Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another Big 4 team crashes out of FA Cup

Liverpool's woes continue after getting bounced from the FA Cup in a 3rd Round replay against Reading. The humiliation is compounded by the fact that the match took place at Anfield.

The only hope for the Reds for silverware this year is the Europa League, which they were sent to after failing to advance into the Round of 16 for the Champions League. Reading's Shane Long netted an extra time winner in the 100th minute, after Liverpool gave up a penalty in the 90th minute that allowed Reading to equalize and force the extra time.

Making matters worse for Rafa Benitez is that Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard left the game early with injuries.

The calls for Benitez's sacking will no doubt intensify in the coming days, but that will come at a massive price for Liverpool's board since Benitez just signed a four year deal reported worth some 25 million pounds, a hefty price tag for sacking a manager.

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