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How To Make A Memorable European Night

Liverpool. Debrecen. Fiorentina. Lyon. Two kick offs at the same time. A list of injuries. A run of bad results. An atmospheric stadium. An unhealthy reliance on another result. Faith.
Anyone who is not looking forward to the game in Hungary tomorrow night must be mental. Even though this could spell out a nightmare for Liverpool the sheer roller coaster ride of the combination of getting our result and praying that the other result will come in is going to be phenomenal.

The same as several seasons gone by, we find ourselves needing a miracle to progress past the group stages. And just like in 2005 when Olympiakos came to Anfield, the right results tomorrow night could lead to an epic European clash against Fiorentina.

Debrecen have lost all 4 games they have played in the Champion's League. They have scored 5 goals, all against Fiorentina on two separate occasions.
The task is made harder for Debrecen as they do not play their Champion's League home games at their actual hom…

Lyon Take 2

So after throwing away some valid points at Anfield last time out it is of utmost importance that tomorrow we come away with 3 points. A draw would not mathematically put us out of the situation but boy would that be a mountain to climb.

With injuries/absences galore, the news that Torres appears to also have surgery and just that negative vibe lurking around the place this will prove to be a tough away trip for the lads.

We currently sit on 3 points in the group putting us in third place. A win along with a Fiorentina win would not change our positioning but if we succeed and Fiorentina get anything less than a win we move second so it is a massive game in terms of group positioning. Not forgetting that first point of call is to qualify but we realistically need to try and aim for top spot to avoid the big boys next draw. Although for now setting our sights to qualify is all we need to do, any improvement is a bonus.

The stats are relatively similar to the last time out, Lyon's top …

Liverpool Suffer 2nd Champion's League Defeat

Liverpool suffered another defeat after Lyon netted the winning goal at Anfield in the 90th minute. The lads have now gone on a run of four successive defeats, the last time this happened was in 1987. These are testing times at Liverpool and after tonight's performance, Champions League qualification is set to become a less than ideal struggle for the Reds.
Liverpool started the game with the right tempo and mentality and had fielded a relatively strong 11 under the circumstances. The only exceptions being N'Gog in for Torres and a certain Martin Kelly drafted in for Glen Johnson who was ruled out with a groin problem.

All seemed steady for Liverpool for the beginning of the first half at Anfield with the team making good passes, good movement and creating a couple of chances. Liverpool also had the ball in the net within the first twenty minutes as Kuyt headed home but the goal was disallowed for a push on the Lyon defender.

At 25 minutes a situation we never needed to be faced …

Lyon Arrive At Anfield Tomorrow

After a weekend to forget for Liverpool the lads face current table toppers Lyon for their third Champions League group game this season. Liverpool will not only be looking to win to shake off the woes from Saturday's performance but it is also a very important game in terms of their position in the group.
If Liverpool win it could put them to the top of the group (depending on goal difference & the Fiorentina outcome). If Liverpool draw They would only have a chance to go second again depending on the Fiorentina result. If Liverpool lose we will remain in third spot. Fiorentina are probably favourites to beat Debrecen although a draw is definitely possible however it would be unrealistic to think that Debrecen will get three points so Liverpool need to win in order to get any real positive from the result.Lyon's main attacking threat at the moment is a player called BafetimbiGomis, who is top goalscorer for the club with 4 goals. Lyon have scored a total of 15 goals in th…