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Liverpool - Powerful Passion

Started on 9 January 2014 by Aaron
Latest Reply on 5 April 2014 by Zap
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Late goals

Everton vs Liverpool

The Merseyside Derby. A hottly contested game, wherever the venue. Fans and neutrals from all over the world tune in to Sky Sports, Sky sports news and even illegal streams, just to watch this game. This derby has always been pure excitement, and it was not different today.

Liverpool, got the game off to a bright start with a good chance coming from Rossiter, the young centre mid was played the ball just outside the box before fizzing it into the hands of the keeper, if it had gone in, it'd be something Gerrard would have been proud of.

10 minutes later, Everton would get one of the best chances of the game from a corner, whipped in by Barry to meet the head of Heitinga, the ball looked destined for the net but cometh the man, cometh the moment, Johnson was there with heroics to block it off the line, clearing form danger.

On 45 minutes, Reds fans were left in awe, after a low cross from Rakitic came to the feet of Aspas who only needed to strike at an open goal, instead he blazed it over the bar, a poor effort.

But out of all the excitement in the build up to the final whistle, there had to be a winner didn't there? Well, there is always a winner in a Merseyside derby. In the 89th minute, Skrtel, as tired as he was trudged toward the Everton box for a late corner. The corner cam in from Rakitic, and for one moment...the entire stadium went silent. Skrtel, somehow finding the strength, lunged himself into the air, blasting the ball with his head...Then in one split second, the stadium went from silent, to an eruption from the Kop end!! the ball had hit the top corner and Liverpool had sealed Champions league football, for the first time in 4 years, and they had done it at Goodison park, and even better against Everton.

West Brom (A): 3-3
Goals: Sturridge, 6',26',28' Shane Long 37', Vydra 89', Olsson 90+1'
Man of the Match: Sturridge

Fulham (H): 1-0
Goals: Sturridge 90'
Man of the Match: Sakho

Newcastle (H) : 1-0
Goals: Ivan Rakitic 90+3'
Man of the Match: Rakitic

Monthly review

Well, what can I say. Last month we had to pull together and we did, and we just needed the final push this month to go on and seal UCL football. and we did, against Everton. I am speechless, after the dissapointing slip up we managed to pull through and and get back on track, we somehow stayed third, and for the tenacity and determination we have shown, we got our rewards. 2 games left. Norwich, and Premier League Champions; Manchester United. C'mon you red men! You'll never walk alone.
Your form is improving mate! keep it up!
Pompey: Unfortunately, our title hopes were ruined in that horror month!

Jason: Very mixed, but will improve!

AAN: Just 2 games to go now lad! Let's end the season strongly ey?:P

Late goals...again.

Manchester United vs Liverpool

The last game to be played all season in the 2013/14 season. The last game is never fun to watch, because when it's over, you miss it for the next 4-5 months. Unless The World cup is knocking about of course. But, as I say...It's never nice watching the last game of the season, especially when there is no excitement. However the last game would be a contest to decide which shade of red the north west really is. Manchester United vs Liverpool.

Ivan Rakitic had probably been Liverpool's most important player all season. The 18 million pound player came into the Liverpool side making an impact, sort of like Sturridge and Coutinho. His impact in his second North West derby game was pretty insane. By far the best player on the pitch between the two sides, and he proved Liverpool the lead on 34 minutes. The Serbian is somewhat a free kick specialist, and he gave Linndegard some thinking to do. He clearly couldn't think quick enough, has the ball bolted past him and into the top corner. 1-0.

6 minutes later, Young made a darting run into the box, the ball given to him by midfielder Carrick. United were on the counter and Liverpool couldn't cope with just the 2 defenders. Young played a quick and neat 1-2 with Van Persie who slid the ball through Skrtels legs into the path of the winger who slotted the ball past Mignolet. 1-1.

A bit later in the second half, Liverpool would take the lead for the second time in the game. A corner swung in from none other than Rakitic, surprisingly met the foot of Lucas Leiva (of all people) who clipped the ball into the net. 2-1 was the score, Liverpool had to hold on for just 15 minutes, could they?

Sadly for the kopites they could not. Another late goal from United ended Liverpool's hopes of the bragging rights. A late corner for United came in from Carrick...and again, of all people Phil Jones nodded the ball in with just a minute left on the clock.

So very close to beating the Champions, but the pool could not do it. A late goal from Manchester United will be very heartbreaking but that's what makes them Champions (unfortunately)...Maybe next year.

Norwich (H): 4-1
Goals: Suarez 11', 74', Grenier 27', Howson OG 29', Wolfswinkel 82'
Man of the Match: Suarez

Monthly review

A very short month, a great win against Norwich but a disappointing draw to United. That is twice we could have beaten them, and late mistakes have cost us! Oh well, at least we didn't lose ey?
two good results, a draw against United it's never a bad result!

Seasonal review

Just one year ago, Liverpool looked like turning into just that mid table side everyone expected them to. They were finishing in places as low as 7th and 8th and behind bitter rivals Everton, which is certainly NOT good enough for any Kopite.

However, It seems that the Liverpool players went down the pecking order and didn't like what they had seen. Finally, they have broken out of their short spell away from the Champions League and are now right back where they should be, in the Champions League, competing with the best of the best after finishing 3rd place in the Premier league level on points with second place Chelsea.

Liverpool fans, may now be able relax this summer without the thought in the back of their minds of another unsuccessful season next year. Can Brendan Rodgers take his current side and form them into a world beater? And if he can, how long will it take?

Brendan Rodgers' team do already look the real deal in the Premier league, with new signings such as Rakitic and Grenier, and even older players, the likes of Suarez and Sakho have really improved the reds and likewise, the Liverpool have improved them, as players and men. Suarez quite rightly is a very controversial player but by sticking by the striker...He has managed to keep a clean slate this season it seems.

Now, here is former Liverpool player, manager legend...Kenny Dalglish o how is old team have improved;

"Compare my team, to this current team. See any difference? Well for a start off it is a lot better, that's for sure! *Crowd laughs* But if you look at the team now, the major difference, is the manager. Now I am not going to sit here and be modest, I was a great player... of course I was and as a manager, first time around, I believe I was pretty good. But second time round, where I failed was being stern with the players, the lads looked up to me as a great and they saw me as a sort of... father figure, and that's where I went wrong. Brendan, as well as being a father figure and someone who players can go and talk t, he is also very stern and assertive...if he doesn't like something, he says something or does something about it. I failed at that. This one asset to his personality is how the likes of Sir Alex, Paisley and Shankly succeeded. of course the new players have improved the team but as far as I am concerned, Rodgers is by far the biggest improvement at Liverpool. He is the catalyst to spark a revival on the red side of Merseyside."

Well, strong words their from a true great...but can Rodgers really be the one to bring back the good old Liverpool? Can Liverpool go one step further next year...and win the league? Would you say that is a realistic target?
It was a good season! Congrats!
Awesome season, man!
Great season!
Hopefully next year, with the right additions to your squad, you can win the title :D
AAN: Cheers mate:P

Tyler: T'was very good, cheers mate:P

Pompey: Was a great season, hopefully I can definitely do that. It remains my target and it will also be the first time I have won it so It will be good for me:)

Liverpool complete first signing, ahead of pre season

Despite the 18 million pound bid from AS Monaco, 3 months after Liverpool declared interest...The reds have now completed the signing of Andriy Yarmolenko for a fee of and yes you are hearing this right, 9 million pounds. The Ukrainian left winger has signed right before the start of pre-season, and Brendan Rodgers looks as if his next signing will be made in just a few days, he stated in an interview that he wanted to complete this deal quickly, so that he could get down to business with his next;

"Yes, I am delighted with the signing...I was confident of getting it done quick and I am glad we have done so. I have now officially made a bid for my next target, however I do not want to ruin the surprise if we are to complete the deal, a big signing this next one. So spin up what you like, but my message is to the fans is...don't let the media get you worked up over pointless rumours, a signing will be made. That is all I will say at the moment.

Brendan Rodgers and Ian Ayre have been spotted in numerous different locations around England, who will be his next signing is for Liverpool, for now is a mystery...but regardless of what Rodgers' said, we will reveal that they have been spotted in London, Southampton and Manchester. They are believed to be looking for a new Right winger to go with the signing of Yarmolenko. Make of it what you will.
Great signing :D
Great signing and great first season, mate, but next year I want you to take the title! Good luck.
Niko: Cheers lad, he'll be a great addition! Also, thanks for the comment, always nice to get a comment of of the more 'senior members of the site'

Cosmin: Cheers mate, I am definitely going to give it my all!!
That is a pretty decent first season with Liverpool. Any other plans to bring anyone in? A good well written story doing our club justice! Keep it up.

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