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Are Liverpool In For A Fright?

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Ok, you can take your halloween mask off now Kev... Oh...
Liverpool travel to Bolton tomorrow to face Owen Coyle's side in what could be an eventful clash. Bolton are in the top half of the table at the moment and going well. They've lost no games at home so far this season so could be hard to break down.
As for Liverpool well we all know where we are, in the bloody relegation zone. Liverpool are also yet to get an away win chalked up on the board so if the tides are beginning to turn in our favour after a pleasing Blackburn win then really we need to beat Bolton on their home turf.
Problem is, yet again, confidence is running low for me. Going on the Blackburn display i'd fancy us, but going on our recent collective displays... Well it's a worry.
Bolton have quite a big injury list and will be without Gardner, Davis, O'Brien and Samuel. Goal threats Elmander and Kevin Davies however will be available for Coyle.
Liverpool are still without Dirk Kuyt and Daniel Agger who …

This Is Anfield

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So i know a few of my readers haven't been lucky enough to visit Anfield as of yet but i went again yesterday for the museum and tour. Thought it would be a nice idea to put up some of the snaps so people could have a look. Couldn't put them all up and apologies for some of the varying qualities and the picture sizes!
If you do have any questions to do with the photos or Anfield, i'd be happy to try to answer them, just drop us a tweet - @LFCKirstyLFC or send us an email - lfckirstylfc@hotmail.co.uk
Enjoy...


Above: The Paisley Gates which are situated in front of the Kop End, 9 times out of 10 it's the first thing you notice when you get off the bus at Anfield.




Above: The famous statue of the man who changed everything at Liverpool "Bill Shankly" in his renowned pose he is situated in front of the Kop End outside the club store.



Above: This was a mural in one of the lounges, i took a photo because the tour guide for this section told us that the gap in the top ri…

One Small Step In The League... Still A Giant Leap Left For Roy Though...

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Skrtel celebrates with Nando after the number 9 nets the winner...
Liverpool yesterday managed to bring their games won tally up to two in the Premier League, finally catching up with the amount of court cases they have won in the last month. The 2-1 win over Blackburn still leaves a lot to be asked and there's certainly many more steps to clamber up on this elongating ladder, but there were many positives to be taken from the clash with Sam Allardyce's boys, mainly the fact it actually looked like a side that wanted to go out there and get three points.
Fair play to Roy, the side he fielded despite having injury problems was a good one. Gerrard was played in a preferred position behind Torres. Meireles and Lucas made the centre with Cole and Maxi on the wings. Carragher, Konchesky, Skrtel and Kyrgiakos made up the defence with Reina in goal.
Although Roy's choice of starting XI was pleasing, he's not out of my cross-hair's sight yet, i can't easily forget the wor…

This One Has Draw Written All Over It

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Let's hope we see similar pictures tomorrow...
Liverpool line up against Sam Allardyce's Blackburn tomorrow at Anfield. After a somewhat better performance against Napoli, more of the same would be appreciated tomorrow. Blackburn are a hard side to beat, not to mention the fact that Big Sam would absolutely love to kick the Reds while they're down, especially at Anfield.
For Liverpool we can recall the likes of Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Raul Meireles who were all left at home in midweek. Still injured is Dirk Kuyt and Glen Johnson who was hoping to feature tomorrow but it's looking like a no go for the England international. Daniel Agger is also said to be missing out which leaves a shake up to be made in defence. Perhaps meaning that Carragher will again be out of position.
Blackburn are without Samba who is suspended and Keith Andrews, Jason Roberts and Vince Grella are all out through injury.
The last time the two sides met it ended with a 2-1 win for Liverpoo…

No Goals In Naples

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Nervous moment for the Reds as Konchesky prepares to clear off the line...
A different looking Liverpool side last night boded well against Serie A side Napoli in their third group game of the Europa League. Despite a lack of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres, a good performance, namely from the youngsters meant Liverpool managed to gain a respectable draw at the Stadio San Paolo.
The side fielded by Roy contained the likes of Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing and Jonjo Shelvey, just three of the players on the pitch out to prove themselves. Pepe Reina started in goal with Skrtel, Carragher and Konchesky making up the rest of the back four. Poulsen was in midfield with Jovanovic and Babel on the wings and David Ngog up front.
Napoli perhaps got the better of the starts from the two sides and were creative down the wings. Old friend Dossena was using his already imprinted knowledge of some of the lads in Red to his advantage and the Italians had a few early chances.
Despite this, a solid defence…

"Buona Fortuna."

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Napoli's pitch was apparently vandalised this week but is said to be in ship shape now for tomorrow's game...
Liverpool travel to Italy tomorrow for a clash in Naples with Serie A side Napoli and as the title suggests, they will be in need of some "good luck". The third tie from our Europa League group somehow seems a world away from our problems within the Premier League. With no losses recorded at all so far for us in the competition, just 2 goals conceded and a return of 11 scored, things couldn't be in more of a contrast at the moment for the Reds in and out of Europe.
Liverpool will be without the injured Glen Johnson and Dirk Kuyt. Also unavailable through sickness is Daniel Agger (Really beginning to worry about Agger, reports from Denmark recently claiming he may be forced to give up football due to his constant back problems and now him missing a game through sickness, it just doesn't seem right. Wish him a quick recovery.) who did not travel with the …

Was That The Merseyside Derby? Or Did I Tune In To A Sunday League Game?

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Times up?...
Absolutely abysmal is probably putting it kindly but for Liverpool yesterday it was impossible to think of a positive word to say, unless of course your name is Roy Hodgson...
For a merseyside derby to be so lacking in passion from the red side was truly shocking. The poor performance would have at least had a silver lining if it looked as though the lads even gave a toss. The only player i personally felt deserved credit for yesterday was Steven Gerrard and as happens far too often, the pressure was piled on the captain to sort out the mess that the others had caused.
The starting line up to begin with made me feel some praise would be needed for Roy who appeared to have spotted his mistake and dropped Christian Poulsen, however i later found out that he was missing due to a family bereavement.
The rest of the side however, were more than capable of putting in a decent fight against Everton. More to the point, the sides fielded throughout our league campaign so far by Roy d…

Grind It Out At Goodison

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"Why won't you work when my players kick you?!?!"
After some brilliant news yesterday for Liverpool fans, we look for a continuation of the feel good factor tomorrow when our boys face bitter blue neighbours Everton. Liverpool's record against the toffees is of course very good and the lads also did the double over Moyes's boys last season but after a poor start to our Premier League campaign and a loss at home to Blackpool to shake off us, well tomorrow's fixture could be a difficult one.
The plus side for Liverpool is that usually form can be thrown out the window in a game like this and everybody knows the Merseyside derby is always the one to watch. There's no doubt in my mind that someone at some point will get sent off and we could therefore be relying more so on luck and refereeing decisions rather than our performance.
Fernando Torres has passed fit for Liverpool which is a massive boost, in form or not i'd rather have Nando featuring in the derb…

Takeover: Status - Complete

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Welcome to Liverpool FC...
Despite another desperate attempt this morning from Tom Hicks to keep a hold on Liverpool FC, thankfully this evening New England Sports Ventures made the announcement and they are now the new owners of Liverpool FC.
In a deal believed to be worth £300million this will mean that debts owed to Royal Bank Of Scotland can now be paid off and the threat of administration and the docking of 9 points is now gone.
NESV headed by John W Henry (@John_W_Henry) should be thanked for their patience in this very long and testing week for the future of our club. The fact that he and his colleagues didn't walk away speaks leaps and bounds and his comments after the statement show good signs.
Of course Liverpool fans are extremely happy to see the back of Tom Hicks and George Gillett who for three years had a strangle hold on England's most successful football club. At the same time, fans are cautiously optimistic about our new owners. I think it's important that we…

Update: Current LFC Sale Situation

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(Above) Hicks & Colleagues pictured outside Dallas court last night...(Just can't soddin' kill him off can you?!?!)
Folks, forgive me if this is confusing but it's rushed and being typed by somebody who is slowly going insane.
If you were on your laptops/PC's last night as myself from 8o'clock awaiting for a positive outcome from the board meeting, things were going well to start with... John Henry had turned up, Broughton and Co still had beaming smiles from the victorious battle in High Court earlier in the day... It all seemed too good to be true...
That it was. Because just as we all thought we'd got rid of Mr Hicks, like an unwanted smell he reared his ugly head. With the backing of a Texas court and Dallas judge he filed a temporary injunction against the other board members, effectively stalling the sale to New England Sports Ventures.
Shocking.
So after just a nights sleep, we all wake up again this morning, waiting to read the latest saga and what do w…

Don't Open The Champagne Just Yet!

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Liverpool fans celebrate outside High Court as the three victorious board members leave the hearing...
But be sure to go and find the cork screw.
Liverpool fans today can breathe a sigh of relief after the court ruled in favour of RBS and therefore in favour of Martin Broughton, Christian Purslow and Ian Ayre. Credit given when due, despite the past and problems we've had with some of the board members, i think we have to say "fair play" to the boys for going through this gruelling process and ultimately getting to the preferred outcome.
Of course after all Liverpool fans have been through in the past few years we know to be extremely cautious when welcoming our new owners, whoever they may be. But if they talk to the fans and work with us, our trust can be earned.
As things stand it seems likely that the bid made by New England Sports Ventures (Follow @John_W_Henry on Twitter) will be accepted in a board meeting planned for tonight at 8pm. However not to be ruled out is th…

Three Years And Still No "Snoogy Doogy"...

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Spade in the ground within 60days? Yet another lie...
So, unless you don't have a television, have been unable to access the internet and don't know what a radio is then you must have been bombarded in the past week or so with Liverpool news left, right and centre. Of course it's all good that we're finally being updated but when the news reports contain words only somebody with an English degree would understand and when the levels of business mentioned would only be understandable if you were in one of Lord Sugar's tasks, well it can all be pretty darn confusing.
No business head myself i have therefore attempted to provide an update on the current situation...
New England Sports Ventures (NESV) are headed by John W Henry & Thomas C Werner. Current owners of baseball team "Boston Red Sox", as well as Fenway Park (Red Sox Stadium). Also under their financial wings are the New England Sports Network, 50% of Roush Fenway Racing (a NASCAR team) and Fenway …

Dear Mr Hicks

With the international break on folks there isn't much to blog about during the course of this week/weekend...
Not pitch wise anyway but one thing i urge and ask you to do is view the below video directed by @mikejefferiesL4 and including a host of famous Liverpool fans, bloggers etc. The video is to help raise the awareness of what Hicks And Gillett have done to our club, how they have sucked all life from a proud footballing tradition without even an ounce of sympathy in their greed filled rampage.
Please, if it's the only thing you do after visiting my little old blog here, watch it, retweet it, facebook it, tumblr, msn, just spread it like wildfire.
The latest news of two apparent bids should not be putting you off the real aim here, until both those Americans have stepped foot onto their flights back home we must keep fighting for our club. Our Liverpool FC.
#HicksAndGillettOUT

Liverpool Remain In Relegation Zone As Pressure Rises For Roy

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GET OUT OF OUR CLUB!
No. It's not a dream folks, Liverpool after 7 games are in the relegation zone. Perched in the very undesirable 18th position above Wolves and West Ham with just 6 points despite having played beatable opposition in terms of Birmingham, Sunderland and now Blackpool.
Fernando Torres leaving the field spelt bad news for the Reds from the start but the lack of heart from the players, the unworkable set up from Roy, not to mention his forced move to use Carragher as a left back meant Liverpool in the end didn't deserve to win. Blackpool played well and i think it's important that we don't just highlight our poor display but give them credit.
Roy's XI was a bit of a mixture this time, as mentioned with all out natural left backs injured and usual recovery man Agger also out, he opted to push Carragher out to the left. Glen Johnson was on the right with Skrtel and Kyrgiakos in the centre and Reina in goal.
Midfield was made up of Meireles on the right (?…

Seasiders Ready For Battle Of The Pools

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Will it be a sweet ending for Liverpool tomorrow?...
Premier League new comers Blackpool would usually be a blessing to read on the fixture list for Liverpool, especially at home. But after the Reds worst start in the top flight since the 53/54 season, all of a sudden confidence appears to be low.
In your head you still like to feel as though Liverpool will be down for a set win here, pop it on your accumulator it's a no brainer right? I hate to say it but tomorrow has a very strange aura about it and it feels as though if the Reds aren't careful they could be in for a kick in the teeth.
An almost fully fit Blackpool side missing only Alex Baptiste will be well up for this kind of game, along with the character and passion of manager Ian Holloway, if they can get an early goal who knows.
Of course we shouldn't and can't forget the mauling Blackpool received from title challengers Chelsea in a game they lost 4-0. Chelsea back in 08/09 were a team we were fighting with, now …

Decent Result, Drab Performance

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Torres had his chances but couldn't help Liverpool to an away win...
A rather drab display from Liverpool last night meant the Reds could only come away from the Stadion Galgenwaard with a 0-0 draw. Despite looking at the positives with the clean sheet and unbeaten run continued, plus the fact a draw away isn't exactly a terrible result, it all just seems unworthy looking at the poor display from the boys. We can only ride luck for so long and if these dismal displays start to become a regular occurrence, we could find ourselves in real trouble.
Roy fielded a strong XI aside from the rested Steven Gerrard. Pepe Reina was between the sticks and with Martin Kelly at left back it was Skrtel, Carragher and Johnson who made up the rest of the back four. Cole, Kuyt, Lucas, Poulsen, Meireles and Fernando Torres made up the rest of the side.
The first half for Liverpool in honesty was pretty darn poor. At times it was nice to see the ball being played through the midfield, the old pass a…