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Liverpool - Back to the past (Y.N.W.A)

Started on 15 August 2014 by Oz96
Latest Reply on 30 August 2014 by Oz96
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2014-08-15 15:37#189875 AaronHJFT96 : Yes!!! :P
Oh and James, yours is called 'Liverpool FC: The Future' ...y u no remember?! ;)

Oh I know but it originally started off as Back to the Past ;) I'm not bothered in the slightest; just found it funny :)
AaronHJFT96 and Jamesg237: Thanks. Name's irrelevant so *-*- it, hahaha.
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7 yearsEdited

Hyypiä's transfers promise a bright future for Liverpool FC

Sami Hyypiä is not Liverpool's manager for a week yet he leaves a mark with three signings which has proven Hyypiä has long-term plans as the manager with three young talented players, while some of Liverpool's players are either transfer-listed or making their ways out of the Premier League club, by a loan or permanent deal.

Hyypiä, a former defender has claimed he is satisfied with Liverpool's defence occupied by the
Croatian new signing, Dejan Lovren and the French man, Mamadou Sakho and international Danish footballer and 3rd captain, Daniel Agger. The last player who fills the defence is Martin Skrtel from Slovakia however he was sold to Fiorentina for a fee believed to be £7.25M.
The player who was chosen to fill the gap is the Colombian talented defender who missed the call for the recent World Cup for his national team which made it to the quarter-finals, Éder Álvarez Balanta, 20, who was bought for a fee of £6.25 but as a part of the deal, he was loaned back to his old club, River Plate, till the end of the season to further his development.
The club bid farewell to the English injury-prone defender Martin Kelly who left to Premier League club, Crystal Palace for approximately £4.5M.

The next signing of Sami Hyypiä is the Argentine football midfielder who grew up in the youth department and played for Vélez Sarsfield from Argentine top football league, which is Lucas Romero, 20, who finished with 4 assists in 37 appearences in last season in all competitions.
Liverpool FC has released a statement for the media on the day of the signing:

"Vélez Sarsfield's Argentine footballer and promising midfielder, Lucas Romero, signed 3 years contract for Liverpool after the clubs came to agreements about a transfer fee which stands on £5.5M."

Another signing of Liverpool is an English promising winger, Joshua Murphy from recently relegated team, Norwich. The winger was targetted by Liverpool's Head of Youth Development, Tom Ingram, that targetted the hot prospect and completed the signing for £5M. The player was loaned to Sky Bet Championship team, Rotherham United, to gain playing minutes.

The last signing of Sami Hyypiä for the transfer window is Santos FC's brazilian wonderkid, Gabriel Barbosa for a fee of £5M. Barbosa played 22 games in the kits of Santos FC since 2013 and scored 5 goals, he also scored 3 goals in 5 appearences for Brazil U17.
Gabriel Barbosa has turned 17 recently and due restrictions, he is forced to spend the current season in Santos FC and completes his signings officialy by joining Liverpool on 30/08/2014.

Joshua Murphy (Norwich) £5M
Éder Álvarez Balanta (River Plate) £6.25M
Lucas Romero (Vélez Sarsfield) £5.5M

Suso (LOSC Lille) Loan fee of £4.2K per month.
Éder Álvarez Balanta (River Plate) Loan
Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) £4.6M
Joshua Murphy (Rotherham) Loan
Tiago Ilori (Cardiff) Loan
Martin Skrtel (Fiorentina) £7.25M
Ryan McLaughlin (Ipswich) Loan
João Carlos Teixeira (Middlesbrough) Loan
Kolo Touré (Dnipro) Loan
Brad Smith (Cardiff) Loan
some good transfers there man, hopefully they'll do a decent job for you :)
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7 yearsEdited

Liverpool FC prepares for the season under Sami Hyypiä

Players and staff members, including recently appointed manager Sami Hyypiä have now returned or joined to their club, Liverpool FC, for few rough weeks with very squeezed schedule organized by Sami Hyypiä with two trainings a day and friendly games every two or three days. The pre-season is mainly used to test tactics and players for the upcoming season but also get the players fit for what many consider to be a season which Liverpool will finish with at least one trophy lifted at Anfield. a very busy pre-season for his team with friendly games every two or three days, when he tested many tactics and players to find the best tactic for upcoming season.
Liverpool FC will start their pre-season with an away friendly game against Bundesliga side, Hoffenheim followed by Celtic, Boca Juniors, Liaoning, Shenhua, Liverpool U18, Mallorca, Cardiff, AS Monaco FC, Newcastle, AFC Liverpool and lastly Alcorcón who will wrap up Liverpool's pre-season officially.

Hoffenheim 1 - 1 Liverpool
Jiloan Hamad (2), Adam Lallana (74)
Pirmin Schwegler

Liverpool 2 - 2 Celtic
Anthony Stokes (6, 19), Fabio Borini (20, 51)
Fabio Borini

Liverpool 2 - 0 Boca Juniors
Jordan Rossiter (6), Adam Lallana (19)
Mamadou Sakho

Liaoning 3 - 3 Liverpool
Fabio Borini (14, 16), Yang Zhichao (33, 86), Wu Zi'ou (62)
Zhao Shugui (20)
Yang Zhichao

Shenhua 1 - 3 Liverpool
Zheng Wu (34), Lazar Markovic (45, 58), Glen Johnson (76)
Lazar Markovic

Shandong 0 - 1 Liverpool
Samed Yesil (63)
Dejan Lovren

Liverpool 3 - 1 Liverpool U18
Lazar Markovic (16), Daniel Sturridge (66), Jordan Lussey (71), Jerome Sinclair (85)
Lazar Markovic

Mallorca 0 - 1 Liverpool
Daniel Agger (pen 20)
Daniel Agger

Liverpool 2 - 1 Cardiff
Marc Perlosi (81), Federico Macheda (84), Rickie Lambert (90+1)
David Marshall

GAME 10:
Liverpool 4 - 1 AS Monaco FC
Rickie Lambert (4, 31, 35), Coutinho (47), Falcao (62)
Rickie Lambert

GAME 11:
Liverpool 0 - 1 Newcastle
Papiss Cissé (20)
Ryan Taylor

GAME 12:
Liverpool 3 - 2 AFC Liverpool
Jordan Henderson (12, 30), Samed Yesil (40), Gary Coyles (78), Sam Jaszczun (pen 90)
Jordan Henderson

GAME 13:
Liverpool 4 - 1 Alcorcón
Lazar Markovic (23, 61), Dani Pacheco (37), João Teixeira (89), Rickie Lambert (90+2)
Lazar Markovic

Sami Hyypiä has commented on his team's pre-season:

"I am happy with the results in the pre-season and I am confident that the great pre-season performance will be carried into the upcoming season. We have finished the pre-season with 9 wins, 3 draws and a loss in 13 games, moreover the team scored 29 goals and conceded 14 goals which is a very good statistics. However, I will indeed work on the defence to reduce number of goals conceded in future.

TodayAtTommorow Thank you very much. I loaned him them to gain playing minutes though, except Lucas Romero who is rotation player at the moment.
Try centralising the results :) I think it'll look better. :P
basham97: Thanks for the advice but I actually like this style so I will keep up with it for now, however season and Europe matches would be covered in more depth.
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7 yearsEdited

Liverpool FC's annual press-conference

Sami Hyypiä smiles to the journalists during the press conference.

Liverpool FC held their annual press conference this afternoon at Anfield with a new face around the table which was Sami Hyypiä, the Finnish manager who has been appointed nearly a month ago to replace Brendan Rodgers which marked his return to a club he left about four years ago as a legend and ex-captain.

Hyypiä talked mainly about his excitement to return to what he calls home, moreover he talked about his goals and expectations in his first season as the manager of Barclays Premier League team, Liverpool FC.

The Finnish manager began the press conference with the following words:
"First of all, I am very excited to be here and answer to your questions as the new of manager of Liverpool. It is a club I truly love from the bottom of my heart and I declared I would love to come back in my departure, four years ago that I would like to come back as a staff once I am retired and I want to thank the men besides me, John Henry and Thomas Werner, for giving me the opportunity to come back and trusting me to lead the club I love the most for glory and success."

Neil Custis from The Sun newspaper has addressed Hyypiä with the question:
"Welcome. What are your expectations after your predcessor led the team to second place, only two points away from championship?"

Sami Hyypiä has replied to him with the following answer:
"Liverpool have done beyond expectations last year with Brendan Rodgers and I admit it is a bit intimidating because a lot is expected me this year, however I do not intend to let down my bosses and I am aiming to challenge the title and reach the quarter-finals of Champions League.
I plan to assemble the best line-up I have every game and to play youngsters often as well."

Ben Smith from BBC Sports asked Hyypiä the next question:
"Liverpool have signed three players since your appointment and all are youngsters. What does it indicate about your preference or philosphy and will you sign more players?"

And Hyypiä's answer to the question which has been asked was:
"I believe the signings I have made are proving the fact I tend to build the future of a club I am the head of. For example, Éder Álvarez Balanta is a fantastic yet very young who I loaned to let him gain first-team football and ease his transition next year.
Regarding future signings, I can say I have previously bidded for international Dutch wing back who has been very impressive through out the World Cup, Daley Blind however it was rejected and we quit the race after him. I have no plans to sign any player at the moment but it might change if the right player comes available.

Later, Andy Hunter from The Guardian addressed the Finnish manager with the question surrounding the squad:
"Speaking of your line-up, what are your thoughts on your squad?"

And he responded with the following:
"I am saying wholeheartedly my squad for the upcoming season is great. We, for once do not lack depth and I have the possibility to do rotation in each games to refresh the players.
Moreover, our squad is very talented, young but experienced with the likes of our never-ending captain Steven Gerrard, Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and vice-captain Pepe Reina."

Simon Mullock from Daily Mirror asked Liverpool's manager about pre-season:
"How do you conclude your pre-season? Has any of the player been impressive and should be a standout this season?

Hyypiä's answer was very summarized:
"We have been working hard during pre-season to ensure we kick off in best possible condition and I practiced my tactics. I am pleased with the pre-season results-wise as we our attack performed very well and scored 29 goals in 13 games. Regarding a player who stood out, it is without a doubt - Lazar Markovic who scored 5 goals and assisted many more. You can also expect great performances from the likes of Fabio Borini, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana."

Ben Smith from BBC Sports has addressed the new manager with another question:
"Who do you reckon will battle you for the championship?"

The question has made him smile and then he fired away:
"I reckon Manchester United, under the leadership of Louis van Gaal would be a very tough opponent. I also believe José Mourinho's Chelsea would fight us till the last minutes of the last match of the season."

John Henry stood up and wrapped the press conference:
"We thank you all for your attendance and questions but it is time to bring this press conference to an end. I wish our new manager, Sami Hyypiä, the best of luck and I hope he will lead our club to its glory days of the past. Good bye!"
Expecting good things Hyypia ;)
Good luck my friend!
Considering how Hyppia has started with Brighton, I don't have too much faith in him! ;). In all seriousness though, good luck with this and you seem to be a good writer. Lucas Romero is also a great buy.
AaronHJFT96: Thanks a lot.

JasonRM: Thank you, wow. It means a lot!
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7 yearsEdited

Liverpool's season kick-off

Coutinho scored the winner for Liverpool and went to celebrate with the fans.

Everton 1 - 2 Liverpool

Coutinho (11), Lazar Markovic (33), Kevin Mirallas (34)
Lazar Markovic (56), Leighton Baines (82)
Coutinho (66)
Lazar Markovic

Liverpool XI: Pepe Reina(C), Johnson, Lovren, Sakho, Enrique, Lucas, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Lallana, Sturridge.

Liverpool kicked off their Premier League campaign of the season in an away Merseyside-derby game against bitter rival, Everton, at Goodison Park in front of 40,000 enthusiastic fans.
This was their first Premier League after the sale of Uruguayan international footballer, Luis Suarez and the departure of ex-manager, Brendan Rodgers, with former player Sami Hyypiä on the lines.

There were many doubts regarding Liverpool's attack without Suarez and many fans at Anfield were concerned who will lead the team offensively this year and an answer was delivered by the Brazilian attacking midfielder, Coutinho, who scored the first goal for Liverpool eleven minutes in the game and season with a half volley from a narrow angle.

11' - Goal! Lazar Markovic advanced on the right wing and centered the ball into the box where Coutinho fired the ball in a half volley into the net of Everton and scored Liverpool's first Premier league goal for the season.

33' - Goal! The player who assisted the first goal has now scored, Lazar Markovic exploited confusion in Everton's defence and picked a lost ball in the box and left-footed shot from close range to the bottom right corner.

34' - Goal, Goal, Goal! Not a minute passed and Leighton Baines cleared a cross from free kick of Coutinho and found Kevin Mirallas, alone in Liverpool's half. Kevin Mirallas ran forward and his shot to the left corner beat Pepe Reina.

90+4' - Kevin Friend blew the whistle and a great game where the better team won. A great debut for Sami Hyypiä as Liverpool's manager.

Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace

Vitaliy Rodionov (1), Daniel Sturridge (13)
Joe Ledley (73)
Joel Ward

Liverpool XI: Pepe Reina(C), Johnson, Lovren, Sakho, Enrique, Lucas, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge.

Liverpool played Crystal Palace who had Liverpool's former player who signed for them this summer, Martin Kelly after the away win 2-1 over Everton in their first match of the season, in front of 37,200 fans at Anfield.

Liverpool's fans and players have been shocked in the first minute of the game when Crystal Palace's Belarusian striker, Vitaliy Rodionov that shaked himself free of Lovren and Enrique and with a very powerful shot from a tight angle beat Pepe Reina. Twelve minutes later, Daniel Sturridge has levelled the result with a shot that fierced the net after he closed down the opponent's defender, Scott Dann.

1' - Goal, Gooaaal! Chamakh provided Radionov with a fantastic through ball and Radionov ran with Lovren and Jose Enrique next to him however he released a right-footed strong shot which shocked the fans at the stadium and gave Crystal Palace an unexpected lead, 1-0!

13' - Daniel Sturridge hassled Crystal Palace's defenders endlessly and it paid back to him when he stole the ball from Scott Dann and with a lot of space inside the box, he sent the ball into the top right corner and levelled the score, 1-1!

90+4' - Full time whistle! A disappointing game is now over with the score of 1-1 between Liverpool and Crystal Palace. The fans of Crystal Palace might be happy with the surprising result however I doubt Sami Hyypiä will feel the very same.

Hull 0 - 2 Liverpool

Coutinho (27), Jordan Henderson (65]
Lucas Leiva (34), Curtis Davies (80), Tom Huddlestone (90+2)

Liverpool XI: Pepe Reina(C), Johnson, Lovren, Sakho, Enrique, Lucas, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge.

Hull played their third Premier League match of the season in front of nearly 25,000 fans in their home, KC Stadium, against Merseyside-team Liverpool with small expectations as bettings sites marked unanimously Liverpool as clear favourites for the clash.

Liverpool's manager was smiling as his players controlled without a doubt during the whole match and today, in contrast to the game against Crystal Palace, they have scored twice and secured the second win out of three games after 65 minutes played, when Jordan Henderson doubled the score with flat free-kick from outside Hull's 16m box after Coutinho gave Liverpool the lead with a good header, assisted by a cross from Raheem Sterling.

27' - Goal, Goal, Goal! A cross of Raheem Sterling has found Coutinho who was not marked and headed the ball into the top left corner and ran to the Liverpool fans who made it to the stadium to celebrate the lead with them.

64' - Foul! Tom Huddlestone fouled Coutinho just outside of Hull's 16m box and the referee rightfully whistled for a free-kick.

65' - Gooooaaal! Jordan Henderson stood behind the ball to take the free-kick and with a strong flat kick that passed under the wall and into the net, 2-0 to Liverpool!

90+3' - Roger East blew the final whistle! Liverpool takes the full three points tonight!
I love the Match Commentary :) Sweet idea. What's your expectations this season? Challenge, UCL Qualification or winning?
basham97: Thank you! Challenge the title is the best, would love to win the title.
Some brilliant pre-season results! A good start in the league!

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