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It always feels like months have gone by without me doing a post when there's an international break but we're back again and as always seems to be the case after these breaks, we're back with bad news.
After putting on a rather gutsy performance against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, Brendan Rodgers may find himself with several questions to be answered over who to field in the starting line up tomorrow. Whilst it is evident Liverpool were lacking in attack midweek they improved dramatically defensively and this could result in somebody losing their place in the back four.
Liverpool prepare to face Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening as Brendan Rodgers' side aim to keep their hopes of progressing to the next stage of the Champions League alive. Daniel Sturridge has travelled with the team but surely it's too early for him to feature? He will apparently be subject to a late fitness test.
Liverpool have not been left with much time to dwell on their 0-0 draw with Hull at the weekend as Brendan Rodgers prepares his side to face Swansea at Anfield in the league cup on Tuesday evening. With both sides perhaps opting to shake things up a bit it could be a very different XI fielded by the Reds.
After an eye opening game against Real Madrid midweek, Liverpool will certainly be looking to show those watching what they are really capable of. With the tie coming so quickly after a Champions League game though and with a relatively thin squad, you have to wonder how this will pan out for Brendan Rodgers on Saturday.
It's a rare occasion when ten minutes of a match end up making the bulk of your match report but that's exactly what has happened after Sunday's eventual win over QPR. An own goal from Richard Dunne after an hour of play appeared at one stage to be the only difference between the two sides however mayhem would ensue within the final moments of the game, denying a gutted Harry Redknapp his second win of the season.
Liverpool make the trip to Loftus Road on Sunday as Brendan Rodgers' side aim to pick up where they left off in the league. News of Daniel Sturridge picking up another injury though has left kopites concerned as the Reds look for an alternative option in attack.
Mario Balotelli is obviously the man Brendan will be looking to but in my opinion there's no point playing him unless you forge the team to support him.
Liverpool prepare to face West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Sunday as Brendan Rodgers aims to turn his side's fortune around. After losing to Basel midweek confidence is definitely at a low but where better to get things back on track than in front of the Anfield faithful?
With the brilliant news this evening of Daniel Sturridge signing a new long term contract, this game may still be a bit too soon for him however he will face a late fitness test.
Liverpool prepare for their second Champions League fixture of the season on Wednesday night as Brendan Rodgers will pair his XI up against Basel's. Unfortunately for the Reds Daniel Sturridge is still unavailable through injury whilst Mamadou Sakho has not made the line up also due to injury but perhaps also down to his antics prior to the Everton game.
After a mammoth session midweek against the might of Middlesbrough the Reds will be hoping things run more smoothly against bitter rivals Everton on Saturday. However, with a run of poor form recently and a real shaky defence, Everton are probably the last team Brendan Rodgers wants to be facing this weekend.
After a somewhat dismal week for Liverpool, manager Brendan Rodgers will be hoping his side can pick themselves up and progress past Middlesbrough in tomorrow night's league cup tie. The two sides have met on numerous occasions and were last drawn against each other in this competition back in 1998!
Liverpool fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Sam Allardyce's West Ham team on Saturday after a ruthless start from the home side. The Reds barely had chance to compose themselves before the Hammers found the back of the net and things quickly went from bad to worse for Brendan Rodgers' side.
Newcastle seem to have a tough game today at home to QPR, but former striker and now pundit Michael Owen thinks we will be able to win and make it six wins in a row. Michael Owen former Newcastle striker and now pundit And Michael makes some good points in his analysis of the [...]
Now that we have a better understanding of the injury situation at Newcastle, we can go about thinking about what the best starting team is tomorrow at home against second bottom QPR. Ryan Taylor could get start tomorrow We'll assume Steven Taylor is out injured along with captain Coloccini so our latest starting [.
Alan Pardew has just announced the Newcastle side for the game at West Brom today and there's one or two surprises no Steven Taylor, Papiss Cisse or Rolando Aarons in the line-up although Papiss Cisse makes the bench. Teams: West Brom (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Andre Wisdom, Craig Dawson, Joleon Lescott, Sebastien Pocognoli; Graham [.
We still have a few injuries Davide Santon, Siem de Jong and now Gabby Obertan are out for a while and we also have some doubts today at West Brom with Papiss Cisse, because of that knee of his, and also with 18 year-old Rolando Aarons, who took a knock in training this [...]
We have to assume that both PapissCisse and Cheick Tiote will be available to play for Newcastle at West Brom on Sunday, because they will then both be off to play in the African Cup of Nations for their countries, and Cheick in particular hasn't played for us for weeks. Mehdi Abeid could keep [...
Alan Pardew has just named his team to play Liverpool today, with the kick-off being in less than an hour, and Mehdi Abeid makes his first start for Newcastle in the Premier League. Newcastle(4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Mehdi Abeid, Jack Colback; Gabriel Obertan, Papiss Cisse, [.
We still don't know who exactly is fit to play this afternoon at Tottenham, but we'll assume Papiss Cisse, Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote and Sammy Ameobi are all fit for the important game at White Hart Lane. Papiss Cisse assume he can play today The news earlier in the week was that Mike Williamson, [.
Alan Pardew has just announced his team for the home game with Leicester City and there's a return for local lad Steven Taylor. The rest of the team is as expected but it's a return for the longest serving player at Newcastle at the moment, but it looks like Mike Williamson may be injured as [...]
Alan Pardew said yesterday that he would make a couple of changes from the team that lost 1-0 at Stoke last Monday night for tomorrows game at Swansea. Gabby Obertan at Gillingham Could get start tomorrow Papiss Cisse could well come into the reckoning and Ayoze Perez scored four goals for a Newcastle team that [.
Alan Pardew picked the team we thought he would pick tonight, with Cabella in the withdrawn striker role and Sissoko and Gouffran on the wings. We would have preferred young Armstrong to have started in the number 10 position but this is still a very strong team we are fielding tonight, with Riviere the [.
Alan Pardew has made two changes to his team to play Hull City at home this afternoon, and in come Dummett and Tiote for Haidara and Anita. But it's a surprising selectionand Haidara was our Man of the Match last week, but he's been dropped and replaced by Paul Dummett go figure that one [...]
While we wait to find out whether Daley Blind's knee injury will keep him out for six days, six weeks, six months or six years, proper football makes a welcome return as the third international break in as many months is finally behind us.
As it's becoming the norm this season, United are decimated by injuries and confidence isn't exactly sky-high ahead of a testing trip to the Emirates.
In May last year Yannick Bolasie tore past Glenn Johnson, exposing him for the over weight, overrated and over priced footballer he really is. Powering into the penalty area and whipping in a delightful cross for Dwight Gayle to stab into the net, willed on by United fans across the globe, and in doing so destroying all hope for Liverpool fans that it might finally be their year.
The usual format for an article is to open with a witty introduction filled with crudely constructed similes and metaphors designed to distract the reader from what is unlikely to be the most interesting piece of sports journalism they will read this week. Sunday's match needs no introduction. This derby is massive.
It could get messy on Sunday. Eamonn Holmes at an all you can eat buffet messy. Everyone is aware of a possible humiliation, but there is reason to be positive. A talented and ambitious group of players, a big game manager at the helm and an electric Old Trafford atmosphere.