Posts

Showing posts with the label Cardiff

Suarez Hat Trick In Cardiff Win

Image
It certainly wasn't plain sailing for Liverpool on Saturday as they conceded an early goal from Cardiff making it much more difficult for themselves. Things never seem to be simple with Brendan Rodgers' side though, the way in which Liverpool play is always calling for risk but the plus side is the Reds know that they will score more goals. It's a gloriously exciting yet dangerous way to play football, especially at this stage of the season but it worked on Saturday for Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers made only one change to the team from the Manchester United game, opting to replace Raheem Sterling with Philippe Coutinho.

Whilst on paper this game should have been a simple win for Liverpool, many fans appeared to forget that Cardiff were fighting for their lives and they would definitely get some chances on the counter attack. Unfortunately for Liverpool, these chances cropped up sooner than expected and with a less than alert defence the Reds conceded their first goal just e…

Reds On A Roll

Image
Liverpool travel to Wales on Saturday on the back of a brilliant win at Old Trafford. Brendan Rodgers' will be aiming to keep the moment going and avoid a slip up at Cardiff as the Reds aim to keep the pressure on in their ever more serious title challenge. With Chelsea also hosting Arsenal this weekend, it could be another interesting weekend for Liverpool.

Liverpool are in very good shape injury wise this week with just Jose Enrique left out with that long term injury. For Cardiff they are unable to call on Hudson and have doubts hanging over both Taylor and Turner and so Solskjaer may select his team late on.

Cardiff are currently 19th in the league on a worrying 25 points. Luckily for the Welsh side there are teams around them also struggling and so all hope is not lost. With 52 goals against though Solskjaer's team will struggle to keep out the Liverpool attack this weekend.

The Reds are currently sitting pretty, second in the league with a game in hand which is to be pl…

Top For Christmas?

Image
Liverpool currently find themselves top of the pile after successfully beating Cardiff 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. The Reds are nicely poised and with Arsenal to face Chelsea on Monday it's a very real prospect that kopites all over will have an extra present on the 25th seeing Brendan Rodgers' side in first place.
It wasn't as smooth a game as we have seen this season but nevertheless you find yourself unable really to complain after finding the back of the net three times and only conceding once. A substituted Flanagan seemed to have more of an effect on the game than predicted and momentarily Liverpool began to falter but the Reds held their nerve and saw the game out to 90 minutes.
Cardiff's real focus of course was on manager Malky Mackay, the Bluebirds made it abundantly clear that they were 100% behind their manager on Saturday with banners of "Tan Out" strewn across the away end. The owner of course did not seem one bit bothered but Malky M…

Bluebirds Face The Red Bird

Image
Well there may be Christmas cheer at Anfield this weekend but it's a different story for Cardiff fans and their manager Malky Mackay after owner Vincent Tan has essentially told the boss to pack his bags. It's quite frankly shocking the manner in which he has been treated and I'm sure Liverpool fans will support Cardiff in any chants they throw at their owners tomorrow.

Injury wise Cardiff are in a pretty healthy state with most of their team available however Craig Bellamy will be subject to a late fitness test, it would be nice to see him feature at Anfield to be fair. For Liverpool they are still without Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Jose Enrique.

Cardiff currently find themselves 15th in the league on 17 points whilst Liverpool stand in 2nd on 33 points. Cardiff have made a decent start to the season but their win last week against West Brom was their first in six league games. Liverpool on the other hand are on a run of three wins in the league and will certai…

Liverpool Win Record 8th League Cup

Image
Wembley was a sea of dancing red shirts on Sunday night as Liverpool lifted their 8th League Cup after extra time and penalties with Cardiff City. The Welsh side were a formidable opposition but it was Liverpool who remained the most composed during penalties despite misses from Steven Gerrard and Charlie Adam.

Kenny Dalglish made sure he put his signings on show in an eleven including Suarez, Carroll and Downing. Cardiff saw the return of their first goalkeeper and fielded their big man Gestede up front.

After a day and a half of desperately trying to convince my mate to take us up to Liverpool to watch the match he eventually agreed and I'm so glad he did! We tried to get in to Cafe Sports England but it was fully booked, the doorman recommended a bar called "Rubber Soul" in Mathew Street, we went in but weren't too convinced. It seemed lively but was pretty small and so we went on the hunt for Walkabout.

Eventually we found it and the big screen was massive! So i…

Liverpool Ready For Wembley!

Image
The last time Liverpool got into a final was in 2007, which for a club like Liverpool is quite a long time ago. And the last time they actually won a final was in 2006, the penalty win over West Ham was the last time Liverpool fans truly got to celebrate but on Sunday they are in with a chance to bring some silverware back to Anfield once again.

16 years since they last visited Wembley, Liverpool this time have Cardiff waiting there for them. The Championship side took two of their games all the way to penalties in their road to Wembley with Liverpool winning outright in all of their games.

Cardiff's form isn't at it's best, not that this sort of thing tends to matter in finals but the Welsh side have only won 1 in their last 5 league games. Liverpool's run of form in the league isn't exactly any better, with 1 win out of their last 5 league games too. Liverpool have been successful in their two FA Cup games over this period though beating Manchester United and pu…