Brendan Rodgers on QPR Win: Post Match Interview and Nowhere Near Expectations

With the match tied at two a piece and mere minutes to go, I don’t think anyone thought that Liverpool was going to get out of Loftus Road with all three points. Low and behold, Raheem Sterling saw another of his crosses diverted past QPR ‘keeper Alex McCarthy in what was to be their final…

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Liverpool (3) Queens Park Rangers (2): More Than We Deserved is Enough for Us

Liverpool traveled to London yesterday needing a win to get their season well and truly rolling, and despite deserving less than nothing from a match that bottom of the barrel Queens Park Rangers dominated throughout, they left the Capital with all three points and a bump into fifth place. Sometimes, I suppose, you get what…

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Queens Park Rangers Preview: The Tone of This Just Drastically Changed

It was foolish of me to think I could just sit down and pound out a quick match preview for tomorrow’s meeting with Queens Park Rangers wasn’t it? The entire post was outlined and I even had a witty closing line to cap the whole thing off — then I saw the news that Daniel…

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QPR Buildup: Redknapp Not Under Pressure, Ferdinand Has His Back and Fer Hails Home Form

It’s never easy being at the bottom of the barrel. Liverpool supporters everywhere might be feeling a bit hard done by with their slow start to the season seeing them go into the international break in a depressing 9th place in the table, but they’ve got nothing on the Queens Park Rangers faithful. Sure, the…

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Brendan Rodgers on Baggies Win: Post Match Interview and Still a Way to Go

Liverpool put a winless September to rest with a 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion yesterday to claim their first three-points since downing Tottenham at White Hart Lane on the last day of August. With Reds boss Brendan Rodgers tinkering with the side that lost 1-0 to FC Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday,…

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October 21, 2014 · by News Desk · News

We’ll be better

There’s no where to hide in Liverpool’s defence, and following Sunday’s last gasp win at Loftus Road, the microscope on their faltering backline will be intensified that much more when defending European champions Real Madrid visit Anfield tomorrow evening.

The return of Champions League football to Merseyside has been a long-term goal of the Reds hierarchy since they dropped out of the competition back in 2009, but when you’re not playing well, coming up against a European powerhouse such as Los Blancos can either be a major motivator or a horrible blow to a team already dealing with a lack of confidence. While it’s questionable whether or not he means it, Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is choosing to take the positive route.

October 20, 2014 · by News Desk · News

Two to four weeks

Liverpool continue to feel the absence of star striker Daniel Sturridge with a poor performance in the capital yesterday only highlighting how important the 25-year-old is to the Reds. Although left Loftus Road with three points, it took a pair of own goals sandwiched between a deflected strike from substitute Philippe Coutinho to wrap things up after QPR twice pulled level.

“He was returning from his thigh injury and medically everything was fine with that,” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers explained to the press following their dour 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. “Then, on his very first morning, he was jogging around the pitch in the warm-up – there was no action, no striking of a ball. He was jogging around the field and then in the actual warm-up, he felt his calf a little tight.”

October 20, 2014 · by Steven McMillan · Editorial, Feature

A change in fortune? Or once in a lifetime luck?

With the match tied at two a piece and mere minutes to go, I don’t think anyone thought that Liverpool was going to get out of Loftus Road with all three points. Low and behold, Raheem Sterling saw another of his crosses diverted past QPR ‘keeper Alex McCarthy in what was to be their final attack of the match as the Reds snuck out of the capital with more than they deserved.

“I thought we were fortunate, I’ve got to be honest,” said the Liverpool boss in his post match press conference, echoing his captain’s earlier comments. “I like to win and I like to win in the way that we work on a daily basis – and that was nowhere near what I would expect from a team of mine.”

October 20, 2014 · by News Desk · News

The captain wants more

It’s not very often in football that you get more than you deserve, but that’s the only way to describe Liverpool’s win over Queens Park Rangers yesterday. A strike from Philippe Coutinho was sandwiched between two own goals from the hosts with the Reds jumping to fifth in the table.

“I think we were very lucky to get three points,” said the Captain matter-of-factly. Our performance needs to be better, in my opinion. We could have had no complaints today if we had come away with nothing and we could have had no complaints if we had come away with a point. It was a very bitty game – stop-start – but I think the only credit that we can give ourselves is that we never gave up.”

October 20, 2014 · by Steven McMillan · Match Reaction, Premier League

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Liverpool traveled to London yesterday needing a win to get their season well and truly rolling, and despite deserving less than nothing from a match that bottom of the barrel Queens Park Rangers dominated throughout, they left the Capital with all three points and a bump into fifth place. Sometimes, I suppose, you get what you need.

A lack of composure from serial own-goal scorer Richard Dunne following a quickly taken Reds free-kick saw the Irishman divert Raheem Sterling’s low cross past Hoops ‘keeper Alex McCarthy to open the scoring. The hosts were knocking hard on Liverpool’s door all day and there was little surprise when they pulled level through Eduardo Vargas when he smashed home a knock-down from Charlie Austin. A 1-1 draw looked to be a good result for either side, but the calamity that followed no one could have predicted.

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