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29th Anniversary Of The Heysel Disaster

On the 29th May 1985, 39 people lost their lives at the Heysel stadium in Brussels after trouble broke out prior to the European cup final between Juventus and Liverpool. It was a dark day for football and also for Liverpool Football Club. May they rest in peace.
Rocco Acerra 29 Bruno Balli 50, Alfons Bos 35, Giancarlo Bruschera 21, Andrea Casula 11, Giovanni Casula 44, Nino Cerullo 24, Willy Chielens 41, Giuseppina Conti 17, Dirk Daenecky 38, Dionisio Fabbro 51, Jacques François 45, Eugenio Gagliano 35, Francesco Galli 24, Giancarlo Gonnelli 20, Alberto Guarini 21, Giovacchino Landini 50, Roberto Lorentini 31, Barbara Lusci 58, Franco Martelli 22, Loris Messore 28, Gianni Mastroiaco 20, Sergio Bastino Mazzino 38, Luciano Rocco Papaluca 38, Luigi Pidone 31, Benito Pistolato 50, Patrick Radcliffe 38, Antonio Ragnanese 49, Claude Robert ?, Mario Ronchi 43, Domenico Russo 28, Tarcisio Salvi 49, Gianfranco Sarto 47, Amedeo Giuseppe Spolaore 55, Mario Spanu 41, Tarcisio Venturin 23, Je…

2013/2014 Season Round Up

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Well, what a crazy season that was! In August last year the majority of us would have snapped your hand off for 4th and guaranteed Champions League yet we found ourselves right in the mix of a Premier League race, something unfamiliar to many younger Liverpool fans. We pushed all the way to the last day but unfortunately some mistakes in our last few matches meant it was Manchester City's to lose, nevertheless it was a fantastic season for the Reds under Brendan Rodgers.

August

Liverpool started the season home to Stoke and I was in sunny Tenerife! This game will be remembered not for Daniel Sturridge's winning goal but for Simon Mignolet's superb double save to deny Stoke a penalty and a Kenwyne Jones follow up. Who'd have known the season we would have after that display of heroics?


The next game for the Reds was Aston Villa away where Daniel Sturridge scored once again to give the Reds all three points.

August ended for the Reds with a league cup tie against Notts Co…

Win Over Newcaslte Sees Reds Finish Second

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I travelled up to Liverpool on Sunday so that I could watch the final game of a brilliant season surrounded by Liverpool fans as opposed to my cat and me Ma and Pa. With a faint glimmer of title lifting dreams still alive, I knew that whatever happened I'd have a brilliant day in one of my favourite places and after the Reds topped off the season eventually with a win over Newcastle, all in all it was a cracking end.

Brendan Rodgers had made two changes to his starting line up for this game bringing in both Daniel Agger and Jordan Henderson. They replaced Lucas Leiva and Mamadou Sakho.

It was an average start for Liverpool who had spent most of the season blowing teams away at Anfield, this time however there was a lot more patience as the Reds aimed to find a goal to hopefully put some pressure on Manchester City.

Early in the first half the Reds found themselves with an opportunity when Suarez was taken down on the right wing. Suarez being the clever sod that he is decided to t…

We've Taken It To The Wire

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Whilst it's highly unlikely Manchester City will slip to defeat at the hands of West Ham United on Sunday it's frankly miraculous that Liverpool have managed to put themselves in a position where they are still in with a shot at the title on the final day. If you'd of asked any Liverpool fan at the start of the season what they were expecting, nobody would have said this.

I personally predicted we'd finish 5th and at best maybe push for 4th. Yet here we are, second in the league and still grasping on to a glimmer of hope as we head into the final game of the season against Newcastle United. Yes it's our own fault that we aren't in a better position but when you really stand back and take a look at the season, Liverpool have been phenomenal. To finish second to one of the richest teams in the world would just about be ok.

There are no new injury worries for Liverpool but Brendan Rodgers will surely be pleased that he can call upon Jordan Henderson again who has…

Reds Lose A 3-0 Lead Massively Denting Title Hopes

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77 minutes have passed, you're 3-0 up at Selhurst Park and willing your team on to score more goals as you aim to chase down a seemingly insurmountable goal difference held by Manchester City in order to further bolster your bid for the title. A minute later Palace score, you find yourself frustrated that they dare ruin this goalscoring rout but it gets a lot worse, two minutes later, they score again. You panic but you assume Liverpool will hold out, keep their concentration and see it through and then, out of nowhere Palace score again. Unbelievable.

I would usually try to give you a round up of the game in the best way that I can but I feel this fixture calls for a different outlook. As Liverpool's last away tie all the Reds needed to do was collect all three points to keep the pressure on Manchester City but our defensive mishaps that have been present all season were easily undone by a buoyant Crystal Palace after getting some luck via a deflection for their first.

Liver…

Reds Must Beat Palace To Keep League Title Hopes Alive

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After watching Everton fail to do anything right on Saturday evening Liverpool find themselves hoping for another twist in this title race as they prepare to face Crystal Palace. Whatever happens Liverpool still need to be victorious in this game to stand any chance of getting a shot at the league. With Manchester City playing Aston Villa on Wednesday night and then West Ham on the last day as the Reds face Newcastle, we can only see what happens.

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still without Jose Enrique and also unavailable is Jordan Henderson who serves the last game of his three match ban. For Crystal Palace they are in a relatively strong position and Tony Pulis has no new injury worries affecting his team decision for Monday night.

Crystal Palace currently find themselves in 11th after an almost miraculous take over from Tony Pulis. His style of football often gets stick but he's steered this club to safety and picked up some big results along the way making the fans e…