Archive for January, 2012
Frustrating draw again yesterday more…
(Too many draws)
Kenny was frustrated too more…
(We all are)
Anne Williams is pushing her ePetition to get justice for her son more…
Kenny says LFC will not tolerate any racism more…
Kenny is keen to secure Carra’s long term future at LFC more…
(Carra and Gerrard can inspire the next generation of LFC players)
The United Nations have praised LFC more…
(The haters will now call the United Nations all kinds of names)
Fergie claims that Evra is ready for Anfield more…
(And Anfield is ready for Evra)
Alan Hansen is engaged in a war of words with AVB more…
(Hansen doesn’t like foreign managers)
Former LFC coach Alex Miller is off to Siberia more…
Agent of Esteban Granero Confirms Liverpool Link more…
And Rys Williams is staying at Boro until at least summer more…
(Didn’t know we were linked to him)
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‘we should have won that game!’
Why? Because we’ve had 60% possession and 15 more shots than our opponents in said game?
We need as fans and players to stop and think, wait just because we’re Liverpool Football Club, that doesn’t give us the divine right to win games against Stoke, Norwich, Swansea, Blackburn, Sunderland and Wigan etc with ease. We need to start digging in and digging out goals, I’ve just watched a game in which Dirk Kuyt misses chances of ease and Andy Carroll failed to make an impact in another game after coming on as a substitute. The most disappointing thing about that is that it’s hard to argue that they’re to blame for this.
In the summer we went out and bought some of the players that in the 10/11 season created the most chances for their respective clubs, Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson. All three have put in shifts, but for a club like Liverpool a ‘shift’ is not enough.
When we bought in Luis Suarez I thought, thank goodness we aren’t going to be seen as a ‘one man team’ like we were for a time under the guidance of Steven Gerrard. Sadly it’s becoming more evident that when Luis Suarez doesn’t play we struggle to even pull off shots on target. Even when Suarez DOES play we still fail to find the net.
It speaks volumes when you reveal that Norwich, Newcastle, Bolton and Blackburn are just some of the teams that have scored more goals than us this season. We’ve spent millions and millions of pounds and for what? To build for the future? Or to be 13 points off the top of the Premier League as I write this?
I love the club but I dare say that if Kenny Dalglish wasn’t in charge we’d be giving whom ever was absolute pelters. We are by know means close to the time under Roy Hodgson and for that I’m incredibly thankful but we’re just not good enough. After spending over £120 million pounds are we really seeing the results that even the management team expected? Of course not but the question is surely why?!
If I were John Henry and co. I’d struggle to release more funds for more future improvement. It’s a worry because we do need a striker to relieve some pressure upfront and a defensive midfielder is a must for 6 months and beyond due to the Lucas injury. It’s interesting to see Raheem Sterling train with the first team recently, maybe a sign of things to come. Last year we stood out for developing our youth, are we going to put more trust onto young shoulders? Only time will tell.
To summarise, right now we’re not good enough, we’ve heaps of potential but we need to attract more players of quality and to do that we need Champions League football. I think it’s good to spark debate with this posts and so I’ll put it to the fans, what needs to be done?
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The Skrtel/Agger partnership is broken up today as Agger suffered a knock. Carra and Coates both start together with Skrtel. Stevie G. captains the Reds.
Starting XI : Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Carragher, Coates, Enrique, Henderson, Gerrard, Adam, Downing, Kuyt
Subs : Aurelio, Carroll, Doni, Shelvey, Kelly, Flanagan, Bellamy.
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Kevin Williams was pulled out of the crush at Hillsborough alive. His life could have been saved. His mum, Anne, has fought tirelessly for an inquest into Kevin’s death. Now, we all have the chance to help. You can help get justice for Kevin in a very simple, but incredibly powerful way. It will take you just three minutes.
Anne has established from evidence and credible witnesses that Kevin was lifted from the pen at 3.28pm and laid on the pitch, alive but weak. She took a statement from Special Constable Debra Martin, who was among those ferrying the dead and injured to the ground’s gym. Debra told Anne, ‘I stayed with Kevin. I felt for a pulse at the base of his neck and…there was a slight blip…I picked him up in my arms and he opened his eyes. I’ll never forget the look in that little boy’s eyes. And he just said, “Mum” and carried on looking for a few more seconds.’
Debra established that Kevin died around 4pm. The official view, however, is that all the victims were brain-dead by 3.15 from traumatic asphyxia which left their bodies blue and bloated. ‘But those markings weren’t on Kevin,’ Anne says. Her pathologists argue that broken bones in Kevin’s neck caused his airways to swell.
A simple rubber tube down his throat would have saved him.
But he died. The police held a fleet of ambulances outside the ground, so medical help did not reach the injured. What Anne has been fighting for ever since is ‘official recognition that Kevin died needlessly.’
Time is running out. Anne needs 80,000 names in five days. Please do not ignore this. It literally takes three minutes to fill the form in.
Please click this link. It is vitally important that you do.
(Some of the text above is from The Daily Mail’s interview with Anne Williams)
Saturday Jan 14Posted by: Guest Writer Comments Off
Liverpool may be unbeaten at home this season, but that doesn’t count for much, as the Reds have drawn 6 out of 10 league games at Anfield this season. Kenny Dalglish’s men will be looking to build on their Carling Cup 1st leg semi-final success over Manchester City with a win in the league to keep their Champions League hopes for next season alive. Stoke City, on the other hand will also look forward to build on their recent form, but have failed to defeat the Reds in 48 visits to Anfield.
As for the team news, Jay Spearing is likely to miss out having been taken off in the first half against Manchester City in the Carling Cup semi-final with a hamstring problem, while Jose Enrique is expected to make a return to the starting XI after being dropped to the bench against Oldham and Manchester City. Meanwhile for the Potters, Jonathan Woodgate, Marc Wilson and Ryan Shotton are all doubts for Tony Pulis’ side. However Andy Wilkinson could make a return after recovering from a knee injury.
The last time Liverpool met Stoke at Anfield, the Reds were 2-0 winners on the night with Raul Meireles scoring the opener before Luis Suarez came off the bench to score on his debut. Suarez was also the hero for Liverpool when these sides met at the Brittania earlier this season in the Carling Cup, when Luis Suarez struck twice to give the Reds a come from behind victory. However this time around, Liverpool will be without their number 7 who continues to serve his 8-match ban imposed by the FA.
Probable Starting XI’s:
Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Gerrard, Adam; Downing, Henderson, Maxi; Carroll.
Stoke: Sorensen; Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson; Shotton, Palacios, Whelan, Etherington; Walters, Crouch.
Liverpool 2-0 Stoke
Liverpool will be full of confidence after their 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night and with the return of Captain Fantastic, the Reds have enough firepower in their ranks to see this one through.
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Kick off today is at 3PM, come on REDS
Some great pictures of the Reds training yesterday
Sami Hyypia is at Anfield more…
(Don’t get too excited, he is doing a promo for Carlsberg)
Molby “Carroll is important vs Stoke” more…
(Come on Andy)
Kenny talks about transfers more…
(I hope we don’t leave it for the last minute, my heart can’t take it no more)
Kenny “Stevie Deal is good news” more…
(Yes it is)
The gaffer also talks on how we can do better more…
(Yes we can)
And he defends Glen Johnson’s challenge more…
The King also believes that Stevie could be LFC’s greatest more…
(Not if there is a certain Kenny Dalglish)
Comolli also believes that Stevie is key to LFC’s future more…
Robbie Keane calls Stevie “Best in the business” more…
(Yes he is)
Kelly “Forget about Wembley talk” more…
(Yes, agree. Let us focus on getting there first)
Charlie Adam is targeting silverware more…
And we are being linked with Remy again more…
More great stuff to make you proud to be a Red more…
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