Preview: Chelsea vs Liverpool

Falling 2-0 to Napoli in their opening Champions League group fixture, Liverpool must now shift their attention back to the league. They've no time to mope over their defeat for their next opponents are 'Big 6' rivals Chelsea. Lampard's young guns got off to a rocky start in their European campaign too, losing 1-0 to Valencia at home. Coupled with their penalty shoot-out loss to the Reds in the Super ...

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Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4): Mane’s Turkish Delight

Get in. If you weren’t up desperate to win it at kick-off you most certainly were by the shootout. This trophy is bigger than they will have you believe and winning it only adds more weight to the fact that Liverpool are back. The undisputed Kings of Europe have become the most successful side in English football. In addition to that they have sent another statement to the rest of Europe’s elite ...

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UEFA Super Cup Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Having picked up where they left off last season with a 4-1 demolition of Norwich, Liverpool will continue in their quest for more trophies. Up for grabs is the UEFA Super Cup, which will see the European champions being pitted against the Europa League winners Chelsea. Still smarting from their 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Manchester United, the Blues will be wanting to make amends by winning their maiden ...

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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: No Costly Slips This Time

The biggest (on paper) hurdle Liverpool were to face in the final 30 days of the Premier League season was Chelsea. Naturally, reminiscences from that fatal "Gerrard slip" were in high demand by the part of the football world extremely frightened of seeing Liverpool ending their 29-year long drought and lifting that elusive trophy. Just like five years ago, Liverpool entered this clash needing the points to stay on top of ...

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Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Securing a professional 2-0 victory at home to Porto on Tuesday, the Reds will now have to return to the pressure cooker of the title race. Long time foes Chelsea will be the opponents, and they remained Liverpool's strongest opponent in the title run in. Both teams desperately need a victory, be it for the title or to secure a top 4 finish. Ahead of the gargantuan clash between the two ...

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Rival Roundup: Matchday 16

In this most recent matchday, all of Liverpool's rivals were in action in some really enticing encounters. Here's how they all got on in Matchday 16. Bournemouth v Liverpool First of all, Liverpool won what should've been a tricky game against Eddie Howe's Bournemouth. Instead of being difficult it was fairly easy for the Reds and they ran out 4-0 winners. For more information on the match, check out Vesko's match report ...

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Rival Roundup: Matchday 14

In Matchday 14, there were some big fixtures that Liverpool's rivals were involved in as everyone looks to stay competitive at the top of the Premier League. Arsenal v Tottenham In arguably the biggest game of the weekend, Arsenal faced Tottenham at the Emirates in the North London Derby. This was Unai Emery's first North London derby in charge of Arsenal, and it would be one he won't forget. In a very ...

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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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Rival Roundup: Matchday 13

On Matchday 13, some of Liverpool's rivals featured in important games that could be vital to their respective seasons. West Ham v Man City In our main title rivals' game, City travelled to East London to play the Hammers. Man City made light work of Pellegrini's side, dispatching them easily in a 4-0 rout, although West Ham were able to create a few chances. The goal scorers in this match-up were Leroy ...

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George Sephton: My Favourite Games – Chelsea 2005

When discussing the history and tradition of Liverpool Football Club over the past 47 years, the names of managers, players and coaches are normally mentioned. Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Ian Callaghan, Roy Evans, Ian Rush, Graham Souness, Phil Thompson, Kenny Dalglish, Rafa Benitez, Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez; the list goes on and on. All of the above have helped make the Anfield experience something quite special for fans ...

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL – 5 Liverpool Horror Shows

It's that time of the year again The time when the streets are full of monsters, zombies and flamingos (???), when you argue with your spouse over whether you should buy sweets or mixed nuts for the kids (sorry darling, but I did at least go for cashews this year), and when you turn off all the lights, draw all the curtains and ensure a total black-out of the house at ...

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Final Curtains for Alberto Moreno?

You can argue the case that not to much should be read into Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup. Both side's fielded weakened teams confirming that the Cup was fourth priority for both managers, the cup was little more then a good opportunity for squad players in need of minutes to get some game time. However, you can also argue quite rightly that this is ...

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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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Analysis: Tactical Observations from #CHELIV

Heading into the final stretch of the game, Liverpool were staring down the barrel. After all they were 1-0 down, and risked losing their unbeaten streak in the league. And though they had numerous chances to equalise, the Reds just couldn't find a way past the Chelsea defence. Just when Liverpool looked down and out, up stepped a certain Daniel Sturridge. With a swing of his left boot, he unleashed a rocket ...

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Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool: Match Report

After losing out to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield on Wednesday, Liverpool had a chance of paying them back at Stamford Bridge in round seven of the 2018/19 Premier League season on Saturday, September 29. Team News The biggest concern for Jurgen Klopp was whether Virgil van Dijk would recover in time. The Dutch centre-back struggled with a rib injury after getting hit in the Southampton game, but he thankfully ...

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Can Liverpool beat Chelsea without Van Dijk?

A bamboozling run and a powerful drive by Belgium international, Eden Hazard, with five minutes to go, was enough to inspire a Chelsea comeback in the Carabao Cup at the expense of a hapless Liverpool. Virgil Van Dijk and the rest of Liverpool's back five were notable absentees, yet, until Hazard's introduction, the game was very much Liverpool's to lose, with the home side having had a number of opportunities to ...

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Preview: Chelsea vs Liverpool

Liverpool's winning run of 7 games in all competitions came to shuddering halt during the midweek. Against their top 4, and possibly, title rivals, Liverpool succumbed to a 2-1 defeat. Now out of the Carabao Cup, Liverpool will resume their Premier League endeavours by travelling to the Bridge. What can we expect in this 2nd round between both teams? Redemption Opportunity The Carabao Cup was probably one of Klopp's lowest priorities for the ...

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Liverpool 1 – 2 Chelsea – Player Ratings

Reds Bow Out of Carabao Cup This result brought out mixed emotions for Liverpool fans. Some are disappointed to lose to a rival and miss another chance for silverware, but many are viewing this as a blessing in disguise. As predicted in the preview, Jurgen Klopp and Maurizio Sarri elected to rotate their squads. Both sides produced a few decent chances in the first half, but it wasn't until the second that ...

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Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea: Match Report

Liverpool were drawn to open their 2018/19 Carabao Cup account at Anfield against Chelsea. It's fair to say that neither team was happy with it, but there was nothing to do except buckle down and work hard to prepare. Team News Changes were expected on both sides, though Jurgen Klopp said he wouldn't replace all 11 players for this game. Dejan Lovren was fairly ready, Dominic Solanke was completely ready. Adam Lallana ...

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Liverpool vs Chelsea – Carabao Cup Preview

Reds Face Tough Test in the Third Round Although fans will have one eye on the Premier League fixture with Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly see this as an opportunity to present his first piece of silverware to the Anfield faithful. Last time out, Liverpool recorded an impressively casual victory over Southampton, while Chelsea laboured to a 0-0 draw with West Ham. Both Klopp and Maurizio Sarri will be tempted to rotate their squad ...

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Klopp Speaks Ahead of the Carabao Cup Opener

Liverpool face Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday evening in their first game of this season's Carabao Cup. Manager Jurgen Klopp spoke about it to the press. As coincidence would have it, it's the same opponent the Reds will be facing on Saturday in the Premier League. Speaking to the press ahead of the game, Klopp first answered a question about reports linking Mario Goetze once again with a move to Liverpool. ...

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Testing Autumn For Liverpool

A hard fought 2-1 victory against Leicester City meant that the Reds headed into the international break with their 100% record intact. Not since 1990/91 did Liverpool won their opening 4 league fixtures. Though fans will rightly be happy at their club's successful start to the season, most of us will already be anticipating the month of September. And boy, what a huge month it'll be. The immediate fixture after the break ...

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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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A season of new hopes and dreams

Sunday would mark the Red's 1st competitive match of the season, with West Ham being the visitor's at Anfield. Coming off the back off an exhilarating 2017/18, fans will be left dreaming about their ideal season. And top of that wish list would be a first league win since 1990. The near misses in 2008/2009 & 2013/14 only whet that appetite even further. Could this be finally our year? Taking into account of ...

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