Mansfield vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned as Reds Go Through 2-1

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Mansfield vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned as Reds Go Through 2-1
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Liverpool made things a little harder for themselves than they might have in their FA Cup third-round victory over Mansfield Town, but ran out 2-1 winners to book a place in the next knockout round.

The game was rather different from that which Brendan Rodgers might expect to experience on a week-to-week basis in the Premier League, with the Reds' opponents playing in the fifth tier of English football. But it was nonetheless a game to take a few lessons from.

An early goal from Liverpool settled what could have been a nervy opening, but the Reds spurned several more chances to increase their lead.

Luis Suarez's goal looked to have settled the match before a late consolation for Mansfield. But Liverpool were never really out of control of the game and comfortably saw it out.

Here are six things we learned from the game.

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