Kolo Toure sings his famous “Kolo Kolo” song with the fans!
Filmed at Liverpool FC’s first ever LIVE kit launch for the Roger Hunt era inspired 2014/15 home strip.
Liverpool held their first ever live kit reveal to showcase the new 2014/15 home and keeper kits, and The Redmen TV were there with exclusive access! Inspired by the Roger Hunt era and modelled by Henderson, Toure, Mignolet and Coutinho.
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Two coolly dispatched penalties from captain Steven Gerrard maintained Liverpool’s title challenge as they beat West Ham 1-2 in spite of an solid performance from the Hammers.
Phillippe Coutinho may be renowned for his sublime skill with the ball at his feet but Brendan Rodgers has also instilled an excellent work ethic and team mindset to complement his talent. He is one of only four Liverpool players, along with Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva to have moved into triple figures for tackles attempted, with Coutinho currently having an excellent 107 to his name.
Although the Reds have been prone to the odd defensive error this season, Martin Skrtel’s overall form has been outstanding. Not only has he chipped in with six goals, the Slovakian also leads the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for clearances with 355, as well as winning 78% of his 51 attempted tackles.
Of all the exceptional qualities that define Luis Suarez, perhaps first among them is his work ethic. He is constantly on the move, making it incredibly difficult for defenders to track him and easier for the Uruguayan to fashion the mismatch duels on which he thrives. Such has been his success this season that not only does he lead the league for total shots on goal with 134, he is the only player to have moved into triple figures in this regard, as well as being the only player to have moved past the 20-barrier for assists given. Suarez is 13/10 to score at any time this weekend with 888sport.com.
Should Liverpool win the Premier League title this season, the one man who will have deserved such a victory the most will clearly be their captain Steven Gerrard. He remains the heartbeat of this Reds side, racking up 808 completed passes in the opponent’s half, as well as being the only Liverpool player aside from Suarez to have moved into double figures for dribbles, crosses, and assists (13, 16, 10).
Manchester City also maintained their momentum as they look to reclaim the Premier League title, comprehensively beating Southampton 4-1 at the Etihad last time out. Yaya Toure was on target from the penalty spot, and he was supported by three different goalscorers in Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic showing just how much threat City possess across all areas of the pitch.
Fernandinho has been exceptional in his first season at the Etihad but he will face perhaps the sternest test of his City career this weekend. It will likely be the Brazilian who is tasked with breaking up Liverpool’s rhythm and preventing the quick supply of ball from the likes of Coutinho and Sterling through to SAS. His stats certainly suggest that he is up to the challenge though, compiling more defensive contributions (blocks, clearances, interceptions, tackles won) than any other City player this season with 181.
His midfield partner Yaya Toure has been equally brilliant this campaign, consistently driving City forward and stepping up at crucial moments. He leads the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index for passes completed in the opponent’s half with 1,157 at an average rate of one every 2.25 minutes he’s been on the pitch.
This Liverpool side are blessed with extreme pace but Man City are certainly not short in that department either. In Jesus Navas they have one of the quickest players in the league and you can be sure he will be looking to test out Liverpool’s fullbacks should he feature this weekend. He’s compiled an impressive 25 dribbles this term, as well as squad-leading 22 crosses so expect plenty of work for the Liverpool defence this weekend. Navas is an industry best 13/2 to score at any time this weekend with 888sport.com.
At the other end of the pitch, City captain Vincent Kompany has been another consistent performer for Manuel Pellegrini this term and the rock upon which much of their success has been built. The Belgian captain has won an excellent 78% of his 59 attempted tackles this season, as well as a squad-leading 11 blocks.
Thursday Apr 10Posted by: Guest Writer Comments Off
Liverpool are sitting pretty for the moment, at the top of the Barclays Premier League. The league, along perhaps with Spain’s La Liga, that this year at least, is actually worth watching. Where the team at the top hasn’t all but won the league already and the rest simply making up the numbers. A league where anyone can beat anyone and this is something to be proud of. Especially when one considers the fact that this time last season the team were languishing in seventh place with only 61 points.
I’ve been asking myself lately, how would I feel if Liverpool were to actually win the title this year? If, against all the odds, the might of the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and of course Manchester United, the team actually finished as Champions. What would that mean to me? Of course, I’m “daring to dream” as has been the phrase used to describe the hope and expectation that Liverpool fans, and apparently the general public have for the team from Walton Breck Road, Liverpool 4. The answer is many things. Far too many to write here.
For one, it would make me immensely proud. Not simply because I’m a fan in the normal sense of the word, but because the City means a great deal to me. It’s a part of my life. A part that has brought me great joy, sorrow, laughter, tears, frustration, disappointment and bloody annoyance at times. It’s as if the team has taken on the guise of a family member, a son, daughter, brother or sister. You love them. On occasion, they get on your nerves but overall, you only want the best for them and that’s why there’s a need to vent at them from time to time. There are loads of other teams. Loads of other supporters, but I really only care about my own. That’s what support means and that’s where my heart is.
I can’t remember the first game I watched. It was that long ago – just that I always wanted to see the Liverpool result at the end of World of Sport and watch them play on Match of The Day on Saturday night or The Big Match on a Sunday afternoon. I can remember most of the players names. I can remember through the black and white TV the pitch was always heavy and muddy. Kevin Keegan and Steve Heighway, Ray Kennedy and Emlyn Hughes were always covered in mud and that they wore shin pads with the same dimensions of cigarette boxes but yet, never seemed to get injured. I also remember my fury that Peter Shilton was always seemed to be preferred in goal for England to Ray Clemence. Unfortunately and sadly, I also saw the Hillsborough disaster unfold at the time and the disbelief at how what was first described as some “overcrowding” leading to the game being stopped, to some people being injured and finally to 96 poor souls losing their lives. RIP the victims that day. YNWA…
Since Rafa Benitez and the team that won the European Cup, or Champions League as it’s now called in 2005 and the Super Cup in the same year, there’s not been that much to shout about for Liverpool Fans. There was an FA Cup win in 2006 but that’s been about it. The sale of the club to George Gillett and Tom Hicks was probably not the best move the club ever made and found itself in sever financial difficulties because of it. Even to the point when the RBS tried to force the sale of the club. I recall Rick Parry, the Chief Executive at the time using the expression: “You only sell the family silver once…” – an old phrase for prudence – when referring to the saga that became the sale of Liverpool Football Club, only to sell to the two US businessman. Well, he made a good job of that didn’t he?
To cut a very long story short, Fenway Sports Group, led by John W. Henry have come in and rescued the club. I have always been a supporter of FSG and the way Henry has gone about rebuilding the club. The debts are now under control and there are firm plans in place to redevelop the Anfield ground. They have had similar experiences in their running of the Boston Red Sox baseball club and they have used that experience to improve the mess they bought from Gillett and Hicks. What’s more, in Brendan Rodgers, they have brought in the best manager the team has had arguably, since Bill Shankly. Yes, there’s been Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish. Not to mention Gérard Houllier Rafa Benitez. I’d even include Roy Evans in that list, despite the fact that he only won a League Cup whilst in charge.
All of the great managers I’ve mentioned above in fairness, have inherited great teams. Continued to build on solid foundations that were laid before them and they’ve done so in exemplary fashion. For Rodgers, he’s taken over a broken old banger. Go Faster Stripes that are peeling off and bald tyres. A noisy gear shift and fluffy dice that went out with the Ford Cortina. A loud exhaust that hides the fact that this jam jar just isn’t all that. Rodgers has given the club back it’s pride. He’s restored the importance of Anfield being not just our home ground, but our place, and we defend it. Like life itself. New methods have been brought in that have totally changed the team’s approach to games. Returned to a focus on developing the young players and ensuring that those who have made the grade know who and what they represent when they pull the red shirt on. This new beauty is being rolled out of the garage. It looks good in it’s individual paintwork and the engine sounds as sweet as anything I’ve heard in a long while. So far, it’s driving like a dream too.
If Liverpool win the league, I’d be made up. Simply because of what the club has gone through and where it is now after so long in the wilderness, roaming about like a lion without a pride. All the false dawns and the near misses. The bravery that the club now shows and the perfect blend of old and new. If Liverpool win the league, I’m sure I’ll have a “bevvy” or few.
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Both sides have their title success firmly in their own hands, but can Liverpool overcome the might of Man City to put themselves in Premier League pole position? Ahead of the game, The Redmen TV bring you all the Uncensored Match Build Up!
Here is a leaked photo of Gerrard and Suarez wearing the new home kit for next season.
There were many leaked photos on the internet during the past few months and they had all agreed pretty much with this design.
The kit will officially be launched today by Warrior and this is the third home kit that Warrior have designed now.
In the next few weeks Warrior will unveil the away and 3rd kits and if the rumours are right they should be yellow and black with grey respectively.
I personally have a soft spot for yellow as that was our away colour for many years during the 70s and 80s, I saw Liverpool win many games in yellow.
The black/grey one is a little questionable however if Liverpool have another great season I wouldn’t care what the players wear :-)
So what do you think about the new kits? Please leave your comments below.