West Ham 1-2 Liverpool – A Test of Character

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By Jonathan Carroll

Sunday saw the reds travel to London to take on Sam Allardyce’s West Ham. In true big Sam fashion, Brendan Rodgers will have prepared his team to face a physical onslaught with a good helping of long balls into their eighteen yard box. West Ham who are now relatively safe from relegation had nothing to lose. Liverpool on the other hand were looking to hold their nerve in a true test of character in the title race. Continue reading

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West Ham United v Liverpool: Reds require six of the best

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By Séamus Leonard

With 32 Premier League games played in its 2013/14 campaign, Liverpool stands atop the table with 71 points. Manchester City and Chelsea are the only other realistic contenders for the title, with the former lying four points behind the Reds but, perhaps crucially, with two games in hand. Continue reading

Liverpool 4-1 West Ham – Suarez Guides Reds

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By Jonathan CarrolI

In a week that saw Luis Suarez score one of the best hat-tricks that the Anfield faithful has ever seen, the Uruguayan continued to single-handedly drive Liverpool up the table. Suarez had a hand in all four goals. Raheem Sterling is slowly gaining back the confidence that saw him gain a first team place at an early age and Joe Allen turned in a very impressive performance in midfield which may keep Lucas Leiva on the subs bench. West Ham’s Kevin Nolan rightly saw red as his attempt to injure Jordan Henderson by raking his studs down his achilles was violent and deserved nothing less. Continue reading

Liverpool 1-0 QPR – Carra’s Last Stand

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By Jonathan Carroll

The season ended for Liverpool in a very low profile fashion against already relegated Queens Park Rangers. The last game of the season was also the last game ever for Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher. The Kop sang his praises throughout the game on Sunday and warmly applauded every Liverpool player on their lap around Anfield following the game. Continue reading

End of the season, and of an era: Liverpool v Queens Park Rangers

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By Séamus Leonard

Queens Park Rangers comes to Anfield on Sunday as the curtain draws on what has been a disappointing season, to say the least, for home side Liverpool. However, all the arguments over what has gone wrong and how it can be corrected next season will cease for 90 minutes as Reds fans bid a fond farewell to one of the club’s most loyal and reliable servants, Jamie Carragher. Continue reading

Fulham 1-3 Liverpool – Sturridge and Coutinho Steal the Show

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By Jonathan Carroll

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool team traveled to Craven Cottage on Sunday without Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger and Luis Suarez. Fringe players like Sebastian Coates, Jonjo Shelvey and Andre Wisdom all got the call to start from Rodgers. Liverpool needed to win to keep up the pace with Everton and hope the blue half of Merseyside slips up. As it happened there was no such luck. Continue reading

Reds look for late-season flourish: Fulham v Liverpool

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By Séamus Leonard

In stark contrast to the monotony of last weekend’s Merseyside derby, the days since have been filled with activity as first Alex Ferguson announced his decision to retire as manager of Manchester United at the end of the season and then Everton boss David Moyes was declared Fergie’s hand-picked successor.

The whole affair makes for strange times as both United and the Toffees prepare to bid farewell to their long-term supremos. Continue reading