That Anfield European Night – View from the Kop – Barcelona (H)

Anfield… European Nights… another chapter etched into folklore and history. One of the greatest ever nights witnessed in L4 as Barcelona arrived in town, holding a 3-goal advantage from last Wednesday’s first leg. Back then I wrote an article saying we needed another special European night at Anfield and boy did it deliver. The tried and tested routine of the team buses following the same route into the stadium was slightly ...

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Last 5 – Premier League Final Day Matches

Sunday sees Liverpool play their final Premier League game of the season still in with a chance of lifting the Premier League title. That was last a reality 5 years ago where Liverpool and Manchester City were both vying for the league. Here, I look back on the last 5 matches that have taken place on the final day. 2013-14 - Anfield - Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 1 - 11th May ...

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Klopp and Liverpool Seek the Power of Anfield

As the dust settles following a a 3-0 defeat for Liverpool in Barcelona, it might be hard to find any positives in the immediate aftermath but on another night, had the finishing been there, it could easily have been 3-3 ahead of Tuesday’s 2nd leg. Barcelona won’t think the job is done.. they took a 3 goal lead from the Nou Camp to Rome in last year’s quarter final and ...

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View from the Main Stand – Burnley (H)

Supply and Demand, words uttered multiple times a debate about getting a so-called golden ticket for a Liverpool match is ignited. As the title race continues to unfold, the number of tickets available appears to be sliding as each match progresses and the demand only seems to intensify with those who spend their time refreshing the Liverpool ticket page several times again frustrated by tickets appearing and vanishing before your ...

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Kit Deal More than Just Highest Bid Wins

As the home straight in the battle for the Premier League narrows into view and preparations begin for promotional shots for the new kits that will be worn by the team next year, thoughts are already turning in some quarters as to who will take over the role of kit maker for Liverpool. As we enter the final season of the current contract with New Balance, it has already been ...

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Coca-Cola, Chips and the Merseyside Derby – A journey to a TV advert

When looking back on the first weekend of December 2018, thoughts immediately focus on Divock Origi’s late winner in the Merseyside Derby. However, for me it was the start of a surreal experience in the minutes and hours prior to the match beginning. It was like a normal home matchday, waiting to be picked up by my friend Richard to head to the match, battling the traffic due to the ...

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Wolves at Home and the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket

Whilst not wanting to get too far ahead of ourselves, it's hard to not have one eye on 12th May 2019. The final fixture of the Premier League season, now just over 3 months away. There is still a lot of football to be played between now and then but there's significant hope and optimism amongst all reds supporters that this may finally be the year Liverpool lift the league ...

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Alberto Moreno Out in the Summer?

Seeing the name Alberto Moreno on the teamsheet nowadays brings about the same response. A groan and an almost cynical anticipation of defeat or at least that's what social media will have you believe. The fact we are blessed with Andy Robertson in that position may just highlight deficiencies that may have been there with previous left backs but harder to evidence with the alternative options at the time. Alberto ...

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View from the Travelling Kop – Wolves

Any hopes of a trip to Wembley in May were over within 90 minutes at Molineux on Monday. The events earlier in the day leading to a delayed arrival, just making it into the ground seconds before kick off, was a precursor to the events that would unfold. A Liverpool line up included 2 players born in this millennium in Rafa Camacho and Curtis Jones, who featured in pre-season for the ...

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Bobby Guns Down Arsenal – View from the Kop

It was to be another fantastic Saturday at Anfield as Liverpool closed off the year in some style much to the delight of the thousands packed inside the stadium. As the game approached, there was optmism as the Reds went into the game having won the last 8 league matches with a small err of caution as the last side to avoid defeat was Arsenal at the start of November. ...

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2018 UEFA Champions League Draw

Champions League Opponents Confirmed

Liverpool have been drawn to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16. Liverpool last faced Bayern competitively in 2001 beating the Germans 3-2 in the European Super Cup. The two sides faced each other in the 1981 European Cup Semi Final with Liverpool progressing after a 0-0 draw at Anfield and a 1-1 draw in the return leg as Liverpool went on to win their 3rd European ...

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European Progress Confirmed – View from the Kop

European nights at Anfield always have something special about them and as many lifelong reds will tell you, it’s very rare for Liverpool to do anything the easy way. Tuesday night came so close to being one of those nights where everything went against us, the missed chances that would have given us comfort that on any other night would probably have nestled in the net. The landscape at the club ...

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Deja Vu for CL Hopes – Reds Require Final Day Result

When the whistle blows at Anfield on Tuesday, supporters in the ground will be fully aware of the permutations for Liverpool progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League. A 1-0 win is enough by the complexities of the UEFA rules whereas a 2-goal victory of any form guarantees the reds are still in the competition for the draw on the 17th December. It is not the first time Liverpool ...

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Everton Kop it late again – View from the Kop

VIEW FROM the Kop – Everton It is one of those matches that will be revisited many times when the Merseyside Derby rolls back around as frustrations at mixed chances and relief at surviving a couple of close calls coupled with the away fans sending missiles raining down onto the pitch and a flare heading towards the disabled supporters section, meant the moment Divock Origi headed the winner in the added ...

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FA Cup focus on the horizon

On Monday 3rd December, the opponent on what will hopefully become a road to silverware and another couple of trips to Wembley will be learnt when the FA Cup 3rd round draw is made. Since the turn of the century, Liverpool have made the final 3 times, all against London opposition, triumphing in 2001 & 2006 against Arsenal and West Ham United but losing to Chelsea in 2012 although it ...

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Reds keen to maintain record over blue neighbours

On Sunday afternoon, Liverpool will welcome Everton to Anfield aiming to maintain a fantastic record against their neighbours from across Stanley Park. Since a 1-0 defeat on 27th September 1999, courtesy of a Kevin Campbell strike inside the opening 5 minutes, Liverpool have remained undefeated in all competitions against Everton at Anfield. That game is probably more remembered for the 3 red cards which saw a good old-fashioned tussle between ...

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Gerrard’s Farewell: No Fairytale End to a Dream Playing Career

End of an Era It was hoped, in the years and months prior to his Liverpool career finishing, that Steven Gerrard would end his time at the club on a dizzying high. Dreams of him lifting one last trophy evaporated at Wembley though, and his final appearances both at home and away, ended in heartbreak. In January 2015, the news that all Liverpool supporters had been dreading was finally announced. Gerrard confirmed ...

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Where next for Away ticket prices?

Where next for Away ticket prices? It may be something that is firmly stored at the back of some supporters minds or it may come as a surprise, but 2018/19 is the final season of an initial three-year agreement to implement a £30 away ticket price cap across the Premier League. After campaigning from many supporters groups, including Spirit of Shankly and a widespread campaign – “Twenty’s Plenty” by the Football ...

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Fixture changes for the Reds announced

Liverpool have seen a number of fixtures moved from the originally published times due to the announcement of the televised picks of Sky Sports and BT Sport today. The Merseyside Derby has been moved to Sunday December 2nd at 4:15pm by Sky Sports, which in turn has a knock-on effect for the trip to Turf Moor to play Burnley, moving it 24 hours to Wednesday 5th of December, and it's not ...

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Cliches set to rise as optimism increases

The clichés are already starting to rear their head and you will probably hear them muttered numerous times over the course of the season, especially if Liverpool back the bold media predictions that they will be the main challengers to Manchester City. The so-called testing period, the outcome of a game demonstrating whether they can challenge for the title and the evident comparison to the other contenders with the word ...

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Sturridge Reaches Half-Century of Premier League Goals for Liverpool

A Daniel Sturridge late equalizer against Chelsea on Saturday sent the travelling Kop into raptures and saw him finally reach the tally of 50 Premier League goals for Liverpool. With the instant impact and fantastic record of scoring for the club following his arrival from Chelsea in January 2013, you would have expected him to have hit this achievement a lot sooner than just shy of 6 years at the ...

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View from the Kop – Paris Saint-Germain

Another European night at Anfield to open another European campaign with a mouth-watering fixture for the media and football fans alike with Liverpool facing a front 3 costing over £400m in Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani. The last time the French side travelled to Anfield, they were defending a 3 goal lead from the 1st leg of a semi final in the now defunct Cup Winners Cup. Despite Robbie Fowler scoring ...

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Mane scores

League and Champions League squads confirmed

Liverpool Football Club have confirmed their Premier League squad as well as their Champions League group stage squads with the most telling of omissions. Serbian Lazar Markovic who hasn't made a competitive appearance for the club since his debut season of 2014/15 has not been selected despite there being ample room to fit him in. Connor Randall who is currently out on loan is named amongst Liverpool's home grown contingent. The ...

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The 1st test of Jurgen’s Squad approaches..

The international break has arrived bringing a screeching halt to the league campaign and allowing Jurgen Klopp and his staff some time for reflection. A time that can allow a little bit of fine tuning to reach the optimum performance levels, so far not on display despite achieving a perfect start to the season with 4 wins out of 4 in the league, something that hasn't been achieved since Kenny ...

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How to get Liverpool tickets.. A simple guide for non-season ticket holders

Unfortunately, in the days and times of social media, the ease to deceive and fraudulently scam football supporters is on the increase, whether it be taking money and never providing tickets, providing fake tickets/membership cards with no match information recorded or even selling tickets on for a significant mark up, exposing either a lack of effort or a clear demand on the buyers behalf. This guide will hopefully allow people ...

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Champions League opponents confirmed

Liverpool have today learned their opponents in the group stage of the Champions League for the 2018/19 season at a ceremony in Monaco. Liverpool were in pot 3 due to PAOK failing to progress on Wednesday night despite taking the lead eventually succumbing to a 5-2 defeat on aggregate to Benfica. Liverpool were drawn against Sevilla, Maribor and Spartak Moscow in the draw last year before meeting Porto, Manchester City and ...

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Cup Competitions on the horizon for Klopp’s men

This time next week, Liverpool will be beginning a 2 week break between matches as the 1stinternational break of the new season arrives after the conclusion of 4 league matches. Supporters will also be able to cast their eyes over the opposition we will have been drawn against on hopefully the 1st steps to lifting a trophy as both the Carabao Cup and Champions League draws take place. Today, Anfield will witness ...

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Germany calling for Grujic after new deal

Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic has agreed to join Hertha Berlin on loan after signing a new contract with the club, it has been announced today. The Serbian international initially signed for Liverpool on a 4 year deal in January 2016, citing Jurgen Klopp as his reason for joining over the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona but immediately returned to Red Star Belgrade on loan. In his 1st pre season for ...

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Regular football the hope for homeward bound Ings

The tributes and kind words from his manager and teammates as he departs says a lot about the sort of player that Danny Ings was at Liverpool and how much he will be missed. It was stated earlier in the summer that Liverpool would like him to stay but would allow him to move on for regular football especially as his 3 year spell at Liverpool has been unable to ...

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Opportunity knocks..for the Reds

As the window closed at 5pm on Thursday 9th August, almost 3 weeks earlier than in most years, there was a sense of calm, in an office at Melwood, where unlike some of the other managers in the league, Jurgen Klopp could enjoy a relaxing day with an afternoon training session and no smacks of desperation like a certain moaning manager at the opposite end of the East Lancs. For Jurgen ...

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The real football returns… West Ham United await

The real football is finally upon us. Exactly 13 weeks since Liverpool last played a Premier League game where they thumped Brighton 4-0, Anfield will witness the return of Premier League action. Following our final friendly against Torino last night, attentions are firmly fixed on the visit of West Ham United to open another Premier League season. For the 1st time since 2014, Liverpool will kick off at home having ...

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Dublin Delight for Jurgen’s Purple Reds!

The final pre-season friendly for Liverpool away from Anfield saw the fabled front 3 all on the pitch together for the 1st time in the preparations for the new campaign following Roberto Firmino's return to the side and Jurgen Klopp responded by immediately restoring him to the starting line up alongside Sadio Mane and Mo Salah. At the opposite end of the field, Alisson Becker made his long awaited debut ...

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Anfield calling… for a friendly

In 7 days time, we will be just 90 minutes away from kick off at Anfield for the first friendly to be hosted at the club's home stadium in 4 years. The building of the new main stand and extensive work on relaying the pitch meant there had been no home friendly since 2014. Before the enforced break from hosting these matches, the last time Liverpool had not held a ...

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Liverpool and the conundrum of ticketing

How do you solve a problem like the Liverpool ticketing one? That is a very big debate that circles around every single time there is a bulk sale or a sale for a big cup game, the same questions get asked, the same debates ignite. The popularity of Liverpool FC is at an all time high where demand completely outnumbers supply. It is a stark contrast to 8 years ago ...

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