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Arsenal Knock Liverpool Out Of FA Cup

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Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup on Sunday at the hands of an Arsenal side who perhaps couldn't believe their luck at 90 minutes. Liverpool were arguably the better of the two sides but unfortunately for the Reds there wasn't an end product. Some strange penalty decisions also left Liverpool fans berating Howard Webb.

Liverpool began the game having made three changes to the side with Allen replacing Henderson, Agger replacing Toure and Brad Jones replacing Simon Mignolet between the sticks. In a busy week for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger also made some changes swapping a total of seven of his team members from their last fixture.

The first half for Liverpool consisted of some chances mainly via Daniel Sturridge. Very early on in the game a lovely pass from Steven Gerrard had Sturridge through on goal but his effort was perhaps too direct for a prepared Fabianski. Shortly afterwards another ball through to Sturridge saw him smash his effort off the side netting. The Reds we…

Liverpool Out Of Cup, But Solidarity Shines Through

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Can't help but smile! The King is back...
Liverpool bowed out of the FA Cup yesterday after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United. In a strange sort of after match feeling though, for once, everything seems and feels ok. It's all down to seeing the legend that is Kenny Dalglish standing on the sidelines at Old Trafford yesterday.
The scoreline may not have quite turned back the clock but the performance, seeing Kenny and Fergie in the dugout, the fans, the "YNWA" rendition at the end... It all seemed like a different time.
As Dalglish himself said in a pre match interview, there is no point in everyone pulling in different directions, we all need to be together. As proved yesterday by the fans, the manager, the staff and the team, we were all one and i felt Dalglish just being there instantly instilled a new sense of solidarity.
For Dalglish's first team back in the hot seat he started Pepe Reina in goal. His back four already put smiles on many fans faces,…