Date: 19th February 2006 at 10:43am
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Sir Alex will cause another storm in this bitter on-going battle with the Scousers by saying ‘Liverpool can play for only five minutes and win the game’.

Liverpool won the game, but Ferguson was not too impressed by Benitez’s men.

Ferguson: ‘Liverpool can play for only five minutes and win the game, that is the way they are. They pump the ball into the box and with good set-piece delivery they keep you under pressure.

‘We did not have enough height to cope with that, losing Rio (Ferdinand) was a blow. You need a bit of luck in the cup and I think it went against us this time.

‘We dominated the second half, no question, but we should have done better in the first. They had one shot on goal which was saved by (Edwin) Van der Sar before their winner, and as I say they only need to play for five minutes because that is the way they are because they they keep such a tight ship at the back.’