Saturday, October 6, 2007

Liverpool V Spurs : Latest Team News

Liverpool will have Jermaine Pennant back in their squad for Sunday's home game with Spurs after the winger was forced to sit out the midweek Champions League defeat by Marseille because of suspension.

Boss Rafael Benitez also has a worry over the fitness of full-back Fabio Aurelio, who was taken off against the French side with a muscle problem.

Benitez had Javier Mascherano, Dirk Kuyt, Alvaro Arbeloa, John Arne Riise, Ryan Babel and Andriy Voronin all on the bench against Marseille with the Spurs game in mind, and most should figure on Sunday.

Harry Kewell, Daniel Agger and Xabi Alonso are all still long-term injury problems.

Tottenham are hopeful midfielder Jermaine Jenas will return from an abdominal strain.

Dimitar Berbatov and Pascal Chimbonda were rested for the midweek UEFA Cup tie with Anorthosis Famagusta and are set to return, while Aaron Lennon had swelling on his knee but it is not thought to be serious.

Ricardo Rocha has had surgery on his ankle and will be out for more than two months, while Ledley King is still recovering from knee surgery. Teemu Tainio is available again after suspension.


Liverpool (from): Reina, Finnan, Arbeloa, Carragher, Hyypia, Riise, Aurelio, Pennant, Gerrard, Sissoko, Mascherano, Babel, Benayoun, Crouch, Voronin, Torres, Kuyt, Leto, Itandje.

Tottenham (from): Robinson, Cerny, Chimbonda, Stalteri, Lee, Bale, Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Gardner, Kaboul, Huddlestone, Zokora, Jenas, Lennon, Malbranque, Tainio, Boateng, Taarabt, Berbatov, Keane, Defoe, Bent.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

League Cup : Torres give lesson to Benitez

Fernando Torres scored a hat-trick to inspire Liverpool to a 4-2 victory at Reading in the League Cup third round.

The Spain striker was on target three times in the second half after Israeli Yossi Benayoun had put Liverpool in front before the break with his first goal for the club.

Benayoun's 23rd-minute effort was cancelled out by Bobby Convey's volley before Torres pounced five minutes after the break with a precise low finish after being played in by Sebastian Leto.

Reading levelled again after 64 minutes through John Halls but Torres proved the difference.

John Arne Riise came off the bench to tee up Torres after 72 minutes and the Spaniard struck again four minutes from time after rounding the Reading keeper.

Reading 2
Convey (28), Hall (64)

Liverpool 4
Benayoun (23), Torres (50, 72, 86)

Starting Lineup for Liverpool
Itandje, Finnan, Caragher, Arbeloa, Aurelio (Riise) , Leiva (Hobbs) , Sissoko, Leto, Benayoun, Torres, Crouch (Gerrard)
Subs (not used)
Martin, Putteril

Yellow Card:

Man of the match:
Torres with hatrick

Liverpool Stats
Goal Attempt :
Off target :
Offside :
Corners :
Fouls :

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Transfers : Lucas Pezzini Leiva

It confirms that Lucas have been transfer from Gremio to Merseyside. The player has been the hottest property to come out of the southern Brazilian Tricolor Gaúcho since FC Porto number 10 Anderson and Barça number 10 Ronaldinho.

Here some bio about Lucas:

Name: Lucas Pezzini Leiva
Date of Birth: 09/01/1987
Place of Birth: Dorados
Nationality: Brazil
2nd nationality: Italian
Height: 179 cm.
Role: Midfielder
Jersey: 8

Clubs 2005:

Club titles:
Brazilian League (2nd division): 2005
Rio Grande do Sul State League: 2006

Personal titles:
Brazilian Bola de Ouro (Placar): 2006


Lucas started his career with Gremio, making his first team debut on October 22, 2005 in a 1-0 win over Nautico in Serie B.Gremio went on to win the league that season, gaining promotion to the top tier of Brazilian football.

2006 was a successful year for Lucas and Gremio, winning the Rio Grande do Sul state championship (the Campeonato Gaúcho) for the first time since 2001, and also coming third in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A. Lucas also became the youngest player to ever to receive Placar magazine's Bola de Ouro (Golden Ball), given to the best player in the Campeonato Brasileiro an honour previously won by the likes of Zico, Falcao, Careca, Romario, Kaka and Tevez.

In October 2006 Lucas was brought into the senior Brazilian squad for friendlies against Kuwaiti club Al-Kuwait and Ecuador. Lucas was both the youngest member and one of only two non-Europe-based players in a strong squad. He made his debut for Brazil on October 7, 2006 coming on as a second half substitute against Al-Kuwait. Brazil won the match 4-0. However, this appearance does not count as his first cap as the match was not considered an official friendly match by FIFA.

His form in 2006 lead to reported interest from many major European clubs including Palermo, Inter, Juventus, Atlético Madrid and Barcelona.

Lucas is the current captain of the Brazilian Under-20 team. He helped the team to victory in the 2007 South American Youth Championship, scoring 4 goals in the process. He is expected to again lead the team in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup which will be contested in Canada in July 2007.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Final CL 23 May 2007

What I can Say!!

This year once again Liverpool Finally get to Final by beating again Chelsea.
Here the statistics about the match.

1st Leg - Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1

Joe Cole (29)

Liverpool 0

2nd Leg -Anfield

Liverpool 1

Daniel Agger (22)

Boudewijn Zenden (pen 121)
Xabi Alonso (pen 122)
Steven Gerrard (pen 124)
Dirk Kuyt (pen 125)

Chelsea 0

Arjen Robben (pen miss 122)
Frank Lampard (pen 123)
Geremi(pen miss 124)

Well Done Liverpool

We'll Never Walk Alone!!!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Preview Last Result and Match : Champions League


Liverpool 4 vs Arsenal 1
Crouch 4, 35, 81 Gallas 60
Agger 60

My Though
As expected, we win over the Gunners after 3 previous matches we outplayed by Arsenal 'Youngster'. What I can say about this result. I'm satisfied with the scoreline although it can be more than 4 actually.

4-5-1 have been selected by Rafa. After 2 Euro qualifier, there some players are still exhausted. So, from my opinion its a good formation with midfield combination Xabi and Mascherano for holding and Gerard for free play behind Crouch, It's give more advantage to our center to give more pressure to Arsenal center. Xabi and Mascherano give more advantage to Gerard to play as free role behind Crouch. That's why, Crouch didn't have more pressure from Arsenal defender because they more focus to Gerard, give Crouch space to get 2 goals from the air.

Defend is absolutely brilliant although some patchy man marking from Agger and Carra ( When Baptista get a chances to level again but he shot wide and consolation goal from Gallas ). Other than that, our defender give a good composure to denied the Gunners get a goal, even get into the penalty box.

Our forward give more headache to Rafa after good perfomance shown by Crouch. Hatrick from Crouch, 2 by head and 1 by leg. What I can say about this guy. He play brilliant again Arsenal defenders with good running and set pieces.

Champions League

Craig Bellamy travelled with Liverpool's squad on Monday for their Champions League quarter-final against PSV Eindhoven despite still feeling the effects of a rib injury.

The Welsh international had been left out of the squad that beat Arsenal at the weekend, having picked up ankle and rib injuries while away playing for Wales last week.

Bellamy was considered fit enough to fly to Holland with the squad but said: "I got a really hefty knock from the San Marino 'keeper last week in Cardiff.

"It still hurts now when I breath but I really hope I will be fit to play against PSV. This European run is so important to me. I really want to be involved in what is the best level I have played at during my career."

Liverpool will monitor Bellamy over the next 24 hours before deciding whether he will figure against PSV in the Phillips Stadion on Tuesday.

Manager Rafael Benitez has no other injury problems with skipper Steven Gerrard, taken off against Arsenal due to tiredness, also in the party.

Steve Finnan and Sami Hyypia, rested on Saturday, were also in the squad. Mohamed Sissoko is suspended for the first leg.


Liverpool (from): Reina, Finnan, Arbeloa, Carragher, Hyypia, Agger, Riise, Aurelio, Pennant, Gerrard, Alonso, Gonzalez, Mascherano, Kuyt, Crouch, Fowler, Bellamy, Dudek, Zenden.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Fixtures and Team Update : Liverpool vs Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Gilberto is out of the Barclays Premiership trip to Liverpool with a hip problem. Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is available again following his four-match domestic ban but fellow forward Jeremie Aliadiere (foot) will also miss the game at Anfield.

Defenders Gael Clichy (hamstring) and Emmanuel Eboue (ankle) have both recovered match fitness during the international break. Captain Thierry Henry (groin and stomach), Robin van Persie (broken foot) and Theo Walcott (shoulder) are all sidelined.

Peter Crouch could be involved for Liverpool after injury.

The England striker has been training this week following an operation to repair his broken nose, and boss Rafael Benitez must decide whether he can be risked ahead of next week's Champions League trip to PSV Eindhoven.

Full-back John Arne Riise will make his 200th league appearance for the club against the Gunners, and is only seven games short of 300 for the club in all competitions.


Liverpool (from): Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Agger, Hyypia, Riise, Aurelio, Arbeloa, Gerrard, Sissoko, Alonso, Pennant, Bellamy, Fowler, Kuyt, Crouch, Mascherano, Zenden, Dudek.

Arsenal (from): Lehmann, Eboue, Gallas, Toure, Clichy, Ljungberg, Denilson, Fabregas, Rosicky, Baptista, Adebayor, Almunia, Senderos, Hoyte, Diaby, Hleb, Connolly, Randall..

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Team Update: Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Aston Villa
  • Martin O'Neill will check on the fitness of midfielder Shaun Maloney before finalising his side
  • Central defender Martin Laursen is again sidelined with a hamstring injury

  • Peter Crouch now out until the beginning of next month as he recovers from an operation to repair his broken nose
  • Long injury : Kewell, Garcia


Aston Villa (from): Sorensen, Taylor, Bardsley, Hughes, Mellberg, Cahill, Ridgewell, Bouma, Samuel, Agbonlahor, Petrov, McCann, Barry, Berger, Davis, Osbourne, Carew, Young, Moore, Angel.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Arbeloa, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Agger, Riise, Aurelio, Pennant, Sissoko, Gerrard, Alonso, Bellamy, Kuyt, Fowler, Dudek, Mascherano, Zenden, Gonzalez.