both Sturridge and Suarez starting :-/
iamaFreeMan
6th Jan 2013 15:01
JackiJd
6th Jan 2013 15:02
"Good luck Daniel ! Btw If Sahin and ( quality players) can't even make the bench for this game, then thats probably it for them. I th"
andyliverman
6th Jan 2013 15:04
"strong squad and rightly so!! lnk 4wrd to watching the game!! come on lads."
redz67
6th Jan 2013 15:04
"Good luck lads!YNWA"
Redscope
6th Jan 2013 15:04
"I would have liked a situation where he starts from the bench and comes on to score goals. Anyway, I can not wait to see those debutant Goals! YNWA"
irish-red-87
6th Jan 2013 15:05
"looking for another convincing team performance and win. YNWA"
duanetersan
6th Jan 2013 15:05
"support this team. do not put unnecesary expectations on this team. all the best!"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 15:06
"Fantastic news, show the world why we bought you Daniel. And what's this, LFC are beginning to show some depth of squad, nice bench."
andyliverman
6th Jan 2013 15:07
"i think suarez deserves a rest so he is fresh for the mancs!!"
IrishScouse82
6th Jan 2013 15:08
"Good luck Sturridge lad! no slip ups today, comfortable win! good team, would make 2 changes myself; would like to see Suso in Shelveys position and I'd give Dani P a chance. for some reason he gets treated like the adopted red headed kid by LFC, he's def going in Jan! shame!"
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 15:08
"Good stuff. If someones not match fit it's best to start them and see how long they last than play 20 mins at the end.IMO of course.Well done BR"
ultimate1969
6th Jan 2013 15:10
"What's happened to Sahin?"
Ponmalai
6th Jan 2013 15:10
"It is good to rest suarez for the big game next week. Bring him on if required.Come on LFC. YNWA. Klang Malaysia "
Dibbss
6th Jan 2013 15:10
"is assaidi still injured? if not i dont see why he isn't starting this game"
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 15:10
"Where is Pacheco??? Why is he being ostracised. "
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 15:11
"Sturridge will prove himself a good signing,I am absolutely certain of it."
kushal lfc7
6th Jan 2013 15:12
"Sturridge to score!!!! shelvey to assist!!!!YNWA"
Red2theBone
6th Jan 2013 15:12
"Strong bench! :-)"
kushal lfc7
6th Jan 2013 15:13
"Sturridge to score!!!! shelvey to assist!!!!YNWA"
RedL26
6th Jan 2013 15:17
"Chris_Renda Sahin injured Assaidi at the African nations Shelvey still learning and Henderson has been excellent in the last few games so either you support LFC the team or go support someone else."
toratti
6th Jan 2013 15:18
"Where's assaiddi ?he should be there. Not a bad starting XI, but i think hendo should be in for Lucas to keeps on improving his game and sahin for allen "
rosso76
6th Jan 2013 15:18
"the line-up looks decent and pretty strong and compeive to overcome Mansfield, but it will be important the approach to the game! Please lads, give it all and do us happy! We expect a plethora of goals for us and a clean sheet if we will make our task! hope that Dan Sturridge will break the ice soon and Luis can have a run in the second half! Best of luck lads! YNWA"
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 15:21
"If it's not an absolute goal fest i'm sure the constant doom and gloom brigade wil be out in full.They are probably already sharpening their knives in anticipation.There are those on here who have NEVER made a positive,upbeat comment and i for one question their motive."
M2HB
6th Jan 2013 15:22
"Obviously goals are expected. And given a draw will generate more revenue for FSG to spend on the Red Sox, so a draw is expected!!"
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 15:22
"Come on lads,put the effort in and put this game to bed. Could posters please stop asking where players are. They may have got lost on the way to Mansfield.They may have fallen down a hole. They may have followed the pied piper."
redshirish
6th Jan 2013 15:23
"i have lost so much respect for BR for not playing sahin"
REDSARGE
6th Jan 2013 15:23
"Looking forward to seeing Sturridge in a red shirt. Decent team selection. Good enough to win this one. Cant help but wonder what's going on with Asaidi and Yesil. Also looks like Sahin's days are numbered. Strange since we aren't bringing anyone else in. Anyway, GOOD LUCK LADS. "
Luis7Sturridge15
6th Jan 2013 15:24
"Good luck to Liverpool and Daniel. Hope you do us proud and score on your debut. "
´Chris_Renda
6th Jan 2013 15:27
"RedL26 Stop acting like you like ALL players in Lfc as much is other. Henderson has maybe played ok in the last games but he was not worth of 20 mil£ and shelvey yeah i don´t no.. Just don´t like him that much. And Sahin hasn´t played that much also the time were he wasn´t injured! So no im not going to support another team than Lfc UMAD?"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 15:27
"For those asking for the millionth time where Assaidi & Sahin are please read RedL26 6th Jan 2013 15:17; this is not the first time people have kindly informed the uninformed about these two. Evene if they aren't playing, so what, support the fielded team - pfft"
Lfcanvvin
6th Jan 2013 15:28
"I hope Lucas won't be overplayed as he just recently recovered from his injuries."
M2HB
6th Jan 2013 15:30
"Doom and Gloom or Deluded and Naive. Reality is we are a mid table club now.This is what is meant when BR asks for "Reality" and says "we are were we are"...Some people just cant seem accept it. "
ChicagoBear
6th Jan 2013 15:31
"I agree with iamaFreeMan, if we play Man U next week it is important to allow Sturridge and Suarez to have a practice match together to see how they work with one another!!!"
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 15:31
"Where's Rush and i thought Fowler would deffo start this game. Very upset with this."
rational_pessimist
6th Jan 2013 15:33
"No room for both Assaidi and Sahin?? Can't understand why Rodgers bought Assaidi if he is not ready to give him game time. Baffling."
podricko
6th Jan 2013 15:34
"Assaidi training with morocco for ACN"
massboy
6th Jan 2013 15:35
"Ok sahin is still injured but the club should tell us how long.we miss him "
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 15:36
"On a dubious pitch & against a lower league team, to risk Suarez uneccessarily would be madness. If he plays from the start & got seriously injured, I wonder what the fans would be saying then!"
Ranquest
6th Jan 2013 15:36
"assaidi is now in south africa for the afcon. i dont know of sahin and his broken nose. at least coates is playing"
Imran_786
6th Jan 2013 15:38
"Assaidi is at African Cup of Nations. Sahin is still recovering from an operation for his broken nose, but he was on the bench last game so I don't know what's going on there. If he's fit he should start because he's a 100x better than Allen, Shelvey and Henderson put together. "
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 15:41
"GT-LFC are you thick? Rush has got a tight hamstring. Don't you keep up with current affairs?"
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 15:43
"redahendo-What about Robbie?"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 15:43
"redahendo & GT-LFC: LOL, still don't think that sarcasm will get through to some"
plyNo1red
6th Jan 2013 15:44
"CHRIS RENDA sahin has had numerous chances to impress but there are players doing better in midfield. dont know how you can say LFC player is sh*t. try supporting the whole team. its not hard. come on reds. D.S enjoy debut. play well . scoring a bonus. luis enjoy your rest and punish the dirty dirty mancs please. come on you reds. YNWA & J4T96"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 15:45
"Sturridge looks a natural in the red of Liverpool. All the best today. YNWA"
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 15:46
"GT-LFC Robbie's banned as he's been snorting too many lines. He's had the byline and then when he run out of that he started on the centre line. #rehab"
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 15:47
"Right move ! Get him some some pitch time before the United game. Rest Suarez as much as possible, 10 min run out?"
aklfc
6th Jan 2013 15:48
"Looks like loads of goals with our reserve defence but a good choice of attackers."
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 15:48
"ChampionsOFEurope - You don't happen to know the whereabouts of Walley do you?"
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 15:49
"Oh so he's with Powderfingers then.Fair enough."
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 15:49
"A lovely touch from Mansfield has seen them put the names of the 96 who died at Hillsborough on some seats which will be left empty for today's game. Maximum respect. JFT96"
Pob615
6th Jan 2013 15:50
"GT-LFC, I'm not expecting a goal fest but I do expect us to win this game. Mansfield are going to scrap for everything today and wont make it easy for us and add to the fact that the pitch has had a lot of rain on it lately means our passing game may be a bit wayward also. Like I said, I do expect a win but the FA cup does throw you an unforunate e at times."
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 15:51
"redahendo - he's playing for Chelski now. Not difficult finding a wally on this site at times lol"
Harbo
6th Jan 2013 15:53
"Both eyes on next week ?"
redsquirral
6th Jan 2013 15:53
"Don't why they left out Ballamy and Beardsley to play behind Sturridge - bring rush on if we need him later."
englndr9
6th Jan 2013 15:54
"We used to have the most knowledgeable fans in the world. What's wrong with you lot? Sahin = injury, Assaidi = African cup of nations, and others need a rest and those that are in need a run out. We should have enough to see us through."
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 15:54
"pob615- I agree. I actually think constructive criticism is ok,but there are people on here who want a different manager every week. Personally i think it will be 6-0."
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 15:55
"Sorry 0-6 LOL"
youssef 8
6th Jan 2013 15:58
"Nice team"
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 16:06
"Can't believe it's still 0-0"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 16:11
"That's why we signed him - now shut up all the doubters"
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 16:13
"Ba scored twice yesterday, Sturridge one so far. Good finish!"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 16:13
"Apologies for my 'shut up' comment in my last post - got caught up in the moment - please just quiten down about him & give him a chance"
dolpino22
6th Jan 2013 16:13
"we need more of that dance yes."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 16:14
"Speed, agility, finidng space, finishing, go Daniel S. Should have been 2 nil."
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 16:17
"That will do his confidence no end of good, not that he's short on confidence. So glad he's opened his Anfield account."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 16:19
"should have been hatrick Sturridge"
redrob2005
6th Jan 2013 16:22
"think assaidi is away on acon duty"
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 16:23
"Mansfield is not getting past our final third and from start looks like damage control from them. Lets score more and rest some players!"
StoneKopite710
6th Jan 2013 16:26
"Wake up people Assaidi is at the African Cup Of Nations!! Good luck Sturridge!"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 16:33
"I know its Mansfield, but we could be 5-0 up now; great attacking football on a ropey pitch."
plyNo1red
6th Jan 2013 16:33
"daniel what a way to silence the idiots who didnt want LFC to sign you. great start to your LFC career. a lot of fans should start apologising to you but i knew you would do well at liverpool. well done. keep it up mate. shelvey knockers lay off as well. try supporting the whole team. YNWA com on you reds YNWA "
Xos
6th Jan 2013 16:43
"Is Kelly injured? I haven't seen anything of him in a while now"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 16:45
"A 2nd goal before half-time should settle this game"
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 16:45
"mmm...the flow of the match sort of disappeared! poor pitch too"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 16:47
"Xos - Kelly seriously injured at beginning of season, prob wont see him again for this campaign"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 16:52
"Great 1st half from Sturridge, looks so dangerous; great runs, pace & finishing (well almost). Relishing the chance to see him with Luis."
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 16:53
"Where's Lord Lucan? Anyone seen him lately?"
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 16:54
"kushal lfc7, you are an oracle"
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 16:57
"We might have just unearthed a gem. To all those who questions the new regime - a raspberry to you. This is what FSG and BR are introducing to LFC. Young unpolished gems who will become very precious. I have no doubt that Borini and Allen will come good. "
ValiantSG
6th Jan 2013 17:01
"Good Finishing from Sturridge like a natural centre forward. Poor reception here on my TV, In one moment, I tot sterling is on the pitch when Sturridge strongly on the left pass 2 defenders, then he go out the way along the byline like Suarez would do. Too bad Jonjo couldn't finish it. Can;t wait to see both Suarez and him on the pitch"
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 17:02
"I do believe that in Suarez and Sturridge that we have potentially the most lethal strike partnership in the league. Welcome to the "Awesome Threesome", Sterling, Sturridge and Suarez. With Assaidi, Suso and hopefully Ince as back up we now have the blue print our owners and manager have been hinting at. "
redsquirral
6th Jan 2013 17:03
"Kushal lfc7 oracle canI ask what our final league position will be this season?"
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 17:05
"GT-LFC and redahendo its good to see fellow fans who possess a sense of humour. To think, a pacifist like me was once fighting with both of you, lol. "
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:09
"How the heck was that a yellow card for DS, stupid ref decision who didn't even see it."
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:12
"Prob best to change Suso early here, IMHO, he doesn't appear to be enjoying this game."
SGM 73
6th Jan 2013 17:15
"Downing and Sturridge are working well together. Glad Dan got his goal or the fickles would start to call him a 'misfit'.."
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:16
"Here comes King Luis...hopefully he can settle the team, Mansfield really on top in the 2nd half...eeekk"
realfanboy
6th Jan 2013 17:19
"Suso is our David Silva, the future he can be success like him in LFC and Spain"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:21
"Ooops - that was a handball goal from Suarez, but he deserves the rub of the green?"
realfanboy
6th Jan 2013 17:21
"ONE LOVE Luis Suarez!!! YNWA!!!"
Mr Ostrich
6th Jan 2013 17:23
"As much as I love Luis, that handball is bad sportsmanship and really unfair against Mansfield."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 17:23
"Oh dear Suarez, not the right way to score now is it !"
diablodog
6th Jan 2013 17:25
"whats happened to m kelly not been about for long while"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:28
"Sadly Daniel Sturridge's fine Liverpool start will be overshadowed by that Suarez goal. Every striker would have done it, its up to the the officials to spot it? Didn't want to win this way - strange thing is, even if he admitted it was handball, the officials have to give it because they didn't see it."
WouzerLFC
6th Jan 2013 17:29
"All you people going mental over who is playing catch a grip, we are playing Mansfield. We aren't gonna start Suarez with Sturbridge in this game, we have man united next week and if be got injured everyone would be complaining."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 17:30
"Shelvey is not good enough in LFC. Besides a couple of good passes, he's been weak"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:30
"I'd say we need to score 5 more to dampen the press/public reaction to that goal."
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 17:31
"I am sorry to gripe, please forgive me, but that simple misplaced cross by Hendo is what frustrates me about him. You see Jonjo do a sumptuous pass to Suarez which resulted in his goal and its the kind of skill you know Hendo can only dream of. He has to add more than just harassing the opposition. He has just miss hit a long pass to Downing as I write, you can't make this up, lol"
WouzerLFC
6th Jan 2013 17:32
"And as for people think Sabin is so good, he isn't, he may have been good when he was at Dortmund but hasn't performed great for us, Henderson, shelves and Allen have all been better this season, just because allens firm has dipped doesn't make him a bad player, support the players through the bad times and don't be abuse them then one minute and then praise them when they play well."
WouzerLFC
6th Jan 2013 17:34
"Lfcfan, u must hate bald people because he's been great today, what match have u been watching"
benbollix
6th Jan 2013 17:34
"Carra and Coates at the back and being made look poor by non-league team. this is again not good enough. Luis, that's cheating and your gonna get it in the neck from the media.This victory will leave a bad taste in the mouth."
benbollix
6th Jan 2013 17:36
"p.s downing and allen pretty poor too, we have too many passengers."
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:37
"Do you think Suarez has a 'WHY ALWAYS ME' t-shirt?"
sisuarez
6th Jan 2013 17:37
"Shelvey very poor performance except the assist."
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:41
"Oh dear :-("
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 17:41
"What a joke! Can't even keep a clean sheet."
redrob2005
6th Jan 2013 17:43
"oops game on now bad goal to concede lads YNWA"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 17:45
"I suppose this is what the FA Cup is all about - tension & drama to the end now."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 17:48
"Wouzer, you will be hard pushed to get anyone to agree with you that Shelvey has been "great" today! Also we are playing Mansfield (no offence), not the EPL teams."
redrob2005
6th Jan 2013 17:49
"we need to get a grip now come on boys play it around not many positives to be taken from this performance "
Harbo
6th Jan 2013 17:51
"Sad to say, we have too many players who are not only weak in the tackle, but often shirk them too."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 17:51
"Should have passed it to Shelvey Downing!"
lemzyo
6th Jan 2013 17:52
"How did we buy Joe Allen? He started bright but he just can't play. He can't even play against Manfield's midfielders. he is always manhandled cos he is small and makes lots of mistakes."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 17:52
"Mansfield played really well today against a young LFC side."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 17:53
"On average, we have a very short team, esp compared to Mansfield. We are being bullied off the ball."
sisuarez
6th Jan 2013 17:55
"Very very average performance. Brendan pls don't forgate to wake players sleeping on the pitch it's your job."
LFCfan128
6th Jan 2013 17:57
"We won by a hand-ball, great...not!"
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 17:58
"Pantomime Villain strikes again. Have to feel for Mansfield. "
SGM 73
6th Jan 2013 17:58
"Whenever Hendo misplaces a ball you get the same old plastics trying to rip him to shreds. You'd think these fickles would have learned their lessons, but I guess some people are just too stupid to learn and simply come here to crave attention, say I told you so and grovel for affirmation. Sad really...."
RagaGaga
6th Jan 2013 17:59
"Poor."
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 17:59
"Well said SGM73. "
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 18:01
"This is why know one should underestimate English football. Pretty at times it may not be but what a fight. That's the magic of the FA cup. "
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 18:04
"Quite a few squeaky bottom moments,which i wasn't expecting. Shame Suarez goal was the difference,as it will be the major talking point,but anyone tell me an "honest pro" and I will show you a liar.Through to the next round."
ChicagoBear
6th Jan 2013 18:06
"Come on guys that Suarez goal looked accidental! I think even Suarez was suprised it went in and anyway are you telling me none of you would have done that if the opportunity came?! Yes I understand Suarez probably should have said something, but hey we won didn't we!!! Congratualtion Sturridge!! YNWA"
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 18:06
"GT-LFC Gary Linekar?"
benbollix
6th Jan 2013 18:10
"just goes to show you where we are really at.we beat 3 poor teams over the christmas and as soon as we play a team that fights, we go missing. very worrying, especially as the manager doesnt seem to be able to get this team playing for the shirt. dreading the mancs next week."
ValiantSG
6th Jan 2013 18:11
"LFCfan128, did you see Agger, Skitel, Johnson or Jose in our backyard? give our youngster a break. If we put up next week lineup against Manfield, the scoreline would 10-0. btw the pitch is so bad that we resort to play long ball in the end"
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 18:13
"Ladies and gentleman he has shown himself,it's redahendo.LOL"
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 18:16
"GT-LFC - You are like the good bits of Buddha but without all the nasty bits taken out. You aren't his better looking , more successful twin are you?"
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 18:17
"GT-LFC that was with all the nasty bits taken out!"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 18:20
"This is the FA cup, that's how these games go, how can honest fans slate the young team we put out there against a determined Mansfield, & did you see the pitch!! I speak from experience that whenever I played against a top team in a cup, I played on pure adrenalin; magnify that 100 fold for the FA cup on TV."
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 18:21
"And then you get some sanctimonious idiot who has no redeeming features and only pops up in the dark to utter complete nonsense. Their ammo is to snipe away like some old moany curtain twitcher whose life has no meaning and therefore relishes in spreading their misery. There is a place for such a person and its not on here, its an infirmary. "
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 18:22
"Well done Sturridge for a fine debut performance - shame we're not talking about that as much."
redahendo
6th Jan 2013 18:23
"Buddha - Fair point, I will leave this thread!lol"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 18:24
"Mansfield manager Paul Cox: "I would like to give Luis Suarez the benefit of the doubt and it was a reaction. A fine sportsman's comment - respect to you sir, sorry to see you got out like that."
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 18:33
"redahendo, alas its not you I am addressing. I know that you are anxious to get my attention but for now I have a smaller fish to fry. "
WouzerLFC
6th Jan 2013 18:37
"Lfcfan , ok I agree he may not have been great although u can't single him out for being bad as he was involved in both goals assisting the first so wouldn't really say he was so bad that he needed to be mentioned as playing badly"
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 18:41
"WouzerLFC, I agree, I have no idea what game some fans were watching as Jonjo was one of the brighter players on display and his link up with Sturridge was a constant feature in the first half. He sprayed a couple of world class passes and was strong in the challenge which was lacking from some of our players. "
GT-LFC
6th Jan 2013 19:04
"4.That's old news"
jonny4jam
6th Jan 2013 22:09
"benbollix....Every comment u make is negative,u are one of these people who are never happy,take it somewhere else u muppet! YNWA"