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Bolton Win Takes Liverpool Top Of The Table

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Of course this could all change within a few hours but let's enjoy it ay?!

With three different goalscorers yesterday and Suarez not even on the score sheet, it was a sublime 90 minutes at Anfield for Dalglish's boys. The passing was flowing beautifully, Lucas was a monstrous shield to his defence and the back four when required were solid themselves.

Liverpool took just fifteen minutes to get their first goal. A stunning outside boot pass from Luis Suarez caused problems in the box, Stewart Downing's shot was saved by Jaaskelainen but the ball was not yet out of danger for Bolton.

Jordon Henderson was at the ready and a lovely strike on his left foot got him his first Liverpool goal.

I must say Henderson out of the three big new signings in midfield has perhaps been the one less involved in peoples conversations, because of the immediate impact of Downing and Adam, people were forgetting to praise the stints put in by the 21 year old. It was great yesterday to see him so…

Liverpool Search For Anfield Win

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Liverpool face Bolton tomorrow for their third Premier League fixture of the season. On the back of a 3-1 win in the Carling Cup and a 2-0 victory over Arsenal, the Reds will be more than confident heading into this fixture against Owen Coyle's side.

Liverpool are still without Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson's hamstring injury looks set to keep him out again on Saturday. Raul Meireles will also be unavailable after a collarbone injury gained in the midweek tie with Exeter.

For Bolton they are without Ricketts, Meirs and Steinsson. Also out is Alonso who suffered a similar fate to Meireles, getting injured midweek, the break to a bone in his foot will keep him out for nearly 2 months.

Bolton have made a good start to the season after a rampant victory over Queens Park Rangers, they were unlucky in a hard fought fixture against Manchester City, putting two goals past the big spenders and missing out on a point by the slenderest of margins.

Klasnic is probably the man to watch …

Cole Sinks Coyle's Side In Late Win For Liverpool

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Cole nets the winner...
Liverpool shockingly managed to kick off 2011 with three points yesterday after a hard fought game against Bolton Wanderers eventually saw the Reds come from behind to beat Owen Coyle's boys.
Whilst the pressure has eased on manager Roy Hodgson according to the press i think it's more realistic to say that whilst most fans were pleased with the improved performance it's safe to say that opinions on who is at the Anfield helm have not changed.
Fair play to Roy on one aspect though after reintroducing Maxi Rodriguez into the side and also on the inclusion of Daniel Agger. It was a risk to start the big Dane but i thought Agger had a fantastic game. Another key point to the starting line up was the missing Steven Gerrard, apparently fatigued after the Wolves match he was left out of the midfield. Reina was in goal as always with Johnson, Skrtel and surprisingly Fabio Aurelio making up the rest of the back four (it was nice to see Aurelio there instead of …

New Year, New Start? Probably Not, No.

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I think we missed Maxi last match...
As much as i would like to get excited about the prospect of 2011 being a brand new fresh start for Liverpool, i can't really see it can you? After Wednesday night's pathetic display against Wolverhampton Wanderers it does make you wonder how much more embarrassing things could get.
Bolton under Owen Coyle are a decent side and even the factor of us being ok at home has been slashed now after falling to a side bottom of the table with no real return in terms of attempts at goal.
Bolton Wanderers are currently in 6th position which is a fantastic start to the season for them, in the meantime Liverpool are hovering in 12th with some points to make up in order to even get close to a more respectable position.
Liverpool still have injuries to Spearing and Carragher. A possible doubt is Joe Cole who suffered an ankle knock and Steven Gerrard although he should start has questionable fitness especially after watching him towards the end of the game a…

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…

Are Liverpool In For A Fright?

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Ok, you can take your halloween mask off now Kev... Oh...
Liverpool travel to Bolton tomorrow to face Owen Coyle's side in what could be an eventful clash. Bolton are in the top half of the table at the moment and going well. They've lost no games at home so far this season so could be hard to break down.
As for Liverpool well we all know where we are, in the bloody relegation zone. Liverpool are also yet to get an away win chalked up on the board so if the tides are beginning to turn in our favour after a pleasing Blackburn win then really we need to beat Bolton on their home turf.
Problem is, yet again, confidence is running low for me. Going on the Blackburn display i'd fancy us, but going on our recent collective displays... Well it's a worry.
Bolton have quite a big injury list and will be without Gardner, Davis, O'Brien and Samuel. Goal threats Elmander and Kevin Davies however will be available for Coyle.
Liverpool are still without Dirk Kuyt and Daniel Agger who …

Coyle's Bolton Travel To Anfield

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Liverpool enter tomorrow's clash with Bolton on the back of a 5 game unbeaten run in the Premier League. Although this makes for good reading, it does not really reflect the performances from the team.
The first win over Wolves had good aspects to it, but again we were perhaps helped when the Wolves side were weakened due to a sending off, it was only then when we managed to break the deadlock.

The Villa win, although a massive one, again did not bring many positives in terms of play from the lads. It was the magic of Fernando Torres in the dying seconds that secured the three points.

The draw with Stoke was only made acceptable due to poor results from other teams around us, again we conceded a silly late goal and should have done better.

The win over Tottenham is perhaps the only real good performance from the Reds in this collection of results, a brilliant team effort and enthusiastic stint from Dutchman Dirk Kuyt saw us keep a clean sheet and put two past Gomes.

The 0-0 draw with …