Real Madrid Champions League Preview: Reds on the High End of Low as Reigning Champs Roll into Town

After labouring to a last gasp win against bottom of the barrel Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, there’s absolutely no question that Liverpool are going to have to do better if they’re going to get anything at all when they host Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday. To be fair, when I say “anything”, that’s…


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…


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…


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…


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…

October 21, 2014 · by News Desk · News

No Madrid interest

Despite persistent rumours linking Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling with a move to defending European champions Real Madrid, boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that although he’s a fan of the 19-year old, he doesn’t have an interest in taking him to the Santiago Bernabéu at this time.

The youngster, who forced two own goals as the Reds narrowly beat bottom of the barrel Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, will get to visit the famous stadium when Liverpool visit in the Champions League in just under two weeks time, but he’ll certainly get his chance to show the ten time Champions League winners what he’s all about when they visit Anfield tomorrow. While he’s sure to impress no matter what the scoreline, Ancelotti isn’t looking to snatch him away from Anfield — at least, not quite yet.

October 21, 2014 · by News Desk · Video

Video courtesy of Sky Sports

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has never been one to keep his views to himself, and following the Reds narrow win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, the defender turned Sky Sports pundit explained that he’d leave faltering striker Mario Balotelli on the bench when Real Madrid visit Anfield on Wednesday.

October 21, 2014 · by News Desk · News

Back at Melwood

Liverpool have recalled left-back Brad Smith early from his loan at League One outfit Swindon Town despite having both Jose Enrique and Alberto Moreno already competing heavily for a starting berth at Anfield.

“Brad Smith has been recalled by Liverpool so Brad is no longer with us,” explained Robins boss Mark Cooper when queried about the youngster. “He started to look as though he was going to produce. It took him a while to get used to the way we played but he started to show glimpses of what we brought him in for. When there is that recall clause in the loan you always know it can happen. That’s football.”

October 21, 2014 · by News Desk · News

Down for the count

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale remains a doubt for the Spanish giants trip to Anfield on Wednesday after a busy international break raised questions of whether or not he’ll be fit enough to feature when they square off against Liverpool in the Champions League.

The Welsh winger, who has scored four goals in seven league matches so far this campaign, was unused substitute for their dominant victory over Levante on Saturday and could very well be rested for the trip to England as Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti keeps one eye on this weekend’s meeting with eternal rivals Barcelona. “After tests carried out on Gareth Bale by the Real Madrid medical services, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the right pyramidalis muscle,” a club statement read. “His progress will be monitored.”

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.

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