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Friday 22 September 2017

Reds' attitude fantastic - Dalglish

KENNY DALGLISH hailed his side's application after a late Dirk Kuyt goal guided Liverpool to a 2-1 win over Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Kuyt struck two minutes from time at Anfield to eliminate a second Manchester team from a major cup competition in four days after their Carling Cup semi-final win over Manchester City.

The game was played against a tense backdrop after Luis Suarez's eight-match ban for racially abusing United defender Patrice Evra.

Daniel Agger opened the scoring with a 21st-minute header, but Park Ji-sung equalised in the 39th minute and a replay looked likely until Kuyt's winner.

"Their commitment, attitude and desire to get a result was fantastic and we cannot speak highly enough of them after that performance and result," said Dalglish.

Evra was booed throughout by the home fans but nothing untoward appeared to have happened inside the ground. However, a 59-year-old man was detained on Saturday evening in connection with an alleged racist gesture which was captured on TV footage at Anfield.

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