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Preview: Liverpool vs Ludogorets

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Liverpool will get their first taste of Champions League football in five years when they welcome PFC Ludogorets to Anfield on Tuesday night. Brendan...

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We're Back!

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Tuesday 16th September 2014. Mark it in your diaries because Liverpool are back in the Champions League! The Reds last appearance in the competition was way back in December 2009 when they were beaten by La Viola at Anfield. Nobody could have predicted the length of time we'd be away but the five time champions are back and ready to take on the Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Video: Liverpool training ahead of Ludogorets clash

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Liverpool have been training today ahead of their Champions League opener against Ludogorets. Brendan Rodgers will manage his first game in the...

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Liverpool v Ludogorets Razgrad 09.16.14

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2:45pm ET, live in the US on Fox Sports 2

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-0 Tottenham (a); 1-3 City (a), 2-1 Southampton (h)
Ludogorets: 2-1 Botev Plovdiv (a); 1-1 Beroe (h); 1-0 Steaua Bucharest (h) [6-5 pens]

Previous CL matches:
Liverpool: n/a
Ludogorets: 1-0 Steaua Bucharest (h) [6-5 pens]; 0-1 Steaua Bucharest (a); 2-2 Partizan (a); 0-0 Partizan (h); 1-1 F91 Dudelange (a); 4-0 F91 Dudelange (h)

Goalscorers (all):
Liverpool: Sterling 2; Gerrard, Moreno, Sturridge 1
Ludogorets: Misidjan 4; Anicet, Bezjak, Marcelinho, Quixada 3; Abalo, Wanderson, Younes 2; Barthe, Espinho 1

Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Manquillo Lovren Sakho Moreno
Gerrard
Henderson Coutinho
Sterling
Lambert Balotelli

I am very curious to see what sort of line-up and formation Rodgers chooses in his first Champions League match.

Photo: Liverpool training ahead of their Champions League return

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PHOTO: @sterling31 and @FinallyMario in training to face Ludogorets tomorrow #LFC pic.twitter.com/mwBP3fWLRI Liverpool FC (@LFC) September...

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Aston Villa

Visualized: Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

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Previous Match Infographics: 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.





Just to get you in the mood. Because once again, Liverpool versus Aston Villa is just a little bit of history repeating.

Liverpool ‘keeper Simon Mignolet says side cannot blame absence of Daniel Sturridge for Villa loss

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says they cannot blame the absence of Daniel Sturridge for their shock home defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend....

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Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa – Agbonlahor Fires Villans To Victory Against Blunt Reds (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa Premier League 13th September 2014

With Daniel Sturridge out injured and Raheem Sterling on the bench, a new-look Liverpool side struggled badly at home to Aston Villa on Saturday, with the Villans securing a fine win.

Tactical Review: Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

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Liverpool tactics Brendan Rodgers had the UEFA Champions League midweek fixture very much in mind when he picked his starting XI without Raheem...

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Top five conclusions: Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

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1. There are massive improvements in Aston Villa's defending from last season Aston Villa's defending last season was their major concern. The hard...

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LIVERPOOL DEALT EARLY BLOW TO TITLE HOPES

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Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers has been dealt an early title blow with Saturday's defeat to Aston Villa at Anfield.

This was the new team that the club had invested in with £25 million Lallana, £16 million Balotelli and £20 million Markovic all named in the starting Eleven.

Against Villa, they all failed to impress.

Dismal Display In Villa Loss

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Liverpool fell to a 1-0 defeat at Anfield on Saturday after Paul Lambert's Villa side found an early goal and protected their lead. With Sturridge missing and Sterling rested, Brendan Rodgers opted for a very different team and a very different set up for this fixture and unfortunately it just didn't work out.

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

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Goals:
Agbonlahor 9'

There's just something about Aston Villa. Something soul-killing. Something like death warmed over. I could have sworn I was watching Liverpool's last two matches against Villa at Anfield.

We've spoken before about Liverpool not learning from its mistakes.

Liverpool vs. Aston Villa; Prediction Plus Line-Ups

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Liverpool play Aston Villaon Saturday against aVilla side who are absolutely flying at the moment.

This is the first of many games Brendan Rodgers' men will play without star man Daniel Sturridge and it will be very interesting to see how they fair in his absence. The 25 year old picked up the knock on international duty and his club manager has hit back at the English FA, saying "it was an injury that could've been prevented".

Preview: Liverpool vs Aston Villa

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Liverpool entertain Aston Villa at Anfield this evening hoping to record their first win against the Villans in four seasons. Brendan Rodgers'...

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Balotelli Main Man In Villa Game?

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Liverpool face Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday after an international break that created an injury scare for Jordan Henderson and left Daniel Sturridge unable to feature for the Reds for three weeks. With Brendan seething at England officials believing the striker's injury was preventable, it is now down to Mario Balotelli to lead the Liverpool line.

Liverpool v Aston Villa 09.13.14

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12:30pm ET, live in the US on NBC

Last four head-to-head:
2-2 (h) 1.18.14
1-0 Liverpool (a) 08.24.13
2-1 Liverpool (a) 03.31.13
1-3 Villa (h) 12.15.12

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-0 Tottenham (a); 1-3 City (a), 2-1 Southampton (h)
Villa: 2-1 Hull (h); 0-1 Leyton Orient (h); 0-0 Newcastle (h)

Goalscorers (league):
Liverpool: Sterling 2; Gerrard, Moreno, Sturridge 1
Villa: Weimann 2; Agbonlahor 1

Referee: Lee Mason

Guess at a line-up:
Mignolet
Manquillo Lovren Sakho Moreno
Gerrard
Henderson Coutinho
Lallana Balotelli Sterling

Well that was a productive international break.

Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will be looking to overtake Aston Villa in the league on Saturday by collecting three points at Anfield when the two sides meet.

The Reds will be without Daniel Sturridge who got injured on duty with England over the past week.

Videos

Video: Raheem Sterling’s training ground nutmeg on Liverpool team-mate Rickie Lambert

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Judging by the fact he's running round with a towel in his hand and dabbing his nose and face, which he's still doing in this Q&A...

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Video: Rickie Lambert tells Liverpool team-mates Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana he could clingfilm a dog to a lamppost

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Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert has been grilled by team-mates Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana in a Q&A session. Among the startling...

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Video: Man Utd fans compare ref Phil Dowd to Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard after untimely slip

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Manchester United fans compared referee Phil Dowd to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard after he fell over during their game against QPR. Dowd's...

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Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres convinced Raheem Sterling to join Liverpool, says ex-boss Rafael Benitez

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Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has revealed that Fernando Torres persuaded Raheem Sterling to sign for Liverpool. The Reds invited the player...

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Jose Mourinho: Fernando Torres not successful at Chelsea

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Fernando Torres was not a success at Chelsea and did the right thing joining Milan, according to Jose Mourinho. The 30-year-old joined Milan on a...

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Brendan Rodgers

Defence still the major worry for Liverpool

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Defence still the major worry for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Under Brendan Rodgers Liverpool have emerged as one of the most entertaining sides in England and probably in Europe as well. Last season, they played some breath-taking football and came agonisingly close to winning the Premier League title.

Liverpool’s latest injury worries: Can Rodgers help Reds overcome crisis?

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Liverpool's latest injury worries: Can Rodgers help Reds overcome crisis? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Premier League returns after two weeks of international break and the friendlies and Euro 2016 qualifiers have brought nothing but trouble for Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers.

The Merseyside club have seen several of their first team players pick up injuries while on international duty.

Arsenal

Man City could sell James Milner to Everton, Arsenal or Liverpool – then move for Southampton pair

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Manchester City could be forced to offload midfielder James Milner in the January transfer window, according to reports. The England international is...

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Januzaj, Markovic, Chambers and the 10 Premier League Best Young Players To Watch This Season – The 10 Series 2014/15

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Januzaj, Markovic, Chambers and the 10 Premier League Best Young Players To Watch This Season The 10 Series 2014/15 is a post from: Just Football

We've rated and slated the most exciting young players to watch in 2013 onJust Football, young prospects from England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and The Netherlands.

Jamie Carragher: Danny Welbeck was not good enough for Man Utd

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Jamie Carragher says Danny Welbeck was not good enough to lead the line for Manchester United's first team prompting his decision to move to...

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Jamie Carragher says Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck needs to copy Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge

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Jamie Carragher says Danny Welbeck needs to follow in the footsteps of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and start delivering goals on a regular...

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Arsenal tactics – Should we copy Liverpool and England’s diamond formation?

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Arsenal's Formation in 4-4-2 Diamond– The Liverpool and England Way By Supertuur In the 2013/14 season two teams really stood out with their goal scoring capabilities, Liverpool with Suarez and Sturridge and City with Augero, Negredo, Dzeko and Jovetic. Besides the quality of their strikers what was the other reason they scored so much?

Daniel Agger reveals he did not get along with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

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Former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has revealed he did not get along with boss Brendan Rodgers prompting him to move back to Brondby...

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Divock Origi

Video: Liverpool’s Divock Origi scores for Lille vs Nantes

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Liverpool striker Divock Origi was on the scoresheet for Lille in their game against Nantes today. The Reds' £10m summer signing is back on...

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Belgium boss Marc Wilmots claims he vetoed immediate Liverpool move for Divock Origi

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Liverpool wanted Belgium striker Divock Origi at the club this season but his national team boss Marc Wilmots told him to stay put, he has...

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Italy

Liverpool given boost in chase for Napoli star Marek Hamsik

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Liverpool have been given a boost in their chase for Napoli star Marek Hamsik after the midfielder refused to rule out a transfer away in January....

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Liverpool ‘made summer bid’ for Lazio’s Keita Balde Diao

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Liverpool launched a £16m summer bid for Lazio youngster Keita Balde Diao, according to his agents. Angelo Cascella is quoted in the Italian media,...

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Manchester City

Hernan Crespo: Mario Balotelli not in same league as Luis Suarez

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Former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo thinks that new Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli is not in the same league as the departed Luis Suarez. The...

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Micah Richards explains his brawl with former Man City teammate Mario Balotelli

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Micah Richards has opened up about his notorious fight with former teammate Mario Balotelli while the pair were together at Manchester City. The two...

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Will Brendan Rodgers’ joke about Mario Balotelli being ‘trouble’ come back to haunt Liverpool?

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping his joke about new signing Mario Balotelli being "trouble" does not come back to haunt him....

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The Rest

Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho makes sly dig at Liverpool over Loic Remy

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Jose Mourinho says no problem showed up with Loic Remy's Chelsea medical despite Liverpool dramatically pulling out amid apparent concerns of a...

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Photo: Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet joins birthday party of eight-year-old wearing his replica kit

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How lucky was this young Red?!! #LFC star joins eight-year-old's birthday celebrations http://t.co/FpKKAetZdn pic.twitter.com/TflZrmY3VH ...

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