Blackpool v Liverpool: Preview

Liverpool will be out for revenge when they travel to Blackpool in the English Premier League on Sunday, but only if the match goes ahead. Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road home is without undersoil heating and the freezing conditions gripping the United Kingdom means the fixture is in serious danger of being called off. But if the match somehow gets underway, Roy Hodgson and his team will have plenty of motivation to…

December 22, 2010

Liverpool and Wigan Games Called Off Because Of Snow

Liverpool’s game against Fulham at Anfield is the highest profile casualty of the extreme weather which has hit the UK. Wigan’s match against Aston Villa at the DW Stadium is another Premier League postponement after heavy overnight snow hit the northwest. Temperatures were predicted to be -6 degrees at the scheduled 5.30pm kick-off time at Anfield, but conditions around the ground and on roads in the area forced an early…

December 18, 2010

EPL Preview: Newcastle v Liverpool

Newcastle fans will hope any announcement on the club’s new manager does not detract from the on-field performance against Liverpool on Saturday. Both clubs have endured intense managerial speculation this season but for Newcastle it came to a head on Monday when Chris Hughton was sacked. The Magpies want to unveil their new manager at St James’ Park before the late kick-off, with former Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol, Alan…

December 9, 2010

Our Confidence Is Low, Admits Houllier

Gérard Houllier admitted Aston Villa are suffering a crisis of confidence after Liverpool ruined his return to Anfield with a commanding victory that left his team languishing two points above the relegation zone. Villa slipped to their fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions and have won one of their last 10 league games under Houllier, as a Liverpool team minus Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher eased to eighth…

December 7, 2010

We Must Perform Despite Injuries:Aurélio

The Liverpool full-back Fábio Aurélio believes the absence of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher from the team could lead to the other players taking more responsibility. Gerrard is still at least a week away from recovering from a hamstring injury sustained while playing for England last month while Carragher will be missing for three months having undergone an operation on the left shoulder he dislocated at Tottenham Hotspur a week…

December 6, 2010

Roy Hodgson-Torres Needs Help

Roy Hodgson believes Fernando Torres can maintain the form that devastated Chelsea but has warned that Liverpool may remain reliant upon the striker should the club’s new owners decide not to spend seriously in January. Liverpool head to Wigan tonight seeking a fourth consecutive league win and with their manager adamant he cannot afford to rest the club’s record signing despite recent injuries and the demands ahead. Torres’s brace against…

November 10, 2010