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Win In China & Stewart Downing

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Conor Coady's strike gave Liverpool their third goal...
Liverpool today got their pre season off to a winning start with a game that had goals galore. It was an action packed match in the far East and Guangdong provided more excitement than most predicted.

Kenny Dalglsih had the opportunity to parade several players including youngsters Wisdom and Coady, plus new signing Charlie Adam.

The Reds were without a few familiar faces namely Reina and Gerrard who are both recovering from injuries and also our South American friends Suarez and Lucas were occupied elsewhere with the slight matter of the Copa America.

It was absolutely fantastic to see Aquilani back in a Red shirt and with the mixture of talent available to Dalglish i don't think anyone would have predicted the first goalscorer.

Poulsen of all players and with a volley connected off a Joe Cole piece and put Liverpool 1-0 up. David Ngog fancied a piece of the action shortly afterwards and slid home a second for the travell…

Yes, We Know, 3-0 Against West Ham, We Shouldn't Get Carried Away...

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Maxi celebrates after his header...
Liverpool showed signs of an amicable performance yesterday after they beat West Ham in a comfortable 3-0. Of course, we shouldn't get up on our high horses though due to the Hammers' current form and table position, even if we'd of won this one by a cricket score nobody was ever going to dish out the compliments and rightly so.
Despite this it's always a nice feeling to watch the boys win. A good first 45minutes was perhaps cancelled out by a slower second half but as so many people have said, we'd rather have a slow second half than a slow first.
Roy had to make changes to the side with the injury to Steven Gerrard and suspension of Lucas Leiva causing him the most selection troubles. Ironically the lack of two of our top performers meant that Hodgson was pretty much forced into playing Raul Meireles in his correct position of centre midfield.
It was clear straight away that the lad was more comfortable here and i just hope Roy pi…

Lads, Just Win It For Me!

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Can Reina keep his 6th clean sheet of the competition?...
Liverpool welcome Napoli to Anfield tomorrow for another Europa League tie. The match sharing a special day tomorrow as yours truly will be turning 21! So here's hoping my birthday gift from Liverpool is a nice secure win.
After Roy's boys picked up three points with a late winner against Bolton on the weekend and before that managed to beat Big Sam's Blackburn surely the newly instilled winning mentality can be rubbed off in the competition we are still unbeaten in.
The tie in Napoli was somewhat disappointing but with no Gerrard or Torres we did well to keep a clean sheet and come away with a respectable 0-0 draw.
Jonjo Shelvey was a surprise inclusion in the last meeting and had a superb game. Whether Roy this time out will opt for a changed side what with the Chelsea game on the weekend i do not know but if he does choose to field a less familiar side i'd certainly welcome the likes of Shelvey and Kelly again.
Fo…

Torres Trick Sets Up Maxi Treat

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Maxi celebrates the winner for Liverpool...
There were no horrors in store for Liverpool yesterday after their Halloween clash with Bolton Wanderers ended in a 1-0 win. The victory takes the Reds up into 12th and finally out of the relegation zone. Perhaps not a perfect performance and it did begin to get worrying as we got closer to the 90minute mark but refreshingly, the lads didn't give up and in the end we deserved the win.
Roy fielded an unchanged line up which meant thankfully Christian Poulsen was on the bench. Glen Johnson was still deemed unfit so Jamie Carragher was again played out of position making Skrtel and Kyrgiakos the centre pair.
Liverpool started well, Joe Cole was quick off the mark sending in some lovely balls and Konchesky was trying his best to push up field to help with the threat. Fernando Torres was unlucky a few times with an unsuccessful header and an offside call but it was clear the Spaniard was causing problems.
For Bolton, Stuart Holden was perhaps the…

Babel Scores To Secure Liverpool Win

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Babel celebrates his first goal of the season with team-mates Joe Cole and Milan Jovanovic...
Last nights Europa League clash for Liverpool was not one of our most memorable European nights at Anfield but a win is a win and the sole goal from Mr.Potential allows Liverpool to go to Turkey with a slim lead over their opposition.
Hodgson opted to rest some players who had featured in the game against Arsenal meaning lads like Glen Johnson and Steven Gerrard sat this one out. Mascherano and Agger were unable to feature through injury and rather surprisingly Alberto Aquilani wasn't even chosen for the bench.
Reports coming out this morning though suggest that he may be subject to a loan move and other reports say that Kuyt could be considering a move to link up with Rafa at Inter Milan... All that is for another post though.
So Liverpool had Reina in goal with Kelly, Carragher, Kyrgiakos and Aurelio making up the back line. Midfield consisted of Jovanovic, Rodriguez, Lucas and Pouslen with…

This Time It's Gunner Be Different

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Ohhh shush yerself!...
I don't know about you lot but i don't fancy an early dose of smug mug Arshavin as the starter for my Premier League 5star meal do you?
It's a very strange thing because although Arshavin is clearly a good player he just seems to come alive at our glorious Anfield and i for one am just about sick of it. For Sundays fresh start under Roy Hodgson and with a team that shall have elements of surprise for Arsene Wengers boys, it may not be such a bad result.
A lot of people like myself are probably thinking we're gonna get hammered. At the same time however when you sit back and really have a good old think about things... Why can't we go and get a slim win over Arsenal? We've got some goalscorers, some game changers, we shouldn't have to fear Arsenal surely? A draw is more than feasible but it's the pundit fuelled ruling out of a win for Liverpool that i feel spurs on this negative attitude into the game.
Yes, maybe Arsenal will beat us a…