LIVERPOOL: SIMON MIGNOLET – PLAYER OF THE SEASON?

LIVERPOOL: SIMON MIGNOLET – PLAYER OF THE SEASON?

“I felt I had to change it because we have to find solutions throughout the squad to be better. I said to Simon that it’s for an indefinite period.”                                                                                                                  ...
JUST THE TICKET: FIVE FAVOURITE LIVERPOOL STUBS #2

JUST THE TICKET: FIVE FAVOURITE LIVERPOOL STUBS #2

WE’VE asked some of The Anfield Wrap’s regular contributors to crawl around the loft and look under the bed to dig out some of their most treasured ticket stubs and tell us the tales behind them. Second up with his favourite five is SACHIN NAKRANI. PREMIER LEAGUE...

STEVEN GERRARD: STILL IN THE PICTURE

SHORTLY before the World Cup started, Adrian Chiles, who would go on to present ITV’s coverage of the tournament, relayed an anecdote to the Radio Times. In it he told of the occasion a couple of years ago when Sam Merriman, the young nephew of a friend, bumped into a...

CUT THESE FAMILY TIES

AS you can imagine, I’ve been thinking about Luis Suarez quite a lot recently. Different emotions have flooded the mind on different days, ranging from frustration, to anger, to sadness, to relief, back to frustration… More than anything, however, I’ve been thinking...

Liverpool 2013/14: A season we won’t forget

THIS was the season Liverpool won nothing but said everything. Forget Manchester City, it was Brendan Rodgers’s Reds who made the biggest noise in 2013/14; they had the best player, the best manager, the most exciting team, and, as the scenes on Anfield Road in the...

“WE GO TO NORWICH AND DO EXACTLY THE SAME”

AS the minute’s silence ended and roars once again thundered off the Kop, Steven Gerrard could be seen looking to the skies, no doubt taking a moment to remember Jon-Paul Gilhooley, his 10-year-old cousin who went to Hillsborough a quarter of a century ago and never...

ANFIELD TO HILLSBOROUGH RUN 2014

SOON it will be time to fall silent again in memory of the 96. The anniversary of Hillsborough is upon us, which this year has taken on a particular resonance given the recent opening of fresh inquests into the deaths of the victims and the fact, somewhat incredibly,...

HEARTS GLADDENED

PAYING tribute to the great Liverpool team of ‘87/88, the Daily Mirror journalist Brian Reade recently wrote this: “By the time I’d turned 29, in 1986, I believed I’d seen it all. By the time I turned 30, in 1987, I realised I was wrong. From the August of that year...

REVIEW: RED MACHINE

ANYONE who has completed ‘Red Machine’, the latest book by author and journalist Simon Hughes, will have a favourite passage. Mine comes about halfway down on page 105, in the chapter entitled ‘Guardian Reader, Michael Robinson,’ and tells of how then manager Joe...

SMILING AT THE ONE ABOUT TORRES

Fernando Torres walks into a bar and says: “I’ll have a couple of shots please”. The barman says: “That’s not like you”. Fernando Torres recently lost his telesales job as he kept missing his targets. Fernando Torres’s mum sends him to a careers adviser. All goes well...
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