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MacDonald: We can beat Liverpool

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Shaun MacDonald believes the Cherries can spring an FA Cup upset and knock Premier League giants Liverpool out of the competition.

The Cherries host the former 18 times league champions, 5 time European Cup winners and 7 time FA Cup holders Liverpool at Dean Court on Saturday.

The fixture is already sold out, with the match also kicking off at 12.45pm to accommodate ITV who will be showing the game live on terrestrial television.

MacDonald has previously worked under Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during his final season at Swansea, before MacDonald made the move to AFC Bournemouth and he believes that both Rodgers and Cherries manager Eddie Howe's philosophy of the game should lead to an exciting game.

MacDonald told the Daily Echo...

"...Brendan (Rodgers) is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game.

"As players, we have respect for them but have got to go out believing we can beat them. We want to cause an upset..."

'...The FA Cup is always a special occasion and it is always good to draw a big club. With Liverpool coming here, it is good not just for the team and staff but for the fans as well. This will be my first experience of a big game in the competition.

"We can approach the game with confidence because we are playing well. We know it is going to be difficult because they have got some world class players but we have got to believe in ourselves and go into the game positively...


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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 21 2014

Time: 8:31AM

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Tried to read this article on my PC, but was confronted with a nearly full page advert for Coral bookmakers, which when I clicked "skip advert" went and opened a full page window for Coral bookmakers anyway. I do not gamble, but love my football and team ...why do I have to get this **** when I use Vital? The advertising intrusion is beyond belief.
RedFlash
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21/01/2014 08:51:00

Macca, . . WE may beat Liverpool if they put out their-- C TEAM
RED LETTER DAY
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21/01/2014 09:14:00

...doubt that we will beat them, but we will go into the game knowing that if we play to our best it COULD happen?
garbo
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21/01/2014 13:15:00

I can't wait! We are holding our own this season. Liverpool clearly do NOT fear us. Will Brendan Rodgers leave the best behind for some RandR before their 6 pointer and Derby next week? Everton are NO walkovers and he must be tempted to rest his best. But will he? Knowing the travelling faithful will expect a big performance from their in form side! What an amazing turn around for the Liverpool fan! BUT SO WHAT?!? On the big day we will certainly try (although some might want us to consolidate and rest some players? Gawd I HOPE not). I feel we will try to emulate other Championships sides that play Premier ones. Containing and hoping for a cheeky goal. Well sadly we don't have the players to do that, right|? So tactics then, I would go hell for leather and hope that our Keeper is going to stop the best of a crop of talent! If we do then we might avenge 1968! LOL! Even so we are all there I hope? and drowning out the cop! Whatever happens this is so much better than watching Gillingham beating us in the FA cup a couple or three seasons ago. Sorry guys I am getting excited here! BYE!
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21/01/2014 17:39:00

Redflash, I would suggest that you use Google Chrome on your PC and download the Adblock Plus app. It gets rid of the irritating adverts bo probs!
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