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Liverpool FC - Fallen From Grace

Started on 13 October 2013 by LFC
Latest Reply on 30 October 2013 by Northwood
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Thanks Alex :)
Nice update. Good to see Klosé getting on the score sheet. Some good results, as well as some disappointing ones, but it is pre-season, so hopefully you can bounce back from them. Luis Suarez seems quite disappointing in a few games. I don't know about you but i'd of expected to score a fair few more!!
LFC's avatar LFC
10 yearsEdited

Disappointing Start To Season For Liverpool

The Premier League kicked off earlier this month and football fans around the globe had feelings of celebration, disappointment and optimism during the first month of the season. Liverpool fans had mixed feelings in the three games that they played this month. They played two matches in the league against Aston Villa and recently promoted Hull, and also had a fixture in the Capital One Cup against Crewe.

League Results

: Nathan Baker

Liverpool's first game of the season saw them host last seasons strugglers Aston Villa at Anfield. After a disappointing first half, in which both teams failed to score, Aston Villa opened the scoring in the second half with just over twenty minutes to go. New signing Jores Okore got on the end of Leandro Bacuna's cross and poked it into the net with his left foot. Liverpool equalized through new signing, French centre back Mamadou Sakho, as he headed a corner from fellow new signing Lorenzo Insigne into the bottom corner of the goal. However, just one minute later, a lapse of concentration from Liverpool led to Aston Villa taking the lead for the second time that afternoon. Aston Villa substitute got on the end of Bacuna's cross and looped a header over Simon Mignolet. The match finished 2-1, and Liverpool will be very disappointed with the result, especially with the second goal. They will need to improve if they are going to have a chance this season. Attendance: 43,917.

: Martin Škrtel

After the disappointment of the previous game, Liverpool visited the KC Stadium, where they faced newly promoted Hull City. Italian winger Lorenzo Insigne gave Liverpool the lead in the first half, making a great run into the far post before tapping a Steven Gerrard cross in. He did very well to find himself so much space in the area. Six minutes before half time, Hull had a chance to equalize when Daniel Agger brought down Danny Graham in the box. Graham stepped up to take the penalty. Simon Mignolet dived the right way but couldn't keep the shot out. Glen Johnson was furious with the referees decision to award the penalty.

The game was nearing an end when Jordan Henderson put Liverpool back into the lead tn minutes from full time. Martin Škrtel battled to win a header in the penalty area after a cross from Insigne but lost out to Curtis Davies. However, the ball landed perfectly into Henderson's path and he volleyed it past the Hull keeper. An improvement on the previous game for Liverpool but still much work needed. Attendance: 23,360.

Capital One Cup Result

: Mamadou Sakho

Liverpool were drawn against Sky Bet League 1 side Crewe Alexandra for the second round of the Capital One Cup. The match was played at Anfield. After just four minutes, Liverpool took the lead through Chuks Aneke. The Crewe player played a seemingly simple backpass to his keeper, but the goalkeeper let the ball run under his foot and into the net. Twenty minutes later, Liverpool doubled their lead when Mamadou Sakho pounced on a corner by Lorenzo Insigne. His first shot was saved by the Crewe keeper, but it came straight back to him and he couldn't miss. Sakho got his second and the teams third in injury time in the first half when another Insigne corner found him. He didn't need a second chance this time though and slotted it coolly past the keeper.

The lead was extended further when Iago Aspas played a through ball into loanee Victor Moses, who smashed the shot through the goalkeepers gloves and into the goal. The final goal of the afternoon came from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. The 33 year old midfielder took the ball in a central position, around 25 yards from goal, and let a ferocious strike into the bottom corner. It as a fantastic goal, and the win set up a tie between Liverpool and rivals Manchester United in the next round. Attendance: 18,858.

Monthly Awards

The Player Of The Month Award for August goes to Mamadou Sakho, who not only did his defensive duties well, but also managed to score three goals.

The Young Player Of The Month Award for August goes to new signing Lorenzo Insigne who played well in all games, assisting his teammates and scoring a goal in his debut month.

That wasn't the best start... but not bad :)

As always, a great update :D
Great updates!
Crewe Alexandra is one of my favorite club , other than LFC , sad to see the 5 - 0 loss ..
Good to see you finally got the updates up!
Thanks for comments guys.
Unlucky about the Villa result but I am sure you will bounce back.
Good luck for the story and the season ahead!
Insigne looking solid so far, glad he's been a good pick up for you. Keep going and I'm sure results will improve! :)
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Really good updates, well done :)
Good updates! Love the signing of Insigne, he looks like a promising player.
LFC's avatar LFC
10 yearsEdited

It Gets Worse For Fowler's Liverpool in September

After a disappointing start to the Premier League, things got worse for Liverpool in September, with four losses in all competitions. Despite coming up against strong teams like Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City, they will still be angry with the results of the games. They played four league games and one Capital One Cup game against rivals Manchester United.

League Results

: Steven Gerrard

After a poor month to kick off the season, Liverpool were up against it in September with some tough fixtures. The first of these was against oil rich Manchester City at their home ground, The Etihad Stadium. Before twenty minutes had passed, City took the lead. When Yaya Touré had a shot deflected from the edge of the area, Simon Mignolet could only parry it into the path of David Silva who squared the ball to Sergio Agüero who tapped into the empty net.

Just after the hour mark, City scored again when new signing Alvaro Negredo dropped in behind Mamadou Sakho to tap home Jesús Navas' cross. With just under ten minutes to play, Lorenzo Insigne latched onto a fabulous ball from Steven Gerrard before firing past Joe Hart in the City goal. Attendance: 46,155.

: Martin Škrtel

After the narrow loss to Manchester City, Liverpool hosted Newcastle at Anfield. It wasn't a game of goals, and the only goal of the game came when Martin Škrtel headed in Lorenzo Insigne's corner to give Liverpool their second win of the season. It could have gone either way but in the end Liverpool got it, a fair result. Attendance: 44,113.

: Stephan Lichtsteiner

Liverpool hosted the league leaders Chelsea as they hoped to build on the win against Newcastle. However, they fell behind after just ten minutes when Spanish midfielder Juan Mata volleyed in Brazilian midfielder Willian's cross. Just after half an hour, Liverpool fell further behind when Eden Hazard drifted in behind the Liverpool defence to head home another Willian cross. Attendance: 45,276.

: Micah Richards

Liverpool's last game in the league for September saw them face another tricky fixture, this time a trip to The Emirates Stadium where they came up against Arsenal. Before the game had even reached five minutes, Arsenal were in front. Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner controlled a weak, low cross from Santi Cazorla, before firing into the near post, leaving Simon Mignolet with no time to react. The lead was doubled later in the half when record Arsenal signing Mesut Özil volleyed in a better Cazorla cross. Attendance: 60,338.

Capital One Cup Result

: Robin Van Persie

After a win over Crewe Alexandra to take them into the Capital One Cup 3rd Round, Liverpool faced a difficult away tie to rivals Manchester United. Manchester United took the lead just before the half hour when Dutch striker Robin Van Persie headed Tom Cleverley's cross into the back of the net.
Nine minutes after half time, Van Persie doubled his and Manchester United's tally for the game when he volleyed a lovely through ball from Nani past Simon Mignolet. The win meant that Liverpool went out of the competition and Manchester United went through to the next round. Unfortunately, new Liverpool signing Lorenzo Insigne picked up a nasty injury, sidelining him for around three months. Attendance: 75,765.

Monthly Awards

The Player Of The Month Award goes to Martin Škrtel for some impressive defensive displays. Whilst Liverpool conceded a few goals during the month, he was solid at the back and without him, they would have conceded many more.

Once again, the Young Player Of The Month Award goes to Lorenzo Insigne, who seems to be just what Liverpool need in a corner taker. They will likely find it difficult during his absence.

2013-10-28 19:35#140013 pompeyblue : Unlucky about the Villa result but I am sure you will bounce back.

Well looks like I was wrong :)
But I am sure this time that you will bounce back with some good results!
It is always disappointing to see anyone be LFC and lose to Man United, nevermind! Good to see Skrtel playing well. Keep it up!

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