FA Cup: Upset fears allayed as late salvo saves Liverpool blushes

 
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Philippe Coutinho scored in injury time to complete Liverpool’s comeback
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LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers was relieved to escape unscathed after Championship side Bolton were moments away from ruining his side’s pursuit of silverware in their FA Cup fourth-round replay last night.

An exquisite injury-time winner from Philippe Coutinho added to Raheem Sterling’s late leveller after former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen opened the scoring from the penalty spot and midfielder Neil Danns saw red.

Steven Gerrard made his 700th appearance for the Anfield club and the seven-time winners now face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in round five as their departing skipper continues his quest to end his Liverpool career with a Wembley final.

“This is a competition we want to do well in and thankfully we’re into the next round,” said Rodgers.

“Our momentum is still going as it has done over the last eight weeks. The character, quality and intensity of the team has really gone up another level. We just want to keep it going.”

FIFTH ROUND DRAW
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Leicester City
Bradford City v Sunderland
Derby County v Reading
Arsenal v Middlesbrough
West Brom v West Ham Utd
Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City
Preston North End v Manchester Utd

Ties to be played on 14, 15 and 16 February

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