Tag: Liverpool

Video of the Day: Liverpool vs AZ Alkmaar, November 1981

We pull their legs and mock them at times, but on nights like last night Liverpool have a way of taking your breath away. Their narrow win over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League last night was one that ranked with any as one of the great European nights that Anfield has ever seen. Detractors will point out that this particular night did emphatically not come in the Champions League, but there’s definitely a case for saying that the tortuous journey that a team has to make to win this competition is far more arduous than any journey that...

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Video of the Day: Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool, May 1966

Liverpool take on Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final match this evening, a match with an extra dash of piquancy thanks to the involvement of Jurgen Klopp, of course. Liverpool supporters with long memories, however, may have an extra reason to be relishing this particular match. The reputation of Liverpool Football Club in European competition was in no small part built upon matches against teams from Germany. Even in the mid-1960s, the European Cup Winners Cup was the junior competition in comparison with the European Cup, but Liverpool’s journey to the final wasn’t much...

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Video of the Day: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur, March 1985

In tomorrow afternoon’s late kick-off, Tottenham Hotspur travel to play Liverpool in a match that is critical to Spurs’ chances of both staying in touch with Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table and staying a step ahead of third placed Arsenal. Spurs haven’t won at Anfield since May 2011, but a five year run without a win there is nothing in comparison with their longest, a record that stretched from 1912 to this morning’s match, in May 1985 – seventy-three victory free years. Having won the Football League Championship and the European Cup at the...

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Video of the Day: Manchester United vs Liverpool, April 1968

This evening at Old Trafford, Manchester United face the herculean task of overcoming a two goal deficit against Liverpool in the second leg of their Europa League match. It’ll certainly be a tall order, and between this match and their FA Cup replay against West Ham United next week, the overall complexion of the club’s season may well come to be defined over the next five days or so. If there are any consolations that Manchester United supporters can take from all of this, it’s probably that this state of affairs won’t last forever. The financial might of the...

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Video of the Day: Birmingham City vs Wolves, November 1981

At the time of writing, there’s a strong possibility that West Bromwich Albion may be the only West Midlands representatives in the top division of English football next season. With Aston Villa still sitting hopelessly adrift of the rest at the bottom of the table, though, at least the Football League Championship could be in for some interesting derby matches next season. Birmingham City are currently five points off the play-off places – although they do have two games in hand on the teams above them in the table – in ninth place in the table and Wolverhampton Wanderers...

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