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Liverpool To Face Mancini's City

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Bellamy could cause problems...
New look Man City under Roberto Mancini have not exactly been setting the league on fire since they opted to get rid of Mark Hughes. Liverpool travel to The City Of Manchester Stadium tomorrow with 3 points being the aim.
Man City's last 5 fixtures read LWLWD. Within that time they have suffered defeats to Everton and even relegation battling Hull, they have also dropped points against Stoke and were lucky to have even left with the 1 point.
On the other hand, despite our 1-0 loss to Arsenal, we are on the back of a steady run of form WDWWL compared to City's up and down, at least we have some consistency not to mention 4 clean sheets out of the 5 matches.
We also had a successful night in the Europa League after the lads managed to beat Unirea Urziceni 1-0, again keeping a clean sheet.
So we have more than enough positives to go out and fight for this win.
Man City however unsteady they may have been of late though should not be shunned for their ab…

A Long Needed 3 Points

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Liverpool beat Martinez's Wigan yesterday at Anfield and secured a much needed win. The boys managed to put two past ex Liverpool keeper Chris Kirkland although it was still some of the same old story after the lads conceded another very late goal which sort of put a spoil on what could have been a better result.
Nevertheless, despite the performance and the late goal Liverpool got those crucial 3 points and after Man City dropped points themselves we are now in a safer looking 6th and closing the gap.
A very fitting result for the lads on the night that Liverpool celebrated the great man that is Bill Shankly, legends such as Ian St.John, Keegan and good old Rushy were all present for the North West clash and The Kop End portrayed a massive mosaic all part of the great show put on in memory of one of the best Manger's ever to grace football.
Liverpool got off to a great start after getting an early goal via David N'Gog, a glancing header saw the ball home and we were in fron…

Liverpool Exit Champions League

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Liverpool last night managed to provide their part of the bargain in Budapest but a dominant Fiorentina spoiled the party with a 1-0 win over Lyon in Florence.
It is always a very surreal feeling when you are watching a match in which your team have took the lead yet you are more concerned about a result 590miles away as your Champion's League story depends on it.
I said in my match preview that win, lose or draw this game would not be forgotten. It certainly won't be remembered for an outstanding performance but for the disappointment of winning and not raking in any benefits from the result.
The game started very lively and within 4 minutes we had taken the lead courtesy of a somewhat untidy N'Gog goal but a goal nonetheless. N'Gog is becoming more and more focused each game, his ability to hold up the ball and continue play is excellent. His skill and strength are also major aspects he keeps highlighting in his recent games and his goalscoring record? Well that speaks …

A Story Of Wasted Chances

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Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw at Anfield last night and no matter how you look at it you can't help but feel that result is unsatisfactory. With a generally strong 11 fielded, numerous chances and an opposition that shouldn't have really posed much of a threat it is no wonder many a fan is more than disappointed.

Along with the run of results in the league, the situation of Champions League qualification and just general bad luck it appeared that things couldn't get much worse for Liverpool and Birmingham City at home was the ideal fixture to start the league turn around.
13 minutes in and after David N'Gog's persistence, eventually he drives the ball past Joe Hart with a superb effort. The ball is crossed in by Riera, N'Gog connects perfectly and smashes the ball into the roof of the net.
So after starting positively and getting on the score sheet early on in the game, the positivity seemed to be heading back but as you can guess, the script simply wasn't…

Liverpool Exit Carling Cup After Losing 2-1 To Arsenal

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A good performance from the lads at The Emirates this evening but unfortunately not good enough. Liverpool lost 2-1 after finding it difficult at the final push to get an equaliser but despite the defeat there were positives aplenty to gain from this match.

The starting eleven consisted of several players we rarely see in Liverpool's first eleven so tonight's game gave us another insight into the players that are shadowed by Liverpool's first choices.

Kyrgiakos;
After just coming back from an injury that was orginally thought to have been worse than it actually was the Greek was somewhat of a presence in the defence for Liverpool tonight. In all honesty he didn't have a superb game, a few silly mistakes were made but between himself and Skrtel tonight i would say he was the more defensively sound.

It was a good chance to look at his dominance in defence as i had heard alot about his strength and power he used at AEK Athens and also his invaluable experience. I hope he cont…

Liverpool 2 Manchester United 0 ... Crisis?

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So with the whole of the footballing world who wasn't related to Liverpool FC & even some of our own kopites looking at this fixture and just praying that the defeat was not a humiliation it appeared that the result was written out in permanent ink before the game had even started.

Liverpool were going through a big dip in form, no players had particularly been up to scratch lately and the world had turned it's attention to Rafael Benitez. Somehow he was solely to blame, the talk of the boss having no job by Monday morning was transforming from a snowball into an avalanche. The pressure was on, on Rafa, on the players, on Liverpool FC.

Even the most optimistic fan like myself would have sat down at Anfield, in the pub, or in front of Richard Keys in their living room this afternoon thinking realistically if we don't go out and do this, our season could be over in October.

With nerves on end and excitement bubbling the news that Steven Gerrard would not make the bench only…

Liverpool 1 Leeds 0

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May i start by saying this match was almost nothing like what i was expecting, i thought it would be end to end stuff but not in a sense that both teams would be goalless for the majority of the match, i thought this was going to be a scrappy affair with 4+ goals in the game. My prediction was way out, but never mind ay? I'm not mystic Meg.
So 9 changes made from the manager for this fixture which was unsurprising really.
Team sheet;

Cavalieri
Carragher
Aurelio
Degen
Krygiakos
Dossena
Riera
Spearing
Mascherano
N'Gog
Babel
So Leeds got the start to our League Cup campaign underway. The first distinctive moment of the game was in fact a Leeds goal which was disallowed as it was claimed to be offside. I myself at first thought the referee had made a good decision but after seeing the clip several times now it is clear the referee had got it wrong. Both Beckford and Becchio were onside when the ball was played. The confusion was caused though as it first appeared Beckford had got a touch to the…

Re-Writing The History Books ... Again

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Fernando Torres this morning has made it clear that he is not satisfied with his record breaking debut season last year with his collection of a massive 33 goals.

Speaking to http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/ the number 9 went on to say: "My first season does not matter now, I want this one to be better than that was. Three goals in six games is not bad, but I want more."

I think it is absolutely brilliant that we have a striker that is not content with 33 goals a season and that 1 goal every 2 games is also not enough. When you have a striker that hungry for goals it's easy to predict the outcome.

If Fernando can just keep himself fit this season and keep training, who knows what his overall goal tally will be. Predictions anyone?

In other news this morning, Liverpool Reserves beat Manchester United Reserves 1-0. N'Gog scoring very early in the game sealed the victory. Liverpool struggled to keep hold of their 1-0 lead after Plessis was sent off ten minutes before half time fo…