Liverpool News, Features and Match Reports

10 Players You Forgot Were Nominated For Ballon d'Or

19th November 2014, 15:44:16

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Remember when half the Greek team were up for the award?

The Ballon d’Or hasn’t been won by a player has become so formulaic in recent years that it might as well be named the ‘Ronaldo or Messi’ Award. The last player to have won the prize was Brazilian superstar Kaka, and that was seven years ago. He is now 32 years old and back playing in Brazil, having been omitted from his country’s squad for the World Cup.

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10 Who Did Nothing At Liverpool But Excelled For Their Country

14th November 2014, 08:48:03

Dave Thompson/PA Archive
If only they could have replicated their international form at Anfield.

They pull on that international jersey and they are free. Free from the shackles and plague of domestic football, where they have failed time and time again to establish themselves at Anfield. It goes without saying that Liverpool supporters have seen a plethora of underwhelming players come and go, from star signings who under-performed to nobodies plucked from the unknown.

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10 Great Players Liverpool Missed Out On Signing

12th November 2014, 13:17:31

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If only...

When it comes to transfer business, Liverpool have had a mixed time of things throughout their history. There have been times when they’ve captured a top quality player at a fantastic price, but equally there have been occasions when they’ve spent horribly over the odds on a player simply nowhere near the level required.

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10 Players Liverpool Inexplicably Sold Too Soon

11th November 2014, 13:45:03

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You don't know what you've got till it's gone.

Football clubs buy players, and more often than not they eventually go their separate ways months, years, and even in some extremely rare cases, decades later. Some players will move on as a logical next step in their career, some will be deemed surplus to requirements due to a horrible lack of quality and others may reach the age where they are no longer the force they once were.

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10 Players Relieved They Didn't Sign For Liverpool

6th November 2014, 08:53:14

Nick Potts/PA Archive
24 years without a league title...?

Despite their recent failings in front of the trophy cabinet, particular in terms of league title success, Liverpool are still one of the most prestigious and revered clubs on the continent. With five European Cups and countless domestic trophies in their locker – pre-Ferguson dynasty of course – the club will always have a certain lure and attraction. A European night at Anfield is renowned as a spine-tingling affair, where the Kop end will almost certainly be in full voice come the full whistle no matter the score.

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Ranking Liverpool's Starting XI From Real Madrid Defeat

5th November 2014, 13:45:30

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How the Reds ranked in the Bernabeu defeat.

Although the hours leading up to Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday evening were dominated by Brendan Rodgers’ decision to rest numerous key players – Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli all started on the substitutes’ bench- the starting eleven he chose did themselves proud.

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Have Liverpool Ever Been Less Likely To Win?

4th November 2014, 13:18:45

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No, probably not.

Liverpool are in Spain preparing for tonight’s daunting Champions League showdown with Real Madrid, knowing that a victory would arguably be the most unlikely triumph in the club’s history. Brendan Rodgers’ side are in extremely poor form, both domestically and in Europe, while Carlo Ancelotti’s star-studded team are scoring goals for fun and are the current champions of Europe. They key question is: has there ever been a game the Reds were less likely to win since the competition’s inception in 1992?

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Liverpool: Is Rodgers Right To Rest Gerrard And Sterling Against Madrid?

4th November 2014, 10:19:03

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Is it ever right to drop talent?

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks set to rest both legendary captain Steven Gerrard and 19-year-old superstar Raheem Sterling for the trip to Real Madrid in tonight’s Champions League clash at Santiago Bernabeu. It is a decision that will likely divide opinion with Reds fanatics across the globe, and one that the Northern Irishman risks a potential backlash with. There are certainly advantages and disadvantages behind it.

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10 Shocking Liverpool Departures Nobody Expected

3rd November 2014, 18:53:45

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Those fantastic, colourful and catastrophic characters - where did they go?

Anfield is one of the smaller capacity stadiums in the Premier League at the moment – plans to expand are almost constantly being threatened – yet its managed to hold some of the biggest personalities in the history of English football. Over the decades the Liverpool squad has been host to a bunch of fantastic, colourful and catastrophic characters, with Super Mario Balotelli being the most recent addition.

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10 Transfers Where Liverpool Dodged A Bullet

23rd October 2014, 09:29:14

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Nightmares avoided (for a change).

As a self-confessed Buying Club, Liverpool have always kept themselves occupied with regards to the pursuit of new additions to the squad. Under the likes of Rafa Benitez and Kenny Dalglish, they continuously delved into the transfer market as they sought to bolster their squad. Too often Liverpool supporters have been left smarting as a result of a failed transfer, ruing the ‘ones that got away’, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Eric Cantona, who have gone on to achieve success elsewhere.

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Liverpool's Greatest Premier League XI

22nd October 2014, 10:31:20

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Had they all played at the same time, Anfield would have enjoyed multiple Premier League titles by now.

Since the Premier League began in 1992, Liverpool have suffered numerous highs and lows. Graeme Souness and Roy Hodgson both did their level best to drag the club into obscurity during their respective reigns as manager, while Gerard Houlller, Rafa Benitez and, currently, Brendan Rodgers, have all come close to bringing the glory days back to Anfield.

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