30th June 2011
Breaking news from Anfield as a statement released by Liverpool Football Club says that legend Kenny Dalglish has resigned from the managerial role due to family reasons. Dalglish had only been in charge for half a season after taking over from Roy Hodson back in January, he will be remembered for his transfer window activities in which he sold Fernando Torres for £50m to Chelsea and signing striker Andy Carrol for a British transfer fee of £35m from Newcastle and controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez for £22.8m from Ajax.
5th July 2011
More breaking news from Anfield as the Liverpool board have revealed Kenny Dalglish’s successor as Alan Marshall, a life long fan of the club who has no experience of being a manager but has had spells at Tranmere, Charlton, Leeds and West Ham as part of the backroom staff. This will obviously be a tough challenge for Marshall and in the press conference at Melwood he said “This is a total shock to me, I have always dreamed of playing for Liverpool when I was a lad but I would of never have thought I’d be sitting here right now as the manager. I know this will also be a shock for the fans too but all I ask for is that they have faith in me and that they give me time to get settled in and hopefully I can bring some silverware back to the club in the coming years.” Shortly after the announcement, Liverpool players Lucas and Glen Johnson took to the social networking site Twitter to welcome the new manager to club [@LucasLeiva87: I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new manager to Liverpool, hopefully there are many happy times to come] [@glen_johnson: I’m sad to see Kenny leave but I have all faith in Marshall leading us to glory this season]. It is rumoured that Marshall has signed an initial one year contract with the option of a three year extension based on the upcoming season’s performance.
25th July 2011
LIVERPOOL CAPTURE MEXICAN DUO!
Liverpool today confirmed the capture of highly rated Mexican duo Carlos Fierro and Erick Torres from Chivas. The fee for Torres is reported to be around the £5m mark, the fee for Fierro however is undisclosed. In an interview for the Liverpool Echo, manager Alan Marshall had this to say over the transfers “I am glad to have signed Erick and Carlos but they will not arrive at the club until next season, myself and Damien (Comolli) have had the players scouted for a few weeks now and decided we should take action before another team beats us to their signatures. The reason we have decided not to bring the pair to the club until next season is because they are playing regularly for Chivas and they can continue to grow in Mexico until they make the switch to Merseyside.”
Erick Torres and Carlos Fierro playing for Chivas
14th August 2011
Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland
Liverpool turned in a dominant performance on their opening fixture of the new season with a 2-0 win over Sunderland at Anfield today. The Reds controlled the first half putting together slick passes and creating plenty of scoring chances but Sunderland keeper Simon Mingolet was equal to everything. In the second half Luis Suárez opened the scoring in the 63rd minute tucking away a Dirk Kuyt cross from the right wing, Suárez then completed the scoring in stoppage time as he latched onto a Steven Gerrard pass to round the keeper and slot into an empty net.
Suárez celebrating his first against Sunderland
20th August 2011
Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool
(Kuyt, Suárez x2)
Liverpool played Arsenal at their own game as they put in a brilliant counter attacking display at the Emirates today. Dirk Kuyt opened the scoring on 8 minutes when he scored a point blank header from a Steven Gerrard corner, Luis Suárez added a second in the 15th minute as he picked off a poor pass by Aaron Ramsey to continue unopposed into the box which he then confidently slotted the ball past the keeper. Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie pulled one back for the London club with a great strike from outside the area. That goal turned out to only be a consolation as Luis Suarez scored his second of the game in the 38th minute, dribbling past two Arsenal Defenders before he smashed the ball into the back of the net.
Dirk Kuyt celebrating the opener for Liverpool
24th August 2011
Liverpool 6-1 Aldershot
(Bellamy, Coates, Carroll, Kuyt x2, Maxi)
Liverpool decided to rest their first team stars, which gave them the opportunity to field their second team players in order to give them some minutes under their belts. Craig Bellamy scored an 11th minute opener in his first start for Liverpool since he returned on a free transfer from Manchester City. Sebastian Coates scored his first for the club and Liverpool’s second on 17 minutes from a Maxi corner. Andy Carroll scored the third three minutes before half time with a thumping left footed striker from 12 yards out. Second half substitute Dirk Kuyt carried on his good form by scoring Liverpool’s 4th and 5th goal, Maxi creator turned goal scorer completed the rout on the 88th minute with a well placed shot. Alex Rodman scored Aldershot’s only goal of the game in the 77th minute.
Andy Carroll celebrating his first goal of the season with Jay Spearing
27th August 2011
Liverpool 2-0 Bolton
Liverpool completed a perfect month in the Barclays Premier League with a 2-0 over Bolton at Anfield. Dirk Kuyt who has been in brilliant form with goals against Arsenal and Aldershot already this month scored his and Liverpool’s first of the game on 31 minutes with a tidy finish from 10 yards out, Kuyt then scored his second in first half stoppage time with a thumping header from a Charlie Adam corner. Liverpool find themselves top of the table on 9 points with Newcastle closely following in 2nd by goal difference and Chelsea completing the top 3.
Dirk Kuyt just after scoring his second against Bolton