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Champions League 2014-2015 Group Stage Draw UCL Groups 14-15 Real Madrid to take on Liverpool

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Champions League 2014-2015 Group Stage Draw UCL Groups 14-15 Real Madrid to take on Liverpool is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter The group stages for the Champions League 2014/15 season was done today (August 28th, 2014), and Liverpool's return to Europe has seen them land a fairly decent draw with [.

Visualized: Liverpool 1-3 Manchester City

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Previous Match Infographics: Southampton (h)

As always, match data from Stats Zone, except shot location from Squawka and average player position from ESPN FC.


As usual when there's no match review, here's my formation diagram from last night.

The short version: City's fullbacks were more involved than Liverpool's, both in defense and attack, and simply played better, stretching Liverpool's defense on both flanks.

Costly Mistakes In 3-1 City Loss

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Liverpool fell to a 3-1 defeat at the Etihad on Sunday as Brendan Rodgers' side suffered from defensive mistakes in a game that became extremely frustrating. The Reds started brightly and retained the majority of possession, creating problems for City but perhaps not finding that clinical final ball.

Top five conclusions: Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool

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1. It is all about composure and control for City After Pablo Zabaleta scored an own goal, Manchester City briefly panicked but for most parts of...

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Champions League Group Stage Draw: Man City Face Bayern Munich, Liverpool Land Real Madrid And Arsenal Get Dortmund…Again

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By Chris Wright

With UEFA's human Fabergé egg, Gigi Infantino, at the helm, the all-singing, all-dancing, all time-wasting-mindless-small-talking draw for the Champions League group stages has just been completed at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

To wit, the plastic balls of fate fellin the following order.

Man Utd great Gary Neville mocks Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher over his skinning by Chelsea’s Gianfranco Zola

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"@FootballVines: Gianfranco Zola for you https://t.co/UbGVhnNHX3" @Carra23 Had you drank a litre of cider for pre match? Gary...

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Liverpool summer signing reveals he rejected Tottenham

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Liverpool summer signing Divock Origi has revealed that he rejected a chance to join Tottenham Hotspur during the ongoing transfer window.

The 19-year-old was signed from Lille and the Belgium international will spend the 2014-15 season on-loan with the Ligue 1 outfit.

DONE DEAL:Manchester United and Liverpool target joins new club

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DONE DEAL:Manchester United and Liverpool target joins new club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have agreed a deal in principle with Bayern Munich for the sale of their midfielder Xabi Alonso to the Allianz Arena.

A report from the Daily Star suggested that Premier League giants Manchester United and the midfielder's former club Liverpool.

Arsenal want former player back, face competition from Liverpool

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Arsenal are looking to re-sign their former player Alex Song from Barcelona before the ongoing transfer window closes on September 1.

The Cameroon international's future at Nou Camp remains uncertain and will be offloaded before the window shuts early next week.

Manchester United step up interest in boyhood Liverpool supporter

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Manchester United step up interest in boyhood Liverpool supporter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are stepping an interest in Norwegian youngsterMartin Odegaard, who is a boyhood Liverpool supporter.

Mark Ogden of The Daily Telegraph writes that United scouted the 15-year-old on his international debut on Wednesday night.

Liverpool hope to complete transfer within next 24 hours

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Liverpool hope to complete transfer within next 24 hours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are hoping to do some business in the last few days of the transfer window. The Anfield club may still be looking to add one more central midfielder to their ranks, should they sell Lucas Leiva to Napoli.

DONE DEAL: Rodgers allows Liverpool youngster leave on permanent transfer

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Liverpool have allowed their youngster Kristoffer Peterson to leave Anfield on a permanent transfer as the forward completed his switch to FC Utrecht.

The Swedish teenager joined the Merseyside club from Savedalens IF in January 2011.

Legendary Striker Targeted By Liverpool Joins Fierce Rivals Everton

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Legendary Striker Targeted By Liverpool Joins Fierce Rivals Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton have landed a big-name signing in the form of Samuel Eto'o, the club have confirmed on their official website. The 33 year-old joins on a free transfer following a lot of his speculation as to where his destination this season would be.

Liverpool close to seal double transfer deals

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Liverpool close to seal double transfer deals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Accords to reports from Italian website TMW, Liverpool have reached an agreement to offload Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva to Napoli on a season long deal. The report has cited Gazzetta Dello Sport that Liverpool will receive €1.

Duo unsure of future as Liverpool willing to do transfer

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva's Anfield future in grave danger after the Brazilian was left out of the squad against Manchester City.

The 27-year-old midfielder, who was signed by Rafael Benitez, started against Southampton in the opening match, but was left out of the squad against City.

Liverpool in talks for another transfer player signing

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Liverpool in talks for another transfer player signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Italian media outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport AC Milan are in talks to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini on a season long loan deal. It is believed that the Rossoneri Vice-president and C.

Transfer News and Gossip

Arsenal and Liverpool still hope to land Dortmund’s Marco Reus

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Arsenal and Liverpool have not given up hope of signing in-demand German star Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports. Reus has been...

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Fernando Torres close to agreeing two-year Milan deal

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Fernando Torres is close to ending his Chelsea nightmare with a two-year deal to join AC Milan set to be agreed soon, according to reports. Chelsea...

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Arsenal to have talks with Radamel Falcao’s agent

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Arsenal are in talks to sign Radamel Falcao on loan until the end of the season with the player's agent set for talks with the club this week,...

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Liverpool close in on River Plate’s Eder Balanta

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Liverpool have been told they can sign Colombian defender Eder Balanta for just £4.3m after River Plate lowered their asking price, according to...

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Glen Johnson’s Liverpool career unclear after told to accept wage cut

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Glen Johnson has been told he will have to accept a wage cut if he is to stay at Liverpool, according to reports. Johnson's deal expires in...

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Spurs lead the race for ex-Arsenal star Alex Song

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Tottenham are leading the race to land Barcelona misfit Alex Song whose career at the La Liga giants is all but over, according to reports. Liverpool...

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Arsenal move for ex-Liverpool star Alvaro Arbeloa

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Arsenal are preparing to make a move for ex-Liverpool star Alvaro Arbeloa who has fallen out with Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, according to...

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Chelsea’s Fernando Torres agrees Milan loan switch but wages still a problem

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Fernando Torres is finally prepared to end his Chelsea nightmare and move to AC Milan on loan but the Serie A side are still struggling to...

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Liverpool and Arsenal both linked with moves for Alex Song

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Barcelona midfielder Alex Song remains a target for Liverpool and Arsenal, according to reports in the Spanish media. The pair of Premier League...

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Man Utd ‘consider £20m bid’ for Liverpool’s Joe Allen

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Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is a shock transfer target for Manchester United, according to reports. United boss Louis van Gaal wants to make the...

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Arsenal ready to make second bid to PSG for Edinson Cavani

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Arsenal will make a second bid to Paris Saint Germain for striker Edinson Cavani, according to reports in France. The Gunners have been already made...

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Liverpool and Man Utd target Javier Mascherano signs on with Barcelona

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Liverpool and Manchester United target Javier Mascherano has committed his future to Barcelona by signing a new four-year contract with the club. The...

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Daniel Agger left frustrated by Liverpool

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Daniel Agger has admitted he does not know where he will end up after the transfer window with him frustrated by Liverpool's treatment...

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Milan make move for Spurs striker Roberto Soldado

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Milan will offer Roberto Soldado the opportunity to end his Tottenham nightmare as they look for a replacement following Mario Balotelli's...

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Arsenal closing in on Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho

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Arsenal reportedly look to be winning their battle to land sought-after star William Carvalho with Sporting Lisbon set to do business though...

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Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool and Man Utd face Marseille battle for Alex Song

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Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United face a battle to land Alex Song with Marseille now entering the race, according to reports....

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Liverpool and Chelsea target Ezequiel Lavezzi could be heading to Inter Milan

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Liverpool and Chelsea target Ezequiel Lavezzi could be on his way to Inter Milan, according to reports. The Paris Saint Germain attacker has been...

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Ex-Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o having Everton medical

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Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is preparing to have a medical at Everton today ahead of his move, according to reports. The ex-Barcelona...

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Jamie Carragher critical of Liverpool defensive signings Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was scathing in his assessment of the club's new defensive signings Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno following...

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Mario Balotelli

Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli still can’t put a bib on

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For Liverpool fans hoping that Mario Balotelli has changed since his Manchester City days, the evidence is not looking good. At training today, it...

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Photo: New Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli with a Liver bird on his face

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No, it's not his first nightclub antics since arriving at the club. Instead, Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is embracing the club's...

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‘I Leave With Sadness But I Know I’ll Make You Proud’ – Mario Balotelli Posts Emotional Farewell To AC Milan

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Having sewn up his £16million move to Liverpool yesterday, Mario Balotelli spent the afternoon writing a heartfelt farewell message tothe comrades he'll be leaving behind in Milanas he moves into his latest chapter posting the resulting love letter on Instagram.

The Rest

Liverpool drawn against Real Madrid, Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League

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Liverpool will face reigning champions Real Madrid upon their return to the Champions League. The Reds were drawn alongside Real, FC Basel and...

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Analyzing The Success of Clubs Spending Their Financial War Chest From Big Player Sales

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Every off-season a big name is sold in European football often even two or three. From Tottenham selling Gareth Bale to Porto moving James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho to Monaco, players are sold for huge sums of money. While the players sold have profound impacts at their new clubs, the bigger impact comes from the raft of players brought in to supplement the selling squad.