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Liverpool FC 2014/2015 Season Review

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Month by month, if you seriously want to relive it, here is the season review.

*All images in this post are taken from www.guardian.com*

August


After finishing second in the league at the end of the 2013/2014 season but also losing their star striker Luis Suarez, it was always going to be an interesting season for Liverpool. The Reds appeared to get off to a good start in August as they managed to collect wins over both Southampton and Spurs.

A late goal from Daniel Sturridge sealed all three points against Ronald Koeman's side whilst goals from Sterling, Gerrard and Moreno secured the win against Spurs.

A 3-2 loss to Man City was difficult to take however Liverpool have often struggled at the Etihad. Brendan Rodgers took his side into September with optimism.

In the news...
- British actor Richard Attenbrough dies at the age of 90.
- Cristiano Ronaldo wins the UEFA Best Player In Europe award.
- Barack Obama orders an independent inquiry into the shooting of Michael Brown.

September


Stoke Put Six Past Liverpool

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Liverpool fell to an embarrassing defeat on Sunday as Stoke utterly demolished the Reds on the last day of the season. It wasn’t a pleasant sight seeing Steven Gerrard lose his last game in a Liverpool shirt but thank god the captain managed to find a consolation goal.

Prior to kick off and before we’d seen the starting XI I was pretty convinced we were going to lose this game and so it was no real surprise that we failed to take any points from the game. What was surprising was the manner in which we lost the game. We were a shambles at the back and we had no striker on, not even Raheem Sterling was playing as a forged striker today because he’d been a naughty boy and had to simmer on the bench.

To be honest I’m not sure how I felt about leaving Sterling on the bench. Part of me thought we should teach him a lesson but the other part of me realised that we needed him on the pitch in order to have any real hope of winning the game.

Watching the game live, it felt as though we had cru…

MATCH PREVIEW: Stoke V Liverpool

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In a week that Raheem Sterling's agent decided to call Jamie Carragher "a knob" I fear this match preview may be pretty pointless. As we spiral into an ever expanding transfer saga with one of our most talented yet egotistical players I seriously wish I could just skip the endless weeks of rumours ahead.

As we stand, Aidy Ward is saying Sterling will not sign, even for a billion quid a week or some bollocks. In the meantime, Brendan Rodgers is adamant that Sterling will see out his contract, either way it's going to be a crap situation for the club to be in. He leaves? We're all pissed off about the manner in which he has left and the real possibility of him playing for a rival team. He stays? We're pissed off because he's been a bit of an arsehole and he seems incapable of mending the wounds he has created.

I'm sick of it all to be honest, he's not even that good a player. He's clearly brimming with potential but he only flourishes when he h…

Not Quite The Perfect Ending

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It wasn't quite the fairy-tale ending that Steven Gerrard would have dreamt of at Anfield on Saturday evening but the Liverpool captain was given an overwhelming reception from his supporters, his team mates, opposition fans and admirers all over the world. It was an emotional day for the captain but unfortunately the Reds couldn't pick up a win to complete the number eight's last performance in front of the Kop.

It was a poor performance from Liverpool who began the game under building pressure from Crystal Palace. For the first 15 minutes or so the Reds had some decent bouts of possession but they were failing to create anything meaningful with it.

Crystal Palace on the other hand were looking more and more dangerous with Bolasie at the head of their attacks. At 25 minutes though against the run of play, Liverpool had found the back of the net thanks to Adam Lallana. Lallana remained strong in the build up and for me it looked like he'd taken the ball too far howeve…

Steven Gerrard: A Career In Number Ones

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Seventeen years Steven Gerrard has been at Liverpool Football Club. Why not take a look at some of the number ones from that era? (Warning: Some of them are absolutely terrible haha!)

Debut 1998



Season Start 1999



Season Start 2000



League Cup Win 2001



FA Cup Win 2001 and UEFA Cup Win 2001



Season Start 2001



Season Start 2002



League Cup Win 2003



Season Start 2003



Season Start 2004



Olympiakos Goal 2004



Champions League Win 2005



Season Start 2005



FA Cup Win 2006



Season Start 2006



Season Start 2007



Season Start 2008



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Season Start 2010



Season Start 2011



League Cup Win 2012



Season Start 2012



Season Start 2013



Season Start 2014



Last Ever Appearance At Anfield



I couldn't leave this one out could I?

Oh You Beauty

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Steven Gerrard.

The mere completion of his name generates countless memories, moments of sheer genius and warrior like fight as he stood as captain of the football club he idolised so much.

A legend. A talisman. A hero.
A dreamer. A captain. A leader.
A WINNER.


Steven Gerrard has remained a Liverpool player for 17 years and 708 games (710 hopefully). I'd just turned nine years old when Gerrard made his debut against Blackburn Rovers and whilst I can't claim to fully remember his cheeky face and slim frame, I was beginning to find my love for football. Little did I know I was watching a man I'd love more than football itself, a man who I would grow up with.

There aren't many footballers in the world that can have such an effect on a fans' life. Players come and go for millions of pounds, you don't relate to that, it's unfortunately the norm. Gerrard however is the diamond in the rough, he's just a regular person like you or me. He chased his dream and m…

Gerrard Scores In Chelsea Draw

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Liverpool managed to pick up a draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon in what would have ordinarily been a good result. The Reds though needed a win to stand any real chance of sneaking back into the top four and the one point just won’t be good enough for Brendan Rodgers’ men.

There was no start for Mario Balotelli in this game, despite the fact he was fit. Instead Rodgers opted to play Rickie Lambert up front with Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling in support.

The game got off to a bad start for Liverpool when Chelsea managed to find the back of the net before the game was even five minutes old. It was a defensive mess from Liverpool who allowed John Terry to score but I still found myself wondering why Rickie Lambert was marking one of the most serious aerial threats? It’s a daft policy in my book! It happened recently with Mario Balotelli, I can’t remember the exact game (memory like a sieve) but he was deffo marking a strong header of the ball.

Of course pl…

MATCH PREVIEW: Chelsea V Liverpool

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Blue versus Red... doesn't that sound overwhelmingly familiar after Thursday? But hey, I'm not going to start talking about politics on the blog, I don't want to lose half my readership haha! Whether you're feeling glum at the result or rather pleased, come and take your mind off it all as I provide one of the last match previews of the season!

Injuries for Liverpool have not exactly improved this week as the club have now confirmed Daniel Sturridge will be out for several months after undergoing a hip operation. The Reds are also unable to call upon Mamadou Sakho who won't quite make fitness for the game it seems. Positively though Mario Balotelli and Lucas Leiva could be back in contention.

For Chelsea who have already secured the Premier League title, they are without Oscar who has been ruled out and there are also doubts hanging over Diego Costa. Mourinho may choose to field a very different team though as he has nothing to play for but pride.

The last time th…

Captain Fantastic Heads Home The Winner

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I must admit when I sat down to watch us play QPR on Saturday afternoon, I wasn't expecting it to be the most exciting sporting moment of the day. However after watching a relatively dull "fight of the century" in a snorefest atmosphere last night, having stayed up for close to 22 hours for the privilege... It was rather nice to celebrate an emphatic Steven Gerrard winning header!

I would just like to take this opportunity to pay my respects to Rio Ferdinand and his family. Rio's wife sadly passed away after a short battle with breast cancer. Both teams wore black armbands.

The game started with a pathetic fly over banner from the extreme "Rodgers Out" brigade. Whilst I'm not personally Rodgers' biggest fan at present, not by any stretch of the imagination I do find it embarrassing that some Liverpool fans (allegedly) have gone to the extent of paying for a plane to fly the message "Rodgers Out, Rafa In". I love Rafa too, but lets get rea…

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V QPR

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Liverpool face QPR on Saturday afternoon in what could easily be another disappointing result for the Reds. QPR are currently sitting right in the middle of the relegation zone and with time running out, three points are absolutely essential.

Injury news has brought more woes for Liverpool as we were informed that Jon Flanagan is likely  to be out for another nine months. I just feel gutted for the lad, from the little we have seen from him he looks like a great talent, a confident defender, I seriously hope he gets another shot.

Mario Balotelli also is unavailable for the Reds after picking up a knock against Hull. Sturridge is also still out and has travelled to the States for treatment, also missing is Mamadou Sakho.

QPR are also struggling injury wise with Traore, Doughty and Vargas all out. Zamora, Zarate and Ferdinand will all be subject to late fitness tests.

The last time the two sides met was in October last year. It was a high scoring game which the Reds won 3-2 thanks to t…