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My Game Of 2015-16: Villarreal (H)

My Game Of 2015-16: Villarreal (H)

THERE are certain games I wish I could just relive every single second of. Some people will tell you they’d happily relive every kick of nights like Istanbul or Madrid all over again, but I think those people are liars. They’re liars because those games took years off...

My Favourite Player: Steven Gerrard

My Favourite Player: Steven Gerrard

WRITE about your favourite player. That should be easy enough, right? And yet, it’s not. Not for me, anyway. Because there have been ages and stages. Go all the way back, to way back when, and the kid with a big barnet and short trousers was starry-eyed about Kenny...

My Favourite Player: Jordan Henderson

My Favourite Player: Jordan Henderson

AT the beginning of the 2018/19 season, I was in Belfast for an Anfield Wrap live show. We were asked what one thing would bring us the most joy that season, and I replied: “I’d fucking love to see the captain of this club lift a trophy.” My answer had needle, it was...

My Favourite Player: Ray Kennedy

My Favourite Player: Ray Kennedy

WRITE about your favourite ever player, he said. The one you always wanted to be as a kid in the playground or admired the most. Who’s yours? That’s not always an easy question. I mean, there’s your favourite and there’s the best. My hero lined up in the same side as...

My Favourite Player: Virgil Van Dijk

My Favourite Player: Virgil Van Dijk

“WHO is your favourite Liverpool player of all time?” It’s that ‘all time’ bit that gets you. Immediately your mind is cast back, like your life flashing before your eyes, but just the football bits. When I was a nipper, my grandad sat me on his knee and regaled me...

My Favourite Player: Fernando Torres

My Favourite Player: Fernando Torres

YOU almost feel daft for worrying about football at a time like this. Bill Shankly joked that it was more important than life and death, but Jürgen Klopp summed it up best recently by describing it as “the most important of the least important things”. It is such a...

My First Game: Liverpool 5 Crewe Alexandra 1 – September 25, 1990

My First Game: Liverpool 5 Crewe Alexandra 1 – September 25, 1990

I RECKON my early experiences of the match aren’t that typical of a footie-loving lad growing up on Merseyside. Those romantic ideals of dad and lad going to the Liverpool match together, passing down the traditions, sharing the routines, becoming versed in ‘the way’?...

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My Game Of 2015-16: Villarreal (H)

My Game Of 2015-16: Villarreal (H)

THERE are certain games I wish I could just relive every single second of. Some people will tell you they’d happily relive every kick of nights like Istanbul or Madrid all over again, but I think those people are liars. They’re liars because those games took years off...

My Favourite Player: Steven Gerrard

My Favourite Player: Steven Gerrard

WRITE about your favourite player. That should be easy enough, right? And yet, it’s not. Not for me, anyway. Because there have been ages and stages. Go all the way back, to way back when, and the kid with a big barnet and short trousers was starry-eyed about Kenny...

My Favourite Player: Jordan Henderson

My Favourite Player: Jordan Henderson

AT the beginning of the 2018/19 season, I was in Belfast for an Anfield Wrap live show. We were asked what one thing would bring us the most joy that season, and I replied: “I’d fucking love to see the captain of this club lift a trophy.” My answer had needle, it was...

My Favourite Player: Ray Kennedy

My Favourite Player: Ray Kennedy

WRITE about your favourite ever player, he said. The one you always wanted to be as a kid in the playground or admired the most. Who’s yours? That’s not always an easy question. I mean, there’s your favourite and there’s the best. My hero lined up in the same side as...

My Favourite Player: Virgil Van Dijk

My Favourite Player: Virgil Van Dijk

“WHO is your favourite Liverpool player of all time?” It’s that ‘all time’ bit that gets you. Immediately your mind is cast back, like your life flashing before your eyes, but just the football bits. When I was a nipper, my grandad sat me on his knee and regaled me...

My Favourite Player: Fernando Torres

My Favourite Player: Fernando Torres

YOU almost feel daft for worrying about football at a time like this. Bill Shankly joked that it was more important than life and death, but Jürgen Klopp summed it up best recently by describing it as “the most important of the least important things”. It is such a...

My First Game: Liverpool 5 Crewe Alexandra 1 – September 25, 1990

My First Game: Liverpool 5 Crewe Alexandra 1 – September 25, 1990

I RECKON my early experiences of the match aren’t that typical of a footie-loving lad growing up on Merseyside. Those romantic ideals of dad and lad going to the Liverpool match together, passing down the traditions, sharing the routines, becoming versed in ‘the way’?...