Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Liverpool Out Of FA Cup: Serves Them Right

English Premier League team Liverpool has been knocked out of the English FA Cup by Championship team Burnley at Turf Moor, in a surprise result.

Defender Djimi Traore's own goal gave the Lancashire team plenty to cheer about, but the fact that Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez decided to play a much weakened team of youngsters has belittled what is arguably the most prestigious domestic cup in the world.

Perhaps this will be the wake up call that arrogant Premier League teams need (and no doubt Manchester United's draw against Conference team Exeter can be included in that).

Not only does playing a weakened team belittle the prestigious FA Cup, but a weakened team can find them knocked out embarrassingly early.


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