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The Merseyside Derby

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Liverpool make the short trip across Stanley Park tomorrow as the blue side of Liverpool welcomes it's fierce local rivals for the 212thMerseyside derby. A derby which is often referred to as "the friendly derby" but despite what may happen in the stands when families are split between blue and red shirts, on the pitch it is a very different story.
Famous throughout the footballing world this fixture is always one on a neutrals list.


This season the derby has come at a very interesting time for both clubs. With Liverpool's wobbly form and Everton's poor run of results you don't immediately feel as though this will be a match full of goals and excitement. Liverpool have also just suffered the blow of exiting the Champions League, but will we be able to put this behind us and get a win at Goodison Park on Sunday?
Everton's Last four fixtures have resulted in 3 losses and 1 win. Liverpool's last four fixtures have resulted in them collecting 3 draws and 1 w…

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…

Is This The Turning Point Of Our Season Already?

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Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield on Sunday and after a bad run of results the home side are hard under fire from the media, pundits and even fans. Not only are we struggling with injuries but after failing to succeed against the likes of Sunderland and not managing to hold on to a point against Lyon the chance of coming away from this fixture victorious are looking nothing but slim.

So what stats have i digged up this week?

In the last 14 matches between the two clubs Liverpool have won three, there has been only one draw and United have won of 10 occasions.
There has been a total of 31 goals scored within these 14 matches an average of just over 2 goals per game.
6 players have been sent off in the head to heads since 2002.
Liverpool's worst defeat was a 4-0 loss in 2003 at Old Trafford.
Liverpool's best victory was the Gerrard kisses the camera moment from last season after we beat the home side 4-1.
Liverpool have conceded on 12 occasions out of the 14 matches.
One th…