Tuesday Feb 23Posted by: Antoine Zammit  5 Comments »

The Daily Antoine 23/2/2010 LFC News Digest

The reserves take on Sunderland tonight more…
(The game is live online for eSeason ticket holders)

Stevie G has claimed that he learns from Zidane more…
(We need 4th)

Glen Johnson might be in action next weekend more…
(Excellent news)

Dani Pacheco is looking forward to his first goal more…
(It will come Dani, you have already scored many great goals for the reserves)

Torres will sit out the Unirea game more…
(He is still not 100%)

Carra admits that the Reds need 2 or 3 top class additions this summer more…
(Yeah but will H&G spend the money?)

Jamie is also baffled by criticism at him and Gerrard more…

(I know Jamie, I feel your pain)

Report that a joint protest against Hick, Gillett & Glazer will be held during the next Man Utd – Liverpool game more…
(Spirit of Shankly has claimed that they do not know anything about such protest)

Stevie G is getting himself mentally prepared for a possible penalty shoot-out in the World Cup more…
(Let us focus on 4th place first)

Young Red Robbie Threlfall has joined Bradford on loan more…
(Good luck, hopefully he can get some good first team action)

Gareth Barry believes that joining Man City was a good move more…
(Of course it is for someone motivated by money)

Graham Poll believes that Masch should face a five game ban over his challenge on the Barry the Mercenary more…
(Masch be careful the referees are going to be after you now)

Tickets for our game against Portsmouth have gone on sale more…
(I wonder if Pompey will make it to the game)

And finally Michael Owen is not expecting a World Cup call more…
(Ask Argentina maybe they will take you)

Tweet of the Day
RT @ParmyFletcher: I made this motivational poster on Torres from yesterday’s game. He did this, mind you. http://twitpic.com/14owq5 (:

Monday Feb 22Posted by: irfaan  Comments Off

VIDEO : We are family compilation

Monday Feb 22Posted by: Julian Lee  4 Comments »

How Soon Til May?

In a season when it appears that no one wants to win the league, everybody appears to want to finish fourth except Liverpool! Going to Eastlands, I never thought Liverpool were guaranteed 3 points but certainly felt City were there for the taking, just as Arsenal had been a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully, I did not have to sit through the 90 minutes on TV, as by all accounts it was truly dire, and therefore am in absolutely no position to offer an opinion on the game, seemingly a game for which the phrase ‘Bore Draw’ was invented.

The positives, the only positives that can be taken from this are that we did not lose, as both Chelsea and Arsenal have done, and both Yossi and El Nino returned from injury. A lot has been made of Fernando’s absence and rightly so, but arguably Benayoun’s creativity has been missed most of all. Hopefully, they are returning at the right time to push us into fourth place.

Following the highs of last season, we have been consigned to all-so-rans in the title chase since November. My hopes are for a successful finish in fourth, a quick end to this most disappointing of seasons with a possible silver lining in the shape of the Europa League Trophy and of course a hicksandgillett-ectomy ASAP.

YNWA

Julian

Julian@empireofthekop.com

Monday Feb 22Posted by: Stephen Brandt  Comments Off

Let’s end the rumor Stevie G isn’t going anywheres.

I know, its very common during the season to hear another transfer rumor about players leaving the club. Most of the time they are boring, non-starter rumors that you can laugh off like a zit on your back. Then there are those rumors that are so stupid that they are repeated many many times a year. Those are what I call the pundits blowing smoke out to hear us yell at them.

And one such player that is always apart of this, our amazing captain Steven Gerrard. It seems like every six weeks he’s rumored to be heading to some team with a boatload of money who want to make the next step. I half expect to hear “Steven Gerrard going to transfer to the MLS to play for every team”. (But alas we know that’s a step below the Blue Square.

If Liverpool wanted to sell him, could they get Kaka money for him? Yes, without a doubt. He could maybe even get double of that. That’s never going to happen, because he’s from here, he’s true Red, and wants to be here. So we can rule that out. Though with those crazy American owners, I wouldn’t rule out anything.

And now we have the turds in Manchester wanting to buy every player under the sun. We’ll hear about them making “approaches” to Stevie G, every couple of months. It’s not right, it won’t happen, and every time we hear about Stevie G going somewhere, we should just smack a Manchester United fan.

HE’s NEVER LEAVING LIVERPOOL FOLKS, JOURNALIST, and OTHER TEAMS

Monday Feb 22Posted by: Antoine Zammit  3 Comments »

The Daily Antoine 22/2/2010 LFC News Digest

Following yesterday’s stalemate we have slipped to 6th place however we are only within 1 point of 4th place.

Rafa frustrated with draw more…
(Nice to see Yossi & Nando back however that is awesome news)

The Gaffer hails the return of Torres more…

(Nice to see him back, we missed him)

And El Nino has already been included in the Spain squad for the upcoming friendly more…
(Now that is not good news)

David N’Gog did not feature yesterday because of an injury more…
(Hopefully he will be back next week)

Yossi plans to get creative for the 4th place push more…
(YNWA nice to have you back Yossi we need you)

Tweet of the Day
All the toilets at the City of Manchester stadium are clogged after the City fans saw the LFC lineup

Monday Feb 22Posted by: Amanda Musch  8 Comments »

Bored, but not frustrated

Manchester City were hosting Liverpool FC on Sunday afternoon and both teams didn’t concede each other any chances to score. The match ended with the same result as it started: City 0 – Liverpool 0.

Before the match there was so much said how important it is, how important it is to win against each other, how important it is not to lose against each other etc, etc. Everyone had something to say on the game.

But as the teams finally stood against each other on the pitch, there wasn’t much to said about it at all. Neither Manchaster City, nor Liverpool shown us some real action or an expected battle for this “important win.” Both teams were just sampling each other without having the desire to attack the rival and to, possibly, slip-up. Well, matches like this aren’t new.

For sure, the most notable element in the atmosphere was fear, both teams seemingly terrified of making a mistake.The sleepiness on the pitch lasted until Pepe Reina got down low to his right to make a save from Emmanuel Adebayor in the 61st minute was either goalkeeper called into meaningful action, a terrible indictment of a match that had been eagerly awaited all over the world. Nothing more really happened. Though, Liverpool had to pay a high price for this 0:0 draw – five bookings which weren’t really necessary. Well, they never aren’t, are they?

One in all this was an afternoon to forget, and Roberto Mancini and Rafael Benítez may end up looking back on it at the end of the season as a missed opportunity. Manchester City lacked quality, Liverpool ambition, with both teams bereft of bite.

If there was excellence at all, it lay in the sort of recovery tackle that Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel pulled off when Emmanuel Adebayor seemed to be clear on goal with 10 minutes left. Benítez will be content, too, that Fernando Torres showed he is restored following his knee surgery. Impact, all the same, would have to wait. We can also be happy having Yossi Benayoun back, we do miss his creativity in the game although there wasn’t much of it to see in this particular game.

“We were strong, we were competitive and have two important players back,” said Rafael Benitez after the match.

 Both managers were happy enough with the outcome. It’s just a pity that the public doesn’t really got something to look at. There’s nothing more to add. Job done, one point in the pocket, clean sheet, no injuries. It could be worse, couldn’t it`?

YNWA

-Amanda

amanda@empireofthekop.com