Liverpool in the Premier League Era: Part Sixteen By TTT Subscriber Anthony Stanley. The autumn and winter months of 2010 will never be remembered fondly by any Liverpool fans. Indeed, and certainly since the formation of the Premier League, there was probably never a more depressing time to call yourself a Red; even the frustration and […]
By Daniel Rhodes. Starter for ten: Which ex-Everton big money signing for Arsenal, who was also a World Cup Winner, when asked about Liverpool’s danger-men, replied: “Eleven players, Bill Shankly, and the Kop”. Liverpool, under Shankly, were top of the league before this match. This, after not winning the league for several years and losing […]
By David Poulnot Jr. “Liverpool is special in a way that only those who are lucky enough to experience the club close up can understand.” – Pepe Reina No Pasarán: Goodbye Jose. It’s 5pm and I’ve just arrived to Lime Street. I sit up and roll the Economist into my backpack, stretch and collect my thoughts. The […]
By Bob Pearce. Our series on ‘The First Time I Ever Saw The Reds’ continues with a twist, as Bob recalls when he took his son Tom to see his first match at Anfield. Ruddock, Fowler, and a Goal or Two Your first visit to Anfield. It is a pilgrimage. A visit to the holy land. A rite […]
By Tony McKenna. The Event: Liverpool v Dynamo Dresden (UEFA Cup, 4th Round; 1st Leg; 7th March, 1973) Attendance: 33,270. (LFC history.net) Liverpool Team: Clemence; Lawler; Lindsay; Smith; Lloyd; Hughes; Keegan; Hall; Boersma; Heighway; Callaghan. Subs: Lane; Webb; Toshack; Thompson (Phil); Brownbill. (LFC history.net) Result: Liverpool 2 v 0 Dynamo Dresden Scorers: Hall (25 mins). Boersma (60 mins). […]
By Alex Tate (Tattva). On the far side of my primary school was a field. It marked the end of London Transport’s Zone 6 in North Kent, so it was an easy train ride from Meopham to Wembley. The Wembley I grew up with no longer exists, there are a few photographs and some tucked […]
By Andrew Beasley (Twitter / Blog). Researched via LFCHistory.net. I grew up in Kettering, a market town some 150 miles or so from the hallowed turf of Anfield. I have no connection with Liverpool, and had never been there until I was 22. So why do I support the Reds? You’d have to ask my […]
By Krishen Bhautoo (Krishaldo). It was my 21st birthday: Wednesday September 11th 2002 (bloody 9/11!!). My friend James and I had made plans to make the 350 mile round trip for what would be the first time for both of us to watch our beloved Liverpool FC play live in the flesh! We were still buoyant from the […]
It’s almost a cliché that the Christmas period shapes how a season unfolds. Those at the top at New Year usually win the league, those in the relegation spots usually get relegated etc etc. With games coming thick and fast whilst the rest of the country is wedged and bloated on the settee and either […]
When and if the day of reckoning finally comes and we play our last game at Anfield, if St Etienne is the one that most Kopites recall as the best atmosphere ever, then surely it will be 13th April 1988 they recall as the best performance in living memory.
Stamford Bridge. The final game of the season. The league title at stake. Not 2010, however, but 1986. Chris Rowland looks back on when Liverpool were the kings, and Chelsea were the jealous wannabes.
Two League /European trophy doubles, back-to-back, champions of England, champions of Europe – we were now indisputably top of the pile. A new design of scarf came out, carrying just that message; ‘champions of England, champions of Europe’ below the club crest in a triumphal scroll and ‘Supporters all over the world’ emblazoned above it.
Clinching the League at Molineux in May 1976 and adding the UEFA Cup was only the start of the most golden period in the Reds’ history – though of course you didn’t know at the time what was coming.