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And Then There Were Two – SY #40

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The Soccer Yanks are back to full monty status, Dave rejoins Dan for another week of dizzying football action: Liverpool's pivotal win over City, Chelsea is in the driver's seat of the big blue bus, underbelly of the beast bottom of the EPL, MLS continues to expand but not all expansion is created equal, and discussing Pep's Bayern and Pep's former Barcelona.

Who should win the PFA Young Player of the Year 2014 award?

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Who should win the PFA Young Player of the Year 2014 award? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the Premier league nearing its end, the awards season is fast approaching. The nominees for the PFA Player of the Year awards havebeen revealed today, with Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling fronting the Young Player of Year category.

Nominees Announced For 2014 PFA Player of the Year Award

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The nominees have been announced for the PFA Player of the Year award. Out of the six nominees for PFA Player of the Year, three of them are Liverpool footballers (Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez). The Anfield club also got the most number of players nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year with two footballers named (Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge).

On The Attack! Liverpool dominate PFA Player’s Player of the Year nominations

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On The Attack! Liverpool dominate PFA Player's Player of the Year nominations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The candidates for the PFA Player's Player of the Year award have been revealed, with six of the Premier League's top stars for 2013/14 set to battle it out for the coveted prize.

Title Race: Chelsea have experience, Liverpool have momentum

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The already dramatic home stretch of the English Premier League 2013-14 took another sudden twist when Sunderland, defying all pre-game expectations, held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw midweek.

Liverpool switch focus to Borussia Dortmund star

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Liverpool switch focus to Borussia Dortmund star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund's left back Marcel Schmelzer in the summer, claims The Guardian.

The story was also carried by Tutto Mercato Weband German daily 'Bild', and despite the 26 year year old having a contract with the Westfalenstadion club till 2017, Liverpool are interested in the German to address their left back problems.

Why Last Summer’s Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez Transfer Sagas Are Not Comparable

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As Liverpool edge towards an improbable league title and Tottenham fade away, many have taken the opportunity to compare the differing fortunes of the two clubs. Both teams started the season having finished outside the top four and were looking to break through this season. Both (initially) had young managers with much to prove.

Premier League Manager Of The Year Candidates: Evaluating Rodgers, Martinez & Pulis

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The Premier League season is coming to an end and the race for first place is still up in the air.

Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool have surprised many (if not all) by defying preseason odds and rocketing to the league's summit. Chelsea and Manchester City will still have a say as to who will be crowned champions in May.

Top Five Candidates for the Premier League Manager of the Season

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Top Five Candidates for the Premier League Manager of the Season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We are just four game weeks away from the epic conclusion of what has been a nervy, jaw-dropping and gut wrenching Premier League season.

With several managerial changes earlier in the summer, we have witnessed tactical advancements this season which would surely be etched in our minds forever.

Does Tony Pulis Hold the Key to the Premier League Title Race?

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Let's imagine, just for a minute, that Chelsea come away with a draw from Anfield on April 27. It's certainly plausible considering the Blues' league-high defensive record, and the irrepressible Jose Mourinho's knack of getting his tactics in the big games spot on.

Surely then, if the 'title decider' ends in a stalemate, Liverpool will coast to a first Premier League title since 1990, with Manchester City unable to affect proceedings directly following their crippling 3-2 defeat last weekend and the 2-2 draw against Sunderland last night?

Liverpool scouts spy €60m worth Benfica trio

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Liverpool scouts spy €60m worth Benfica trio - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We reported earlier today that Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Portugallast night to watchBenficabeatPorto3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.

Liverpool scouts were also present yesterday and according to Portugal newspaper O Jogo, they were scouting three players from Benfica.

Winning in style

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With Manchester City failing to beat Sunderland yesterday Liverpool's title dream is getting closer to reality with every passing day.

The Reds have some tricky must win fixtures ahead starting with Norwich ,a home fixture against Chelsea ,away to Crystal palace and will wrap the season welcoming New Castle United to Anfield.

All change in the title race - Chelsea and Liverpool have the advantage!

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Well who would have predicted that result last night apart from the Sunderland faithful at Eastlands? Man City are now playing a chasing game after drawing 2-2 at home last night. Surely that result hands the advantage to Liverpool and Chelsea in the title race!

If you ask me, it was perfect and sets everything up perfectly for next weekend at Anfield with Chelsea being just two points behind the league leaders.

£30m Manchester United & Chelsea target to decide his future before World Cup

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£30m Manchester United & Chelsea target to decide his future before World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Luke Shaw has emerged as one of the hottest properties in England this season. The highly rated Southampton left-back has been in sensational form this season andlooks a likely candidate for Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil, after making his debut for England in February.

Premier League Title Race Is Down To Two

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Manchester City's title hopes are all but over after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Sunderland on Wednesday, while Everton's Champions League dreams hand by a thread after they lost 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace.

City's title hopes were dealt a serious blow on Sunday, when they lost 3-2 at league leaders Liverpool.

Can Everton beat Arsenal to 4th and help Liverpool win the league?

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Can Everton beat Arsenal to 4th and help Liverpool win the league? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton have been one of the surprise packages of the season, and their rise to challenging for a Champions League place has been just as dramatic as Arsenal's fall from grace from the very top the Premier League standings.

Liverpool star ‘happy’ to stay at Anfield

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Liverpool star 'happy' to stay at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Out of favour Liverpool striker Iago Aspas is happy to stay at Liverpool in the summer. Aspas' agent Jose Baster in an interview with Gianluca Di Marzio staff writer Fabrizio Romano claimed that his agentwill not leave the club and is happy with life at Merseyside.

How Arsenal and Everton’s battle for fourth could decide the Premier League title race

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How Arsenal and Everton's battle for fourth could decide the Premier League title race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton have been one of the surprise packages of the season, and their rise to challenging for a Champions League place has been just as dramatic as Arsenal's fall from grace from the very top the Premier League standings.

Manchester United and Liverpool target to stay in Spain

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Manchester United and Liverpool target Ruben Pardo is close to signing a new deal with Real Sociedad which will keep him at the club till 2019, according to Spanish daily Marca.

The Spanish under 21 star is one of the most sought after stars in Europe with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all being interested according to reports.

Liverpool told to pay €35m to land Chelsea target

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Liverpool told to pay €35m to land Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have shown a keen interest in Benfica's highly rated midfielderLazar Markovic, who is also a reported target of Chelsea.

The Daily Mail reported in March, that Liverpool have sent chief scout Barry Hunter to Ireland to watchSerbia's 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland, in which Markovic played 75 minutes.

Liverpool's Title Dream Nears Under Rodgers' Guidance

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The kindling of belief in Liverpool's title run is one which began in the best way possible. With Rodgers at the helm, this season's Liverpool players have been pushed to be versatile, able to play in various positions, in any formation. The continuous tinkering of formation by Rodgers has shown its results: a 3-0 win with a 4-3-3 at Manchester United, 4-0 against Everton and 5-1 against Arsenal playing with a 4-2-3-1, and now the 3-2 win over Manchester City with the midfield diamond 4-4-2.

WILL LIVERPOOL FINALLY WIN THE PREMIER LEAGUE THIS YEAR?

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Having over-come the giant hurdle that was Man City last Sunday afternoon, Liverpool now have their Title Destiny in their own hands. With just four games remaining for the Reds, four wins will see them win their first-ever Premier League title thus ending a 24 year wait for a League since 1990.

‘Hillsborough’ Documentary, Live On ESPN At 8pm ET Tonight: Open Thread

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TV viewers in the United States will have a rare opportunity tonight to watch a stunning new documentary about the true story of what happened at the Hillsborough Disaster. Be sure to watch what I consider the most important soccer film ever made, live on ESPN tonight beginning at 8pm ET.

The public in the UK won't get a chance to see the film until next year at the earliest due to the new inquest that began two weeks ago.

The Meaning of Hillsborough 25 Years on

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25 years ago today, 96 Liverpool fans died at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, asphyxiated following a crush in a spectator pen at the Leppings Lane end of the ground. 766 fans in total were injured, 300 of whom required hospitalisation.

The Liverpool v Nottingham Forest F.A. Cup semi-final was abandoned barely six minutes into the match as a tragedy of horrific proportions was being played out across England's airwaves.

WATCH Roberto Martinez’s Emotional Speech at Hillsborough Memorial Service [VIDEO]

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez gave an emotional speech today at the Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield, the home of cross-town rivals Liverpool Football Club.

"I know I don't have to tell you that Everton are with you. You know that," said Martinez. "We are with you today at Goodison Park with the fans are gathering with the board, players and staff because they want to send their prayers across Stanley Park to you.

Are Chelsea perfectly positioned to pip Liverpool and Man City to the title?

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Very few would question Jose Mourinho's instinctive brilliance to manage situations. At the start of the season he described a couple of teams, like...

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Liverpool Players Swamp ‘PFA Player Of The Year’ And ‘PFA Young Player Of The Year’ Award Shortlists

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By Chris Wright

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Liverpool players have swamped the PFA's Player of the Year award shortlists this year, with Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling all included in the running for either the full award or its younger counterpart.

Fans’ View: Will we ever get a Steven Gerrard?

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Liverpool's run toward the EPL title and the image of Steven Gerrard crying with joy after last week's big win prompt the question for one Philadelphia Union fan: Will a hometown boy ever find that glory with the Union?

Thousands Gather At Anfield For Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

25 years to the day since that awful afternoon in Sheffield, thousands of fans and well-wishers have descended upon Anfield for the Hillsborough 25th anniversary memorial service.

Following his tearful carthasis at the end of Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, Steven Gerrard and the rest of his Liverpool team-mates are in attendance along with many others whose lives were forever changed by the tragic events of April 15th, 1989.

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Liverpool in pole position to sign €24m Manchester United target

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Liverpool in pole position to sign €24m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are in pole position to sign Fiorentina's Colombian wizard Juan Cuadrado in the summer, claims Tutto Mercato Web.

The Colombian has attracted interest from a number of European giants, following his impressive performances forVincenzo Montella's side this season.

Liverpool set to rival Arsenal for Belgian starlet

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Liverpool set to rival Arsenal for Belgian starlet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to battle Arsenal for Belgian under 21 striker Divock Origi, the teenager who plies his trade at French side Lille.

The 18 year old has scored five goals in 25 appearances in the French Ligue One and his growing reputation has attracted major Premier League clubs.

PHOTO: Luis Suarez with the JUSTICE scarf

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PHOTO: Luis Suarez with the JUSTICE scarf - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Liverpool and Everton football club paid the respectby holding a memorial service to remember the 96 innocent souls, who lost their lives on April 15, 1989.

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Video: Borussia Dortmund fans sing Liverpool anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone as Hillsborough tribute

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Around the world of football, clubs have been finding their own ways to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. At Borussia Dortmund,...

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Man CIty boss Manuel Pellegrini: ‘Chelsea and Liverpool must feel us just behind them’

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to pile the pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea by letting them know that they can't afford a...

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Photos: Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud’s tribute to Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster with a post-goal tribute. The Frenchman took off the black...

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Photos: Liverpool stars past and present, and Everton boss Roberto Martinez at Hillsborough memorial service

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Liverpool players and manager past and present were in attendance for the Hillsborough 25th anniversary memorial service at Anfield today. Current...

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Liverpool Players' Goals by Game State [Infographic]

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Luis Suarez is the king of scoring when Liverpool are already ahead – 21 of his 29 goals came with Liverpool in the lead – although Sterling's quite good at is as well. Which is little surprise considering how dangerous both are on the counter-attack, when running at defenders.

Conversely, 77% of Gerrard's 13 goals have been with Liverpool either tied or behind by a goal, including all three of his non-penalty goals.

Video: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge out of Norwich game, doubtful for Chelsea, claims uncle

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will definitely miss this weekend's game against Norwich and is doubtful for the following week's...

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Soccer News: Liverpool and world soccer remember

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Liverpool FC marks the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster as we roundup Tuesday's soccer news. Read More

Everton boss Roberto Martinez: ‘We’ve turned down Man Utd bid so we why would we sell Ross Barkley to Liverpool?’

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has laughed off speculation linking young midfielder Ross Barkley with a £38m move to Merseyside rivals Liverpool....

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