A young Liverpool fan desperate to meet hero Fernando Torres ended up becoming part of Chelsea's Europa League trophy presentation. Louis Kearns, aged 11, had been at the match with his dad. As Chelsea's players made their way past Louis' seat, he was desperate to get up close and personal with Torres and former Liverpool [.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher insists he can be proud of his record against Everton as he heads towards retirement. Vice-captain Carragher became only the sixth Liverpool player to make 30 Merseyside derby appearances in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Anfield - joining Ian Rush, Bruce Grobbelaar, Alan Hansen, Ian Callaghan and Ronnie Whelan.
Liverpool legend striker John Aldridge says that the current Liverpool side under Brendan Rodgers are playing the club's best attacking soccer since the 1980′s.
"That's not to say the team is as good, of course, but their commitment to passing football, the variety in their play and the way in which they attack teams is a joy to watch at times," said Aldridge, in his Liverpool Echo column.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson acknowledged his side had let their standards slip in their 2-0 home defeat by West Bromwich Albion on Monday. Defeat came as a shock for Brendan Rodgers's side after their encouraging away draws at Arsenal and Manchester City, as goals from Gareth McAuley and Romelu Lukaku arrested West Brom's own lean Premier League run.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has hailed the arrival of the 20-year-old attacking midfielder Coutinho from Inter, insisting that he will face no difficulties in adapting to the needs of Barclays Premier League.
Coutinho the 20-year-old Brazilian became boss Brendan Rodgers second signing of the January transfer window after finalizing his medical and work permit in an £8.
Brendan Rodgers says he's targeting players who have the flexibility to play across the pitch for the remainder of the January transfer window, with the Liverpool manager singing the praises of the club's recent acquisition of striker Daniel Sturridge. Rodgers has long been honest about the fact that the Reds need a serious injection of players in the winter window, after having a disappointing summer and missing out on deadline day target Clint Dempsey.
Daniel Sturridge is on the verge of completing his £12million move from Chelsea to Liverpool after passing his medical. The Liverpool Echo has revealed that Sturridge was at the club's training centre at Melwood to undergo a series of tests after agreeing personal terms with the Reds. However, it is unlikely that he will be unveiled as a Liverpool player until January 2 as this is the first day that the necessary paperwork can be completed and he could well be in line for his debut on that day against Sunderland, or four days later in the FA Cup trip to Mansfield.
Brendan Rodgers may have given up on under-performing winger Stewart Downing, with reports suggesting the club have told the 28-year-old he can leave Anfield as soon as the January transfer window opens. The Liverpool Echo suggest that the Reds will listen to offers for the man they paid £20 million to Aston Villa for during Kenny Dalglish's reign in the summer of 2011.
Conor Coady says he fulfilled a childhood dream when making his Liverpool debut against Anzhi Makhachkala on Thursday night, and now wants a taste of the action more regularly. The 19-year-old became the latest young talent to experience first-team football under Brendan Rodgers, starting in a central midfield role for the Europa League Group A fixture.
Liverpool legend John Aldridge has publicly commented on Luis Suarez's recent turmoil with Premier League referees and opposing fans. The controversial striker has consistently been one of the league's top performers, but has constantly been questioned over diving and cheating allegations.
Now, Aldridge is concerned that his mistreatment despite unwavering support from the Liverpool faithful could force the Uruguayan to look elsewhere.
The links are tenuous, but Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce tweeted tonight that if Charlie
Adam and Jay Spearing are sold to Stoke City and Bolton respectively, this will allow Liverpool FC
to finally sign Fulham attacking midfielder Clint...
Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers believes the signing of Joe Allen will transform Liverpool's
fortunes and insisted the 22 -year old's natural talent to maintain composure on the ball under
pressure makes him a unique talent.
"This boy, when you see him play, you would think he was a European player," he told the
It's generally accepted that Sami Hyppia was and is the greatest, most effortlessly cool
centre-back of his generation, so it's only fitting that the gorgeously lank Finnish defender
should have days dedicated in his honour, children named after him and sonnets and power ballads
written about him and fellow countrymen 'The Left Foot Company' have done just that, penning the
achingly beautiful 'Big Sam (The Great Defender)' as a loving tribute to the flaxen-haired
Steven Gerrard is looking forward to the start of 'an exciting new era' at Liverpool and claims he
is raring to go ahead of the 2012/13 campaign.
The Reds skipper has linked up with the rest of his team-mates in Boston after being granted
extended leave on the back of his efforts at Euro 2012 with England.
The 21 year old has agreed personal terms to join Liverpool and according to Tony Barrett of the
Times, Liverpool and Roma have agreed on a £10.6m fee for the Italy international. Papers such as
the Daily Mirror and Liverpool Echo also report that Fabio is heading to Liverpool, with the Mirror
suggesting that the clubs agreed on a £12m deal and the Liverpool Echo reporting that the fee
involved is £11m.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has branded Wigan chairman Dave Whelan a 'comedian' for his
actions during the Reds' manager hunt.
Whelan gave regular updates to the media during the period in which the Latics' manager Roberto
Martinez was approached and subsequently interviewed for the vacant Liverpool job.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on his team to show more consistency if they are to force their way back into the top four. The Anfield side has been in good form recently but it's not been enough to secure a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009-2010. Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo: "There is a process of getting into the top four and becoming champions and that is consistency.
Liverpool defender Jose Enrique insists he is ready to fight for his place in Brendan Rodgers
Enrique was recalled to the starting XI for last weekend's defeat to Arsenal after being named on
the bench for the draw with Manchester City.
Rodgers has also used Stewart Downing at left-back this season and Enrique is happy with the extra
competition for places at Anfield.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has warned nobody at the club can afford to lose faith as they seek
to turn around a worst start to the season in half a century.
Defeats to West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal have sandwiched a draw against Manchester City to leave
the 18-time champions of England with just one point in the Premier League.
John W Henry believes Liverpool have a long way to go to make up for the mismanagement of the club
by their previous owners.
Henry claims there is still much work to be done, both on and off the pitch, to get the Reds
heading in the right direction following the buyout by The Fenway Sports Group (FSG) in October
Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for teenage winger Raheem Sterling after his goalscoring display
at Anfield on Sunday.
The 17-year-old scored the opener as Liverpool produced a convincing display to beat Bayer
Lucas Leiva and Andy Carroll were also on target against the Bundesliga side but it was Sterling's
outstanding performance that caught the eye and Rodgers was impressed.
As has been made public by Dutch websiteHP De Tijd and reported by the Liverpool Echo today, former Everton wastrel left a voice mail on Royston Drenthe's phone back on 29th August of 2011, warning him not to move to Liverpool as the city's nightlife offered "far too many temptations for guys like them".
Today marks the 125th year anniversary of Everton Football Club. One hundred and twenty five years ago today, Everton played Bolton Wanderers in 1887 in a FA Cup first round match that was later ordered to be replayed because the Trotters fielded an ineligible player. Everton's match against Bolton was the club's first professional match.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the versatile Jose Enrique for his recent performances. The Spaniard, who usually operates at left-back, was told to step up his game in the opening weeks of the season or face the possibility of leaving the club in January. Enrique has since risen to the challenge and has been impressive in a wide role on the left side of midfield, starting the Reds' last seven Premier League matches.
Jack Robinson is hoping to put his injury problems behind him and impress new manager Brendan
The Liverpool left-back became the club's youngest ever player when he came on against Hull City as
a 16-year-old in May 2010.
Rafa Benitez was the manager in charge then but Robinson has since seen Roy Hodgson and Kenny
Dalglish come and go before the appointment of Rodgers earlier this summer.
Steven Gerrard insists there is no reason for Liverpool to panic despite their heavy opening day
defeat at West Bromwich Albion.
The Reds went down 3-0 at The Hawthorns, which was their heaviest opening day loss for 75
Manager Brendan Rodgers refused to condemn his players after the match and Gerrard insists there is
no reason to get too upset.
Stewart Downing is determined to dispel the notion that he is a "confidence player" after his form
divided opinion amongst Liverpool fans.
Downing, 28, was an £18million arrival at Anfield last year after Kenny Dalglish lured him to the
club from Aston Villa.
From such a lavish acquisition, fans expected more than the two goals and no assists that he
Charlie Adam hopes Brendan Rodgers can get Liverpool playing without fear, with his success at
Swansea proving how important confidence can be.
Throughout his time in charge of the Swans, Rodgers never wavered in his belief that football is a
passing game and is a sport which should be enjoyed by those fortunate to compete at the highest
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already assessed his squad and it seems as though he feels
more options in wide positions after being linked with Manchester City midfielder Adam Johnson.
The Reds have already let Dirk Kuyt leave the club and it certainly leaves them short of options on
the right hand side of midfield with Stewart Downing the only recognized winger at the club.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that missing out on European football next season maybe a blessing in disguise. The Irishman is still hopeful that they can climb to fifth in the Premier League table this season but has admitted that he is not hugely fussed as he wants to put all their efforts into Champions League qualification next campaign.
Ian Ayre, Liverpool's managing director, has no regrets losing Clint Dempsey to fourth place rival Tottenham in the summer. Missing out on the American left boss Brendan Rodgers short of attacking options having let Andy Carroll join West Ham on loan but owners Fenway Sports Group refused to sanction a £6 million deal to sign Dempsey, 29, from Fulham last August, and he ended up joining Tottenham instead.