Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool: Down to the Wire

Liverpool travelled to the north-east to face Newcastle United at St. James Park in the game before last of the 2018/19 Premier League season. With two rounds to go, the Reds were a point behind title holders Manchester City, and all they could do in this exhilarating title race was to keep winning and hope City would drop points either at home to Leicester on Monday, or away to Brighton & ...

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Preview: Newcastle vs Liverpool

Beaten 3-0 in Catalonia on Wednesday night, Liverpool will be keen to resume their title chase on Saturday. Newcastle, led by the legendary Rafa Benitez, will be the opponents. With them looking certain to beat the drop, they'll be looking to finish as high up the table as possible. Another 3 points against the Reds will certainly aid their ambition, hence Klopp and co should be wary of facing them. In ...

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Xabi Alonso – Player Perfection

If there was ever a player moulded in ‘The Liverpool Way’, it was Xabi Alonso, as he was comfortable in possession, had excellent vision to spot passes, and the ability to execute them with pure presicion and class, and Rafa Benitez was the man to bring him to Anfield in 2004. Xavier (Xabi) Alonso Olanso was born in a small town of Tolosa, Gipuzkoa, Basque country in Spain. Born into a ...

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Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle: Match Report

They say it tends to get lonely at the top. Well, Liverpool were sitting pretty, four points ahead of Manchester City in second place, when our old friend Rafa Benitez came to visit on Boxing Day, 2018. Time had come to wrap the first half of the Premier League season up. Team News Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were still out. Trent Alexander-Arnold was back after his foot injury, and ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 20 – Javier Mascherano

Javier Mascherano arrived on controversial terms in Merseyside – a process which included battles with FIFA and the Premier League over his registration - after a torrid six-month spell where he spent most of his time on the bench or the stands while his West Ham teammates fought a relegation battle. Add that to the fact that he was being coached by Alan Pardew and he'd be excused if he ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 19 – Ryan Babel

Fewer Liverpool players encapsulate the maxim 'what might have been' better than Ryan Babel.  The man from Amsterdam arrived at Rafa Benitez’s juggernaut in 2007 for £11.5 million, after earning rave reviews in Europe. None other than Marko van Basten had made some, perhaps unhelpful, comparisons to Thierry Henry as Babel roared through the Eredivisie and into the Dutch National Team.  Not bad for a player who’d only been in the ...

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LFC Advent Calendar 5 – Daniel Agger

Daniel Agger Daniel Agger is one of my all-time favourite Liverpool players. It wasn't just because he was one of the best defenders in Europe at one point. It wasn't even just because he created some truly special memories. It was because of his nearly unmatched devotion and loyalty to the club. There's been very few players, especially non-local ones, who have worn the jersey with more pride than Agger. Embed from ...

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Top Five Spanish Reds

The Rafalution in 2004 opened the doors to an influx of Spanish talent joining Liverpool’s ranks.  The boys from the Iberian Peninsula added to a memorable era between 2005 and 2009 when Rafa worked his magic to make us one of the continents finest clubs. Here’s a look at, and some appreciation for, the best Spanish players to wear El Rojo Famoso. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'PTgRdpOjTzFBH7iKKCj_lQ',sig:'E4Qqwn5SbNwSnuNZafQvFXVxCBtusinAyi-qGUDJV2U=',w:'594px',h:'400px',items:'77056649',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Alvaro Arbeloa ...

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Steven Gerrard – The Ultimate Hero

EARLY DAYS Steven Gerrard was born on May 30th, 1980, in Whiston, Merseyside, Liverpool. His passion for football from an early age was evident and he started playing for the local youth team Whiston Juniors. At just nine years of age his destiny was already mapped out as he was spotted by Liverpool scouts and went on to join the Liverpool Academy the same year. There was no other path for ...

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A Rumour Roundup – Updated

We're not a quarter into the season yet, but transfer rumours are, as always, coming in thick. One that has some scent of relative credibility around it comes from the north-east. Over at Newcastle upon Tyne, there's no denying the fact that the Magpies are in some trouble having won only two points from their opening eight games. And according to Newcastle Chronicle, our old friend Rafa Benitez sees the January transfer ...

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