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Balotelli and Gerrard seal win for nervy Reds

Balotelli and Gerrard seal win for nervy Reds

A late strike from Mario Balotelli and an even later penalty from Steven Gerrard saw Liverpool edge past Ludogorets on their return to the Champions League at Anfield last night. After toiling to break down the resilient Bulgarian champions for most of the game, Balotelli showed great strenght, control and composure to slot his first Liverpool goal in the 82nd ... Read More »

Shankly’s Legacy Walks On

Shankly’s Legacy Walks On

Today would mark the 101st birthday of a true legend of the game. A man who came to a club, put his stamp on it and that stamp is still there today. Bill Shankly not only revolutionised Liverpool Football Club during his time there as manager, but he paved the way for all others after him to follow and build ... Read More »

Busy Reds Building Exciting Squad For Next Season

Busy Reds Building Exciting Squad For Next Season

With the signatures of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic already secured this summer, it seems like Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers intends to continue to spend big over the remaining weeks of the close season. The Reds obviously have a huge budget, this season what with the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75m, as well ... Read More »

Five Things Alexis Sanchez Could Bring To Liverpool

Five Things Alexis Sanchez Could Bring To Liverpool

As a deal to take controversial striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona looks increasingly likely to materialise, rumours surrounding the future of Chilean Alexis Sanchez are also appearing thick and fast. It has been widely reported throughout the media that the Catalan club are prepared to offer Sanchez to Liverpool as part of the deal to bring Suarez to the Camp ... Read More »

Di Maria Breaks Swiss Hearts

Di Maria Breaks Swiss Hearts

An Angel Di Maria strike two minutes before the end of extra time sent Switzerland home from the World Cup. After what was arguably one of his worst performances in living memory, the Real Madrid man slotted home a composed finish after an assist from Lionel Messi in the 117th minute. It almost was not enough to seal Argentina’s place ... Read More »

Dutch Courage should Inspire England

Dutch Courage should Inspire England

The Netherlands’ thumping 1-5 victory over Spain last night is just what all football loving England fans could have wished for. The game had it all, a poor penalty decision, goals, shock and more goals as Holland demolished a very ordinary and pedestrian Spanish team. Louis Van Gaal’s team went into the game as huge underdogs, and understandably so, as ... Read More »

Could Football Really Come Home?

Could Football Really Come Home?

With less than a month to go before the FIFA World Cup gets underway in Brazil, build up is well underway for the squads involved and their adoring fans back home. The same thing happens each time the competition rolls around: everyone thinks about buying a shirt, flags begin popping up on every corner, extensive newspaper coverage is given to ... Read More »

Period of Shame for Man Utd

Period of Shame for Man Utd

It is not often that arguably the biggest club in the world find themselves in such a bad light. After what was a shocking season by their standards, Manchester United have continued to perform poorly off the pitch well into the off-season of the Premier League. The descent into this mess began with the intense speculation that surrounded David Moyes’ ... Read More »

All Eyes on Pivotal Anfield Showdown

All Eyes on Pivotal Anfield Showdown

After the latest round of results in the Barclay’s Premier League, all eyes have once again become firmly focused on Anfield ahead of this weekend’s crunch match. On Sunday, April 27th, Liverpool welcome Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea to Merseyside in a game that will go more than a long way to deciding the fate of the Premier League trophy. Liverpool currently ... Read More »

Time Is Ticking For Moyes at United

Time Is Ticking For Moyes at United

During Sir Alex Ferguson’s first few years at Manchester United, success did not exactly ebb and flow around Old Trafford. Silverware wasn’t being won, results weren’t overly pleasing, and people were generally a bit fed up. But the club stuck with him and the rest is history, as they say. But now, after he has left his position at the ... Read More »