More Than Just A Win - Boro On The Up!

Last updated : 01 March 2009 By Boro Mad
Gareth Southgate: "I am pleased for the players because they have had to endure a long period of frustration.

"But their work ethic and their togetherness over the last seven or eight weeks in particular, as we have been building towards this, has been excellent and we have got to continue that now.

"Today is a huge lift because there will be teams sitting at home watching the scores coming in and they won't have expected us to get anything today.

"It will have dragged a lot of teams back into the fight at the bottom.

"I said last week when there was still a lot of despondency, we are still in there fighting.

"We are still in the cup, we are fighting in the league and we have shown that as a group this week, the fight is very much in them, and the quality is there as well, which is pleasing to see."

BORO: Jones, Hoyte, Wheater, Huth, Pogatetz, O'Neil, Bates, Arca (Walker 88), Downing, Sanli (Adam Johnson 79), Aliadiere (King 68).

Subs Not Used: Turnbull, Taylor, Emnes, Alves.
LIVERPOOL: Reina, Carragher (Benayoun 71), Hyypia, Skrtel, Aurelio, Alonso, Mascherano, Kuyt, Gerrard (Lucas 76), Babel, El Zhar (Ngog 68).

Subs Not Used: Cavalieri, Dossena, Riera, Darby.

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