I went to the legendary Anfield stadium, home of Liverpool FC, for the Champions League match between the home team and Swiss FC Basel. Incidentally, Anfield is situated in Everton, not far from Goodison park, where the other Everton side plays.I am not a Liverpool fan. But as a football fan one must be excited at visiting one of the most legendary stadiums in the world.
Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League last night after a forgettable performance against Basel. Absent from the competition for five years, the Reds in the end could only muster a win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the group stages. Despite an improved performance in the second half, after Lazar Markovic was given his marching orders at 60 minutes, not even a magical Steven Gerrard set piece was enough to spur the Reds on to a win.
Previous Match Infographics: Sunderland (h), Leicester (a), Stoke (h), Ludogorets (a), Crystal Palace (a), Chelsea (h), Real Madrid (a), Newcastle (a), Hull (h), Real Madrid (h), QPR (a), West Brom (h), Basel (a), Everton (h), West Ham (a), Ludogorets (h), Aston Villa (h), Tottenham (a), Manchester City (a), Southampton (h)
As always, match data from Stats Zone, except shot location from Squawka and average player position from ESPN FC.
LFC out of Champions League- Liverpool vs Basel 1-1 Frei Gerrard Goals Markovic Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
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Liverpool 1-1 Basel: Goals & Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League following a 1-1 draw with Swiss side FC Basel on Tuesday night in front of a packed Anfield crowd. The Merseyside outfit however were played out of park by Paulo Sousa's men who had numerous chances to close out the game to avoid the last 15 minutes scare.
There may be the small matter of an FA Cup draw later this evening but Liverpool have their eyes firmly on a very important tie with Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers' side must win in order to progress through to the round of 16.
With memories flooding back of that emphatic tie against Olympiakos way back in 2005 it's hard to fend off that magical Champions League spirit as a kopite at the moment, however Liverpool are struggling in both attack and defence and Basel will be a difficult side to deal with.
Liverpool worse than Basel claims Ancelotti - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid secured their passage to the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory against FC Basel yesterday night. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the night, as the reigning European Champions continued their outstanding form and extended their winning run to 15 games in a row.
Ajax are going to be hard pressed to outpace either FC Barcelona or Paris St Germain. However, they look comfortable for the Europa League spot at the moment. If they do drop into that competition, I fancy them to do well. The star man for them through the first two fixtures has been Danish internationalLasse Schöne.
When Liverpool played AS Roma at Boston's Fenway Park in a pre-season friendly over the summer, the weather could best be described as sultry. Boston is a workingman's city, full of the blue collar and the white collar, and people are tired at 9 o'clock on a 90 plus degree Wednesday with high humidity.
Liverpool fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Basel on Wednesday evening as Brendan Rodgers had to watch his team continue their rather horrid form. The Reds had played in Switzerland on five occasions prior to this fixture and had never failed to score. Unfortunately despite offside goals from Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli, nobody found the back of the net for Liverpool.
It has been another great round of Champions League matches, where all teams but three have managed to get points after two matches. CSKA Moscow are the only bad team, while Ludogorets Razgrad have been unlucky to lose to Liverpool and Real Madrid. In the meantime, Benfica, with two losses, must be the biggest disappointment so far.
Complete disconnect in attack and a goal conceded from a set play. Stop me if you've heard this one before.
So rather than hash over the gory details about how Liverpool looked reasonably secure until conceding not long after halftime or how Basel actually became better after a 5th minute injury, forcing a switch from 4-2-3-1 to 3-5-2, I'm going to focus on something else.
Liverpool prepare for their second Champions League fixture of the season on Wednesday night as Brendan Rodgers will pair his XI up against Basel's. Unfortunately for the Reds Daniel Sturridge is still unavailable through injury whilst Mamadou Sakho has not made the line up also due to injury but perhaps also down to his antics prior to the Everton game.
After many lousy days in Brussels, I was happy that the Champions League was starting, and I was not disappointed. I watched the Galatasaray-Anderlecht match. With a lot of young players Anderlecht were a pleasant surprise, starting offensive, and taking the lead by a young talented player, Dennis Praet.
Liverpool agree Â£10m deal for Mohamed Salah report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to the Egyptian press, Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Basel winger Mohamed Salahfor a fee of Â£10m.
Salah, who has shot to prominence this season after a number of impressive performances for Swiss side Basel, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, and now it seems Liverpool have managed to secure the player.
Salah could be Liverpool's first signing in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been given the green signal to make a formal offer for their January target Mohamed Salah.
According to The Mirror, Rodgers held talks with the American owners John Henry and Tom Werner, who jetted in from the States for a progress update on Anfield business, and top of their agenda was to make a move for Salah.
Talks with Liverpool ongoing: Agent of Mohamed Salah - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mohamed Salah's agent admitted that Liverpool are genuinely interested in the player but the Reds are not alone in the chase for the midfielder.
Liverpool are thought to be favourites to land FC Basle midfielder Mohamed Salah, and four days back former Tottenham player and now turned-pundit Mido claimed that the Egyptian star is set to join the Reds within next week.
Liverpool hopeful of landing 'Egyptian Messi' in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool could make Basel play-makerMohamed Salah as their first signing in January, if the reports are to be believed.
The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has stressed the importance of bolstering squad in the January transfer window, as Liverpool are looking to mount a serious title challenge for he first time in many years.
Basel vs Real Madrid: Preview, Stats and Major Talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Champions League: Basel vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid need to avoid defeat on Wednesday against Basle to guarantee a top spot in their group, and with their current red-hot form, it's hard to imagine anything else other than a win from Ancelotti's men.
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Possible Chelsea Starting XI To Face Basel Torres & Mata to start? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will travel to Switzerland to face FC Basel in the Champions League Group E tie, where a victory will give Jose Mourinho's side a great advantage to reach to the next round of this competition.
Is This Swiss Defender the Solution for Arsenal's Defensive Problems? If reports from the Daily Star are to be believed, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to make a move for the FC Basel defender Fabian Schar once the transfer window reopens in January. The Swiss international is said to be priced at around [.
He has been the subject of quite a number of Arsenal transfer rumours before, but the latest statement from the Switzerland international central defender Fabian Schar is sure to make him the subject of many more in the next few weeks and months. With the opening of the January transfer window now under two m [.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal team used to have a real hold over Chelsea, but that changed significantly when Jose Mourinho first arrived at Stamford Bridge. The multi million pound signings of Roman Abramovich may have had a little to do with it as well, especially as Wenger was forced to scrimp and save at the same [.
Arsenal in for Schar by AT If media reports are to be believed, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pondering over a January swoop for the highly rated FC Basel centre-half Fabian Schar. Apparently Wenger has been scouting the youngster for quite some time now and will be ready to make his move when the [.
Juventus and Arsenal are set to go head-to-head in their efforts to sign Basel centre-back Fabian Schar. The 21-year-old has caught the eye with his performances at the back for the Swiss side, not least with a great display in last week's victory over Chelsea. He only joined them from minnows FC Wil last year, [.
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It's safe to say that Brazilian midfielder Willian didn't exactly set the world alight on his Chelsea debut. The former Anzhi man and would-be Tottenham signing showed little of evidence of why the Premier League's great and good were tussling for his signature over the summer during the 1-2 home defeat to Basel.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard doesn't beat around the bush about Liverpool's defeat to Basle tonight as he question's his team-mates hunger which was non evident in Basel tonight!
And having watched the game he was spot on, on his analysis of the game as he admitted the Swiss side were hungrier for the win which is alright to say at Anfield this season as Suarez has moved on to pastures new!
Not every match can be a World Cup final, and it won't be that way for another four years. So while we brace for a new season in Europe's major leagues, Ryu Voelkel is already back in action, traveling the continent to capture the game unseen by most.