Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/29/13
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Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool could have done without extra-time in a midweek cup clash as they prepare to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. It appeared at one stage as if the Reds would ease their way into that tie, with Brendan Rodgers able to rest key men ahead of an eagerly-anticipated encounter at Anfield. Liverpool were, however, to make hard work of League One outfit Notts County in the Capital One Cup - throwing away a two-goal lead before eventually prevailing 4-2. It took 120 minutes for them to dispose of the Magpies, and untimely injuries have been picked up by Aly Cissokho, Joe Allen and Kolo Toure. Liverpool skipper Gerrard said in the Daily Mirror of the cup struggles: "That wasn't what we wanted. We're going away slightly disappointed. "Yeah, we're in the draw and we're in the hat and obviously pleased to be through, but it was exactly what we didn't want really. One hundred and twenty minutes and a lot of players who are going to be star...
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