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Ivanovic header sends Chelsea through to League Cup Final

Branislav Ivanovic kept his head as Chelsea edged a frenetic, ill-tempered clash with Liverpool to advance to the Capital One Cup final. An Ivanovic header in the fourth minute of extra-time proved the difference as Chelsea responded from the humiliating FA Cup defeat to League One Bradford to advance to a first final of Jose Mourinho's second spell as boss. A 1-1 first-leg draw...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Liverpool 0-0 Bolton FA Cup match highlights

Liverpool avoided an FA Cup upset at home to Bolton but even on a day of shocks it was not much of an achievement after a toothless display and 0-0 draw against Championship opponents Bolton. There was a distinct absence of the vigor and verve of their exhilarating second-half performance against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup in midweek as Neil Lennon succeeded where Jose Mourinho...
Via World Soccer Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolton Wanderers hold Liverpool to force replay in FA Cup

Liverpool avoided an FA Cup upset at home to Bolton but even on a day of shocks it was not much of an achievement after a toothless display and 0-0 draw against Championship opponents Bolton. There was a distinct absence of the vigour and verve of their exhilarating second-half performance against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup in midweek as Neil Lennon succeeded where Jose Mourinho...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool transfer rumors: Coutinho, Johnson, Rodriguez

Here are the latest Liverpool transfer rumors circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Not all of these will actually happen, but they are all interesting to read nonetheless. It’s always fun to speculate who might be coming to/leaving from Anfield. Especially now with the transfer window open -(The Guardian) Brendan Rodgers has intervened in...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Players Who Turned It Around For Liverpool

Five Players Who Turned It Around For Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Following four consecutive defeats, a shock exit from the Champions League and a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, there were five players central in turning Liverpool’s season around: Lucas Leiva: He remains one of the most under-rated players in Brendan Rodgers...
Via Soccerlens
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Exciting Teenager in Liverpool First Team for 2nd Half of the Season

Exciting Teenager in Liverpool First Team for 2nd Half of the Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool have recalled exciting prospect Jordon Ibe from his loan spell at Derby County. The England under-20 international originally joined the Championship side on a season-long loan but Reds boss Brendan Rodgers appears to have plans for the youngster during the second...
Via Soccerlens
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordon Ibe’s return could signal a tactical change at Liverpool

Jordon Ibe’s return could signal a tactical change at Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool confirmed last night that youngster Jordon Ibe has been recalled from his successful loan spell at Derby. The Liverpool youngster has progressed exceptionally, playing regularly for the Championship outfit and has five goals to his name so far this season. Playing on...
Via Soccerlens
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho Studies Ronaldinho, Kaka To Improve Own Game

Philippe Coutinho is trying to copy his way to stardom. Coutinho told Liverpool FC’s official magazine Wednesday, that he watches videos of Ronaldinho and Kaka during his free time as part of a self-improvement regime. Coutinho also scrutinizes his own performances and seeks input from both his family and coaches in order to fulfill his potential for...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible Liverpool lineup vs Sunderland

Possible Liverpool lineup vs Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland on Saturday’s early kickoff in the Premier League. It has been an emotional 2015 already for the Reds with Steven Gerrard announcing that he is leaving the club to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy at te end of the season. Manager Brendan Rodgers...
Via Soccerlens
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho Named LFC Player Of The Month For December 2014

Brendan Rodgers isn’t the only one who appreciated Philippe Coutinho’s resurgence in December 2014. Liverpool fans did, too. Coutinho, 22, won Liverpool’s Player of the Month Award for December by fans’ vote, according to LiverpoolFC.com. “Coutinho claims his second Player of the Month Award of 2014-15 (October was the first) and his fourth...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Liverpool Climb Back into Contention?

Following the sale of Luis Suárez to Barcelona, everyone knew that Liverpool would have a real challenge to duplicate their success of 2013–14, when the club earned its first top-four Premier League finish in five years and came agonizingly close to its first league title since 1990. The influx of players purchased with the money from the Suárez deal, even if they all panned...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Soccer Strongman Adebayo Akinfenwa Thrills With Goal, Turn Vs. LFC (GIFs)

Wimbledon’s Adebayo Akinfenwa made the most of his chance to play against the team he has supported all his life in front of a global audience. Akinfenwa scored Wimbledon’s only goal in its 2-1 loss against Liverpool on Monday at Kingsmeadow in the third round of the FA Cup. Akinfenwa is widely recognized as the strongest player in the soccer world, and the goal wasn’t his...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

Liverpool vs Swansea City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool will be looking to end 2014 on a high with a victory at home to Swansea City in the final Premier League match before the New Year. The Reds could move as high as eighth by thrashing their opponents at Anfield tonight, whilst a victory of any kind would move them...
Via Soccerlens
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho Creates Raheem Sterling’s Goal With No-Look Pass (GIF)

Phillippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling helped rescue Liverpool on Friday with a moment of pure genius and a little bit of composure. Sterling scored the only goal in Liverpool’s win over Burnley on Friday after Coutinho set him up with a fine no-look pass. Liverpool struggled mightily against the newly promoted Clarets, but the Coutinho-Sterling combination gave the visiting Reds...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Queens Park Rangers-Arsenal Preview

Arsenal start their crowded festive schedule against Queens Park Rangers at the Emirates Stadium on Boxing Day, with manager Arsene Wenger having voiced concern that players may suffer due to the lack of a mid-winter break in the Premier League season. Most top-flight European leagues shut down at Christmas for nearly a month as players are allowed to recharge their batteries in...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Arsenal Verdict: Reds Show Newly Found Strength, Old Weaknesses

Liverpool is digesting a Premier League draw against Arsenal, which simultaneously feels like a missed opportunity, a just result and an undisguised blessing. Martin Skrtel scored the game-tying goal seven minutes into second-half stoppage time Sunday, earning the Reds a share of the points against the Gunners at Anfield. Skrtel rescued the Reds in the dying moments of a game they...
Via NESN.com
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Skrtel disappointed with draw, but Rodgers is delighted

Martin Skrtel was disappointed at Liverpool's failure to beat Arsenal, despite his goal deep into stoppage time salvaging a 2-2 draw for the Reds. The Slovakia international powered home a header from Adam Lallana's ball into the box to rescue a point for 10-man Liverpool, who had dominated the game for long periods. Brendan Rodgers' side shifted to three at the back and that caused...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal: Five Talking Points from Anfield

Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal: Five Talking Points from Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Martin Skrtel’s 97th minute header ensured Liverpool deservedly snatch a point to deny Arsenal a significant victory at Anfield on Sunday night. The Gunners would be disappointed that they didn’t hold on to their lead but in the end it was a fitting result to a game that saw a host of...
Via Soccerlens
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Sunderland Verdict: Reds Fire Blanks, Fail To Build Momentum

A chance to step forward bypassed Liverpool because it remains stuck in something that resembles quicksand. Liverpool and Sunderland played to a goal-less draw Saturday in a Premier League game at Anfield. The only memorable aspect of the drab contest was the result itself. Neither team shined, and the same can be said about the players who participated. The draw cost Liverpool a...
Via NESN.com
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers gives Liverpool’s latest injury update for Sunderland clash

Brendan Rodgers gives Liverpool’s latest injury update for Sunderland clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that midfielder Philippe Coutinho and defender Jose Enrique should be fit for the weekend clash against Sunderland. The Merseyside club hosts the Black Cats in the Premier League fixture scheduled between two sides at Anfield...
Via Soccerlens
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers: Injury update on Coutinho, Balotelli and Sturridge

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says midfielder Philippe Coutinho is back in the squad to face Sunderland on Saturday. The Brazilian joins defender Jose Enrique who is also fit to face the Black Cats but striker Mario Balotelli is still ruled out with no return date set for the Italian. "Philippe Coutinho had a slight issue […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United target edges closer to join his ‘dream club’ Liverpool

Manchester United target edges closer to join his ‘dream club’ Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool are emerging out as favourites to land Norwegian wonder-kid Martin Odegaard after the youngster was spotted dining in the city with Reds player Philippe Coutinho. According to reports from The Telegraph, the 15-year-old, who recently made his debut for Norway...
Via Soccerlens
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers defends Liverpool team selection against Real Madird

Brendan Rodgers defended his team selection after Liverpool's 1-0 Champions League defeat against Real Madrid and insisted their hopes of progressing to the knockout phase are still "in our own hands". Rodgers made seven changes at the Bernabeu, leaving out Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Glen Johnson and instead fielding an inexperienced...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Newcastle Verdict: Reds Second-Rate In Disappointing Loss

On Saturday, Liverpool let down those who were hoping the Reds’ comeback win over Swansea City on Tuesday was a turning point in the season. Liverpool traveled north to face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park in the Premier League and left empty-handed and demoralized following a 1-0 defeat in which it was second best in every facet of the game. While the scoreline was close...
Via NESN.com
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Swansea Manager Garry Monk Avoids FA Sanction For Criticism of Referee

Swansea boss Garry Monk has avoided punishment after accusing Stoke winger Victor Moses of “clear cheating” – and saw his wife rally to his support on Wednesday. The Football Association announced Monk will not face any further action following his post-match comments on October 19, when he was incensed over Moses winning Stoke a penalty from which they equalized on their...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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