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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Liverpool missed out on free transfer target

Mohamed DiameFollowing the sacking of Kenny Dalglish, the proposed transfer deal for Senegal midfielder, Mohamed Diame to Liverpool has collapsed.

The Senegal midfielder, 24, is a free agent after letting his contract at Wigan run down, and although he has offers on the table from Spain, France and Turkey, he admits feeling hurt after having a move to Anfield snatched away.

Diame has revealed he held discussions with Dalglish about a possible move to Anfield and that he was sad to see the deal fall through following the Scot's departure earlier this month.

   “I met before Kenny Dalglish and we talked about next season, but God decided to finish this situation,”

“It is true I was very sad in my head as I was thinking to go there, but that is OK as I think I have got other opportunities to go to another club.”

“I am free and not everybody is free in this moment like a midfield player like me and that is why I have got a lot of clubs interested in me,”

“I have to be composed and make a good decision for my future. I have got some offers from Spain, from France, from Turkey, but I really want to stay in the Premier League.” Diame told Sky Sports News.

However, there could be an outside chance of a deal being resurrected should Latics boss Roberto Martinez - who is expected to hold more talks with FSG having returned from holiday today - be appointed to succeed Dalglish.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Van Gaal penned himself in for Liverpool’s manager role

Louis van GaalLouis van Gaal has told Liverpool that he is looking for a management role, rather than a position as a director of football, as his next job.

Van Gaal has been strongly linked with the vacant management position at Anfield, although the club's owners are believed to have identified the experienced Dutchman as the ideal candidate to be the Reds' new director of football, rather than the straight replacement for recently sacked Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool reportedly plan to appoint a younger man to be in charge of coaching and day-to-day affairs under the more senior director of football.

   “My fingers are itching. I’m full of fire and want to work with players.

“I get dozens of offers but I’m waiting for the best one.”

But Van Gaal, 60, is such a strong personality that the idea of taking the reins as team coach would appeal strongly.

One man who is unlikely to take over is ex-England boss Fabio Capello.

Reports this week suggested FSG had been in contact with the Italian but he is now not believed to be on the shortlist, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Wigan’s Roberto Martinez is expected to meet the owners for talks over the next 48 hours and remains among the favourites, along with ex-Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas.

Kuyt, currently on international duty preparing for Euro 2012, gave his backing to the former Ajax and Bayern Munich manager.

   “It is not usual for players to speak about candidates, but he is a Dutchman, has a great track record and has the experience that the club could put to good use,”

“At the moment, Liverpool have no coach or technical director.

“Each club benefits from structure. You look at the Dutch national team and see that consistency and clarity are important.” Dirk Kuyt told De Telegraaf.

Kuyt seemed destined to be leaving Anfield this summer after his starting opportunities were reduced significantly last season, but has hinted he may be open to staying with a new manager coming in to replace Kenny Dalglish.

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers, who publicly rejected the chance to hold talks with Liverpool last week, remains on the radar and would be approached again.

FSG have however distanced themselves from speculation linking them with a move for Didier Deschamps.

It has been reported that Marseille boss Deschamps spurned the Reds’ advances when he declared he intends to remain with the French club but FSG had no plans to speak to the Frenchman. The same applies to Harry Redknapp who has also been linked with the post.

Let’s look at the latest updates on the potential target list for Liverpool FC.

  1. Michael Laudrup
  2. Brendan Rodgers
  3. Frank de Boer
  4. Jurgen Klopp
  5. Pep Guardiola
  6. Roberto Martinez
  7. Fabio Capello
  8. Andre Villas-Boas
  9. Didier Deschamps
  10. Joachim Low
  11. Paul Lambert
  12. Rafael Benitez
  13. Jose Mourinho
  14. Alan Pardew
  15. Guus Hiddink
  16. Frank Rijkaard
  17. Louis van Gaal

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Poll: Who’s the next Liverpool FC manager?

Liverpool's owners are keen for the club's new manager to be in place for at least four to five years.

Tom Werner and John W. Henry have begun the search for the Reds' fourth boss in two years after sacking Kenny Dalglish and have a number of names in mind.

The new boss is likely to get a transfer budget of over £30million.

On Wednesday, sources close to Henry were keen to stress the American owners do have a clear vision for the future of the club and are likely to appoint three senior directors in the coming weeks.

Meetings have been held with a number of potential directors of football, including Johan Cruyff and former Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain, while they have also spoken to at least one candidate to fill the chief executive's role.

Henry and Werner are also thought to be close to appointing a new director of communications to replace Ian Cotton.

While the departure of Dalglish has left something of a power vacuum at Anfield, FSG felt they had to act given Liverpool's failure to challenge for a Champions League qualifying place, a clear target at the start of the season.

Steve Clarke, Dalglish's assistant, has stepped down out of loyalty to the 61-year-old Scot.

Source: BBC Sport

Who’s the next Liverpool FC manager?

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Kenny Dalglish: End of A Reign

Kenny Dalglish This news came as a shock to most of the Reds’ supporters late yesterday evening. Whether Liverpool FC manager, Kenny Dalglish was sacked by FSG or the Anfield legend walks out it doesn’t matter anymore. Dalglish loves the club and I remembered him quoted somewhere, “If someone better was hired to managed Liverpool FC, I won’t stand in the way” before he accepted the permanent role as the Reds manager last summer.

Dalglish's departure brings to an end his second spell at the Club where, as a player, he won numerous honours, including six English league titles and three European Cup trophies. As Manager he won three league titles, two FA Cups and of course this season, the Carling Cup.

   “It has been an honour and a privilege to have had the chance to come back to Liverpool Football Club as Manager. I greatly appreciate the work that Steve, Kevin, the players and all of the staff put in during my time and feel proud that we delivered the Club's first trophy in six years winning the Carling Cup and came close to a second trophy in the FA Cup Final. Of course I am disappointed with results in the league, but I would not have swapped the Carling Cup win for anything as I know how much it meant to our fans and the Club to be back winning trophies.

“Whilst I am obviously disappointed to be leaving the football club, I can say that the matter has been handled by the owners and all concerned in an honourable, respectful and dignified way and reflects on the quality of the people involved and their continued desire to move the football club forward in the same way as when they arrived here.

“I would like to thank all of the staff at the Club for their effort and loyalty. I said when first approached about coming back as Manager that I would always be of help if I can at any time and that offer remains the same.

“Finally, I want to put on record my heartfelt gratitude to Liverpool's fans, who have always given me and the Club their unwavering support. Without them neither the Club nor I would have achieved anything.” – Kenny Dalglish

Henry and Werner regarded an eighth-place finish, 17 points behind fourth-placed Spurs and 37 points behind champions Manchester City, as unacceptable given the £110m FSG has invested in players.

There was praise for the Scot with Henry claiming Dalglish is “the heart and soul of the club”.

   “Kenny will always be more than a championship winning manager, more than a championship winning star player. He is in many ways the heart and soul of the club. He personifies everything that is good about Liverpool Football Club. He has always put the Club and its supporters first. Kenny will always be a part of the family at Anfield.

“Our job now is to identify and recruit the right person to take this Club forward and build on the strong foundations put in place during the last 18 months.” – John W. Henry

Now, the big question is who is the next manager for Liverpool FC?

Source: Liverpool FC Official

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sack Dalglish and Liverpool FC will become a mid-table club in years to come

Kenny Dalglish Don’t get me wrong, I’m neither a pro-Dalglish regime nor against him. Yes, we must admit that finishing eight in the league are unacceptable for a club like Liverpool. Building a team needs time. Fenway Sports Group has invested heavily on their club and the project are just half baked. My question is, why stop now?

Dalglish still has two years to run on the contract he was given by FSG just over 12 months ago. Club officials refused to comment on intense speculation that Dalglish had been relieved of his duties following the summit but the we understands no decision has yet been made.

Speculation reached fever pitch on internet and social networking sites around late yesterday morning with unsubstantiated claims ranging from him being sacked to resigning.

Without a public show of support from FSG, Dalglish's job will remain a subject for debate even though just over a month ago Werner stated that the owners had "great confidence in Kenny and he enjoys our full support".

Dalglish is now set to embark on his summer break, but doubts remain as to whether he will be in charge at Anfield at the start of next season.

Clarke was pictured alongside Henry and Werner at Boston Red Sox’s baseball match against Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park on Monday evening.

Dalglish was absent as he was preparing to fly back to Merseyside. Clarke stayed on longer because he was travelling on to Miami for a family holiday.

Let’s not embarked in more speculations until the club has made an official statement on the whole situation. Let’s give Dalglish another 12 months to get his plans back on track and if things doesn’t worked out then we can start pushing the panic button.

Many rumours has linked Roberto Martinez to Liverpool. Frankly speaking, do you think Martinez can manage Liverpool? I, personally doesn’t think so.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Video: Watch Kenny Dalglish, Gerrard and Carragher on the FA Cup Final

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says he would be more satisfied by winning two cups than being fifth in the league.


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Rumour Mill: Liverpool rival Premier League clubs for £50M-rated striker

Montpellier-Olivier-Giroud Liverpool joining the race to sign one of French finest international forward this summer. Arsenal, Newcastle and Bayern Munich has identified the Montpellier striker, Olivier Giroud as a potential transfer target.

However, Giroud has also attracted interest from Arsenal and Newcastle in recent months. Arsene Wenger has reportedly instructed his France-based scout Giles Grimandi to keep a tab on the player's progress.

And Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin dismissed Newcastle's attempts to court the services of his star striker last year declaring the northern club to be "too small" for Giroud.

Liverpool manager, Kenny Dalglish has been searching a strike partner for Luis Suarez to bolster the Reds attacking options. The £35million signing, Andy Carroll has failed to liven up to his expectation at Anfield so far and may leave this summer but on a loan term.

Dalglish and assistant Steve Clarke watched Montpellier’s 1-0 victory at Toulouse on last Friday night and were joined in the stands by Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi and Bayern Munich’s general manager Christian Nerlinger.

Although there were other players on show that have attracted Liverpool’s interest in the past year, including Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko and Montpellier captain and defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, it is understood Giroud was the focus of Dalglish’s attention.

Giroud is rated at £50million but is understood to have a release clause considerably lower at £13.5million.

The stumbling block though could be his desire to play in the Champions League.

Montpellier should qualify while Liverpool will be in the Europa League.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Liverpool forward and transfer target want reunion at old club

Dirk Kuyt Liverpool are set for a minor revamp on the playing squad this summer. Kenny Dalglish and FSG are keen to trimmed the squad and reduces the squad average age. The likes of Dirk Kuyt, Maxi Rodriguez and Fabio Aurelio days are numbered at Anfield.

Liverpool’s summer transfer target, Salomon Kalou also hinted that he’ll moved back to Feyenoord.

While Kalou has found a new lease of life under interim manager Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge, Kuyt has not played a huge role for Liverpool this season under Dalglish and is believed to be unhappy with life on the bench.

Indeed, Kalou let slip that the 31-year-old wants to be back in the Eredivisie as soon as possible.

"For me Feyenoord is No. 1. I want to stay another few years here. After that Feyenoord is an option." he said on Dutch television show Nieuwsuur.

"Dirk told me he wants to return now. Dirk said to me that I also must come, that we both have to return to Feyenoord."

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Source: ESPN

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rumour Mill: Liverpool planning to swoop on Chelsea’s free agent

Liverpool will be going all out on signing at least one striker this summer. Although, Kenny Dalglish’s transfer fund will be reduced after the Reds has failed to qualify for the Champions League next season, signing an experienced striker on a free transfer would be a bargain buy for Liverpool this summer.

Kalou Liverpool has lined up Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou as Dalglish looks to beef up his attacking options. The Ivory Coast international will be out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal and the lack of regular first team football may well lead the former Feyenoord man to consider an offer from the Merseyside club.

The 26-year-old has struggled to secure a run of games ever since he arrived at Stamford Bridge in May 2006 and has consistently played second fiddle to a number of striking team-mates in that period and may now be ready to leave the West London side in search of first team football.

Luis Suarez is currently Liverpool’s most effective attacking weapon and though England international Andy Carroll has improved of late there is seemingly still a need to bring in back-up given that Dalglish’s side have managed just 40 goals in 33 Premier League matches.

Dalglish will feel that the chance to nab a player of Kalou’s talent for nothing is worth looking into and though there is reported interest from several Ligue 1 sides the Chelsea man may be tempted to remain in the Premier League.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Video: Kenny Dalglish pre-Villa press conference

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish accepts the task of restoring the club to their once-envied position in European football will not be an easy one.

The Scot enjoyed a hugely successful career as a player at Anfield and continued that into his first spell in charge as Reds boss.

One of the most damning statistics which highlights the decline of a club so dominant at home and abroad from the late 1970s through to the late 1980s is that Dalglish is the last Liverpool manager to win the league championship 22 years ago.

Since then Manchester United have taken their place at the top of English football and, with Manchester City having flexed their considerable financial muscle to become genuine title contenders and Tottenham adding their name to the so-called `big four` Liverpool's - and Dalglish's task - has become even tougher.

They have not helped themselves this season as, just when it looked as though they were well poised to make a late run for Champions League qualification, having missed out the last two seasons, results have collapsed.

The Reds are now eighth in the table, enduring their worst run of form since 1953, and are 16 points adrift of fourth place, with the relegation zone (12 points) closer.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Liverpool FC in transition or in crisis?

the_king Dark cloud looms heavily on Merseyside, especially at Anfield, the red half of Liverpool. Six defeats in last seven matches has yet again divided the club’s supporters into two regimes – back the manager and sack the manager.

What’s went wrong with Liverpool FC in the second half of the season?

Injury to key players – noticeably Lucas Leiva and Daniel Agger. The failure to find a good replacement for Lucas in the January transfer window has been the down point of the ability of Director of Football, Damien Comolli in this aspect. The Reds has lost its solidarity in midfield since the Brazilian midfielder were out for the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury.

This season we saw the partnership of Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger has been flourishing in the central defence. Losing Agger through rib injury sustained during the League Cup Final at Wembley has contributed in the recent slump of form. You can argued that the Reds have a wealth of central defenders to call upon in the absence of Agger. Jamie “Mr. Liverpool” Carragher has already passed his prime and wasn’t the same old Carragher we used to see few season ago.

Sebastian Coates, lack of Premier League experience, it’s too soon to throw him into the fray. Kenny Dalglish doesn’t want to damage the young lad confidence by playing him week in, week out.

Many blames Dalglish’s team selection and tactics on the recent slumps – no consistent formation and clear direction on the team’s tactics every match that lead to ineffective performances from the players. Yes, this I can agreed upon. Late substitution and constant changes of squad formation will lead to confusion or inability to carry out the team’s tactics on the playing field by the players.

More worrying are the club’s new recruits hasn’t been performing to the level as we’ve expected – Carroll, Downing, Adam, Henderson and Bellamy. These five players are British and their first season with Liverpool FC except Bellamy. Getting each player to gel will require more playing time together hence Dalglish has been fielding all his summer signings almost on every team sheets.

Not forgetting that Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson are both in their early twenties. Both signed on for five years. Are we going to judge them on their first season like what some supporters doubted on Lucas? As the title suggested, Dalglish has been moving the club forward and are in transition. Stabilizing the club and experimenting on the team’s playing style are what all about this season.

Winning the Carling Cup in February was a plus point for Liverpool FC and a semi-final clash with neighbour Everton in the FA Cup, ensured our club in the hunt for a second cup despites poor run of league forms. Even Sir Alex Ferguson first season as Manchester United manager, the team down at L4 has finished the league in 11th out of 22 teams. Can we expect Kenny Dalglish to pull the rabbit out of the hat in his first term as Liverpool manager?

I’ve been supporting Liverpool FC since 1987 and it’s been twenty-two years since the last time the Reds has crowned the league champion. Why all the sudden some segment of the supporters became so impatience with the current situation? All projects need time to execute and Dalglish is having a big project in rebuilding Liverpool FC stature as English league major club. Why not stick wit the manager and let him finish what he has started?

If those who can’t see the bigger picture on what Kenny Dalglish, Damien Comolli and FSG are doing now, please drop your allegiance and support other club instead. Yes, as a Liverpool FC supporter, you’re entitled to voiced out your opinion but if in a negative way, it won’t do the team spirit any good in the long run. I, myself too have my own view and opinions but I judged on facts and support the work by our manager. I’ll give him until next season to deliver the results and I believed, we’ll reap rewards from it next season.

This is my own point of views from 11,000 kilometres away from Liverpool.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Video Highlights: Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool

Liverpool’s season plunged to new depths during a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle, which saw Pepe Reina sent-off for an apparent head-butt, and Andy Carroll clash with Kenny Dalglish after a torrid return to St James’ Park.

Papiss Cisse’s 19th-minute header set the home side on their way to a victory which leaves them in pole position to claim a top-six Premier League finish, and his second with 59 minutes gone sealed it.

Dalglish's men continued to fight for salvation as the clock ran down, but their efforts grew increasingly laboured.

Carroll was withdrawn to a chorus of boos and went straight down the tunnel, and Liverpool’s hopes were finally dashed when Reina senselessly head-butted Perch nine minutes from time as was sent off.


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Dalglish blames fatigue for Wigan loss

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish blamed tiredness, injuries and refereeing decisions for the 2-1 defeat by Wigan, their fifth loss in six league games.

"Every single one of them is capable of passing to someone in the same colour shirt," Dalglish told BBC Sport.

"But I think the toll of three games in six days took the edge off them a little bit.

"It doesn't matter how good you are, you still need to have a bit of bounce of the ball with some decisions."

Dalglish did not elaborate on which decisions he was unhappy with, but Wigan had taken the lead from the penalty spot after Martin Skrtel's challenge on Victor Moses was deemed to be dangerous.

And, after Luis Suarez had equalised, the Uruguayan thought he had given his team the lead, only for the goal to be disallowed for handball.

Shortly afterwards, Gary Caldwell then slotted in the winner for Wigan in front of The Kop.

With Craig Bellamy, Charlie Adam, Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson all injured, Dalglish was short of options to freshen up a side that beat Stoke City in the FA Cup on Sunday before losing 3-2 at QPR on Wednesday night.

"We are not going through the best run of having players available to us," said Dalglish.

"But, if we do have designs on stepping forward, we need to learn how to manage three games in six days.

"If that is the schedule, we have to live with it and we have to have a stronger squad to be able to handle it."

With so many injuries, Dalglish chose to include teenager Raheem Sterling in his squad and he came off the bench to become the club's third youngest debutant at 17 years and 97 days.

But the Scot said that he would prefer not to have had to use the youngster.

"It's not fair on him," said Dalglish. "He's a good player and a good lad but we're going to have to manage him.

"He might have enjoyed getting on the pitch but I don't think it's the way forward for us."

Source: BBC Sport

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Pre-Wigan press conference: Dalglish want to finish the season in better position

Kenny Dalglish insists Liverpool have made progression this season - but accepts his side need to be more clinical in front of goal if they're to take the next step forward.

The Reds take on Wigan Athletic on Saturday aiming to bounce back from a midweek defeat at Queens Park Rangers in which they conceded three times in the final 13 minutes to lose 3-2.

Dalglish doesn't believe fatigue contributed to the result - but feels his side could have made certain of a win had they been able to finish off the numerous chances they created at Loftus Road.

He told journalists at Melwood: "The performance the other night was excellent for 77 minutes and then we lost three goals, but we were delighted with the way they played.

Source: Liverpool FC Official

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Post Match Video: Dalglish loss of words on QPR defeat

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says he and his staff have "no explanation" for how his side allowed QPR to come back to win 3-2 at Loftus Road.

The Reds boss believes his side were "easily deserving" of their 2-0 lead, and he could not see a goal coming against them before Mark Hughes's team scored three times in the final 13 minutes.

Dalglish suggests that the home side may have got the "luck they never got at Bolton", where a QPR goal was not awarded despite the ball clearly crossing the line.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Match Preview: QPR v Liverpool

qpr v liverpool The last time this two teams met at Anfield, Liverpool emerged victorious with Luis Suarez scoring the only goal in that match in December 2011. Queens Park Rangers will now host Liverpool at Loftus Road, many betting site are favouring Liverpool to beat QPR and get more Football Betting Tips from Betfair for this match.

Despite changing managers and spending heavily in January in order to secure Premier League survival, Queens Park Rangers find themselves rooted in the relegation zone with just 10 games remaining.

For Mark Hughes' side, the situation is now approaching critical. The London outfit also have the toughest run in, on paper, of any of the sides near the foot of table, with games still to come against Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Manchester City, not to mention an in-form Swansea side.

And things will not be easy for QPR on Wednesday, up against Liverpool.

Liverpool have put their hat-trick of League defeats firmly behind them, but it won’t be far from typical if they were to slip up at Loftus road. After convincingly defeating Everton in the League through a Steven Gerrard hat-trick, Liverpool did well to grind out a narrow win against Stoke City in the FA Cup.

Luis Suarez has recently shown his eagerness to sign a new contract, which has come as a major boost for the club at a time when speculations around his transfer had grown enough to unsettle everyone at the club. However, Dirk Kuyt admits he may be forced to leave if he isn’t offered more first team opportunities; whether Dalglish reacts to that is to be seen.

Team news

Adel Taarabt is back in contention for QPR.

Playmaker Taarabt missed Rangers' controversial defeat at Bolton 10 days ago with a hamstring strain but has had plenty of time to recover.

Injury-plagued striker DJ Campbell is back in training and could return early next month, as could top scorer Heidar Helguson (groin).

Defender Glen Johnson and forward Craig Bellamy are both likely to miss out for Liverpool.

The former has not played since the Carling Cup final victory over Cardiff last month while Bellamy has sat out the last two matches.

Centre-back Daniel Agger is still recovering from a broken rib.

QPR Probable Line-up: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Traore, Barton (c), Derry, Diakite, Wright-Phillips, Zamora, Cisse

Liverpool Probable Line-up: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Enrique, Henderson, Spearing, Gerrard, Downing, Carroll, Suarez

Source: Telegraph

Red's Fury™ Prediction: QPR 1-3 LIVERPOOL

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Video: Post Everton match interview with Dalglish and Gerrard

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish did not have the words to add to the existing acclaim of Steven Gerrard after his hat-trick heroics in the Merseyside derby.

Everton were defeated 3-0 at Anfield on Tuesday night, with England international Gerrard getting all three goals to end his club's three-game losing run.

It was a sweet return for the midfielder, who had missed the loss to Arsenal with a hamstring injury and only featured as a substitute in the weekend defeat at Sunderland.

And Dalglish, who has also seen his captain miss a large chunk of the season with a groin problem, claimed to not have the vocabulary to add further praise of the Kop idol.

But Liverpool's manager did also want to point to the performances of the likes of Jamie Carragher, Jay Spearing and Martin Kelly against Everton.

   “All the local boys were fantastic for us,”

“Steven with a hat-trick - I'm not educated enough to add to the fantastic comments he has had before,”

“Jay Spearing was fantastic, (so were) Carragher and Kells' (Kelly) at right-back,”

“Obviously Steven getting three goals was a great reward for him,”

“He has had one or two bumps this season with injuries and to come back and get three in a local derby, I'm sure there will be a wee smile on his face,”

“I think it is a great reward for the players,”

“They played fantastic in the last game here against Arsenal and the performance didn't get the result it deserved,”

“The performance tonight got the result it deserved and that was three points.” Dalglish told Sky Sports HD 1


Source: Sky Sports

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Video: Kenny Dalglish’s pre-Arsenal press conference

Kenny Dalglish has confirmed Liverpool are waiting to discover the extent of the injury Steven Gerrard picked up on international duty – but the boss expects to be without Daniel Agger for a 'few weeks'.

Gerrard returned to Melwood today and will undergo assessment from the club's medical team after being substituted in the 32nd minute of England's 3-2 defeat to Holland on Wednesday night.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video: Kenny Dalglish on Carling Cup Final

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says victory in Sunday's Carling Cup final against Cardiff would mean a great deal to both himself and supporters after six years without a trophy.

The Reds have not won anything since their FA Cup win at Cardiff in 2006.

   “It means a lot to me. More importantly it means a lot to a lot of people who have had to endure a few years when we've not been [to Wembley],”

“It is just reward for the loyalty and support they have shown.”

Championship side Cardiff stand between Dalglish and what would be his first ever League Cup win as a manager.

It is the one domestic honour missing from his managerial career, although he won it four times as a player.

A 3-2 aggregate win over Manchester City in the semi-final ensured Liverpool's first trip to the new Wembley, where they will bid for an eighth League Cup title.

   “I think we've treated the competition with respect but the other teams that have are few and far between,”

“We have treated it very seriously. We've used 20-odd players to get there so every member of the squad bar a couple has made a contribution,”

“We are grateful to all of them, to the owners and supporters and everyone who has stood by us.” added the veteran Scot.

The Reds go into the match on the back of a 6-1 win over Brighton in the FA Cup, which has set up a quarter-final clash with Stoke City at Anfield.

   “We have moved on from where we were last year, progressing in the FA Cup and the final of this cup and are four points behind fourth in seventh place - this time last year we were nowhere near that,”

“There is progress being made. For the players it is an indication of how well they have done so everyone is looking forward to it,”

“We have a chance so we will do as well as we possibly can and we will try to progress the club and move forward.” added Dalglish.

Source: BBC Sport

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Suarez v Evra: Ferguson loving every bit of it

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Luis Suarez that he isn’t fit to wear the Liverpool shirt.

The Uruguayan striker again ­controversially clashed with Patrice Evra on Saturday.

Suarez, just back from an eight-game ban for racially abusing the ­Manchester United captain at Anfield in October, sparked a pre-match row when he ­refused to shake Evra’s hand.

And despite seeing Wayne Rooney score twice to take United to the top of the Premier League, Ferguson was in no mood to pull his punches when asked about the Uruguayan’s conduct.

“Suarez is a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club,” said Ferguson. “That player should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again. The history that club has got ... and he does that today.

“It could have caused a riot. I was ­really disappointed in that guy. For a club with their history, I’d get rid of him, I really would.

“Liverpool have a player banned for eight matches and they’ve tried to blame Patrice Evra. It’s him (Suarez) they should be bloody blaming. He could have cost them a European place.

“I had a chat with Patrice this morning and he said, ‘I’m going to shake his hand. I have nothing to be ashamed of. I’m going to keep my dignity.’ I couldn’t believe it when Suarez refused to shake his hand.” Liverpool boss Kenny ­Dalglish has been widely criticised for attempting to defend Suarez.

Dalglish decided against attending the usual post-match press conference, but reacted angrily when asked about Suarez’s snub to Evra on television.

Suarez claimed that the racial slurs he aimed at Evra in October were down to cultural differences.

And Dalglish once again seemed to indicate that he felt the 25-year-old had been misunderstood.

He raged: “I didn’t know that Luis ­refused to shake Evra’s hand. I’ll have to take your word for it. I didn’t see it. I wasn’t out there. But it’s contrary to what I was told.

“I think you are very severe and bang out of order to blame Luis Suarez for anything that happened out there...Listen, we’re not in it for ­handshakes.”

The FA last night indicated that they would wait for the report of referee Phil Dowd before deciding whether to act.

Evra embarked on an ill-conceived lap of honour at the final whistle that took him perilously close to Suarez.

Before the game, Greater Manchester Police confiscated thousands of copies of the Red Issue fanzine because it ­carried a mocked-up picture of the ­Suarez wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

And as the Liverpool squad left Old Trafford, forward Craig Bellamy ­became embroiled in an ugly row with United’s head of security.

Later, United defender Rio Ferdinand admitted he refused to shake Suarez’s hand because of the snub to Evra, saying: “If he’s not got the respect that you need to have in these situations, and acknowledge that you’ve made a mistake and say sorry and move on, well I lost all respect for the guy after that.”

Source: Mirror

A human being has every right not to shakes his accuser’s or a liar’s hand, no matter what crime it involved. Wrongfully penalised by a man’s word against another, is that fair? Luis Suarez served his suspension for the accusation by the English FA, so that’s the end of it.

Excuse him for feeling a little aggrieved. The only thing is that if Dalglish and Suarez has had a talk about shaking hands and he said he would, I would have liked him to. Glad he has apologized for that and so has the club. Glad because that at least puts a temporary stop to all the vile written against him although I wouldn’t bet on it. Some rags are already on the ‘Luis to be sold this summer’ bandwagon.

Who the hell is Sir Alex Ferguson? A manager who bred and lead many love-rats, thugs and drug addicts in his Manchester squad, came out all guns blazing over a handshakes incident. If any Mancs reading this, do you remember the Cantona’s kung-fu kick on Crystal Palace’s fan? Or Keano career ending tackle on Alf Inge Haaland? Ferdinand was banned for 9 months for missing a routine drug test? Two love-rats still running on the pitch in disguise as Rooney and Giggs?

As far as I’m concern, the Premier League title still haven’t being won by any team in February. What is Evra celebrating for after the match? Isn’t that a riot act from a Manchester United player?

When football has becomes too political, it not just tarnished the reputation of Liverpool FC in general but the English FA itself in taking matters into their own hands are like taking a gun and shoot itself on the foot. I’d loved to see what are the FA going to do next? If Evra doesn’t get banned for his action, then your thoughts and mine would be most likely be the same – the system has been too corrupted and has political agendas written all over it.

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