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The departing centre half has expressed his belief that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will extend his contract at the club, and further reiterated that the lifelong Kop servant will end his career at Anfield only.
The English midfielder has been part of the Liverpool set-up for the past 15 years and has provided the fans with some of the most breathtaking moments.
The influential captain has represented Liverpool in 436 matches, scoring 159 goals in the process. Gerrard’s performances are filled with vigor, individual brilliance, neat passes, powerful shots and most importantly commendable passion. He showcases the never die spirit which is very essential in the game of football, and after he was named captain back in October 2003 he has led his team by example and has been a great inspiration for his teammates.
Samba giants Brazil square off against the Three Lions in a much anticipated friendly match on Wednesday. Midfield battles could decide the game.
England in particular will take this tie seriously ahead of their World Cup qualifiers in March. Both the teams bolster some amazing attacking talents but the match may be ultimately decided on which team dominates the midfield.
Following injury to Manchester united man Michael Carrick his fellow teammate Tom Cleverly is expected to replace him in the starting lineup, with Arsenal prodigy Jack Wilshere and captain Steven Gerrard likely to partner him in the middle of the park.
The best thing about this trio is the flexibility they offer, all three players are capable of playing the holding as well as the advanced roles. This gives Roy Hodgson the option of using a 4-3-3 formation.
Wembley Stadium will welcome some of football's most talented players in today's game as England hosts Brazil.
In celebration of the FA's 150th anniversary, England will get a chance to square up against Brazil at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.
Brazil, five time World Champions will get a chance to show the world their abilities under Luis Felipe Scolari who just recently returned for his second stint with the Selecao.
The former Portugal manager is back at the helm in his native country where he led the Brazilian side to their fifth World Cup title. Along the way, Brazil managed to win all their matches including their three Group Stage matches.
A simple look into history explains why they hype is so intense in England ahead of Sunday’s UEFA Euro 2012 quarter-final showdown against Italy.
It has been 16 years since England last made it to the semi-finals at the UEFA European Championship. Euro 1996 saw the Three Lions qualify as winners of their group before ousting Spain in the quarter-finals on penalties.
However, the good old playing days of Alan Shearer, Stuart Pierce and Paul Gascoigne are long gone and so is England’s luck in Last 8 matches at major finals. The Three Lions have a terrible history when it comes to quarter-final battles.
Quarter-final hoodoo: 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004, 2006 World Cup
At the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the Three Lions managed to qualify from a group that contained Argentina and African powerhouse Nigeria. The Argentines and the Nigerians went home in the first round as England qualified behind group winners Sweden. In the Last 16, the Three Lions consumed Denmark with a straightforward 3-0 victory.
There will be no sympathy from Anthony Gerrard for cousin Steven Gerrard when underdogs Cardiff City will clash against Liverpool at Wembley in the Carling Cup final.
Anthony Gerrard has been living in the shadow of his cousin, Steven Gerrard. On Sunday, the Cardiff City player will have the opportunity to upset the Liverpool captain in front of an expected full-house at Wembley. Millions of spectators across the globe will also witness the 2011/12 Carling Cup final live.
Anthony Gerrard is anxiously waiting for things to unfold on Sunday. His eyes are firmly on the cup although Cardiff City have already lost to Liverpool on paper. Steven Gerrard has been singled out by pundits as the man to watch at Wembley but Anthony wants his team to overcome his cousin. He told the press in the build up to the final:
Cardiff City and Liverpool will clash on Sunday with the Carling Cup trophy at stake. Here’s a recap of how the two teams made it to Wembley.
Cardiff City’s road to the 2012 Carling Cup final at Wembley
First Round – August 10, 2011: Oxford United 1-3 (a.e.t.) Cardiff City
• Conway gave Cardiff City the lead within the first quarter of an hour but Oxford United equalized after 30 minutes. Both sides failed to take the lead during normal time so extra-time football was needed. Whittingham (98’) and Jarvis (121’) settled things on a positive note for the visitors.
Steven Gerrard continued his long awaited return from injury by netting Liverpool’s third goal as they beat Newcastle 3-1.
Newcastle had taken a first half lead through a Daniel Agger own goal, but two goals by Welsh striker Craig Bellamy put the Reds in charge. Gerrard then sealed the win with a good finish that lifted the roof off Anfield.
Liverpool dominated possession in the early stages without creating any clear cut chances, but the Magpes stunned Anfield by taking a 25th minute lead against the run of play.
Ryan Taylor’s probing cross was flicked on by Yohan Cabaye, and Danish defender Agger deflected the ball past Jose Reina and into his own net.
The goal brought an almost immediate response from Liverpool. Charlie Adam sent in a low cross that was only half cleared by Cheick Tiote. Bellamy seized upon the clearance, and beat Tim Krul with a low finish into the corner.
Statistics related to the Wembley Stadium simply expose an odd truth about Liverpool. Some may even call it “shameful”…
The Merseyside Reds have a jinx to break and “Captain Planet” is keen to help his team reach the new Wembley at last. Manchester United can boast of having made 11 trips to the new home of English football even though there have been mixed results. Chelsea, meanwhile, have played at Wembley 9 times already since the stadium opened 4 years ago.
Take Liverpool’s local rivals Everton and check through their records. You will find that the Toffees have featured at Wembley a couple of times. Interestingly, as many as 60 different clubs have entered the new Wembley stadium. But out of this long list, the name of Liverpool is nowhere to be found!
Liverpool’s talismanic skipper Steven Gerrard has been sidelined with a groin injury for six months now.
Gerrard has developed a reputation over the years for digging Liverpool out of trouble and driving them on to success through sheer force of will.
Memorable Gerrard moments include;
• With Liverpool staring elimination from the 2005 UEFA Champions League group stages in the face, Gerrard fired home a blistering strike to ensure progress to the knockout stages.
• In the Final of the same 2005 UEFA Champions League tournament, Liverpool found themselves 3-0 down at half-time to AC Milan. Gerrard scored the first goal, then won a penalty to drag the game back to 3-3 and Liverpool would go on to win a penalty shootout.
• Liverpool won the 2006 FA Cup Final on another penalty shootout after a 3-3 draw with West Ham United. Gerrard equalized to bring the game to 2-2 early in the second half, and fired home a dramatic last minute equalizer to force extra time.
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard is very optimistic about the club's future. The skipper is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
There have been so many taunts aimed at Liverpool down the years due to the Merseyside Reds’ inabiity to clinch a single English Premier League title since 1991. However, Liverpool are working towards a revival of the club and captain Steven Gerrard believes that the team’s progress has been rather positive under coach Kenny Dalglish.
Having failed to qualify for Europe, Liverpool will benefit from more time in a less tense football agenda next season. The English Premier League, the FA Cup (which they last won in 2005) and the Carling Cup will be at stake whereas there will be no UEFA Champions League or Europa League fixture in their schedule.
Liverpool are looking to be active during the summer transfer window although European football is off their agenda for next season. Which players must the Reds target?
On Wednesday, skipper Steven Gerrard shared a few opinions about Liverpool’s status as a team while talking to The Mirror. The midfielder is believed to have said the following:
“It makes me feel very enthusiastic about next season. If we can maintain the form we’ve had recently, get our injured players back fit and playing, and bring a few top quality signings through the door, you never know what might happen.
“With the belief we have running through the squad, and with the outstanding players we already have, we know we can approach every game with a great chance of coming out on top.
Manchester United might be on the brink of lifting their 19th league title but Steven Gerrard is warning everybody to expect a fightback from Liverpool next season.
The Reds are on a riot in the Premier League recently with Maxi Rodriguez grabbing headlines with his explosive form. However, something painful could be happening to the Anfield faithfuls this weekend as Manchester United are on the brink of lifting their record-breaking 19th league title.
The last time Liverpool won a league title was in 1991 when King Kenny was in charge and while Steven Gerrard has never ever lifted the Premier League trophy in his career, the Reds' skipper insisted that much more can be expected from them with Kenny Dalglish set to be in charge next season.
Having been massively rejuvenated since the obvious arrival of Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool are already planning to battle for the Premier League title next season.
Liverpool have not won the English Premier League since their last triumph in 1990, which was con-incidentally under Kenny Dalglish. From then on, the Reds have undergone a roller-coaster ride that saw them even lift the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup in 2006.
However, considering that the circumstances at Anfield are back to a conventional mood, Kenny Dalglish is already planning well ahead for next season's aim and aspirations. Sir Alex Ferguson inevitably started his mind games by admitting that Liverpool must be considered as title challengers for next season after their impressive resurgence under King Kenny.
It will be a highly anticipated clash at Anfield tomorrow as Liverpool take on Manchester City, knowing that a defeat could very well end their European dreams.
Considering that even Tottenham Hotspur are not mathematically safe from relegation is something that virtually sums up a fantastic season of Premier League football that we have had so far. But things are not looking quite done yet for the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool as they continue their never-ending battle of securing a Champions League spot for next season.
Ever since the Arabians took over the throne at Eastlands, success in Europe has been their ultimate priority as they lavishly invested millions on new acquisitions in a bid to transform City into a global European powerhouse.
The impact of that spending has virtually made some real positive impact to be frank when it comes to City's improvement in the league standings. However, things are not quite done yet for Roberto Mancini and his team as they still face a tough fight in the ongoing battle for European spots.
Liverpool can’t afford to feel the heat caused by Steven Gerrard’s injury, or they’ll end up in a total mess. The captain has been ruled out for the rest of the season, but the Reds must move on.
It’s important for Liverpool to earn a top-five finish in the English Premier League. There would be a reason to call anything less than such an achievement a failure. As Kenny Dalglish has set his target on European football, he is resolute to avoid being blown away by Steven Gerrard’s loss:
“It would be wrong for us to mislead anyone at this stage. It's a blow to have anybody out but we just have to get on with it,” Kenny told The Sun.
“Without any disrespect to the players who are injured, the most important ones are the ones who are fit because they are the ones who can be picked.”
On Sunday, the Liverpool vs Manchester United match will be the biggest football subject. Prior to the clash, Live Soccer TV brings you video highlights of both clubs’ last five Premier League meetings.
Liverpool and Man United are without doubt two of the greatest clubs in England. Their rivalry has long been a huge characteristic of British football, and along with El Clasico and Italy’s Milan derby, clashes between the two Premier League giants are among the world’s most followed soccer encounters.
Both teams face each other again in less than 24 hours, and this time, we go back to 2008 to look at all the battles between the titans since then. Readers must nonetheless note that video highlights shown below only concern clashes related to the EPL.
Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United: 13 September 2008
This match is one not to forget. A fierce Carlos Tevez first put Manchester United in front after only three minutes thanks to a nice movement by Dimitar Berbatov; but, but an own goal mid-way through the first half from Wesley Brown rudely destabilized the Red Devils’ team.
With several tactical mistakes from Coach Sir Alex Ferguson, there was no way the visitors were going to make a comeback. Eventually, it was substitute Ryan Babel who scored the winner for Liverpool, only to give the hosts a lucky 2-1 victory at Anfield.
Fresh team news ahead of Liverpool vs Manchester United reveal that Steven Gerrard will finally play a role whereas Andy Carroll will start the match from the bench.
Previous reports explained that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard would miss the encounter due to a groin injury. But the midfielder has now been cleared to even start against Manchester United this afternoon.
Meanwhile Kuyt is expected to partner with Luiz Suarez upfront whereas Andy Carroll is poised to play a part in the game as a substitute. The ex-Newcastle United striker has been named in Kenny Dalglish’s roster only to inject more anxiety and excitement to the Liverpool vs Manchester United fixture at Anfield.
The Merseyside Reds’ list goes as follows:
Only hours are remaining now for the Liverpool vs Manchester United match, but Captain Steven Gerrard’s excitement might not be at its top level, as he has been ruled out following an injury.
Gerrard reportedly suffered a recurrence of a groin injury on Saturday, which dramatically lowered his chances of leading his side at Anfield against Manchester United today. His presence would have obviously served as a big advantage for Liverpool, who still have a lot to fight for in the Premier League table, despite their poor start to the season.
Gerrard scored a double against the Red Devils back in September 2010, in the Reds’ 3-2 defeat at the Old Trafford. Kenny Dalglish’s side can however not afford to lose another 3 points, and thus, a rapid but effective solution will need to be applied by the Liverpool boss immediately.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will most likely miss the Europa League clash with Sparta Prague this Thursday.
Gerrard, who also missed last week's first leg match against Sparta Prague, will also miss the second leg tie against the same team which will be played at Anfield.
Gerrard last played in a Liverpool shirt in the 1-0 win over Chelsea on February 6. He picked up an injury in that match and although the injury seems to have been healed, Kenny Dalglish has said that Gerrard will be rested for the tie against Sparta Prague.
“Steven is almost there but we’ve got to take a long-term view,” the Scotsman said.
Liverpool talisman Steven Gerrard has revealed that Fernando Torres broke his heart by leaving Liverpool to join Chelsea. But he does believe that the future is bright for Liverpool now.
Steven Gerrard has stuck with Liverpool through all their bad times and judging on experience, he sees a bright future for Liverpool under the guidance of Kenny Dalglish and under the ownership of John W Henry. However, that did not stop him from expressing his disappointment at Torres's departure.
"I was heartbroken. Absolutely gutted. But I also called him after he left,'' Gerrard told the Daily Mail.
"There are no hard feelings. I built up a relationship with Fernando and became his friend. He scored some fantastic goals and I have fantastic memories. I enjoyed playing with him. So you can't go from one extreme to another and fall out with him, start criticizing him. But he will also understand how I feel. Fernando is a bright person and he will understand that the Liverpool fans are upset as well.''