Mansfield vs Liverpool Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on January 5, 2013

Suso Liverpool

Liverpool will look to avoid an upset as they face Mansfield Town at Field Mill in the 3rd round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Reds will arrive in Nottinghamshire knowing they’ll face a side searching for a giant-killing in one of the glamour ties of the round.

The Premier League giants are clear favourites for the game but will have to guard against complacency against their lower league opposition, with Mansfield currently sitting ninth in the Blues Square Bet Premier Division.

Team News

Brendan Rodgers is expected to make several changes for the tie with key players such as Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel and Pepe Reina all likely to be rested.

New signing Daniel Sturridge should start his first game since making the move from Chelsea last week and he’s likely to replace Suarez up front, with Suso and Oussama Assaidi likely to be in support on the flanks.

The likes of Jonjo Shelvey, Jamie Carragher, Nuri Sahin, Brad Jones and Sebastian Coates are pushing for starts.

Mansfield will name their strongest team in a bid to cause an upset, with boss Paul Cox relying on top-scorer Jake Speight to work the Liverpool defence.

Likely Line-up

Predicted Score

Liverpool are obviously clear favourites for the game but they should be experienced enough not to underestimate their lower-league opposition. Mansfield are on an excellent run having lost just once in their last 12 games so should be full of confidence heading into the game. However, no matter what team the Reds put out they should have far too much quality for the Stags. Mansfield 0-3 Liverpool

What would your starting line-up be and whats your score prediction? Get involved in the comments section below.

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9 Comments

  1. bob

    January 6, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Jones
    Wisdom carragher coates flanaghan
    Lucas shelvey
    Henderson
    downing assaidi
    Sturridge

    3 nil.

  2. Daboy

    January 6, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Assaidi is in Africa he wont play i would like to see Coady or Adorjan get a run.

  3. harsh

    January 6, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I would like to see sturridge and surely he will play today , but the one person whom I would like to see is yesil, he’s a proven goal scorer and once will be a great player

  4. Stevey G

    January 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Jones

    Wisdom Carragher Coates Downing

    Allen Henderson

    Suso Sahin Assaidi

    Sturridge

    • Callum

      January 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Stevey G has to go in the squad

  5. Callum

    January 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Reina wisdom Coates skirtal downing Allen Gerrard Lucas suso Sahin assaidi sturridge

    • Callum

      January 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Take away suso

  6. Callum

    January 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Liverpool 6-0

  7. Callum

    January 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Sturridge hat – rick Lucas 1 downing1 sahin 1

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