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Reds Aim To Take Inspiration From Past Champions League Ties

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There may be the small matter of an FA Cup draw later this evening but Liverpool have their eyes firmly on a very important tie with Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers' side must win in order to progress through to the round of 16.

With memories flooding back of that emphatic tie against Olympiakos way back in 2005 it's hard to fend off that magical Champions League spirit as a kopite at the moment, however Liverpool are struggling in both attack and defence and Basel will be a difficult side to deal with.

The added bonus of the game being at Anfield means Liverpool can relish in the unique atmosphere our ground provides but the Reds need goals to win and at the moment they're short in supply.

Liverpool's last meeting with Basel on the 1st October ended in a 1-0 loss. It's an interesting tie because the Reds simply have to attack which will undoubtedly leave them open at the back. Basel however can go through with a draw and so the des…

Make Shankly Proud

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It's the big one on Sunday, the bitter clash with Manchester United, the perch thieves. This game needs no introduction really but I'm going to give you one anyway in this match preview. Sunday's fixture is made even more special as the great Bill Shankly would have been 100 years old this Monday. It's said too often but they seriously don't make managers like him anymore or even men for that matter, he truly was and always will be a legend at Liverpool Football Club and here's hoping the Reds can pull a massive win out the bag for his memory this weekend.
Injuries for Liverpool mean they are without Coates, Allen and new signing Cissokho. There is also a massive doubt hanging over Kolo Toure though being the machine he is don't be surprised if he starts! Suarez again is obviously also missing. For United they are unable to call upon Rafael, Hernandez and Nani, some key names especially for a fixture like this.

The last time the two sides met at Anfield was…

Captain Fantastic In Olympiakos Testimonial Win

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Today saw our Captain Fantastic finally step out at Anfield through his guard of honour to play his long awaited and much anticipated testimonial game. The opposition carefully selected after that monumental night "ohhhhhh you beauty", the stage was set for a wonderful day at Anfield to mark the career of one of the most loyal, genuine and talented men in football; Steven Gerrard.

With training photos leaking the day before showing Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler, there was sure to be a nice little treat for the sell out crowd. It was always in Gerrard's interest to keep this clash as a proper pre-season game but with the addition of the recently retired Carra and God... Well, that was more than enough cherries on top of the cake.

I was lucky enough to be able to be present at Gerrard's testimonial and had a fantastic seat on The Kop in Block 304. I've never had chance to watch a game from The Kop so far and so you can imagine my excitement for this one. It ma…

Gerrard's 600th Game

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Newcastle are the visitors to Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool look to scrub away the memory of their Swansea defeat. Liverpool are unbeaten in 4 in the league but their performances have sometimes been questionable.

The Reds still have doubts hanging over Pepe Reina and Glen Johnson who both still haven't fully recovered from hamstring problems whilst Newcastle are without midfielder Tiote.

The last time the two sides met was on April Fool's Day and I remember being particularly annoyed after poor performance from Liverpool and a rather stroppy Andy Carroll.

To find the last time the Magpies managed to notch up a win at Anfield though we have to go all the way back to November 1995.

Stat Sandwich

If the Reds win, it will be their first 2 wins on the trot at Anfield in over a year.Newcastle haven't won away in their last 8 attempts.Liverpool have conceded 14 goals, a Reds record for this stage of the season.
Newcastle may have a dodgy away record so far this season but they&#…

Sterling Strike Seals Reds Home Win

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Brendan Rodgers was desperately searching for a first home win since his time in charge of Liverpool on Saturday and for the majority of the game it looked set in stone that the three points would finally be his, however a rather tentative end to the game when Reading found their feet left Liverpool with a lot of work to do.

Liverpool made only one change to their side after Pepe Reina was kept out with a hamstring problem, Brad Jones took his place. Reading had ex Reds man Guthrie in their starting XI and fielded Pogrebnyak up front.

The first half was of good quality for the home side and Reading were causing minimal problems. The likes of Suso, Sahin and Sterling were linking up well and as always despite his finishing not quite being up to scratch Suarez was offering a lot in terms of attack.

Both Sterling and Suarez had chances at goal but were denied by McCarthy or sent their efforts off target. Their tenacity and freedom to easily break through the Reading defence though meant…

Update: Report On Liverpool Ticket Prices

Hi folks! For those of you that follow me on Twitter you've probably noticed that for a few weeks now I've been mentioning my Research Skills project for college and you probably also noticed when I was asking for people to complete a survey about ticket prices at Anfield... Basically I've been annoying the hell out of my followers.

Well today I handed in my completed report and I have put it online too (embedded below). I'd just like to say thank you to everyone that completed the questionnaire because without your answers I wouldn't have been able to complete the report.

I've tried to make it as professional as possible, it is quite in depth but for those who don't fancy the full read, the graphs and charts supply visual responses to the questions asked in the questionnaire.

I hope you find it useful/interesting and any comments, good or bad are appreciated!

Cheers!

Kirsty


Goalless Draw At Anfield

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Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw with Swansea at Anfield on Saturday in a match which could have quite easily contained goals for both sides. Vorm and Reina played vital roles in the 90 minutes to keep the scoreline level and despite the Reds getting the ball in the net an offside call from Sian Massey ended the celebrations early.

It was an unchanged side from Kenny Dalglish with Carragher and Gerrard still unavailable. Good news to hear that the captain is now back in training though.

Andy Carroll had the first chance of the game when he connected with a cross from Stewart Downing. Just 6 yards out, the Geordie managed to miss, it was agonizing to watch and as Dalglish said himself, if that had of gone in, who'd have known how the match would have ended.

Of course, it was a bad miss but 6 minutes in you shouldn't need to worry about missing a chance at home against Swansea, because plenty more will come, right?

They did come. And just as quickly, they passed us by. Liverpo…

This Is Anfield

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So i know a few of my readers haven't been lucky enough to visit Anfield as of yet but i went again yesterday for the museum and tour. Thought it would be a nice idea to put up some of the snaps so people could have a look. Couldn't put them all up and apologies for some of the varying qualities and the picture sizes!
If you do have any questions to do with the photos or Anfield, i'd be happy to try to answer them, just drop us a tweet - @LFCKirstyLFC or send us an email - lfckirstylfc@hotmail.co.uk
Enjoy...


Above: The Paisley Gates which are situated in front of the Kop End, 9 times out of 10 it's the first thing you notice when you get off the bus at Anfield.




Above: The famous statue of the man who changed everything at Liverpool "Bill Shankly" in his renowned pose he is situated in front of the Kop End outside the club store.



Above: This was a mural in one of the lounges, i took a photo because the tour guide for this section told us that the gap in the top ri…

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…