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Gerrard & Torres Seal European Progression

Torres sends first effort past Lille goalkeeper...

Liverpool let their football do the talking last night and dismissed an outspoken Albert Riera's quotes of the club being a "sinking ship", well last time i checked for a vessel to be described as "sunk" you are to be well and truly under water, all i can see at the moment is a club keeping their heads above the waves whilst we continue to fight in this struggle of a campaign.

Riera's comments before the Lille game aired on radio it appears are just the forefront of an ongoing incident but still, as in the Tweeting Babel incident, you do not do those things especially before an important European tie for your current team. Team player has a meaning behind it, it is clear that some people these days have no idea what that meaning is.

Benitez fielded a similar XI as played against Portsmouth although Maxi was not used due to being ineligible and Aquilani was left out with a virus.

This raised alarms for a lot of …

Liverpool Poised To Turn Tie Around

A deflated Liverpool after defeat to Lille.
Liverpool are set to welcome Lille to Anfield tomorrow on the back of a 1-0 loss in France. After the emphatic victory over Portsmouth on Monday night can Liverpool keep things going with another win in the Europa League?
Liverpool lost the first leg after conceding in the 84th minute of the game, something which has been a frustration for Liverpool in many games this season, letting in silly goals very late in a match.
However after being uplifted by the 4-1 rout over Pompey, Liverpool can quite easily turn this around and continue their venture in the Europe.
The incentive and target is still the same as it was if we had of came away from Lille with a 0-0 draw, score at least one goal.
Forcing extra time or winning outright, it doesn't matter which outcome, Liverpool can complete this task with ease if the tactics are right and the lads work as a team.
After the positive boost Aquilani gave the team in a more attacking Liverpool side it is …

Lille Prove More Than A Hazard For Liverpool

Time to turn your frustrations into support for a good cause.
Late goals were almost becoming a thing of the past for Liverpool but we were back to our old ways against Lille last night. Despite an improved performance compared to our 90minutes against Wigan we still let things slide after being unable to capitalize on a steady 80 minutes or so.
Benitez drafted in Ryan Babel for this one after Yossi Benayoun picked up an injury, i shall move on to commenting on his performance later. A lot of people pre match were calling for Aquilani to make the start, mainly because he clearly deserves it but also in a game against Lille, you would think he would be greatly suited. After looking back at the game too, it is clear to me that we would have benefited from some of the more attacking aspects of the Italian.
Lille started the first half in a very lively fashion, they obviously realised that they would need a result on home turf to truly trouble Liverpool over the two legs.
Liverpool dealt wel…

C'est La Vie!

It's a phrase every Liverpool fan at the moment wishes they could say without a care. After a season to forget being added to on Monday night with a damaging loss to Wigan it would be lovely to be able to sit back and say "That's life" as it were, let's just focus on the next game and move on.
Unfortunately for us, things aren't as simple as that, with a trip over to France for our Europa League tie tomorrow against Lille and then Portsmouth on the following Monday night Liverpool need focus.
The tie with Lille could go one of two ways, it could provide Liverpool with a springboard, helping them head into what could be a difficult tie with Portsmouth and thus improving morale and hopefully meaning results go their way.
On the other side of the coin though, it could be a very frustrating match for Liverpool, although a loss would not mean we were out of the competition, it would do no good at all for a team already low after a poor defeat to a side they should h…