FA Cup final build up

Downing defends Reds' new boys

May 4, 2012
By ESPN staff
Stewart Downing insists Liverpool's new recruits should not be made scapegoats for the Reds' disappointing league form.

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Liverpool take on Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup final as they look to claim their second trophy of the season.

But with Kenny Dalglish's side eighth in the Premier League, the likes of Downing, striker Andy Carroll, Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson have come in for criticism.

But Downing believes ...

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