we are a wounded beast, they stole the game from us @ fulham..they are trying to ruin our best players and distract our club..why?? BECAUSE they are scared, ina week just after us beating chelski twice and battering citeh, bOth manc clubs were dumped out of the champions league...
Kenny re-unites the "holy trinity" in a crusade against the evil FA and fergies buddies..
and we got a HOME draw in the cup for a change...
Jordan Henderson was the most accurate passer on the pitch during Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Fulham on Monday night.
Here are some more enlightening stats courtesy of Opta:
Fulham had 19 shots, Liverpool had 20.
Fulham's accuracy in front of goal was better, though - 57.1 per cent on target compared with Liverpool's 40 per cent.
The away side had 54.5 per cent of possession.
They also had 10 corners - Fulham won just two.
Liverpool played 519 passes, 83.4 per cent of which were completed.
Fulham completed 80.2 per cent of their 444 passes.
Among the defenders, Brede Hangeland made most clearances - 12 in total. Martin Skrtel made eight for Liverpool.
The statistics show that Jay Spearing won three of his three tackles - making him Liverpool's top boy in the challenge. Philippe Senderos had the same figures for Fulham.
Skrtel had the most impressive 'duel' stats on the pitch - winning 75 per cent of all his personal battles.
Danny Murphy enjoyed more touches than anyone else with 93. Charlie Adam once again topped this table for the Reds with 86.
Jordan Henderson was the best passer during the game with a very impressive 94.6 per cent completion rate among his 56 passes.
Charlie Adam was more ambitious in the pass, though, playing it long 13 times from 62 passes.
Stephen Kelly was the most accurate defender with 92 per cent of passes reaching their destination - though he only made 25 passes.
Daniel Agger just pipped Skrtel to the honours among Liverpool's defenders, finding a teammate with 89.1 per cent of his passes.
Bobby Zamora was the best passer among the strikers who started with 89.3 per cent of his kicks finding their target. Craig Bellamy was next with 86.2 per cent.
Clint Dempsey had more shots than anyone else at Craven Cottage with nine, three of which were between the sticks.
Andy Carroll won the highest percentage of duels among all the strikers on the pitch - 66.7 per cent on the ground and 77.8 per cent in the air.
Ian Holloway admits he would have liked to have kept Jonjo Shelvey at Blackpool a bit longer - but believes the midfielder has returned to Liverpool a better player.
The Reds recalled the 19-year-old from his loan spell with the Championship club last week following the news Lucas Leiva will sit out the rest of the season after picking up an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Shelvey's form was impressive at Blackpool, where he scored six goals in 10 appearances, and Holloway was left delighted with his impact.
"It is a shame he has had to go back, because Liverpool are playing exceptionally well and I had been hoping that might leave an opportunity for us to keep Jonjo until the end of the season," said the Tangerines' boss.
"All I know is that Jonjo is a fantastic young man who has all sorts of ability. I have no doubts whatsoever he will be a top, top player.
"He is already at a top, top club and he had been helping us try to get back to where we want to get - the Premier League. He has improved in the time he's been here and that pleases me."
Holloway's sentiments are echoed by Shelvey himself, who believes his spell with Blackpool could prove invaluable in his development. In addition to regular first-team action, the midfielder played alongside veteran Barry Ferguson while at Bloomfield Road and feels he learnt much from the Scot's experience.
"Barry Ferguson is a top player and I didn't realise how much history he's got until I looked him up on Wikipedia!" said Shelvey. "He's a great leader and a great player. You have to listen and learn from people like him. "I've been in the game for three years and someone like Barry has dealt with being a footballer for his entire career. "Also Ian Holloway is very different to previous managers I've had but he's been first-class with the way he's handled me. "I'm quite a feisty character on the field because I want to win, and he's given me a boost of confidence that I needed to take back to Liverpool. "It's been a pleasure playing for him, and I think I'm going back fitter and stronger. "I think I did well at the club and I hope I've given the fans something to remember."
Author: James Carroll Pasted from <http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/shelvey-will-be-a-top-player>
Sebastian Coates has revealed why the prospect of running out at Anfield for the first time fills him with excitement.
The promising Uruguayan joined the club in August and has made four appearances for the first team, all of which have come away from home. And while he has witnessed many Anfield matches from the bench or the stands, Coates can't wait to get out onto the pitch himself with the Kop roaring the team on.
"I have only played away from home so far and it would be very nice to play at Anfield," Coates told LFC magazine in an exclusive interview this week. "You can see the passion there is in the crowd. You can see it sitting on the bench but it would be much nicer to see it playing on the field.
"It hasn't really come as a surprise to me because I had already heard of the passion that Liverpool fans had but being told about something and then seeing it for yourself first hand are two different things. "In other parts of the world, the fans of other clubs are also passionate about their teams but here I believe that the passion of the fans is special. It makes it very difficult for the teams that come to visit Anfield."
Coates has enjoyed his settling in period in Liverpool and at the club, and he believes he is adapting well to English football. However, the defender feels it might take him up to a year to reach his peak as he strives for continual improvement. "English football is more dynamic. It is faster but little by little I am trying to adapt better to it," added Coates.
"I have obviously come from a league which is much slower than this where there is much more time to think about what you are going to do, but I understand this is an area I need to improve. I need to change but I think I am making those changes and adapting well to the English league and I reckon with the passing of time I will get better and better. "I think a year will be long enough for me to adapt. I am learning a lot from Jamie Carragher, from Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel. And it is logical for the team and the club to expect me to adapt within a year so I am going to do my best to do so and I think I will achieve it."
Author: LFC Magazine
Daniel Agger insists Liverpool can't wait for Saturday's visit of Queens Park Rangers as they aim to get back on track following the 1-0 defeat at Fulham. The Dane admits the Reds were left disappointed by their loss at Craven Cottage, but feels the Anfield clash with newly-promoted QPR presents them with an opportunity to put their frustrations behind them
"After the Fulham game it was the same as every time we lose - it was quiet and people were upset," Agger told Liverpoolfc.tv. "Everybody who plays football at this level doesn't like to lose, so everybody was really upset (about the defeat) and also about the way we lost - we had a lot of chances and I think we deserved better, but that's football. "Luckily in football, there is always a game next week and a chance to bounce back - and that's something we have to do. We need the points."
Despite seeing an 11-match unbeaten run come to an end on Monday, Agger is adamant Liverpool's target of a top-four finish remains undeterred. "It's always difficult to talk about positions and which position you can end up," he added. "I really hope we can be in the top four because Champions League football is the main thing.
"Everybody who has experienced it knows it is the biggest tournament and wants to be in it. That's definitely the target." Meanwhile, Agger has explained why he believes Sebastian Coates has all the attributes to become a top-class centre-back for Liverpool.
The 21-year-old has made four first-team appearances since moving to the Reds in August, and excelled in last week's 2-0 Carling Cup victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, leaving his defensive partner suitably impressed. Agger said: "Sebastian has done really well in the games he's played. He's learning quickly and he definitely has all of the tools to have a great career. "It's up to him and the best way to show it is to play some good games."
Author: James Carroll Pasted from <http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/agger-eager-for-qpr-clash>
Kenny Dalglish today revealed he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Queens Park Rangers as he backed Liverpool to put their Fulham frustration behind them.
The boss reported a clean bill of health following Monday's 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage, though the Reds will be without the suspended Jay Spearing for this weekend's visit of QPR, while Lucas Leiva will miss the remainder of the season due to injury.
Dalglish also confirmed Steven Gerrard is continuing to make good progress in his rehabilitation from an ankle infection, though he won't face Neil Warnock's side as Liverpool aim to return to winning ways.
The manager acknowledges the Reds were left disappointed after seeing their 11-game unbeaten run brought to an end by Fulham, though he insists the confidence of his side remains undeterred.
"We are disappointed we didn't win the game," Dalglish told his pre-match press conference at Melwood. "We've just got to get on with it. We didn't get carried away when we were winning games and on a run, so we won't get overly depressed at the same time.
"If we said last week that draws aren't where we set our standards, then certainly losing 1-0 at Fulham, with all due respect, isn't what we set our standards for. "We wanted to come away with three points but we didn't, so we just have to keep believing and do what we do best.
"As we say, it's up to us to put the chances (we create) away." Newly-promoted QPR are Liverpool's next task when they journey to Merseyside for Saturday's 3pm kick-off.
The Londoners sit 12th in the Barclays Premier League table having garnered 16 points from their opening 14 matches, and Dalglish has been impressed by the manner in which they have acquitted themselves to life in the top flight. "I think the three (promoted) sides have done very well," he said. "QPR played well against Man City at Loftus Road and were unlucky not to win, so if they can do well against the team at the top of the league I'm sure they will be looking to do well when they come here. All we can do is compete against them as best as we possibly can.
"They got off to a bad start at home and lost the first game 4-0 (against Bolton). Then they got a new owner, Neil got a couple of quid to spend and spent it well, so that's helped to improve them." Neil Warnock will be the manager in the visiting dugout on Saturday, and Dalglish is looking forward to locking horns with his opposite number.
He joked: "He is the same away from the cameras and microphones, although he doesn't really like to be too far away from them - I think he enjoys them a bit more than some!
"He is a good character, it's great that he is in the Premier League and it was a fantastic way for them to come up as champions. "He has done brilliantly and although they got off to a bad start, he has spent the money the new owner gave him wisely and they've kicked on. They're a formidable side, it's great for him and I'm sure he's enjoying himself. I look forward to having a drink with him after the game."
Meanwhile, Dalglish believes Jonjo Shelvey can make an impact on the first team if called upon in the coming weeks. The 19-year-old was recalled from a loan spell with Blackpool following news of Lucas's injury and scored twice in a reserve-team friendly with Wigan earlier this week.
"We brought him back from Blackpool, where he had a couple of fantastic games," said Dalglish. "He played in the reserves on Tuesday for an hour and scored a couple. "We know what Jonjo is all about and it was a good experience for him going to Blackpool. If we get everybody back fit and from suspension then it may be the case he goes back out again, but whilst he's here we know what he can do and can make a contribution as he did last year in a lot of the games he came on in." Author: James Carroll at Melwood
QPR fan Adam Wheeler provides the view from Loftus Road ahead of Saturday's game.
How are your fans feeling about a trip to Anfield?
It is an institution, and after having not played there since the mid-1990s I think many will not only be going to relish the match but also remember some of the atmosphere/see how things might have changed. Anfield carries an 'association' with a team and era that hardly any other grounds in the country can boast. For that reason alone I think any kind of result for us will only enhance the experience of being there.
One song we're bound to hear?
Something about Neil Warnock or Jamie Mackie perhaps. An anti-Chelsea song might pop up. 'We are QPR' is a standard.
Best thing about being back in the top flight?
The amount of exposure and better recognition, and the fact that you can even start to think about imagining the likes of Joey Barton, Shaun WP and Luke Young as part of your squad.
And the worst?
Irregular kick-off times and absurd media stories.
Best way to beat QPR?
I think a set of fast forwards will prove tricky.
Players we should worry about?
Helguson is having a renaissance and will be an aerial threat but he'll be backed up by hard work from Barton, Mackie and Wright-Phillips. Perhaps our best player, and one that has been maturing for two or three years now, is Ali Faurlin in centre mid. Personally I'd like to see Tommy Smith get a run-out; he always puts in the effort and has a bit of class.
Players you'll be worried about on our side?
The obvious ones. Suarez, and Carroll is bound to come good sooner or later. I hope it isn't against us.
The best is going through all the bad times and seeing a football philosophy on the pitch that is a little 'David vs Goliath' but also done with style. The fans are a tight-knit bunch, especially those that remember the darker days stretching back to the threat of administration and collecting in buckets. The worst? Even though I like the atmosphere and it is 'home', having a ground that is essentially a big handcuff with an 18,000 capacity. I'm not bothered about us trying to get into Europe or aiming for a wage bill that borders on the ridiculous but I'd like to see us become an established team so that youngsters like Raheem Sterling and Dean Parrett don't feel they have to move on to improve their career prospects.
Author: Jimmy Rice Pasted from <http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/the-view-from-qpr>
Liverpool confirmed this afternoon that Lucas had successfully undergone surgery in Brazil on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury he sustained at Chelsea last week. LFC medical staff were present during the procedure. Lucas will now begin an agreed rehabilitation programme which will be overseen by the Club's medical team. Author: Liverpool FC Pasted from <http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/lucas-operation-a-success>
.... FIGHT BACK!! (v the FA & Fergie etc)
yes, great to see "the holy trinity" lives again, shame some "fans" (& media) didn't see it that way, when Rafa did it...!!
FA/Mancs & some "fans" = Hypocrites..
On being asked about Suarez being charged for the finger incident; Kenny said he has seen 4 other incidents that weren't charged. Told the journalist to get on his computer
KD on Suarez awaiting charge re: Evra: "Been 9 weeks now waiting. Carries on like this he may have had his testimonial."
KD: "Referee's are inconsistent with their interpretations of the laws of the game. We want the same rules as everyone else."
KD: "We decided not to appeal over Jay's red because of lack of representation at hearings. He intended to win the ball."
KD: "Level of performance at Fulham was good enough for 3 points. But we didn't get them. Not going to dwell on it."
He continued: "If they are inconsistent (referees) with their interpretation, you can understand and put up an argument for every decision made, even if you don't agree with it. So a wee bit of clarity wouldn't go amiss.
"I think enough has been said about the game the other night and we don't want to put extra pressure on referees. We just want to be dealt with, like everyone else. If they've done that, then fine."Dalglish was also quizzed about his views on the FA's successful appeal that means Wayne Rooney's England ban has been reduced two-matches. He added: "I don't think it sets a very good standard that they appeal against Wayne's three-match ban. I think it calls into question their own disciplinary system.
"It's understandable because Wayne is a fantastic footballer, but it's not as if it was a 50/50 challenge he got sent off for, is it? If it's a straight red it's three games (suspension), so I don't know how they justify diluting it.
"If they can justify diluting Wayne's, then everybody else that appeals for a similar sending off in a Premier League game would expect to have their ban reduced. It's great news for England that their best player is going to be available for their last game, but I don't think it sets a very good precedent for everybody else."
G>It makes me even more angry at those who were frightened by Benitez "getting into mind games" with Ferguson, and for that matter with H&G. The time is always right for the manager to stand up for the club's interests. If people are frightened by the possible consequences, they need more guts. Pasted from <http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=269294.2000>
Bias against Luis??? ..warned by ref for being kicked by fulhams defenders ? disallowed goal, no penalty etc etc then ....
Redmen…not as funny as they think it is!
BBC Weather warning: The M62 is closed in both directions due to gale force laughter coming from Merseyside.....someone asked; whats the FOUR main things that dont function in Europe now?..could it be....a 3-pin plug, a pound coin, and the 2 manc clubs,,!!!!! ;) ....Son : Daddy daddy Barca beat Manchester United again like always! Daddy : It wasn't Barca it was Basel, they just wore Barca jerseys to scare Man United.....lol :D the "global fan base" of manUre and citeh just got decimated!! ;)
Happy Xmas from Liverpool FC
Liverpool Football Club's players wish the fans a happy Christmas at Melwood.
ChriS SmiTH > and a "happy ChriSmith" to U all too! ;)
Happy Xmas from Liverpool FC
Liverpool Football Club's players wish the fans a happy Christmas at Melwood.
ChriS SmiTH > and a "happy ChriSmith" to U all too! ;)
with Stevie back in training...hopefully means I dont have to worry about getting the plaster off me ankle so quick! ;) ...(was half hoping I'd a crack at the midfield what with injuries to Lucas and bent referees giving us Red cards..... )
|so Money hasn't bought madRID, chelski ,nor citeh|
..success in the champions league ha ha ha ..
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.......more for GLOBAL REdS