Tag: Liverpool

Video of the Day: Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool, September 1978

It’s now almost forty years since Nottingham Forest surprised English football in a way that may be starting to feel eerily familiar to supporters watching Premier League football this season. Brian Clough had arrived at The City Ground in 1975, taking Forest into the First Division of the Football League and then to the top of that division at the end of the 1977/78 season. The draw once there, however, was not a kind one. For the club’s first ever European tie, they were drawn to play the team that won the completion for the previous two years and,...

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League Cup Final Of The Day: Liverpool vs Manchester United, 1983

For all the hubris surrounding modern managers, on a European level at least there will only be one Bob Paisley. Paisley was the manager of Liverpool for just nine years, and in that time his club were the champions of England on six occasions, the champions of Europe three times and the winners of the League Cup on three occasions, a golden period for the club that it may never see again. He joined Liverpool in May 1939 and stayed at Anfield until his retirement at the start of 1992, as a player, physiotherapist, coach, manager and director, giving...

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The Premier League in Review: Liverpool get the Leicester Blues

Whenever things aren’t going so well at Anfield, there’s a statistic that is rather instructive to refer back to. Liverpool have not finished below eighth place in the table in whichever division they’ve been playing in at the time since the end of the 1954/55 season. Unlike any other football club in England, there is no-one below a pensionable age supporting or otherwise involved with this particular club who can even remember what it’s like to finish below this position in an end of season league table. At the time of writing, Liverpool are in eighth place in the...

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Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Liverpool, April 1974

Leicester City take on Liverpool this evening in a match which makes up the first of a triumvirate of games that many believe will determine whether Claudio Ranieri’s team can really last the course near the top of the Premier League table. When the two sides met on Boxing Day, Liverpool won by a single goal at Anfield, so it promises to be a difficult match, though Leicester may well consider themselves better rested than their opponents, having skipped a match last weekend on account of their elimination from the FA Cup in the Third Round of the competition....

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Video of the Day: Liverpool vs Derby County, January 1973

The easiest thing, they say, is not winning a trophy, but holding onto it. Over the years, a number of clubs have put a decent run of form together at the right time and lifted a title, but successfully defending it can be a significantly greater challenge. None of this, of course, is to detract from the achievement of Derby County in getting to be the champions of England in the first place. The following season, with added expectation brought about as a result of having been champions and fighting on two fronts – the club’s European Cup run...

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