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The conditions were always going to favour carthorses over thoroughbreds and the team battled on. Congratulations to Daniel on his goal. May it be the first of many!
81-82-83-84
6th Jan 2013 19:38
Joe R
6th Jan 2013 19:42
"The media are gonna have a field day with Suarez again over this hand. We looked pretty bad today, let's hope we can do better."
McPilch
6th Jan 2013 19:42
"Congrats with the win.. type of game that could've gone either way in the end.. that's the FA Cup tho.. nice for LFC to finally get the rub of the green! Can understand some players not performing at their best.. not easy conditions at all.."
AbdulNajam
6th Jan 2013 19:43
"Fully Agree with what you said BR now lease give Daniel a start against MAN U and tell him its his chance to win over the FANS by scoring the winner. YNWA --From South Africa"
usared7
6th Jan 2013 19:45
"YNWA Suarez - looking forward to seeing the partnership with sturridge! looks very promising!"
usared7
6th Jan 2013 19:45
"YNWA Suarez - looking forward to seeing the partnership with sturridge! looks very promising!"
McPilch
6th Jan 2013 19:46
"As for Luis' handball, I recall an incident with Adam Gilchrist, he walked when umps didn't give him out. It was respected in one way, but also considered not the "team thing" to do. So I can understand most of the time people don't own up to such incidents.. but in this case Luis had a real golden opportunity to perhaps turn his perceived character right around"
hermynwa
6th Jan 2013 20:00
"Bottom line WE WON ! That is all that matters. "
BTFI
6th Jan 2013 20:00
"Well said Brendan regarding Suarez. Looking forward to seeing more in the coming of Daniel Sturridge. YNWA"
Hend of
6th Jan 2013 20:00
"We make life so difficult sometimes..."
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
6th Jan 2013 20:01
"AFTER 3 WINS ON THE SPIN, HOPEFULLY CONFIDENCE WITHIN THE SQUAD IS SKY HIGH. 6 OR 7 PLAYERS HAVE HAD A MUCH NEEDED BREAK, SO LET'S HOPE WE GO TO THE THEATRE OF SCREAMS AND GET A RESULT. COME ON YOU MIGHTY REDS !!"
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 20:02
"That's a great interview BR, cleared up the Suarez goal with the officials opinions clarified."
Afrika Kop
6th Jan 2013 20:10
"BR is brilliant with his interviews. Here is an intelligent man talking. His defence of Suarez is not rabid. It is factual, reasoned and absolutely classy. "
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 20:11
"Knowing the officials noted the handball & called it accidental means I'll sleep easy tonight. Still feel for Mansfield, but that's beauty of the FA cup."
iamaFreeMan
6th Jan 2013 20:25
"Hit his hand accidentally as he ran in arms out keeping his balance - Brendan is right - it was accidental and he clearly pulls his hand out the way but it was allowed to stand. The Evil Lord Sauron will crank it up ahead of us storming Mordor next weekend. Suarez and Sturridge can both score - I just hope the defence can keep VP at bay"
rosso76
6th Jan 2013 20:25
"Sincerely BR for our win has to thank our defence for his solid proud display, Dan Sturridge and Luis Suarez to have hit the mark and foremost lady luck who ultimately seems to have smiled ourselves pretty often. Credit to Mansfield for their brave and indomitable performance, they will deserve more luck another time!"
JACKHIGH
6th Jan 2013 20:25
"well Brendon, from a scouting point of view, did you see a Mansfield player worth having, because you would be able to afford him."
Liverpool NY
6th Jan 2013 20:28
"congrat for the win, Daniel looks great for someone who hasnt played in a while. Hate to win with a hand ball, to me it looked deliberate..too bad we are much better than that "
LiverpoolTillDeath69
6th Jan 2013 20:30
"BR, you d better lecture Suarez for his misbehave. He's getting used to handing out more often, as u can see in the past few game. Even though, it didnt work as much as he wish, one day he will get caught with shame. Liverpool is greater than winning by cheating."
LiverpoolTillDeath69
6th Jan 2013 20:34
"Whoever thinks hand out is accidental, please watch the replay. And watch a few previous matches, he also tried to raise his hand deliberately. I love Liverpool and don't want our club to have such impression."
LiverpoolTillDeath69
6th Jan 2013 20:34
"Whoever thinks hand out is accidental, please watch the replay. And watch a few previous matches, he also tried to raise his hand deliberately. I love Liverpool and don't want our club to have such impression."
LiverpoolTillDeath69
6th Jan 2013 20:34
"Whoever thinks hand out is accidental, please watch the replay. And watch a few previous matches, he also tried to raise his hand deliberately. I love Liverpool and don't want our club to have such impression."
Champions Of Europe
6th Jan 2013 20:45
"LiverpoolTillDeath69: All the officials at the game said it was an accidental handball & that's why they let the goal stand. Don't you feel Luis' had enough decisions against him this season?"
Thanks2Shanks
6th Jan 2013 20:45
"I think Mansfield gave us a fine day out, they were excellent and very good hosts. I think we should offer them a friendly game as soon as we have time to have them over. They are a proper side and I wish them well."
Gerrard o ya beauty
6th Jan 2013 20:47
"I am really looking forward to united now, sturridge, Suarez and Stirling is a really strong attack and then we've got stevie G pulling the strings, Gerrard always turns up for manure. What a game this is going to be, I can't wait, Come on u reds! YNWA "
Thanks2Shanks
6th Jan 2013 20:49
"Anybody who has ever played football has had an accident like Luis had today, The ball bounces into hands all the time and Suarez knows this he shouts handball 8 times per game now he got one himself, maybe he will stop that now."
Euroanfield
6th Jan 2013 20:54
"Credit to the Mansfield manager for not condeming Suarez handball. It was not intentional and the media will just make a fuss of it because its Suarez. Well done to Daniel could have easily scored a hat trick in the space of 15 min."
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
6th Jan 2013 20:55
"LIVERPPOLTILLDEATH69, SORRY MATE, NO INTENT. IF LUIS SUAREZ MEANT THAT, THEN PEPE REINA'S UP FRONT V MAN.U AND LUIS SUAREZ WILL BE IN GOAL. "
LFC THRU THICK + THIN
6th Jan 2013 20:57
"GERRARD O YA BEAUTY, THAT'S THE SPIRIT !! IT'LL BE TOUGH, AS ALWAYS, BUT WE ARE DUE SOMETHING AT MAN.U."
Shaahid
6th Jan 2013 21:05
"Class Suarez- showed scholes how it's done"
Shaahid
6th Jan 2013 21:06
"Class Suarez- showed scholes how it's done"
Shaahid
6th Jan 2013 21:06
"Class Suarez- showed scholes how it's done"
wayshapeform
6th Jan 2013 21:15
"As hard as the premier league?"
Billy B girl
6th Jan 2013 21:17
"It's a win ! let's just hope the media don't go overboard with Luis - I am emailing a complaint to ESPN on the use of the word 'cheat' absolutely disgraceful comment !!! "
Billy B girl
6th Jan 2013 21:27
"I have just emailed ESPN suggesting they owe Luis Suarez an apology and that failure to do so may result in some of us cancelling ESPN - will let you know if they email me back !"
wolTyson
6th Jan 2013 21:29
"I don't. Care it he hands it or not a win is a win other teams have their way of cheating next match please "
PoolOfBlood
6th Jan 2013 21:31
"Yo Brendan, please buy Mirin, Coentrao, Mvila & Walcott and i will shed a tear or two of joy. Please take my liverpool where we all want to see it, TOP OF WORLD FOOTBALL ! :'("
philster1
6th Jan 2013 21:42
"Joe allen was very poor AGAIN, he lost the ball more times than he kept it, everyone calling downing hendo even carroll but joe cost us £15 million and to be honest I dont think he deserves a shirt. He gives away free kicks for fun But yet no1 is gettin on at him. hope this boy does come good In the end. hes another jay spearing but spearing has a better pass "
Gerrard o ya beauty
6th Jan 2013 21:47
"LFC THRU THICK +THIN- we can do it, but only if we concentrate for the full 90 mins, come on u reds!! YNWA "
plyNo1red
6th Jan 2013 22:09
"i just hope that luis and daniel give vidic a real headache. westham gave him a torrid time. come on you reds YNWA"
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 22:16
"BR, a relative novice, is taking to this football lark like a duck to water. He has not flinched at the monumental task of raising a huge club like ours from the doldrums. He is slowly assembling a vibrant young team in his won image. We are now seeing the wisdom of his appointment and the owners should be applauded. "
BuddhaBuddha131313
6th Jan 2013 22:21
"Sturridge showed today what a shrewd signing he is going to be. He is so exciting and a constant goal threat. He was nonchalant with his skills and showed deft touches. He has pace to burn. Him and Suarez will cause untold havoc for opposing teams for years to come. God help them. "
yazangs
6th Jan 2013 22:41
"The main thing that we are through. But BR whatever you told the players at half time, do not repeat it against ManU. And what a nice picture. lol"
lost13
6th Jan 2013 22:48
"very poor performance,BR please shut up"
alby65
6th Jan 2013 22:49
""we have to make sure we enjoy it while he's here in this country." I don't like the sound of that Brendan - is it just me being pessimistic or could it be that there is some sort of 'CL next season or you can go" agreement in place with LS?"
Harbo
6th Jan 2013 22:57
"Spot on Paul Cox, that is 100% correct, any professional worth their salt would have done exactly the same. Must have been hard to swallow though, so kudos to you for saying what you did."
NYBIE
6th Jan 2013 23:40
"next match Suarez should be played with Sturridge in first line up GK:Reina DF: Johnson,Agger,Skertel,Wisdom DMF:Lucas MF:Downing,Gerrard,Sterling FW:Suarez,Sturridge "
NYBIE
6th Jan 2013 23:41
"next match Suarez should be played with Sturridge in first line up GK:Reina DF: Johnson,Agger,Skertel,Wisdom DMF:Lucas MF:Downing,Gerrard,Sterling FW:Suarez,Sturridge "
SuperSuarez111
7th Jan 2013 0:51
"Liverpool was on very messy ground and no player was ready to take risk of injury, so they were less aggressive in winning the ball back and in duals. On the other hand for mansfield it would have been an acheivement so they were giving everything and were playing almost like stoke city. "
SuperSuarez111
7th Jan 2013 0:53
"Today Shelvey was good. and boy downing has improved or what? His pace feels like twice of what it used to be.(One of the weakest aspect of his game). If he can show some guts to remain in physical duals with defenders he will do much better. "
SuperSuarez111
7th Jan 2013 0:55
"a youngsters my three favourites are shelvey, handerson, and sterling. Sterling is doing good, he needs some confidence in scoring and he will be on. Handerson is highly under-rated and will do good. he needs some more opportunity in advance position"
SuperSuarez111
7th Jan 2013 0:57
"Shelvey is the one has been working as true squad player. He has been playing on number of positions. Now is the time to stop this experimenting with him. his ability is to shot and key passes and he should be used as advance midfield or person in the hole. He will need to work on his work rate and pace though."
SuperSuarez111
7th Jan 2013 1:02
"Come on buddha you could add something for shelvey as well. I know you like him. "
SuperSuarez111
7th Jan 2013 1:09
"For Manure we should play 3-5-2 format. wisdom, skirtel, agger GJ-GR-LL-shelvey-downing sturridge suarez it gives lots of ing in defence to meet persie&co's attack and dominate the midfield. Their attack is comical and we should be through with it with suarez and sturridge. "
jayejay
7th Jan 2013 1:15
"onside, the name is Henderson, not Handerson?"
JazzNTAC
7th Jan 2013 1:28
"I think Mansfield put up a very good fight, gave us a very good run for the money. Thanks to Jones making those important saves in the game a very good backup to Reina. As for the handball, the refs deemed it was accidental then we should all move on. The media should get off Saurez hate wagon !!!"
canuck33
7th Jan 2013 1:57
"Embarrassment! That's the only word coming to mind. We need to resort to a DELIBERATE handball to beat a 5th division outfit. SHAME on LFC and Suarez!"
GalleriaKing
7th Jan 2013 2:13
"canuck33 ..Shame on you - you moron! Did you hear what the refs said about the Suarez goal? Purely accidental...period! It's about time we got a break for once this year! Go support the Mancs if our lads embarrass you! Idiot!"
alialhakim
7th Jan 2013 2:33
"Had Shlevey scored one of the many easy chances, no one would bother mentioning Suarez handball!! I do not think Shelvey has the potential to score goals; he just hit the ball without looking at the goal....he done this so many times in other matches.."
Zxcv
7th Jan 2013 2:34
"Yeah Mansfield are very good! They're playing for their life and all their players are very impressive! That's for sure as this might be the fastest and easiest route to the premier league! But I'm sure all their players will takes weeks to recover from this games! Good and fair result, it a win... nothing else matters! "
Zxcv
7th Jan 2013 2:44
"Who cares? As long as u r a reds, which parts of your body u use to score doesn't matter all all! Keep winning..."
L0\/3 4Nfi3LD
7th Jan 2013 3:11
"Will Wisdom be fit for the game?? I think I rate Robinson more than him tbh.. Slot Glen to rb and Jack lb... We are due something from Old trafford we are on a run and brendan let's have a better team talk half time pls.. Flanagan was poor and omg is Allen on ? Sturridge I think u might be just what we've been missing."
greatnessLFC
7th Jan 2013 4:28
"Sorry but ' as difficult as premier league' if that's what you think we can give up now. The headline is stupid. Untrue at best. Shocking thinking at worst. "
FOREVER RED
7th Jan 2013 5:11
"THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THIS IS NOT THE SUNDAY LEAGUE. WE ARE PLAYING FOR BIG STAKES HERE.THE PL IS A RUN BY PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE......FROM CLUBS TO PLAYERS, OFFICIALS, ADMINISTERATORS ETC.....EVERYONE HAS TO ENSURE THAT THEY DO WHAT THEY GET PAID TO DO. DON'T WORRY LS...MARADONA IS STILL KNOWN AS ONE OF THE GREATEST."
FOREVER RED
7th Jan 2013 5:19
"Canuck 33......for the last time .....these forums are only for LFC supporters. You are clueless. A player who is 100% sure that he is off-side.....nevertheless runs on and scores for his team.I guess you expect him to to over to the ref and say " soory man....not a goal, I was oide your assistent missed that". No difference....officials are part of the game. They get paid to do a job."
greatnessLFC
7th Jan 2013 5:24
"Please... we do not need to justify ref's calls no matter what. One big beach ball comes to mind."
Butholezwe
7th Jan 2013 5:50
"Denied clear goal against Everton, denied many penalties, so what the conrovercy about the hand ball, he catrried on and scored, was he supposed to stop when there was no whistle, he would be nuts, hope we get justice Munure, Masuoir City, at least Arsenal bit us fair, we were tired. Hope its pay back tym. "
Rush job
7th Jan 2013 6:45
"Philster1 2142. Been saying the same for weeks mate. 'Little boy lost'."
WayneThePain
7th Jan 2013 6:54
"Lets just beat Man U. This weekend, been watching the youth team replays, that Jordan Ibe needs to be getting some first team exposure. I think he's a precocious talent"
M2HB
7th Jan 2013 8:09
"Thank god for referees."
M2HB
7th Jan 2013 8:21
"They were robbed of two pens and Saurez was a clear hand ball. He knows it. You know it. Everyone knows it. If referees are going to be lambasted for decisions against us then they should for decisions for us. We need competent officials."
lui2012
7th Jan 2013 8:39
"There is no need to criticize luis suarez's goal. if the ref allowed the goal who are we to talk about it.How many time luis have been robbed this season! So to Liverpooltilldeath69, better shut up man. How many time suarez has saved us this season. he is doing the job of two players man,so at least have some respect for him and just to add we don't need fan like u, so back off!!! "
lui2012
7th Jan 2013 8:46
"To Lost 13, if someone has to shup up its you!! Back off, we don't need fan like you in this forum. BR is doing his job so let him do his job. if you think you are better than him why don't you postulate to take his job as coach and see how it is hard to put up a team. BR is trying to succeed where many has failed and has quit the boat like rat. so have some respect for BR. YNWA!!"
WayneThePain
7th Jan 2013 8:46
"Its simple you see, when go over the speed limit on the road an dont get caught, do you now pay the expected amount of what the speeding ticket would be to the Coppers? I DONT THINK SO!!!! Why should Suarez admit to handball incident???? Well the British Media do love to make Suarez the Villian. Dont matter coz he is a hero in Millions of LFC fans eyes around the world.. YNWA Luis"
REDSARGE
7th Jan 2013 8:47
"Handball, deliberate or not, it counts. Its a blessing in disguise. Man Ure next and you can bet Fergie will make an issue of this and i hope he does it big time. It will be all the sweeter when Luis scores the winner. Then watch out Fergie. Remember what happened when Moyes accused him of diving. I cant wait."
GT-LFC
7th Jan 2013 8:52
"getlost 13 strikes with one of his class,constructive comments."
robh101
7th Jan 2013 8:52
"Thank you Mansfield for your kind hearted tribute to the 96 who died at Hillsborough. Congratulations also goes to the MTFC owner who is pushing well above his weight with the Chief Exec!"
DWH
7th Jan 2013 9:01
"Did not like the victory today, I am a fan, lifelong and proud, but unsporting Mr S. If we need to employ underHAND tactics to beat a conference team then why do we pay these players so much more then those in the conference??"
GT-LFC
7th Jan 2013 9:28
"Howie5o- So are you saying Suarez is no better than a Conference player? I think it's a bad way to win a match,but can you tell me a player in todays football who would have said something? There is no honour in todays football,you can't put the blame on Suarez for this.Footballers blatantly kick the ball into row z and then appeal for the throw in."
GT-LFC
7th Jan 2013 9:30
"When a defender handballs it to stop a goal,do they own up? Sporting and football are 2 words that don't go together. Sad but true. "
ani-road-05
7th Jan 2013 9:31
"My mind has ben swayed with BR since taking the reigns. 1)- Great communicator... I'm cut from the old cloth and it doesn't bother me if managers are aloof in interviews or press confrences, but I guess that is another attribute expected as a modern day manager! "
ani-road-05
7th Jan 2013 9:31
"KD did what most people would do with the Suarez affair, defend a guy who was stiched up. These days though you have to be more tactile and can't go with your heart. BR would of handled things differently i am sure! "
ani-road-05
7th Jan 2013 9:40
"2) The idea of playing youngsters. (This is the biggest gamble.) When results go well a sense of 'wait and see these kids in a few years time' sweeps across. When results are not going our way its a case of 'what is this in-experienced manager doing and his lack of previous success gets questionned. Also a sense of 'these kids will soon get restless'. "
ani-road-05
7th Jan 2013 9:46
"It would be difficult to comprhend a couple of more seasons of medocrity. I'm with BR at present but it is an awful lot of trust put on a bloke who has never won owt. "
ani-road-05
7th Jan 2013 9:47
"Let's just hope FSG are true to their word and back BR in the summer otherwise I see us as another Arsenal- The conveyor belt of buy/nuture-develop then sell for a big fee. No re-investment, just more scouting for quality youngsters, slight progrss justified with the words transision and future"
csoves
7th Jan 2013 10:42
"The performance was poor, but Sturridge goal was excelent! Flanagan,Suso, Coates are avarage players! Sell or loan him! Where is Assaidi? He is better than Suso so far!"
Milan1960
7th Jan 2013 11:08
"Happy we won but the reality is we were poor - we just scraped past a team 93 places below us!! Jo Allen rubbish AGAIN how much more proof do you need you made a mistake BR - HE MUST NOT START aginst the mancs!!"
HARMATTAN
7th Jan 2013 11:58
"Sturridge did what Ba did for Chelsea, lad keep it up and destroy United on sunday."
voki
7th Jan 2013 12:44
"No Brendan. We should have done better against four leagues lower team, despite everything (but win is a win). Respect to Mansfield though, they impressed me to the degree I would scout some of their players! And Paul Cox is obviously a very good manager. We should do much better vs ManUtd. YNWA "
redlivered
7th Jan 2013 12:51
"Deliberate or not a hand ball is a foul. I just hope we don't pay 4 dis at d theatre of cheats. Dis kind of officiating have contributed largely to our losing a lot of points dis season. Having said dat, hw have we bcome a one half team? What does d gaffer tell them in d dressing room dat they always come out lead footed and complacent? "