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Gerrard's return to boost Liverpool

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by PA27 hits

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to return to training in the coming days to further lift spirits at Anfield. The England midfielder had expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury sustained in the FA Cup third round replay defeat at home to Reading nine days ago. But he thinks he can be ready for Tuesday's trip to Wolves, although Bolton at home the following ...Full Story »

Rafael Benítez says Liverpool back on track after victory over Spurs

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010 by theguardian.com36 hits

Rafael Benítez makes a point at Anfield as his side collect three. Rafael Benítez believes Liverpool have shown their rivals for a Champions League place that they will remain in the fight for fourth until the end of the season. Benítez's side lifted the gloom around Anfield last night with a deserved 2-0 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool are now a point behind Harry Redkn...Full Story »

Rafael Benítez says Tottenham game is must-win for Liverpool

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by theguardian.com22 hits

The Liverpool manager, Rafael Benítez, is uncertain whether to play his new signing Maxi Rodríguez from the start tonight. Rafael Benítez has described tonight's match against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield as crucial if Liverpool are to take the fourth Champions League spot, which Harry Redknapp's side currently occupy four points ahead of them. Last month Benítez "guarante...Full Story »

Huth strike denies Liverpool

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by PA11 hits

Liverpool were denied a moral-boosting win when Robert Huth grabbed a late Stoke equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.The visitors had led from the 57th minute when Sotirios Kyrgiakos scrambled the ball home. But in the 89th minute, Stoke's relentless pressure paid off when Huth scored at the far post after Liverpool failed to deal with a corner. Dirk Kuyt could have won it with a ...Full Story »

Huth strike denies Liverpool

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA17 hits

Liverpool were denied a moral-boosting win when Robert Huth grabbed a late Stoke equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium.The visitors had led from the 57th minute when Sotirios Kyrgiakos scrambled the ball home. But in the 89th minute, Stoke's relentless pressure paid off when Huth scored at the far post after Liverpool failed to deal with a corner. Dirk Kuyt could have won it with a ...Full Story »

Ryan Babel reveals his dropping by Liverpool on Twitter

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by BBC.com35 hits

Under-pressure Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez faced a new headache on Friday - how to deal with Ryan Babel revealing on Twitter that he had been dropped. Before Benitez had announced his squad to face Stoke, the Dutch Star tweeted his displeasure at being excluded. "The Boss left me out," Babel told his Twitter feed. "No explanation." Benitez later retorted: "Everyone has a Twitter. It's ...Full Story »

Liverpool owners told to spend big by frustrated Fernando Torres

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by 48 hits

Walking through a storm; Fernando Torres insists Liverpool's owners need to add to the squad to see improvements on the pitch Liverpool are out of the Champions League and effectively out of the Premier League title race. Wednesday’s FA Cup third round replay defeat to Reading has left them with just the Europa League trophy to chase. And Torres wants the club’s American co-owners...Full Story »

Jamie Carragher apologises for Liverpool's 'unacceptable' performance

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by BBC.com15 hits

Jamie Carragher holds his hands up to Liverpool's poor performance against Reading as Shane Long shows him the way. Jamie Carragher has apologised to Liverpool's supporters for the wretched performance against Reading last night that saw his team lose their FA Cup third-round replay 2-1 at Anfield. Carragher refused to make any excuses for why the team failed to progress, having led 1-0 in add...Full Story »

Liverpool count the cost of Reading defeat in cash and embarrassment

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by theguardian.com21 hits

The damage to Liverpool's image could be more costly than the £8m the club has lost out on after its embarrasing FA Cup exit. Liverpool's early exit from the FA Cup will cost the club around £8m compared with the sum they would have received for winning the competition, but the blow to their reputation could be even greater at a time when the owners are hunting for new investment. W...Full Story »

Liverpool say manager Rafa Benitez is not under threat

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by BBC.com13 hits

Rafael Benitez's position is "not on the agenda" despite Liverpool's shock FA Cup defeat by Reading, according to managing director Christian Purslow. Benitez is under increasing pressure as boss after the loss to the Championship side, an early Champions League exit and poor Premier League form. Despite his problems, the Spaniard has vowed to fight on at Anfield. And, in an email to BBC ...Full Story »

Manager Rafa Benitez vows to fight on at Liverpool

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 by BBC.com17 hits

Under-pressure Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has vowed to fight on after seeing his side exit the FA Cup at the hands of Championship side Reading. The Reds squandered a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 after extra-time in their third-round replay with the Royals. They are already out of the Champions League and are currently 12 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea. "Everybody has been talki...Full Story »

Liverpool hit new low as Reading triumph at Anfield

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 by theguardian.com19 hits

Gylfi Sigurdsson, left, celebrates his injury-time equaliser. This time there is no one else to blame but the players and manager of Liverpool FC. Mountainous debt, divided owners, balancing acts in the transfer market and injuries have excused, explained or disguised so many failings at Anfield this season but no more. Beaten, and deservedly so, at home in the third round of the FA Cup by a R...Full Story »

Reading 1 - 1 Liverpool

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by BBC.com16 hits

Simon Church is congratulated on his first-half opener for Reading. Championship strugglers Reading deservedly forced a replay against Liverpool after an entertaining and finely balanced FA Cup third-round tie at the Madejski Stadium. Reading have won only five of their 24 Championship fixtures and are 20th in the table after a disappointing season that saw them recently part company with mana...Full Story »

Liverpool's Glen Johnson set for month out of action

Posted Friday, January 01, 2010 by BBC.com11 hits

Liverpool's Glen Johnson has been ruled out for "at least a month" with a medial ligament tear in his right knee, according to boss Rafael Benitez. The full-back, who recently missed three games with a calf problem, was injured in the 1-0 win at Aston Villa. "Johnson has a problem, so he'll see a specialist and then we'll talk but we know he'll be out for at least one month," said Benitez. ...Full Story »

Fernando Torres to quit Anfield if Liverpool don’t make Champions League

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 by IMscouting.com25 hits

Fernando Torres’ future at Liverpool is once again being questioned, despite the 2-0 win over Wolves yesterday. A report in the News of the World this morning claims the Spanish striker will quit Liverpool if Rafa Benitez’s side don’t secure Champions League football at the end of this season. Liverpool have already turned down a bid from Manchester City believed to be wort...Full Story »

Liverpool skipper Gerrard admits relief after seeing off spirited Wolves

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by tribalfootball.com65 hits

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was relieved to see off Wolves 2-0 yesterday at Anfield. Second-half goals from Gerrard and Yossi Benayoun gave nervy Liverpool a victory that was only secured once Wolves had been reduced to 10 men. Gerrard said: "Wolves come here organised, they were always going to be difficult to beat. "It was just all about waiting for that breakthrough. We were nervo...Full Story »

Fernando Torres urges Liverpool not to sack Benitez

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by BBC.com36 hits

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres says sacking manager Rafael Benitez will not solve the club's current ills. Out of the Champions League and off the pace in the race to qualify for next season's tournament, the Reds have won just three times in 12 games. "I think sacking the manager is not a solution," said Torres, who thinks the players are to blame more than Benitez. "We have to play muc...Full Story »

Rafael Benítez: 'Perfect' referee cost Liverpool victory at Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2009 by theguardian.com31 hits

Rafael Benitez argues with the fourth official and Lee Mason prior to Javier Mascherano's sending off. Are you worried about your job, Rafael Benítez? With a section of the Liverpool away fans joining in the Fratton chants of, "You're getting sacked in the morning," after their embarrassing defeat, he probably should be. Immediately after the game the Liverpool manager, who only last wee...Full Story »

Liverpool unseeded for Europa League draw

Posted Friday, December 18, 2009 by BBC.com10 hits

Liverpool will not be seeded for the Europa League knockout stage draw which takes place in Switzerland on Friday. The Reds enter at the round of 32 stage after being eliminated from the Champions League in the group stages. Liverpool join fellow Premier League sides Fulham and Everton, who are also unseeded, in the draw. A Uefa spokesman said: "The 12 group winners from the Europa League a...Full Story »

Harry Redknapp claims Arsenal and Liverpool may drop from elite

Posted Thursday, December 17, 2009 by theguardian.com30 hits

Peter Crouch and Niko Kranjcar celebrate Tottenham's third goal against Manchester City. Harry Redknapp has proclaimed the end of the Premier League's big four by declaring that only Chelsea and Manchester United are certainties to finish in the Champions League places this season and that the other pair of prized berths for Europe's elite tournament could be filled by any two of several teams...Full Story »

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