LOSS OF A LIFETIME IS THE ENDING OF BRENDAN

25 May 2015

THE biggest Liverpool defeat in Steven Gerrard’s career on the last day of his Liverpool career — an embarrassing epitaph to an Anfield CV that puts him among the finest to wear the red. He looked apologetic. Sorry he couldn’t …
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LIVERPOOL: IS STEVEN GERRARD THE LAST OF THE FIGHTERS?

20 May 2015

AND so, after all the tearful goodbyes, the mutual appreciation and the predictable, crushing disappointment, the Steven Gerrard farewell tour reaches its final destination. The Britannia Stadium, Stoke. Of all the magnificent arenas Gerrard has graced in a Liverpool shirt, from …
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LIVERPOOL: THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

18 May 2015

IT’S over then. The story’s over. All this time that we’ve spent watching him, devoted to him, obsessed by him, believing in him, trying to get inside his head, trying to figure out what makes him tick. Millions of us, …
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LIVERPOOL: THE VIEW FROM THE SUNNY SIDE

18 May 2015

A LOT of Liverpool fans seem to think things are pretty bleak at the moment, but I’m an optimist so here’s why I think the outlook might be sunnier than it first appears. THE FOOTBALL Liverpool have had a poor, …
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LIVERPOOL: NOT SO GREAT EXPECTATIONS

18 May 2015

DURING the occasional — well, more than occasional if I’m honest — moments of weakness I look at other clubs and wonder what it’s like to be them. Look at Wembley and the support there. Aston Villa are a pretty …
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MATCH REVIEW: LIVERPOOL 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 3

16 May 2015

YOU turn up vaguely unsure. Because it is a football match and it is an occasion. Football matches are occasions you believe but this is different. The occasion and the match are separate entities. The occasion will be the occasion …
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MATCH RATINGS: LIVERPOOL v CRYSTAL PALACE

16 May 2015

THESE things have a habit of happening don’t they? To us at least. Last day of the Kop all over again. Unable to create enough chances or cope with their pace. But anyway. Some numbers with words. Simon Mignolet 7 …
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LIVERPOOL: LOOKING FORWARD

16 May 2015

THE obvious thing to write this week would have been the sad departure — after his last home game later today — of Steven Gerrard. However, there will be a deluge of articles elsewhere giving Steven’s final act in a red …
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STEVEN GERRARD: WHERE’S THE GOOD IN GOODBYE?

15 May 2015

HIS face told the story before his words could; the frown lines deeper than usual, the eyes heavy and wrestling weariness, writes MELISSA REDDY. Steven Gerrard is clothed in anxiety ahead of his Anfield farewell, and the threads are incredible …
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LIVERPOOL: KEEP YOUR COOL THIS SUMMER

14 May 2015

IT’S going to be a long summer. Hell hath no fury like a Liverpool fan scorned. Hell hath no fury like a Liverpool fan yet to be scorned, but expecting to be scorned. At times hell even hath no fury …
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LIVERPOOL: WHAT ARE THE POSITIVES OF 2014-15?

12 May 2015

TWO games left then: 2014-15, pick the bones out of that, writes CRAIG RIMMER. Liverpool have fallen short of achieving any of their realistic pre-season targets — a resounding failure by most standards — but there must be *some* positives to …
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INTERVIEW: PHILIPPE COUTINHO

12 May 2015

PHILIPPE Coutinho is now a firm fans’ favourite and after signing a new five-year contract with the club in February, Liverpool’s No.10 clocked up his 100th appearance for the Reds at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. MELISSA REDDY exclusively interviewed the £8.5million …
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MATCH RATINGS: CHELSEA v LIVERPOOL

10 May 2015

PROMISING enough stuff from the Reds, albeit it in a type of game that is hard to take too much from. Plenty of lads showed they belonged at that level. A few didn’t. But we knew that already. Anyway. Numbers and …
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MATCH REVIEW: CHELSEA 1 LIVERPOOL 1

10 May 2015

TERRY’S header hits the net and Steve Graves turns to me and says: “What next?” What next indeed. What the hell next? What could be next? A wrecking ball sweeping through the boozer. A personalised rainstorm like in The Truman …
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WACKER: THE SPIRIT OF SCOUSE – FRIDAY’S COLUMN

8 May 2015

ON the infamous Panorama documentary, with the iconic black and white footage of a boisterous, swaying 1960s Kop, there is a reference to “Wacker – The Spirit of Scouse.” The term “Wack” (or Whack) is a precursor, taken from “The Sailors …
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FOOTBALL AND POLITICS: VOTING TO SAVE THE GAME

7 May 2015

FOOTBALL minus supporters is nothing so let’s begin with one, writes SIMON HUGHES. I bumped into an old friend last week — an Evertonian. He’s been a season ticket holder for as long as I’ve known him. That’s roughly a quarter …
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THE LIVERPOOL JOB CAME TOO SOON FOR BRENDAN RODGERS

7 May 2015

THERE’S an outside chance of getting into the top four but realistically it’s a place in the Europa League Liverpool are playing for in what’s left of the season. A lot of fans, half-jokingly in some cases, seriously in others, would quite happily …
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MATCH REVIEW: LIVERPOOL 2 QPR 1

3 May 2015

COUTINHO swings it in and he rises resplendent, red resplendent, and he nods it across goal and it is there, it is there, and we are there and I surge forward and fall backwards and I am seven and I …
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MATCH RATINGS: LIVERPOOL v QPR

2 May 2015

A deserved win eventually, admittedly against a poor side. Should keep the planes away for a few more games anyway. Numbers and words. Simon Mignolet: 6 Can he do more with the goal? Probably sees it late. Shouting more, which …
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HULL CITY v LIVERPOOL: MATCH REVIEW

29 April 2015

IT OCCURS to me that this is an example of a game where a match review might need to be that bit more of a match report. We have a non-televised game in the UK where around half of Liverpool’s travelling …
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