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Rodgers' Reds: Class is Permanent

The journey of Brendan Rodgers as he aims to bring Liverpool back to where they belong.
Started on 14 January 2015 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 28 October 2015 by Maximus
Brilliant pre-season then, pretty routine and a great testimonial against the under 21's, shame it wasn't against Sunderland!
I think it's more special with the u21's because Hendo inherited the armband from the manager of the u21's, Stevie G!

August 2021

Liverpool picked up their first two trophies of the season after recording wins over Manchester City and Internazionale to lift the Community Shield and the UEFA Super Cup. Nine points and twelve goals from their first three league games served to make it the perfect August.

Premier League

Liverpool 4 - 1 Swansea

Southampton 0 - 6 Liverpool

Liverpool 2 - 0 Stoke

Community Shield

Man City 0 - 1 Liverpool

UEFA Super Cup

Inter 1 - 4 Liverpool

Liverpool August Player of the Month

Richairo Zivkovic, who has scored 2 hat tricks this month, comes close to taking the award but Liverpool's Player of the Month for August is Mario Balotelli. The flamboyant Italian turned 31 a few weeks ago but has not lost his skill to age as he dazzled with 6 goals in 4 appearances.

Injury Report

Raheem Sterling - 3 weeks (twisted ankle)
Ernie Sharp - 8 days (gashed leg)

Key players Raheem Sterling and Ernie Sharp will be out for 3 weeks and 8 days respectively after suffering a twisted ankle and a gashed leg respectively.

Manager's Thoughts

A fantastic way to start the month and hopefully we can maintain this form for awhile yet. It may be too early to say but I think having an 'Invincibles' season is very possible especially with the quality of our squad, but we'll see what happens. Getting two trophies so early in the season is good for us - we can build on this and maybe we'll be completely filling up our trophy cabinets come the end of the season.
Clean-sheets left and right, except against Milan and Shitty. SELL STERLING PLS
Great start to the season there!
2015-07-28 22:46#217161 Pauker : Clean-sheets left and right, except against Milan and Shitty. SELL STERLING PLS

No :P

2015-07-28 22:58#217168 IWelshWizard : Great start to the season there!

Indeed, thank you!

Got tests next week and national exams coming up in about a month so unfortunately I won't be able to play FM and update as much since I have to get studying done. I'll still attempt to keep this story going for as long as possible though. Thank you to everyone who has read so far :)
I thought you died or something lol. best of luck in your exams, and hopefully you'll ace them quick n continue with this

Liverpool FC: Summer Transfer Report

Liverpool had to part with £7.5 million this summer to bring in South Korean defender Jang Young-Hun from FC Porto, after his dazzling displays on loan at ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie, while promising striker Giuseppe Del Re will be a new turnout for the club's Under-18s after being recruited from Cagliari. Meanwhile, Jason Steele has also secured himself a move to Norwich after six long seasons of playing second fiddle on the bench.

Arrivals - £11.5m

Jang Young-Hun
Fee: £7.5m
From: Porto
Age: 20
Position: Central Defender


Giuseppe Del Re
Fee: £4m
From: Cagliari
Age: 16
Position: Striker


Departures - £1.5m

Jason Steele
Fee: £1.5m
To: Norwich
Age: 31
Position: Goalkeeper

They have potential!

Liverpool FC: Squad Overview 2021/22

Last season was definitely a season to remember, as Liverpool fought their way to claiming yet another European Cup, this time on the back of five goals from the superb Mario Balotelli in a single night. The Premier League title and Capital One Cup returned to Anfield as is the norm, but Brendan Rodgers' men missed out on the FA Cup for a second consecutive year. With 7 trophies to compete for this season, the mighty Reds will have to continue upping their game.

Name - Age CA/PA

Jeronimo Rulli 29
Pierre-Francois Costantini 20 /

Ryan Joseph 21
Nathaniel Clyne 30
Eder Alvarez Balanta 28
Samuel Umtiti 27
Kyriakos Papadopoulos 29
Jang Young-Hun 20 /
David Alaba 29
Yusuf Turan 21

Lucas Romero 27
Yannis Aubry 21
James Ward-Prowse 27
Jordan Henderson 31
Alejandro Moreyra 25
Conor Skinner 22
Pavel Savitskiy 27
Raheem Sterling 26
Mario Balotelli 31
Ernie Sharp 22
Philippe Coutinho 29

Richairo Zivkovic 25
Israel 20
Big players on the midfield positions!
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8 yearsEdited

Season Round-Up: September-December

After securing their first two trophies of the season in the Community Shield and the UEFA Super Cup, Liverpool kicked on, winning 17 out of 17 league games, taking the maximum points available and propelling themselves to the top of the table.

In other competitions, the Reds ended their year by winning the Club World Cup and are also looking set for more glory after topping their Champions League group with 5 wins and 1 draw. Meanwhile, the Capital One Cup Semi Finals await, a tournament that Rodgers' men look set to win again.

Notable Games

Man Utd 2 - 3 Liverpool

A match that kept both sets of fans on the edge of their seats, Liverpool were the ones that eventually emerged triumphant with all three points at the end of 90 minutes. Jonathan Tah opened the scoring for the Red Devils just 2 minutes in, only for Samuel Umtiti to equalize for Liverpool 20 minutes later. Adnan Januzaj finally found the breakthrough for United just past the hour mark but it would be their bitter rivals taking home the spoils as Umtiti made it 2-2 in the dying minutes, followed by a splendid goal from Richairo Zivkovic in the 2nd minute of injury time.

Liverpool 4 - 0 Arsenal

In what was billed as a potentially tough matchup for title defenders Liverpool, especially after Arsenal's £16.5 million summer acquisition of Tonny Trindade de Vilhena, the result certainly proved to be anticlimactic. Richairo Zivkovic and Raheem Sterling both put the Gunners to the sword in a harsh 4-0 thrashing, and Vilhena was rendered completely ineffective.

Southend 2 - 3 Liverpool

Liverpool are in the Semi Finals of the Capital One Cup now, but an upset almost happened in the Third Round as League One minnows Southend came agonizingly close to punishing Rodgers' decision of fielding a weak lineup. Israel and unlikely goalscorer Jang Young-Hun made it 3-0 within 49 minutes but suddenly in came Nouha Dicko, a Southend summer recruit after being released by Aston Villa, with a marvelous brace that blew the game wide open. Fortunately for Liverpool fans, their side held on to seal their advancement to the next round.

Liverpool 1 - 0 Bolton

Liverpool's perfect winning streak came extremely close to an end against newly-promoted Bolton Wanderers. Chris Powell, who has achieved two promotions in two seasons since taking charge at the Macron Stadium three years ago, continued proving his managerial credentials with his tactics succeeding in crippling Liverpool's lethal attacking force. However, Jang Young-Hun's well-placed header into goal allowed the Reds to escape with three points.

Norwich 1 - 2 Liverpool

Normally one of few Premier League teams that give almost no problems to referees, Liverpool displayed their aggressiveness in this fixture and paid the price as South American duo Eder Alvarez Balanta and Lucas Romero were both sent off in the 16th and 67th minute respectively. Duvan Zapata's first-half goal saw Norwich take the lead but a win for the Canaries was not to be, as Ernie Sharp and Raheem Sterling left it late to lift the score to 1-2 with 9 men.

Liverpool 7 - 1 Boca Juniors

Liverpool won the Club World Cup Final in convincing fashion as South American champions Boca Juniors were downed 7-1 in Los Angeles. Alejandro Moreyra was unleashed against his previous team, the midfielder having left Boca for pastures new in England 4 years ago, and played superbly, even getting himself onto the packed score sheet. But the real star of the show was Israel, after being moved forward from the right wing where he had originally started the game. And once again, the Brazilian star demonstrated just how good he was in the number 9 role as he smashed a hat trick home.

Current Records

Top Goalscorer: Richairo Zivkovic (22 goals in 26 games)
Top League Goalscorer: Richairo Zivkovic (13 goals in 15 games)
Top Assists: Raheem Sterling (10 assists in 21 games)
Top Appearances: Richairo Zivkovic & Israel (26 games)

In-Form Players

James Ward-Prowse

Ward-Prowse missed a few of the season's opening games after suffering from a case of broken ribs, but the Liverpool captain has been instrumental since his return, dictating the midfield and enforcing his reputation as one of the best players at his position in the world.

Ernie Sharp

The Fulham academy graduate has taken his tally to 6 goals in 12 Premier League games this season - he took double that number of appearances to score the same number last season. Sharp has been steadily improving with every game, and his continued presence ensures that it will be very hard for Philippe Coutinho to make his way back into the first team.

Pavel Savitskiy

Liverpool had to part with £40 million to convince Real Madrid to part with one of their prized assets back in January 2020, but as one of the Anfield club's best players for the past year, Savitskiy has generally repaid that large fee with his dazzling performances in a red shirt. The winger can not only create goals but score them too, as he has proven this season with 11 goals and 10 assists in 22 games.

Richairo Zivkovic

Zivkovic has made major improvements to his game this season, and is 6 goals away from beating his previous season's tally of 27 in all competitions. The prolific Dutchman, currently Liverpool's top scorer, is also leading the chase for the Golden Boot after 13 goals in 15 league appearances, an award he has never won since joining the club in 2015. £35 million signing Israel represents stiff competition, but Zivkovic's place in the first team is looking fairly assured and that may not change for awhile yet.
Quality results, and update!
Lyon ruined that. :)

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