socceroos 3-0 ireland 

the republic of ireland were put to the sword by australia last night in an international friendly. the socceroos, who didn’t play a full strength squad, showed good skills to defeat the irish squad. ireland had the best start, with keane coming close to scoring, but was denied by schwarzer. the socceroos then turned it [...]

liverpool 2-0 preston 

liverpool continue their fa cup run after a 2-0 win over preston north end. the reds played a mostly full strength squad, taking no risks in their third round clash. reira opened the scoring with a solid drive after 25 minutes. reira, after a shaky start to life at anfield, has become a solid performer, [...]

2008 in review 

wow … 2008 was a hell of a year. for me, it was probably the busiest and craziest year of my life. the year started with a bang. first came the big d, followed by quitting my university job and starting work at an adult education school. i really missed my university position. it was [...]

liverpool 5-1 newcastle 

liverpool handed newcastle a 5-1 thumping last night when the reds traveled to st james park last night. liverpool were in fine form, despite having neither torres or keane on the pitch, and proceeded to dismantle newcastle’s defense from the opening kickoff. liverpool dominated the magpies and gave them very little ball or opportunities to [...]

liverpool 3-0 bolton 

liverpool maintain their slender lead over the premier league, thanks to a great display against bolton wanderers in last night’s traditional boxing day clash.  the reds began well, controling the ball and dominating possession. bolton had very few opportunities to threaten, as liverpool pushed forward in search of the opening goal. they only had to [...]

liverpool 1-1 arsenal – reds stay on top … for now! 

liverpool remain top of the table after a 1-1 draw away to arsenal. the gunners, at home, weathered some early pressure from the reds, as gerrard and keane combined to test arsenal’s defenses. however it was van persie who broke the deadlock when arsenal settled in and started to get possession for themselves. despite some [...]

liverpool 3-1 psv eindhoven 

liverpool’s young stars have given the reds a thumping 3-1 victory over psv eindhoven in the netherlands overnight. although a dead rubber, since liverpool have already qualified, the anfield squad headed into the game hopeful of finishing on top of the group, ensuring an easier draw during the knockout stages. liverpool did it in style, [...]

liverpool 3-1 blackburn 

liverpool stay on top of the premier league, thanks to a solid win away to blackburn rovers last night. struggling blackburn did all they could to frustrate liverpool, and despite liverpool’s possession, blackburn managed to keep liverpool’s attacking threat neutralised. in fact, it was blackburn who had the better of the first half chances, after [...]

liverpool 0-0 fulham 

both liverpool and chelsea have blown their chances to take the outright lead over the premier league. liverpool hosted fulham and chelsea hosted newcastle. both home teams were favourites to win their respective matches, however they were frustrated by strong defending and poor finishing. the reds started without playmakers gerrard (injured) and alonso (benched). torres [...]

liverpool 2-0 bolton 

liverpool have continued their fine run with a solid 2-0 win over bolton wanderers at reebok stadium last night. the reds completely dominated the first half with fantastic passing. dirk kuyt opened the scoring for a liverpool with a superb header after 30 minutes. the lead should have been doubled when robbie keane missed an [...]

liverpool 3-0 west brom 

liverpool have returned to the top of the table after a clinical 3-0 win over visiting side west brom. robbie keane scored a brace, his first premier league goals for liverpool. west bromwich albion traveled to anfield with a record of having never beaten the reds for 41 years, and it was clear from the [...]

liverpool defeat chelsea – go top of the league 

liverpool have defeated chelsea for the first time under rafal benitez. the result puts liverpool on top of the league, outright, with 23 points. the reds have traveled to london with a record of never scoring against chelsea during rafa benitez’s reign as manager. rafa’s men started with a defensive setup, just a single striker [...]

liverpool 1-1 athletico madrid 

liverpool settle for a point after taking an early lead against athletico madrid in spain overnight. the reds made a positive start when gerrard fed a great ball to keane, who broke through the defence to score. keane’s goal was somewhat controversial, after replays showed that he appeared to be offside. liverpool dominated the entire [...]

liverpool 3-1 psv 

liverpool have humbled netherland champions psv eindhoven in a convincing 3-1 win at anfield. the visitors had a defensive mindset, playing five at the back and a lone striker. psv never looked to attack liverpool and their long ball tactics were unsuccessful against liverpool’s back line. the dutch side were hoping to emulate stoke city’s [...]

torres trounces toffees 

liverpool’s title hopes are being taken seriously after the reds won a comfortable derby against mersey rivals everton. liverpool traveled to goodison for what is usually one of the most torrid derby matches in england, however from the outset the reds completely dominated everton with slick passing and clean movements. the first half was all [...]