Friends of Liverpool FC: January 2009
NORWICH 2-3 LIVERPOOL: STERLING 2 & SUAREZ GOALS IN NERVY WIN, SENDS LIVERPOOL 5 POINTS CLEAR AT THE TOP...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

KEANES FUTURE IN DOUBT AGAIN

Robbie Keane has been left out of Rafa Benitez's squad again , casting into fresh doubt his future at his boyhood club again.
It has become obvious in recent times that Keane was not Benitez signing, as I have said here before, Rick Parry wanted the Irishman at the club ,
while instead Rafa Benitez wanted Gareth Barry at the club at the expense of the gifted Xabi Alonso.
Reports coming out of merseyside suggest that Keane could be sold back to Spurs for fifteen million, five million less than what he cost the club in July.
In a crucial match against Chelsea tomorrow at Anfield, where we must win to keep in touch with Utd, I would have thought we needed his goal scoring ability on the bench, at least, alas Benitez does not see it this way.
After a month of indifferent form in the league in January where we didn't win a league match, Liverpool desperately need a victory against nearest rivals Chelsea tomorrow.
With Man Utd beating Everton with another dodgy penalty we badly need to close that gap tomorrow.
So it's time for the Torres-Gerrard partnership to click back into gear.
I predict a 1-0 victory
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TWO MORE POINTS DROPPED

Thanks Babyred for good comment, whats your blog so I can follow it.
Yossi well done. at least you knew how to find the net, good goal.
Another game we should have won, we dominated the game well, despite alot of pressurising from them.
Games we should be winning again we are drawing as the mancs climb above us.
So the chavs on Sunday, I hope to god we win, not draw.
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Monday, January 26, 2009

CRISIS FOR KEANE

Thanks for the comments lads.
I agree with you all, we need to raise our game another notch to challenge Utd for the title.
Even though we dominated the game for ninety minutes, apart from Gerrards fine goal, we couldn't find a way past Jagielka and Lescott of Everton.
Robbie Keane wasn't even in the squad and it's said that he stormed out of the ground when he read the team sheet.
So his future is in doubt, according to all in the media.
I'm afraid Rafa didnt really want to buy him in the first place, maybe Rick Parry fancied him at the club, who knows?
It clearly isn't working out for the lad which is a pity as I really wanted him to succeed at Liverpool.
Is it to soon for tranfer talk or will Harry 'rent a quote' Rednapp bring him back to Spurs?
Anyhoo, we play the dreaded Wigan on Wednesday and all I want is three precious points whoever scores.
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Sunday, January 25, 2009

BRING BACK GARCIA


After another game today when we dominated the opposition but could only manage yet another draw, I wonder is it time to look to an old Anfield hero to give us the guile and the goals to help us in our title challenge.
Enter Senor Luis Garcia, a man who played so well for Liverpool in his spell at Anfield two years ago.
The Spaniard scored nineteen goals in two seasons at our club and endeared himself to the Anfield faithful with some stunning goals, famously scoring that 'ghost goal' against Chelsea in the Champions League a few years ago.
Liverpool are plainly lacking that bit of craft in midfield and upfront.
We controlled most of the game today again but failed again to open up a deep lying Everton side and this is where the impish Garcia would come in I feel.
The player himself is not a regular at Atletico Madrid and I know he would welcome a return to a team and set of fans he clearly loves.
So its over to you Rafa, bring little Louis back to Liverpool.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ALL IS NOT LOST AT ANFIELD

Wasn't that a body blow?Winning comfortably with two minutes to go, then Benayoun gives away a needless free-kick.
What happens? The toffee-noses get a goal right at the death and there was no time to get the winner.
So two points dropped, the chance to overtake the dreaded Mancs at the top of the table gone and it feels like we have been relegated!
The match was a hard-fought encounter, Everton went at us from the off, that Neville twit committing foul after foul which went unpunished by the referee.
It was a typical local derby, played at a frantic pace with little flowing football.
Fernando Torres should have scored when put through by Hyypia in the first half, showing he needs match practice.
Thankfully, Steven Gerrard gave us the lead in the 65th minute with a typical long range pile driver.
The whole ground felt that was it, the winner. How wrong we all were sadly.
Cahill's late header was enough for them to steal a point they didn't deserve.
So now we are level on points with the dreaded Man Utd and they have a game in hand, so it wasn't a good night at all.
We have a chance for instant revenge again on Sunday in the FA Cup at anfield and I, for one, am hoping we give them a right good hiding!
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

ALL OUR RIVALS WIN

So its all to do on Monday night as all our rivals won late to move up the table.
I watched the Man utd win over Bolton and they looked far from impressive, Ronaldo was rubbish, their performance throughout was poor and they were lucky to escape with a win.
Chelsea were under the kosh for most of the game but were inspired by that asshole Lampard to win against Stoke.
Arsenal came from behind to beat Hull and pesky Aston Villa won again to annoy us all.
So we have to beat Everton on Monday night to regain top spot.
Rafa's contract talks are an unwelcome distraction from the business at hand, winning the League and I am disappointed that he chose to go public about it right now.
However, we have a big game Monday night and with Alonso, Gerrard, Torres and Keane involved, I'm sure we have enough to beat the Toffee's and go back to the top of the table
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

LIVERPOOL HELD AGAIN BY STOKE

After Rafa's rant about Ferguson, I was afraid we might lose ground against Stoke again.
He picked a side without either Robbie Keane or Fernando Torres nullifying our attacking threat.
Thus, we paid the price as we had no cutting edge up front.
Indeed it was more like a cup-tie as every ball was fought for by both teams throughout, with no patterns in play, no continuity and no end-result.
However, we gained a point against a tough team, we are still top of the league by four points from Chelsea who play the dreaded Mancs tomorrow.
The best outcome for Liverpool is a draw which means Chelsea and Manchester United both drop two points.
However I would gladly settle for a Chelsea win, just to keep Man Utd at arm's length.
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Sunday, January 4, 2009

KEANE WILTS AS GERRARD SHINES


OK so we won but I wish,oh I wish that Robbie Keane had taken at least one of his three chances.
I thought he had finally settled in at Liverpool following his goals against Arsenal and Bolton but no.
He played today like a fish out of water, fluffing chance after chance against a Championship side in Preston.
Thankfully Riera got the first and Torres the clincher in injury-time to put us through.
Must do better Robbie

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