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All We Have To Do Is Beat Boro

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Granted, being a Liverpool fan isn't the toughest of tasks, we've had our fair share of glory over the years but even when that glory has arrived, it's never been an easy process has it?!
If the Reds had beaten Southampton earlier this month or managed to beat Bournemouth in April or if they didn't lose to Hull at home in February! Things could have been so different. But they aren't, so here we are on the final day of the season feeling massively nervous about a game that on paper should be a victory for Liverpool.
There are just three points separating Manchester City in third from Arsenal in fifth meaning a multitude of outcomes could happen on Sunday. City just need to avoid defeat to stay in the Champions League places. Similarly, if Liverpool win their European dreams are alive, a draw could be enough but it's a dangerous line to be treading with Arsenal right behind. The Gunners are very much reliant on results around them to make it into the top four on t…

Heartbreak In Basel

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Emotions haven't quite fully settled yet, I don't think I've fully got rid of all the anger but I am starting to move past it. A summer of top class purchases underneath Jurgen Klopp is enough to get me excited. Last night however cannot be forgotten, the Reds must learn from it and never let it happen again.
Things started pretty well for Liverpool as the travelling fans were in full voice in Basel. It was a relatively slow start but one that was rewarded in the latter stages of the second half with a beautiful goal from Daniel Sturridge. His outside of the boot effort curled perfectly into the back of the net and Jurgen Klopp's side were finally underway. Sevilla had offered little in the first half and whilst Liverpool weren't exactly dominant, there was no fear there, it felt like we had them on the ropes. Especially after almost bagging a second from a Dejan Lovren header only to see it disallowed for offside thanks to an interfering Daniel Sturridge.
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Reds End The Season With A Draw

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Liverpool picked up a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns in the final game of their Premier League season. With the league having ended on an average note, Jurgen Klopp will look to take his team to victory in the Europa League final on Wednesday night to secure Liverpool Champions League football next season.

A classy move by West Bromwich Albion was also on show as they installed 96 red seats at The Hawthorns with the names of those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster. #YNWA
Jordon Ibe's Goal Jordon Ibe netted his first Premier League goal for the Reds on Sunday afternoon and what a goal it was. Running from practically the halfway line the youngster set his sights on goal and with the West Brom defence backing off, worried to make an approach, Jordon kept his command weaving into the box and scoring the equaliser for Liverpool via a fantastic finish.

Ibe has clearly got talent but he's looked a little off the mark lately when he's featured and I honestly feel that …

MATCH PREVIEW: West Brom V Liverpool

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Well, that's another season almost over for Liverpool and it's been a rather eventful one to say the least. With Brendan Rodgers losing his job after the Merseyside derby in October and quickly being replaced by Jurgen Klopp just a couple of weeks later, it's safe to say that the season has been a transitional one for the Reds. Klopp however has managed to steer his side to two finals and while results in the league haven't been perfect it's clear a bright future lies ahead for Kopites.

Injuries Amazingly, rumour has it that Danny Ings could be available on Sunday, it would be brilliant to see the forward back in action! There's more good news for the Reds also as both Jordan Henderson and Divock Origi have returned to fitness.

West Brom find themselves in a similarly strong position and have no fresh injuries. James Morrison has also returned after suffering a hamstring injury.
Previous Meetings The last time the two sides met was in December last year, the ma…

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


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…

Pocket Sized Season Review 2012/2013

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Well it's all over, the season has finished and that "what the hell do I do with my weekends?!" feeling has began to really settle in for many so why not spend a moment of your time having a read through The Liver Bird's pocket sized season review taking a look back at the Reds journey after finishing 7th in the Premier League.

***All images within this post are taken from www.mirror.co.uk***

July/Early August

After Brendan Rodgers was unveiled in June Liverpool spent July on a North American tour. Italian Fabio Borini was also brought to the club in July a player Brendan had already worked with. Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler also showed their faces on the North American tour as Liverpool tried to prepare themselves as best they could for the season ahead.

In other news July was a big month for The Liver Bird after it won best female football blog at the 2012 Football Blogging Awards. Thank you once again to everybody that took the time to vote for my blog! I sincerely a…

Carra Hits Post In Final Game For Reds

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Liverpool played their last game of the season on Sunday against QPR at Anfield. The game didn't have any real purpose behind it though and so all of the focus was on the retiring Jamie Carragher. A guard of honour saw the number 23 out onto the pitch with The Kop creating a massive mosaic for the defender. Carragher ran towards the Kop with his son and daughter and thanked the Anfield faithful, it was an emotional moment and finally it seemed real that Carragher was in fact retiring.

In terms of the game though it may not have meant anything, but Liverpool still wanted to finish their season on a high. 7th place isn't an achievement really and finishing behind Everton just rubs more salt in the wound but here's hoping Brendan buys well in the summer and we can push on next season finding some consistency on the way!

Liverpool started the game in a confident manner whilst QPR lacked a spark. Philippe Coutinho was the star man for Liverpool though, weaving his way through …

2011/2012 Season Round Up

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It was a very mixed season for Liverpool that ended in the departure of Kenny Dalglish. It started well but as the league campaign continued, things began to get difficult for the Reds. Two cup finals and one cup win gave the lads some glory but an 8th place finish in the league provided a dark shadow over the season.

August 2011
Liverpool started their league campaign at home to Sunderland. I was lucky enough to be watching in Majorca but was disappointed with a Liverpool draw and having to put up with stick from a fair few Sunderland fans in the pub.

To be fair to the Reds though they didn't lose in August and it included a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates, the first time the lads had won at Arsenal in 10 years. A Carling Cup victory in August would also be the first of many for Dalglish's side.

In the news...
- The London riots were in full swing during the British summer and sparked copycat riots all over the country.
- The start of the La Liga was delayed due to pl…

Let's Look Back On The Season

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AUGUST 2010

Well it started off at rock bottom for Liverpool, Hicks and Gillett were still at the helm, the life sucking hold on the club felt like it would never go away. Rafa had gone and his replacement of Roy Hodgson didn't exactly instill confidence into the masses. Nevertheless, the Anfield faithful were ready to give him a chance and we started the season in the best spirits we could.

July saw us manage our Europa League qualifiers but August's first match saw us lose to Borussia Monchengladbach. The first game an Anfield was played against Rabotnicki (always thought it sounded like a Sonic enemy) two goals saw the Reds continue their progress in the Europa League.


Joe Cole was sent off in a draw with Arsenal, we were battered by Man City in a 3-0 loss and some Torres magic saw us beat West Brom.


In the news... -Forest fires swept across Russia in bizarre conditions of extremely warm weather around the capital Moscow. -The Pakistan floods worsened as the country desperatel…