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Coppell angry after Anfield loss

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Reading boss Steve Coppell was left fuming after his side´s narrow 2-1 defeat at Anfield.

He was upset with Fernando Torres´ winner, annoyed with the refusal by referee Andre Marriner to award a late penalty when the ball struck Steven Gerrard on the arm in the box, and far from happy with his own player Shane Long, who hurled his shirt to the ground after being substituted.

He said: "I am very disappointed with the free header for Torres, if you allow him to do that six yards out, he will score. We just stood and watched. As for what we felt was a strong shout for a penalty late on, the ball hit Gerrard on the arm and it was bound for the net."

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