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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Goal Highlights: Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland

liverpool vs sunderlandLiverpool reclaimed second position in the Barclays Premier League and closed the gap to leaders Chelsea to a single point with a 2-1 victory over Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Steven Gerrard broke through the away side's stubbornness via an outstanding set-piece with moments remaining in the first half, then Daniel Sturridge doubled the advantage minutes after the restart with the help of a deflection.

Substitute Ki Sung-Yeung capitalised on too much space from a corner to the back post on 76 minutes to set up a nervy finale, but the hosts warded off the threat of a damaging equaliser to take the three points.

When teamsheets were handed in to the referee, the one bearing Liverpool's name confirmed that Brendan Rodgers had selected exactly the same starting XI and substitutes as the group that racked up a 6-3 victory over Cardiff City last weekend.

Glen Johnson and Philippe Coutinho both crashed long-range efforts high over the crossbar during the opening exchanges, before fans waited in expectancy as Luis Suarez braced over an inviting free-kick from 20 yards - but the ball travelled narrowly over the crossbar.

Next it was Sturridge's turn to train his sights from distance - off target from the right corner of the Sunderland area - and the No.15 was then unfortunate not to successfully redirect an outside-of-the-boot cross from his strike partner at the far post.

The Reds were dominating possession but finding the visitors difficult to break down, which prompted Joe Allen to unleash a drive after completing a one-two with Suarez, but that too was no danger to Vito Mannone between the posts.

Attempting to take matters into his own hands, the Reds' top scorer set off on a lengthy dribble which concluded with a left-footed punt shortly after the half-hour, but once again there was little to concern the Sunderland goalkeeper.

The home fans were in uproar when Santiago Vergini was shown merely a yellow card when he hauled down Suarez as he bore down on goal, but their annoyance quickly turned to joy when Gerrard stepped up to curl over the wall and past Mannone in the 39th minute.

Full reports: Official Liverpool FC

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Liverpool’s fourth signing imminent

eljero-elia-von-werder-bremenLiverpool are on a spending spree. First, the Reds signed Kolo Toure on a free transfer. Luis Alberto checking in from Sevilla and Iago Aspas completed his move to Anfield yesterday.

Liverpool are ready to rekindle their long-standing interest in Eljero Elia.

According to TalkSport, Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers has set his attention to Elia, currently at Werder Bremen.

Liverpool's interest in the Dutchman dates back to his time at Hamburg but they missed out on him when he signed for Juventus.

Elia moved to Bremen in 2012 for £5million and Rodgers has tracked his progress - with a potential move now in the pipeline.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have yet to agree a deal with Sunderland to sign goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, according to the player's agent.

The two clubs had reportedly agreed a fee in excess of £11million for the Belgium international, who has won 13 caps for his country.

But the 25-year-old's representative, Guy Vandermissen, says he has still not been informed from either club that a deal has been done.

Elsewhere, Liverpool have reportedly agreed to meet the €10m (£8.5million) release clause written into Barcelona attacker Cristian Tello's contract but now must look to persuade the young Spaniard to move to Anfield according to

Barcelona may well be ready to sell a number of their squad players as Tito Vilanova eyes up the purchase of a central defender this summer, having already forked out £48m to sign Brazilian starlet Neymar.

However 21-year-old Tello is apparently leaning towards sticking with Barcelona for at least another season to see if he can force his way into a more prominent role in Vilanova's first team set-up.

The adaptable forward, who can play up front in an central striking role or out wide on either wing, was handed just 12 La Liga starts last term and only two starts in the Champions League but did manage to net eight goals in all competitions.

The arrival of Neymar is sure to leave Tello playing an even more limited role in Tito Vilanova's first team set-up with the locally born Barcelona player already having to challenge the likes of David Villa, Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro for a spot supporting Lionel Messi in the Catalan giant's attack.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Liverpool pushing for a new goalkeeper

Simon_MignoletLiverpool are believed to be closing in of the signing of Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, plunging the future of Pepe Reina at Anfield into serious doubt.

A deal for the Belgian international could go through as early as this week, with a fee believed to be in the £10 million region. Should he make the trip south to Liverpool, the likelihood that either Mignolet or Reina would be comfortable sitting on the bench is hugely unlikely, with recent reports linking Reina with a move back to Spain.

Barcelona were considered to be interested in his services with the seemingly impending departure of current goalkeeper Victor Valdes, but Valdes has recent announced that he will complete his final year on his contract with the La Liga champions before leaving after next season.

Sunderland, though, will not be keen to sell Mignolet, who was their Player of the Year in the 2012/13 season.

But the 25-year-old, who has also been linked with Arsenal, has only two years remaining on his contract and Sunderland will know his value will decrease as time drags on.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Full-Time Highlights: Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland

liverpool-sunderlandLuis Suarez fired his second brace in four days as Liverpool beat Sunderland 3-0 at Anfield.

On a day when the club signed another striker in Daniel Sturridge, top scorer Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 18 - one more than his total for 2011-12.

He also assisted the opener for Raheem Sterling as the Reds made it three wins from four festive fixtures and climbed to eighth in the table.

Ineligible to play after signing a contract earlier in the day, Sturridge will have liked what he saw from the directors' box. Just as they did at QPR three days ago, the Reds established a firm lead inside the opening 45 minutes - and again Suarez was central.

The first might have come through Stewart Downing on 12 minutes when both Suarez and Steven Gerrard stood aside to allow him a dead ball effort. The England man didn't disappoint but was denied by a scampering save from Simon Mignolet.

Instead it was Sterling who secured the opener on 18 minutes, the second goal of his first full season in the Liverpool team. His lob over the visiting goalkeeper followed fine work from Suarez, who in one movement twisted his body and launched a ball over the top of the Sunderland defence.

Martin O'Neill's side had several chances to breach the Kop net in the first period, but James McLean was twice wasteful with just Pepe Reina to beat. The Liverpool goalkeeper had to work harder to prevent Matt Kilgallon scoring with a half-volley from close range but he was up to the task with a superb reflex save.

Full report: Official Liverpool FC

Monday, September 17, 2012

Match Highlights: Sunderland 1-1 Liverpool

Luis Suarez's strike secured a point for Liverpool as they played out a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday evening.

Steven Fletcher gave the home side the lead on 29 minutes against the run of play, tapping home from close range after a run and right-wing cross from Craig Gardner.

Glen Johnson smacked the crossbar in the early stages of the second half as the Reds sought a deserved equaliser.

And the leveller did finally arrive on 71 minutes, with Suarez firing beyond Simon Mignolet after Raheem Sterling's cross had caused panic in the Sunderland box.

The Reds dominated the final stages as they went in search of a winner, but the sustained spell of pressure couldn't yield another goal and they were forced to settle for a point.

The release of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's report on Wednesday made for a momentous week on Merseyside as the 23-year quest for justice took a huge step forward.

Prior to kick off, Liverpool's players took to the field with the number 96 printed on the back of their anthem jackets in tribute to those who lost their lives in the disaster, as well as the families, survivors and fans who have campaigned for so long.

Sunderland too showed their support by flying the flags at the Stadium of Light at half-mast in light of events this week, while they also paid their respects with a message displayed on the two big screens inside the ground as the game got underway.

Full report: Official Liverpool FC

Monday, March 12, 2012

Video Highlights: Sunderland 1-0 Liverpool

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Video Highlights: Liverpool 1-1 Sunderland


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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Black Cats to pounce on Aqua

There are reports Liverpool could send unsettled Alberto Aquilani to Sunderland for £14million after his move to Juventus fell through.

The Italy international said several times he wanted to remain in Serie A, but the Bianconeri did not take up their option after a season there on loan.

Alberto Aquilani It's now reported Sunderland are willing to pay £14million to take Aquilani off Liverpool's hands.

The Black Cats are said to be in negotiations with the Anfield side, beating competition from Tottenham.

Aquilani showed in his season at Juve that he has recovered from the numerous injury problems that plagued the last few years at Roma and Liverpool.

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Source: Liverpool FC Official, Football Italia

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Black Cats swoop for Liverpool striker

Sunderland hope to complete the signing of striker David Ngog from Liverpool for around £5million in the next week.

Ngog was offered to the Black Cats as part of the deal that saw Jordan Henderson move to Anfield earlier this month but in the end the Frenchman stayed at Anfield for the time being.

However, Steve Bruce is keen on landing the 22-year-old and hopes to wrap up the deal in the next seven days.

Ngog has been deemed surplus to requirements at Liverpool by boss Kenny Dalglish and will be allowed to move on in a deal that is set to be worth around £5million.

The striker, who has scored nine league goals in three seasons for the Reds, could get an immediate chance to face his old club if the transfer goes through as Sunderland travel to Anfield on the opening day of the new campaign.
Liverpool host Sunderland in the opening day of the 2011-12 Premier League season.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jordan Henderson – A New Breed For Liverpool

As an avid viewer of the English Premier League, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know a great deal about Jordan Henderson. He didn’t particularly stand out for me over the course of the season, but it does seem that there was a reasonable amount of interest in him from some top clubs. In the end, Liverpool have signed him for a whopping £20 million, which will have taken a large chunk of their summer budget away.
Henderson was born on 17th June 1990 and is a midfielder who was born in Sunderland. He played his youth career at Sunderland between 2006-2008 and made his debut for the senior team in 2008. He went on a loan spell at Coventry City for a season and came back to the Stadium of Light. Before his move to Liverpool, he played 71 games for Sunderland and scored 4 goals and also made his full England international debut last year.
Earlier this year in January, Jordan Henderson was placed on the official FIFA website as one of the top players to watch in 2011 and he was extremely highly rated by Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce. This evidence points to the fact that Henderson might very well have a bright future at Liverpool and it gives further emphasis on the fact that there is a change in philosophy at the club.
Could it be the case that Liverpool are going to build a squad that has mainly home-based players in it? It certainly seems so when you look at the players the club have been linked with this summer. Charlie Adam, Ashley Young, Joey Barton, Lee Cattermole and Stewart Downing have been linked with the club and whether these rumours are true or not, it does suggest that their transfer policy has changed considerably. It might also be the case that fans buying Liverpool shirt printing are mostly wanting home-based players on the back of their jerseys.
If Henderson lives up to potential, he could be a long-term midfielder for the club and might be the one to drive them onto winning trophies again. When you combine this potential with the fact that the club have already signed players like Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll, it could be an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan again. Only time will tell, but you could see a completely different side in a couple of seasons and possibly one that is lifting silverware in the near future.
Written by Eddie Smith, a sports writer who also likes to blog about new replica football shirts.

Friday, June 10, 2011

David N’Gog future at Liverpool FC still unclear

Has he gone to Sunderland or has he not? The future of Liverpool striker David N’Gog still hangs in the balance after the Reds has completed the signing of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland.

david-ngog The French striker arrived from Paris Saint Germain in July 2008.

He is one of the brightest young talents in French football, scoring goals at every youth level for his country, including two absolute corkers against England U19s in 2007.

He made his Liverpool debut as a substitute against Aston Villa on August 31, 2008. A first goal followed away at PSV on December 9.

He also made 94 appearances for the Reds and scored 19 goals.

Liverpool is rumoured to be chasing another English young talent from Ipswich Town. N’Gog will be pushed further down the pecking order if the rumours are to be true.

In the latest interview, Director of Football, Damien Comolli has been quizzed about the future of the 22-year-old French striker. Comolli has mentioned that Sunderland have had a strong interest in him. Liverpool has agreed to let N’Gog speak to Sunderland about his future to see if he's interested in going there.

There aren’t any news yet on this transfer but I do wish David all the best, if he decided to part with Liverpool FC in the coming week.

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Liverpool complete Jordan Henderson deal

Liverpool Football Club have completed the signing of Jordan Henderson after the 20-year-old passed a medical and agreed personal terms.

JORDAN HENDERSON SIGNING FOR LIVERPOOL FC Henderson travelled to Merseyside on Wednesday after a fee was agreed with Sunderland. He then underwent a medical examination in Liverpool before signing a long-term deal.

The midfielder has now joined the England U21 squad in Denmark as they prepare for the European Championships.

Henderson's first game after completing his transfer is likely to be against Spain U21s on Sunday.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Henderson fee agreed

It’s official! Sunderland AFC official website has released an official statement on Jordan Henderson.

Jordan Henderson

David N’Gog has been speculated to be included in a cash plus player deal for Henderson. According to the press, Liverpool FC will be paying Sunderland £13million plus David N’Gog, who worth £7million in the deal plus some add-on.

The news comes after days of frenzied speculation, with the Reds seemingly determined to get their hands on Henderson before he heads off with the England Under-21s squad for the European Championships in Denmark tomorrow.

Henderson's potential acquisition fits in with Liverpool's policy under Dalglish, director of football Damien Comolli and owners Fenway Sports Group to pursue young, and preferably English, talent.

Henderson is also set to become Kenny Dalglish's first signing since being named permanent manager at the club.

Source: Sunderland AFC Official Website

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Liverpool complete £20M swoop on Sunderland midfielder

Liverpool have agreed a deal with Sunderland for 20-year-old midfielder Jordan Henderson, it has been confirmed.

Henderson, who has won one cap for England’s senior team, will undergo a medical at Melwood today.

It is understood that the deal is worth £20million in total, with Reds striker David N’Gog joining the Black Cats and Liverpool paying up to £13m with add-ons.

Henderson will fly out with the England U21 squad for the forthcoming European Championships once he has completed his medical, while N’Gog has travelled to the North East for his medical at the Stadium of Light.

N’Gog arrived at Liverpool from French side PSG for £1.5million in 2008, making 63 appearances to date. His departure could frees up a spot for young English striker Connor Wickham to arrive from Ipswich Town.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Liverpool to kop £30M deal for young England stars

Liverpool are closing in on a £30million swoop for two of England’s hottest prospects — Blackburn defender Phil Jones and Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson.

Jordan Henderson The Anfield giants increased their initial offer of £13million for Henderson, 20, to £15million yesterday and are hopeful Sunderland will compromise on their asking price of £18million.

Liverpool are also ready to make a formal offer to Blackburn for £15million-rated Jones, though they face a battle for him with Arsenal and Tottenham.

The moves are part of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's strategy of buying top English talent, having signed striker Andy Carroll in January for £35million from Newcastle.

The club have also asked about the availability of midfielder Lee Cattermole at the Stadium of Light.

Henderson and Jones are in Spain with the England U21 party preparing for this month's European Championship in Denmark.

Stuart Pearce's squad fly home tonight before travelling to Southampton for Sunday's friendly against Norway, but Henderson is on stand-by to travel to Merseyside and complete the deal as soon as the two clubs agree a fee.

Liverpool's move for Jones will alert Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has made it known he wants to build his back four around the 19-year-old.

Wenger was prepared to wait a year while signing Jones's Blackburn team-mate Chris Samba now.

That deal is advanced but Liverpool's move may force Wenger to rethink his plans for Jones, who has impressed in the centre of defence and midfield since making his Premier League debut against Chelsea in March last year.

He signed a five-year deal that May and extended it by 12 months in February.

Blackburn would prefer to keep their prize asset and sell Samba but accept that they will not be able to stand in Jones's way if the right offer comes in.

Dalglish has already signalled a change of direction at Anfield since succeeding Roy Hodgson by handing first-team opportunities to 17-year-old Jack Robinson, 18-year-old John Flanagan and 21-year-old Martin Kelly, and giving a new deal to Jay Spearing, 22.

However, both deals are still on a pre-matured stage. Sunderland boss, Steve Bruce has made it clear to all clubs pursuing Jordan Henderson that he is not for sale.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

A struck of luck and Suarez’s magic

Luis Suarez crashed home a superb solo effort as Liverpool eased to a deserved 2-0 win at Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.

The Uruguay star capped a majestic all-round display with a stunning near-post finish on 77 minutes after Dirk Kuyt had put the Reds in control with a first-half penalty.

The victory means our hopes of securing European football for next season remain very much alive as Kenny Dalglish's men moved to within four points of fifth-placed Tottenham with eight matches left to play.

Ahead of the contest the Scot gave a signal of his intent by selecting what was arguably Liverpool's most-attacking line-up of the season.

Andy Carroll made his first full start in the Barclays Premier League while Suarez returned following his ineligibility in Europe.

It offered the Travelling Kop the first glimpse of a much-anticipated strike partnership and the Reds were further buoyed by the return from injury of Daniel Agger.

The team sheet certainly gave those who had made the trip to the north-east reason for optimism and that feeling would have intensified when the visitors went close on five minutes.

Kuyt saw his shot on the turn brilliantly blocked by the legs of Simon Mignolet before going even closer when he powered a free header over the crossbar from the resulting corner.

For their part the hosts had looked dangerous without truly threatening but on 17 minutes they almost stole ahead. Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck combined brilliantly down the left but the latter saw his superb cross flash right across the six yard box. [Read more…]

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