Liverpool v Roma: Events You May Want to Attend

Coming to Boston for the LFC v Roma game? Here is what LFC Boston are up to during that time.

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Tuesday July 22nd

  • Meet fellow LFC fans at our official fan bars: the official home of LFC Boston, the Phoenix Landing and Arc. (NOTE: Arc was formerly called An Tua Nua)
  • Other pubs such as the The FieldLansdowne Pub, and GameOn will also be good places to meet if the Phoenix Landing and Arc are full.

Fan Event

  • With LFC Legends Ian Rush & Robbie Fowler including Q&A, Music, Entertainment, Giveaways & more.
  • Doors: 7pm.  Start: 8pm till late. Venue: GameOn.
  • Open access to all – Just turn up! (NOTE: Venue capacity is 600 patrons)
  • NOTE: This is not an LFC Boston event. It’s a Liverpool FC event. LFC Boston are purely facilitating flow of information on behalf of LFC.
  • After the event we will head back to Arc bar and the Phoenix Landing.

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Liverpool to Play Dortmund in Preseason Friendly

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool will host Jurgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund on August 10 at Anfield in an exhibition match right before the start both teams’ seasons.

The last time Liverpool played Dortmund was 13 years ago in the Champions League. They have played each other only six times in their clubs’ respected histories.

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Liverpool fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone in Fenway Park July 25th 2012

 

By Tim Treacy

You’ll Never Walk Alone – Being sung at Fenway Park at the beginning of the Liverpool vs. Roma game on July 25th 2012.

 

Summer Transfer Rumors – Part Two

By Justin Fitzgerald

With roughly one month left until Deadline Day 2012, the transfer market is clearly heating up. The Reds no doubt will be thankful to escape the heat themselves, having endured temperatures north of 100F in their trip to Baltimore and close to that in Boston. As a successful North American tour comes to an end we’re provided with some answers and yet even more questions. Brendan Rodgers fielded a seemingly endless combination of youngsters and veteran talent, and we got a glimpse of the “tikki takka” style of play that he hopes to produce. While Liverpool may not have recorded a win in its three game tour, it’s worth noting that the competition included an in-form Toronto FC and much more veteran and familiar sides in AS Roma and Tottenham. Nevertheless there remains a great deal of work to be done.

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LFC Tour 2012: Liverpool 1-2 Roma

In the clubs second game of their North American tour, Liverpool lost 2-1 to a stronger Roma side. The Italian squad fielded a stronger eleven overall compared to the players utilized by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as well also being further ahead in their pre-season preparations than the Reds. Overall this game gave a glimpse of the playing style Rodgers is looking to incorporate and also a glimpse of some players can be used going forward.

There was a promising debut from the young Irish full back Ryan McLaughlin. Joe Cole worked a couple of opportunities, most notably when his good control allowed him time to chip Bogdan Lobont in the Roma goal only for his effort to hit the top of the crossbar. Jonjo Shelvey again made a positive stride towards staking a claim to be involved as a Liverpool player in the coming season. One player who seems to have shown his full capability is Jay Spearing. Sitting in the defensive midfield role, the pint-sized midfielder will be used sparingly as long as Lucas Leiva stays healthy. There are just too many deficiencies in his covering and passing ability in this role.

The exciting Raheem Sterling was closely monitored by the Italians as he looked to create on the left side of the three up top in the 4-3-3 deployed by Rodgers. Surprisingly enough he never switched wings with Joe Cole. Alberto Aquilani didn’t exactly grab the headlines in the first half but it will be interesting to see if the Italian gets a chance to play with the more experienced eleven as pre-season continues in Baltimore on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur.

The second half livened up a packed Fenway Park. Erik Lamella found Michael Bradley in space between Danny Wilson and Daniel Agger and the American international rifled home his first goal for his new club via the post. Ironically enough Bradley was cheered from a good portion of Liverpool supporters in attendance as chants of “USA” could be heard. Although this was only a pre-season game, this may strike your average English football supporter as being quite strange. Roma were soon two nil up as Brad Jones done well to save from Erik Lamela but Allesandro Florenzi was on hand to smash home the rebound.

With Roma in control, Liverpool looked to increase the pace of the game as well as their overall movement. Fernandez Suso continually showed for the ball in his right side position and then drifted more central to allow Charlie Adam further forward. Adam Morgan was energetic and industrious early on but faded as the half progressed, however the young Liverpudlian’s desire to impress is clear for all to see. Dani Pacheco teed up Charlie Adam, who swept home a clinical finish to ensure it made for a frantic last ten minutes.

This was another useful exercise for Rodgers and his squad. It allowed the manager to get a closer look at his squad in competitive circumstances as well as see how each player is adapting to the new style of play. Transfer fees may be saved if an emerging talent like Jonjo Shelvey can contribute on a regular basis. Dani Pacheco has been the nearly man for so long in his Liverpool career, always on the outside looking in. This is his chance to impress or his future will lay elsewhere. Alberto Aquilani is no doubt a talent but whether or not Brendan Rodgers sees him in his long-term plans remains to be seen. The future of a host of other players will be decided at the end of pre-season or even before.

Roma (4-4-2):

Lobont; Rosi, Burdisso, Castan (Romagnoli 46), Taddei (Heinze 46); Bradley, Tachtsidis, Pjanic (Florenzi 46), Lopez (Bojan 46): Osvaldo (Marquino 76), Totti (Lamela 46)

Goals: Bradley 63, Florenzi 68

Liverpool (4-3-3):

Gulacsi (Jones 46mins): McLaughlin (Flanagan 46), Carragher (Agger 46), Skrtel (Sama 60mins), Enrique (Wilson 60); Aquilani (Suso 46), Spearing (Lucas 60), Shelvey (Adorjan 60); Cole (Adam 46), Eccleston (Morgan 46), Sterling (Pacheco 46)

Goal: Adam 80

March with LFC Boston

LFC Boston will be marching from An Tua Nua to Fenway Park on July 25th at 5pm.

Sutherland Pipe Band, a 15-piece pipe brand from Newton MA, will march LFC Boston to the big game! The Boston Police Department are providing a full police escort for the parade.

The march should take 15-20 minutes and is approximately .6 of a mile. Anyone intending to march with LFC Boston should get to An Tua Nua for 4:55pm and no later.

Once the parade reaches Fenway Park, Sutherland Pipe Band will continue to play on Yawkey Way until 6:20PM.

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North American Tour: Match Two – Liverpool v Roma

By Christopher Boulay

Liverpool heads to Boston’s Fenway Park for its second match of its summer tour to face-off against Roma. Unlike the 1-1 draw against Toronto F.C. over the weekend, the squad should receive a bit of help from some familiar faces, as well as a new one.

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