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Bolton Win Takes Liverpool Top Of The Table

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Of course this could all change within a few hours but let's enjoy it ay?!

With three different goalscorers yesterday and Suarez not even on the score sheet, it was a sublime 90 minutes at Anfield for Dalglish's boys. The passing was flowing beautifully, Lucas was a monstrous shield to his defence and the back four when required were solid themselves.

Liverpool took just fifteen minutes to get their first goal. A stunning outside boot pass from Luis Suarez caused problems in the box, Stewart Downing's shot was saved by Jaaskelainen but the ball was not yet out of danger for Bolton.

Jordon Henderson was at the ready and a lovely strike on his left foot got him his first Liverpool goal.

I must say Henderson out of the three big new signings in midfield has perhaps been the one less involved in peoples conversations, because of the immediate impact of Downing and Adam, people were forgetting to praise the stints put in by the 21 year old. It was great yesterday to see him so…

Liverpool Search For Anfield Win

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Liverpool face Bolton tomorrow for their third Premier League fixture of the season. On the back of a 3-1 win in the Carling Cup and a 2-0 victory over Arsenal, the Reds will be more than confident heading into this fixture against Owen Coyle's side.

Liverpool are still without Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson's hamstring injury looks set to keep him out again on Saturday. Raul Meireles will also be unavailable after a collarbone injury gained in the midweek tie with Exeter.

For Bolton they are without Ricketts, Meirs and Steinsson. Also out is Alonso who suffered a similar fate to Meireles, getting injured midweek, the break to a bone in his foot will keep him out for nearly 2 months.

Bolton have made a good start to the season after a rampant victory over Queens Park Rangers, they were unlucky in a hard fought fixture against Manchester City, putting two goals past the big spenders and missing out on a point by the slenderest of margins.

Klasnic is probably the man to watch …

Carroll Scores In Carling Cup Win

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Liverpool confidently put three past league one side Exeter last night as the home side only managed a consolation goal from the penalty spot. It was a high tempo clash and Exeter can hold their heads high I feel after getting stuck in for most of the 90 minutes.

A lack of chances for the Grecians was perhaps the main thing holding them back, along with the class of Suarez and boot of Andy Carroll. Liverpool are now safely into the third round of the competition.

The first 20 minutes saw both sides switching possession. Although Exeter were struggling to create chances they were certainly capable of making interceptions and flustering the Liverpool passing system in midfield on a few occasions.

In Liverpool's favour though, whilst in possession, we were beginning to trouble the Exeter goalkeeper. A string of corners from Charlie Adam about 15 minutes in were a danger to deal with for the home teams defence.

The only down side for Dalglish in the early play was that Raul Meireles …

League Cup Kicks Off For Reds

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Liverpool face Exeter tomorrow night at St James Park. A slightly smaller capacity than the matching named North East stadium, it should be an interesting fixture for the home fans tomorrow seeing the stars of Dalglish's side on their turf.

For those of you that don't know much about our opposition tomorrow i will try to give you a quick round up on The Grecians.

Exeter are currently in League One and last year they finished in a respectable 8th place. The club itself is owned by the fans through Exeter City Supporters Trust. Their top goalscorer from last season Richard Logan nabbed himself 11 goals by the end of the 2010/2011 campaign and is still with the club.

In terms of past meetings the clubs have only met on four occasions. Liverpool have been victorious in all four matches one of which saw a 6-0 win for the Reds.

It's been 29 years since the sides last met and there's no way of guessing what Exeter will have to offer. Dalglish is predicted to play a weakened …

Petition To Release Hillsborough Documents

This is a sincere request to anyone reading, Liverpool fan or not.

You may have read on Twitter or seen in the news this week that the government are going to appeal against a ruling to release the documents and minutes from the meetings with Margaret Thatcher after the Hillsborough disaster.

Not only is it despicable that they are even trying to keep these documents a secret, it is sickening to think that the thought has crossed their minds. Unfortunately, it is true and if the government get their own way the families and friends of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Disaster will forever be in the dark.

There is one question and one question only you need to ask yourself; If there isn't anything incriminating or out of sorts in the documents, then why are they trying to stop the release of them?

To prevent the truth from being hidden once again please help by signing thise-petition it already has over 80,000 signatures and your name on the list would help enormously. Once you h…

We Just Can't Get Enough

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We're only two games into the new season and spectacular penalty miss aside Suarez is stamping smiles on Liverpool fans faces everywhere. The Uruguayan got Liverpool's second on Saturday after an Ramsey own goal.

Dalglish set up his side with Suarez originally on the bench and Dutchman Dirk Kuyt was chosen to start with big man Andy Carroll up front. For Arsene Wenger he already had an endless list of injuries and suspensions and so fielded as best a side he could, Nasri was in the starting eleven and many believe that was his last game in an Arsenal shirt.

Early proceedings appeared to favour Liverpool after some strength in attack made the gunners work hard. Emmanuel Pingpong Frimpong was an early booking for Wenger's side when tempers frayed.

Things went from bad to worse for the home side too as minutes later Koscielny limped off injured. He was replaced with Miquel.

Stewart Downing was once again providing the pace for Liverpool down the flank. He was unfortunate wit…

Fab Without Cesc?

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After the somewhat disappointing draw with Sunderland last week, Liverpool tomorrow will be looking to change their fortunes in this surely exciting clash with Arsenal.

The last three matches at the Emirates for Liverpool haven't been excellent. A draw and two loses only fuel the fire for Dalglish and the boys looking for all three points. Games against Arsenal tend to bring out the best in the Reds though it's just some times we appear to start with too much punch and are then unable to see out the result.

For Saturday's clash Liverpool will be without captain Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson is still a doubt. Arsenal are without new signing Gervinho who starts his three match ban along with Alex Song. Gibbs is also unavailable for manager Arsene Wenger and doubtful are Rosicky, Djourou and Traore.

Tensions in the Arsenal fan base appear to be rising of late, after Cesc Fabregas finally made his lucrative move to Barcelona, there seems to be a system in the Arsenal ranks o…

Suarez Nets In Sunderland Score Draw

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First of all folks may i say how nice it is to be back blogging! If you didn't know i was in Majorca for 10 days hence the missing Valencia post, whilst i was out there i luckily managed to watch the Liverpool match in an Irish bar, it was bloody sweltering heat and i had to squint all the way through the match but I'm glad i got to watch it all instead of relying on highlights for a quick round up.

For the Reds first game of the season Dalglish shook things up a bit, in the starting eleven brand new signing Jose Enrique was given his chance, Dirk Kuyt had been dropped for Jordan Henderson. Downing started with Lucas and Adam in midfield. Reina in goal with Flanagan, Carragher and Agger in front of him and the strike force consisted of Carroll and Suarez.

It didn't take long at all for Liverpool to put a spark into the game. Referee Phil Dowd had his first major decision early on in the match after Suarez was brought down by Richardson in the box. I'm not Phil Dowd…

The Liver Bird Is Going Abroad!

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Ok, well, the blog isn't going abroad but I am. I've never been abroad before and I'm stupendously excited but the downside is for the first time EVER I will unfortunately have to miss a post or two.

Today's post is basically to give you a run down of what's happening and also have a quick chat about the two games affected whilst I'm away.

As you have probably noticed, I haven't been doing match previews for the friendlies this season, just reports so thankfully that's one less thing to worry about.

We face Valencia at Anfield on Saturday in the final friendly. In Dalglish's last chance to play around with the line ups I'm pretty certain he'll give the Anfield crowd the opportunity to see all of our new signings and some of the youngsters.

The way our friendlies have been going of late I think one thing I'd have a punt on is plenty of goals.

The Valencia match report I'm afraid is one thing that won't appear on the blog. I know …

Three A Piece In Oslo

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Firstly I'd like to pay my respects to all of the affected in Oslo and Norway after the terrible attacks last month. I know i have a few readers from Norway and that they have a huge Liverpool fan base and my thoughts are with you all.

Reina made his comeback for Liverpool after recovering from a hernia operation, the Spaniard has been missed and thankfully he's back before the season has properly started. Glen Johnson also featured too who hasn't been around for a while.

It was Valerenga who got the first goal of the night, a simple enough effort from Strand put the ball into the back of the net. It looked far too easy and Liverpool looked frustrated at the way they had conceded.

Whilst Liverpool searched for an equalizer it was Stewart Downing impressing again with plenty of speculative crosses and balls through to the attacking force of the Reds. Glen Johnson was also trying his best to get into advanced positions but it wasn't long before Valerenga got themselves a…