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Bore Draw Ensures Liverpool Top The Group

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The defender was impressive again...
We knew it wasn't going to be a thriller yesterday but my word it was difficult to keep my eyes open towards the end. In fact the only thing keeping me awake was the possibility of Kyrgiakos scoring and winning me 20 quid. I can't begin to think how bored the thousands of kids who got in for free were.
A shadow of a regular Reds side was fielded by Roy Hodgson who unfortunately didn't start Fernando Torres after saying that he would earlier in the week. Apparently this was due to advice from medical staff.
Not even Pepe Reina was in goal for this one, the man who tends to never miss out on a game had a seat in the stands instead so it was Brad Jones' chance to shine between the sticks.
Martin Skrtel was captain on his 26th birthday and Babel with young starlet Nathan Eccleston lead the line.
The Utrecht fans arguably provided more entertainment than their own side as they continued to supply an atmosphere throughout the 90minutes.
Liver…

Can Liverpool End Group Stages On A High?

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I'd like to see Pacheco tomorrow night...
Utrecht are making the journey to Anfield for tomorrow night's final group stage fixture of the Europa League. With Liverpool already through to the knockout stages, all that remains to be decided is whether the Reds can top the group or not. Liverpool of course could actually lose and still finish first in the group but it all depends on Steaua's result and how many goals they score.
The Reds however will not want to lose and go out on a low. Especially after last weekends terrible loss to Newcastle, full side or not they will surely want to provide some entertainment for the fans and be victorious against Utrecht.
A nice gesture from new owners John Henry & Co also means that kids get in free tomorrow night and the prices of adult tickets have been slashed too.
Still injured for Liverpool are Carragher, Gerrard, Agger and Spearing. David Ngog also suffered in a clash with Kyrgiakos at the weekend and had to receive stitches abov…

Decent Result, Drab Performance

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Torres had his chances but couldn't help Liverpool to an away win...
A rather drab display from Liverpool last night meant the Reds could only come away from the Stadion Galgenwaard with a 0-0 draw. Despite looking at the positives with the clean sheet and unbeaten run continued, plus the fact a draw away isn't exactly a terrible result, it all just seems unworthy looking at the poor display from the boys. We can only ride luck for so long and if these dismal displays start to become a regular occurrence, we could find ourselves in real trouble.
Roy fielded a strong XI aside from the rested Steven Gerrard. Pepe Reina was between the sticks and with Martin Kelly at left back it was Skrtel, Carragher and Johnson who made up the rest of the back four. Cole, Kuyt, Lucas, Poulsen, Meireles and Fernando Torres made up the rest of the side.
The first half for Liverpool in honesty was pretty darn poor. At times it was nice to see the ball being played through the midfield, the old pass a…

Hup Liverpool Hup

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"Ere boss dyer know what way it is?" ... "Of course it's just down there...""Are yer sure?... Av Utrecht?"Hahaha... Okay, i'll stop with the puns.
Liverpool are in the Netherlands for tomorrow nights Europa League fixture against Utrecht and if anyone is going to know the way to the nearest bar it will be former Utrecht star man Mr. Dirk Kuyt, he spent 5 years playing for the Dutch side and still owes his career to them after they gave him a chance to play on a professional level.
Dirk Kuyt hopefully however won't be the only traveller who knows a lot about the opposition with Roy Hodgson having to choose a side and tactics carefully as Liverpool look to keep their 100% record so far in the competition.
Hodgson has named the likes of Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina, Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson, Joe Cole & Raul Meireles to name just a few in his 20 man squad. Steven Gerrard however has been rested and there is no Daniel Agger or Fabio Aurelio du…