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Liverpool won’t risk Daniel Sturridge against Everton

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he won't rush Daniel Sturridge back for next weekend's Merseyside derby. The Reds face city rivals...

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Liverpool must get their formation right

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Liverpool must get their formation right - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have had a mixed start to their new season. In their four Premier League games played so far, theReds have won two but suffered two defeats while their performance so far has yet to match the high standards they set last season.

Welbeck v Balotelli – who got the better deal, Arsenal or Liverpool?

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Welbeck v Balotelli who got the better deal, Arsenal or Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool and Arsenal shocked everyone by signing Mario Balotelli and Danny Welbeck from AC Milan and Manchester United respectively in the summer, for£16m each.

Arsenal were in dire need of a striker after Olivier Giroud suffered a serious foot injury (broken foot) that would rule him out till January.

Everton Put Wheels In Motion Ahead Of Stadium Move

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The historic Goodison Park has been home to the blue half of Merseyside since 1892 with the ground having hosted more top-flight English football matches than any other, however Everton Football Club yesterday officially outlined plans which will see the club move away from their historic home to a new ground based on the Walton Hall Park site.

Premier League Tactics Corner – Round 4

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Liverpool has not learned the lesson thatJose Mourinho taught it, while Louis van Gaal ended his affair with the three-center back system.

The Stagnant Reds Go Marching In

Staring at screens around the world and sitting in the Kop, Liverpool fans will think back to ‘that' Sunday in late April.

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool’s irreplaceable ‘moral compass’

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Jordan Henderson: Liverpool's irreplaceable 'moral compass' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jordan Henderson has been appointed as Liverpool's vice-captain following the departure of Daniel Agger to Brondby. This extra responsibility bestowed on him only reflects his rising influence for both club and country.

Videos

Video: Fabio Borini scores a top corner screamer in Liverpool training

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Fabio Borini didn't appear to have a Liverpool future. But he stubbornly refused Brendan Rodgers' best efforts to usher him out of...

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Video: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his side will improve

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Liverpool will improve as the season progresses, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The Reds lost at home to Aston Villa last weekend and have...

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Video: Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Robbie Fowler try to navigate an After Eight mint around their faces

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Kenny Dalglish had led a host of stars in trying to get an After Eight mint from their forehead to their mouth without touching it. The Liverpool...

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Video: Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard tips Mario Balotelli to score many more goals

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard thinks Mario Balotelli will score many more goals for the club after breaking his duck against Ludogorets last...

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Video: Liverpool fan Samuel L Jackson refuses to switch allegiances to Arsenal

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Actor Samuel L Jackson attended Arsenal's game against Manchester City last weekend as the guest of Theo Walcott. But the Hollywood star found...

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Video: Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren looking for defensive improvement

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Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren is hoping for an improvement in the side's defensive performance. The Reds' title challenge was...

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Champions League

English fans to re-evaluate Champions League expectations as all four struggle

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English fans to re-evaluate Champions League expectations as all four struggle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's hard to tell much after just one group game, but a string of unimpressive results and performances from English sides in the Champions League this week has left me wondering, do fans of the top four sides need to re-evaluate their expectations?

Ex-Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo eager to play at Liverpool

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he can't wait to play at Liverpool. The former Manchester United man is expecting a tough...

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Early impressions suggest Liverpool signed the wrong striker this summer

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Early impressions suggest Liverpool signed the wrong striker this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mario Balotelli scored his first goalin a Liverpool shirt yesterday evening, but his 82nd minute strike versus Bulgarian minnowsLudogorets Razgrad overshadowed a largely disappointing performance.

Balotelli Off The Mark In Late Ludogorets Win

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It was a difficult night at Anfield for Liverpool as the Reds prepared to return to the magic of the Champions League in front of a rousing Kop. Brendan Rodgers said pre match that he would treat Ludogorets as if they were Real Madrid and it's a bloody good job he didn't expect this match to be a walk in the park!

Visualized: Liverpool 2-1 Ludogorets

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Previous Match Infographics: 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.


FYI: as usual, here's the formation diagram for thoroughness' sake.

Champions League Re-Cap All The Winners And Losers From Day 1

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Champions League football once again made a glorious return and it was last season's victors, Real Madrid, who provided the biggest win of match day 1, defeating Basel 5-1. Elsewhere, Liverpool made a triumphant return to Europe's premier club competition after years dwelling in the abyss, managing to scrape through with a 2-1 victory over Ludogrets, their first match in five or so years.

Champions League: Liverpool 2-1 Ludogorets – Reds Leave It Late After Lacklustre Anfield Display (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 2-1 Ludogorets Razgrad Champions League 16th September 2014

Back in the Champions League for the first time since 2009, Liverpool were expected to easily beat Bulgarian sideLudogorets Razgrad. However, instead the home side struggled to create enough good chances.

Photo: Liverpool goalscorers Mario Balotelli and Steven Gerrard celebrate Ludogorets win

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and new striker Mario Balotelli posed for a photo together to mark their goals in the Champions League. Both were on...

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Liverpool 2-1 Ludo Radzgd: Five observations

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Liverpool 2-1 Ludo Radzgd: Five observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard scored an injury time penalty as the Reds marked their Champions League return with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ludogorets.

Mario Balotelli broke the deadlock in the 82nd-minute with a clever turn and shot, but the Bulgarian champions immediately responded through substitute Dani Abalo.

Champions League Recap: Real Rampant While Liverpool Leave It Late

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Real Madrid opened the defence of their Champions League title with a 5-1 mauling of Basel in Group B at the Santiago Bernabeu. Nearly four months on from securing La Decima in Lisbon, the record winners showed glimpses of their brilliant best and, after an own-goal from Marek Suchy got the ball rolling, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodrguez all found the target in seven first-half minutes.

Photos: Liverpool return to the Champions League

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PHOTO: The pre-match mosaic on the Kop #LFC pic.twitter.com/gIjFm0ClNB Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 16, 2014 Liverpool are back in the...

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Video: Raheem Sterling in action the last time Liverpool were in the Champions League

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Liverpool return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2009/10 season against Ludogorets this evening. Things have changed quite a lot...

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Do Liverpool and Real Madrid have an easy route to the second round?

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Do Liverpool and Real Madrid have an easy route to the second round? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last season's Premier League runners-up and UEFA Champions League winners have been drawn in the same group of this season's elite European club competition.

Liverpool do not face Real Madrid until Wednesday 22 October when the European football giants meet head-to-head at Anfield.

Manchester City

Ex-Liverpool and Man City player Dietmar Hamann says Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil looks unhappy

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Ex-Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamann says Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil looks unhappy at the club after making an underwhelming...

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Brazil squad for Argentina friendlies and Japan October 2014

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Dunga

Dunga has named his squad for the friendlies against Argentina in Beijing 11th October and Japan four days later in Singapore.
The coach has made three changes from the squad versus Colombia and Ecuador. Santos's Robinho, and wing-backs Mário Fernandes of CSKA Moscow, and Inter Milan's Dodô; replace Hulk, Maicon and Alex Sandro.

Brazil squad for Argentina friendlies and Japan October 2014

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Dunga

Dunga has named his squad for the friendlies against Argentina in Beijing 11th October and Japan four days later in Singapore.
The coach has made three changes from the squad versus Colombia and Ecuador. Santos's Robinho, and wing-backs Mário Fernandes of CSKA Moscow, and Inter Milan's Dodô; replace Hulk, Maicon and Alex Sandro.

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Photos: Liverpool training ahead of West Ham game

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PHOTO: The squad participates in a head tennis session at the end of training today #LFC pic.twitter.com/V5N8qveZPz Liverpool FC (@LFC)...

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Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling back under the table after latest ping-pong defeat

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Loser goes under the table is the forfeit of choice of Liverpool table tennis supremo Jose Enrique. But the punishment ritual is now spreading...

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Photo: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge back in training

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Pushing myself to my limit right now for real. Closer to fitness each day!! pic.twitter.com/NTZeNDGius Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge)...

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Transfer News and Gossip

Chelsea and Liverpool set to battle for Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Julian Brandt

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Premier League rivals Chelsea and Liverpool are set to go head-to-head for the signature of Germany Under-19 international Julian Brandt. The Bayer...

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Liverpool owner John W. Henry tweets about signing Marco Reus

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Oh and sign Reus! John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) September 17, 2014 Liverpool owner John W. Henry appears to be doing his best to work the...

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Reported Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham target Sergi Roberto agrees new Barcelona contract

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Argreement to extend Sergi Roberto's contract to June 30, 2019 http://t.co/vviWwoNVZr pic.twitter.com/XRrx0FUAYh FC Barcelona...

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Barcelona’s Pedro linked with January move to Liverpool or Arsenal

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Barcelona attacker Pedro would be willing to listen to offers from Liverpool or Arsenal in the January transfer window, according to reports. The...

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UEFA Champions League

LFC’s return to the Champions League- Balotelli first goal Video Liverpool vs Ludogorets 2014 2-1

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LFC's return to the Champions League- Balotelli first goal Video Liverpool vs Ludogorets 2014 2-1 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Liverpool returned to the Champions League after five years against Bulgarian side Ludogorets at Anfield on 16th September, 2014, and it was a nervy evening for supporters of the [.

A fantastic start

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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.

UCL Preview: Liverpool makes UCL return as Group Stage begins

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By CARL SETTERLUND

With the UEFA Champions League Group Stage kicking off Tuesday afternoon, one of the winningest teams in UCL history will make its return to the competition after a five-year hiatus.

Five-time Champions League winner Liverpool will host Bulgarian champion Ludogorets later today in one of eight fixtures as Groups A, B, C and D all commence.

The Rest

Steven Gerrard praises Liverpool’s new vice captain Jordan Henderson

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Steven Gerrard has praised Jordan Henderson after he was appointed as Liverpool's new vice captain. The midfield workhorse joined the Anfield...

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Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren: ‘I get chills when I hear You’ll Never Walk Along’

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Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren says he gets chills every time he hears the club's supporters sing You'll Never Walk Alone. The Croatia...

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