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Anfield has always been a special ground, and Sunday’s match against Manchester City just went ahead and re-affirmed that. The noise generated from the stands apparently shook chimney’s in the surrounding area, and with the Reds winning the crunch clash 3-2 to keep their place at the summit, it’s easy to see — and hear — why.
Liverpool may have run out 3-2 winners against mega-rich Manchester City on Sunday, but Daniel Sturridge pulling up injured midway through the second half will be seen as a major blow for Brendan Rodgers as the Reds go in search of their first league title in 24-years.
With four matches remaining, the Merseyside outfit are in pole-position to claim the title, sitting two points ahead of second placed Chelsea. Liverpool have a trip to Norwich City to navigate before Sturridge’s former side visit Anfield on April 27th, and though the Blues face a tricky midweek Champions League tie before making the trip up north, if the 24-year old is ruled out through injury, it could very well be a major hinderance to Jose Mourinho’s free-scoring adversaries.
It’s been 25 years for the rest of us, but for those directly affected by the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster, it must feel so much closer to 50. The families, the friends, the loved ones and the city in itself have to live day in and day out with the memories and the continuing heartache is nothing short of a tragedy in itself — truly, it’s a day we’ll never, ever forget.
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One match at a time, four more times; Liverpool cleared a massive hurdle in the race for the Premier League title with a convincing 3-2 win over fellow title challengers Manchester City.
The Reds raced to a two goal lead within 20-minutes with memories of the routs of Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham cropping up all around the stadium. A much better second half from the visitors saw Manuel Pellegrini’s side draw level after David Silva pulled one back and fullback Glen Johnson’s own goal restored parity. City looked the more likely to go on and claim a vital three-points before the roar of the Kop — and a mistake from Vincent Kompany — saw Philippe Coutinho finish coolly beyond a diving Joe Hart.
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It was an emotional end to an emotional day at Anfield and no one felt Philippe Coutinho’s decisive strike less than ten minutes from fulltime more than Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.