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Sturridge Scores In Stags Win

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Liverpool are through to the next round of the FA Cup after beating Mansifeld Town 2-1 on Sunday. Some controversy arose about the manner in which the Reds scored their second goal but Mansfield failed to make their chances late on in the game despite finding a consolation.

Brendan Rodgers made several changes for this fixture and he also gave Daniel Sturridge his first Liverpool start whilst Luis Suarez had to settle for the bench.

The Reds didn't take long to get themselves off the mark at Mansfield and I quickly began to regret not popping some money on Sturridge for first goalscorer before we got to the pub...

The ex Chelsea man immediately stamped his authority on the side after a timed pass from Jonjo Shelvey the forward confidently finished without any hesitation and put Liverpool 1-0 up. I've felt a bit like the black sheep lately on Twitter in terms of opinions on Sturridge because I personally was pretty pleased with the signing, albeit a bit more expensive than I&#…

Reds Face Stags In FA Cup

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The Reds are off to the East Midlands on Sunday as they prepare to face their conference opposition; Mansfield Town in the FA Cup. After a run that saw them go all the way to the final last year, it's certainly a competition Liverpool want to stamp their mark on and they have a real chance to progress here at Field Mill.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are without Jose Enrique. I was gutted to hear that he'll be out for up to 6 weeks after his hamstring pull. Reds fans will also eagerly await to see whether Sturridge will get his first game in a Liverpool shirt. Mansfield from what I can find have no new injury worries and they also have a boost with Jake Speight and Richie Sutton being available.

The two sides have met only twice before back in 1970 for the League Cup. Mansfield managed to hold on to a 0-0 draw at home but the tie at Anfield saw the game end 3-2 to Liverpool.

Mansfield are currently placed 9th in the Conference but have played fewer fixtures than most of th…