Wednesday Mar 17Posted by: Antoine Zammit  3 Comments »

Liverpool vs Lille (Thursday)

On Thursday we host Lille in the 2nd leg of the Europa League’s round of 16.

We have a 1-0 deficit to overcome and our defence must be stronger than ever to prevent Lille from scoring an away goal.

Rafa can not play the same team that beat Pompey because Aquilani is doubtful while Maxi is cup tied.
Yossi will probably start instead of Maxi.

The only injuries injuries the gaffer has to deal with are Aurelio & Skrtel.

Kick off is at 8:05 PM (UK Time)

Wednesday Mar 17Posted by: Guest Writer  2 Comments »

VIDEO : The Future For Liverpool FC!

Wednesday Mar 17Posted by: Stephen Brandt  12 Comments »

I know this is a Liverpool Blog, but….

I was wondering, do you all like me watch other football matches to laugh at the losers if it’s a club we hate? What I’m getting at, if there isn’t a tie into Liverpool do you watch to watch the match or watch the match to laugh at other people’s failures?

I know that’s quite harsh, and in fact I should be ashamed for saying something like that. What got me thinking is the Inter match today. While you don’t want to root for their manager, because he’s an utter twat, he did take out those babies Chelsea. And if Liverpool can’t be in the CL, can we root for teams we hate to lose? Now we just need those jerks in Manchester to lose and it will be safe. In other words, since we have such a long history in Europe, we couldn’t root for any team right now. We just have to root for the other English teams to go out. I know people want to root for their country, but I’m American, and we don’t play good football.

If we had better players (well not all our players are below average), we’d be this far. And it would be fun for me to see them taking AC Milan (the most overrated club in the world) out of Europe. Or it would be fun to see us take out Real Madrid.

So readers, are you rooting against English clubs, our rivals, or just watching for the fun of it?

Wednesday Mar 17Posted by: Antoine Zammit  3 Comments »

Play along with Liverpool tomorrow on Picklive

There is an exciting new social media game that is not officially launched but looks like it is going to be a big hit.

We (Liverpool Supporters) have been invited to beta test it tomorrow as we can play along, you get to make decisions as the game goes along.

Wish I can play too however I am going to be too busy tweeting, enjoy and come on Reds let us make it  a European night of glory.

http://football.picklive.com

YNWA

antoine@empireofthekop.com
-Antoine

Wednesday Mar 17Posted by: Antoine Zammit  4 Comments »

S.O.S. asks questions about the Rhone Group

Spirit of Shankly have submitted questions to the club about the Rhone Group, here is the release from SOS in full:

The Spirit of Shankly are aware of credible reports that Liverpool Football Club may be subject to significant investment from the Rhone Group – an organisation described variously as an “investment vehicle” or “hedge fund”.

The suggested investment relates to the £100m investment that Christian Purslow has indicated was required by the Club’s current bankers Royal Bank of Scotland.

Although reports suggest that the investment is one of “equity” not “debt” the Spirit of Shankly are calling upon Christian Purslow to fully explain the details of any proposed investment before it is completed. We are particularly interested in answers to the following questions:

1 . Who exactly are these investors? What are their intentions, both in terms of further investment towards the stadium and team?

2. Any investor will seek a return – what return is being sought by Rhone in relation to its investment? Is it an annual payment based upon the amount of their investment and therefore just a replacement of expensive debt for more expensive debt even if described as “equity not debt”?

3. What are the practical implications of this potential investment for day to day management of the Club going forward? Who would be in control?

4. Other than the pressure the Club is under from RBS why would acceptance of this type of “investment” be better for LFC than remaining with RBS?

5. Can you confirm whether either Tom Hicks, George Gillett, any of their family or yourself have any connection with Rhone, its current or previous owners and managers, and if so what those connections are?

We have been here before. February 2007 and we had promises of no debt, and investment being good for the club. Look how that turned out! Once bitten, twice shy.

www.SpiritOfShankly.com

Wednesday Mar 17Posted by: Antoine Zammit  30 Comments »

Leaked? Liverpool’s 2010/11 Kits

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Thanks to @TomCR33PCruss for submitting these, which look like next season’s shirts.
Of all that we have seen so far these look the most authentic especially the home one.

Liverpool Home Kit 2010/11

Liverpool Away Kit 2010/11

Liverpool Europe Kit 2010/11