Thursday, November 29, 2007

Destiny Back in Our Hands - Liverpool 4 vs. Porto 1

Take that to the bank: lethal Fernando Torres shows value for money

Liverpool 4 FC Porto 1

Martin Samuel, Chief Football Correspondent

What separates the great from the good these days are the deep pockets of football club owners and the ability to entrust the contents to a man with a plan. Liverpool have such a man in BenÍtez; and if Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr are prepared to reconcile and get behind him, anything is possible.

This was a match billed as BenÍtez’s last stand. The price of failure, it was said, would be high. Either BenÍtez was finished or he would be a dead man walking, like José Mourinho at Chelsea once Roman Abramovich’s gaze wandered. As it was, he departed in a stronger position than ever. A show of strength from the supporters demonstrated that, while the new owners may forget that fifth European Cup win in a hurry, those who number their dedication to Liverpool in years, not weeks, would not. More to the point, this was a victory that underlined the worth of investment along with another hoary football adage: the one about getting what you pay for.

BenÍtez got Torres for roughly £21.5 million and that is a lot. If the club win their first Premier League title, lift this trophy for a sixth time, or even make the lucrative trip to Moscow in May, who is counting, though? The scoreline might make it look as if it did not take a special player to defeat FC Porto, but do not believe a word of it.

At the point when Torres got Liverpool’s noses in front again, a crisis was unfolding. The scores were level at Anfield and, across Europe, in Istanbul, where Marseilles were holding Besiktas. One more goal from the French side and Liverpool would have been out. Instead, it was Torres who showed his mettle with a coolly taken goal to set up an impressive victory and Marseilles who blinked by losing to a team who conceded eight at Anfield on their previous Champions League outing.

Liverpool must still win when they travel south for the final group game on December 11, but the most slender margin will now be enough. It is the sort of set-piece European affair in which BenÍtez specialises; ask Mourinho, his former sparring partner.

That the decisive goal was scored by Torres is appropriate. BenÍtez believes that his bosses do not understand the transfer market, so an asset-saving goal from an expensive acquisition was not amiss.

It was beautifully taken, too, with the type of clarity that comes only with the exchange of large sums of money. Harry Kewell, on as a substitute, slipped the ball through and, with a deft movement, Torres took Milan Stepanov and José Bosingwa out of the game, before finishing smartly past Helton.

Stepanov was so badly affected that he inexplicably attempted to catch the ball in his penalty area four minutes later, and Steven Gerrard made the game safe for Liverpool from the penalty spot, equalling Michael Owen’s record of 22 goals in Europe. When Peter Crouch had scored from a Gerrard corner with four minutes remaining, Porto’s capitulation was complete; so, too, the collapse of the argument that a manager should also be a yes-man.

BenÍtez is a winner because he thinks one step ahead. If he wants to discuss January transfer-window business now, not in one month’s time, there will be a reason, just as there was a reason that he broke the bank for Torres. BenÍtez talked up the impact of his substitutions – particularly Kewell – but the world-class striker was the real difference here, make no mistake of that.

He had already scored Liverpool’s first; an altogether simpler affair, as it always will be if opponents leave him unmarked in the penalty area at corners. Gerrard supplied the ammunition, Torres’s head did the rest.

It should then have been a simple night, except Liverpool slept and made a game of it. Perhaps it was the ease of the win over Besiktas and the suspicion that this could be another night to remember – Porto traditionally travel about as well as a bottle of the cheap stuff from their home city – perhaps it was just a peculiar set of circumstances, but, from nowhere, Porto equalised after 32 minutes.

It was a horrible goal, one that had BenÍtez even more grim-faced than usual. Ricardo Quaresma crossed – a harmless effort really, which should have been easily cut out – and, somehow, Álvaro Arbeloa contrived to get into the perfect position neither to attack the ball nor mark his man, Lisandro López. The result was that López conjured a looping header that, adding insult to injury, found José Manuel Reina in the one place in his six-yard box that rendered him powerless. The ball nestled in his net, much like a gentle snowflake.

From a position of superiority, Liverpool had thrown away their advantage and almost compounded that error by conceding a second within four minutes. Lucho González received the ball in midfield and his pass caught Liverpool’s defence in two minds, neither of which would have troubled the scorers at Mensa. López was through on goal with only Reina to beat and when he slipped the ball to his left with extreme calmness, Anfield held its breath and feared the worst. After what was a second, but felt more like an hour, the ball trickled the wrong side of the post. Wrong for Porto, that is.

Suddenly, a back four known for its resilience was exchanging anxious glances. There were howls of derision when Roberto Rosetti blew for half-time with the clocks around Anfield showing five seconds remaining, but it was probably for the best. Liverpool returned to the dressing-room, where a glaring BenÍtez no doubt got to work. It will not have been pretty catching his eye at half-time, but, like the discreet placatory call that the owners should make this weekend, it was probably for the best.

How they lined up

Liverpool (4-4-2): J M Reina – S Finnan, J Carragher, S Hyypia, Á Arbeloa – Y Benayoun (sub: P Crouch, 70min), J Mascherano, S Gerrard, R Babel (sub: D Kuyt, 84) – F Torres, A Voronin (sub: H Kewell, 62). Substitutes not used: CH Itandje, J A Riise, L Leiva, M Sissoko.

Booked: Hyypia.

Goals: Torres 19, 78, Gerrard 84 pen, Crouch 88.

FC Porto (4-1-4-1): Helton – J Bosingwa, M Stepanov, B Alves, M Cech – P Assunção (sub: H Postiga, 80) – R Quaresma, L González, P Kazmierczak (sub: R Meireles, 64), M González (sub: T Sektioui, 76) – L López. Substitutes not used: Nuno, P Emanuel, Fucile, M Bolatti.

Booked: Stepanov, Assunção, Quaresma.

Goals: Lopez 33.

Att: 41,095

Ref: Roberto Rosetti (Italy).

*Taken from the pages of The Times Online, link to web page.*

Video highlights:

The Scousers and LFC Supporters Have Spoken!

Thousands march in support of Rafa Benitez

THOUSANDS of Liverpool fans thronged the streets ahead of their team’s impressive Champions League win over FC Porto to voice their support for manager Rafael Benitez.

Amid chants of “Rafa is a Scouser” and “Rafa’s going nowhere”, the short march before kick-off was organised to show solidarity for the popular manager who is currently in dispute with the club’s new owners, leading to speculation he could be forced out.

Professionally-made banners and rudimentary homemade signs illustrated the strong sense of feeling towards the Spaniard.

“Rafa is God’s gift 2 Liverpool”, read one, while another likened a portrait of Benitez to Che Guevara.

The “Rafatollah” – a large framed picture of Benitez which supporters treat with reverence – also appeared.

Organiser John Mackin said: “We did this to display to Rafa, and to anyone else, that getting rid of him would be disastrous.

“The man is held in such high esteem by supporters.

“We were hoping for a couple of thousand people to turn up, obviously if it had been a Saturday afternoon we could have expected much more.”

Benitez has been involved in middle of a public row with LFC’s American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett over the club’s transfer policy.

There have been reports that his days as manager could be numbered.

However, the large crowds on Walton Breck Road outside the Kop stand last night were united in their admiration.

Holding a giant banner declaring “humility makes a great man twice honoured”, Norwegian supporter Howard Andresson said: “We made the banner because Benitez is Mr Humility and we don’t want him to go anywhere, we need him.”

Fan Paul Smart of Fairfield said: “Rafa’s got an unbelievable record and we just want to let the Americans know he can’t be sacked.”

Friend Mike Morris from Woolton added: “Benitez deserves our support for what he’s done.

“For Gillett and Hicks to get involved in Liverpool is great, but I think this should bring them to realise football in Liverpool has a whole different attitude to what they’re used to, and it’s not just about them negotiating with Rafa, but also about negotiating with us.”

Sean Taggart from Omagh said: “He has to stay.”

A banner unfurled inside the stadium at half-time read: “As always, we are focusing on supporting our manager”, a reference to comments recently made by Hicks declaring that Benitez should “quit talking” and focus on coaching the team – which prompted the Span- iard to repeat “as always, I am focused on training and coaching my team” at a recent press conference.

Liverpool’s dreams of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League were back on track last night after a spectacular 4-1 victory over FC Porto.

Benitez had said beforehand that Liverpool “must not lose” the vital group match.

*Taken from the pages of Liverpool Echo, link to the article.*

Monday, November 26, 2007



Despite the currrent rumours of the icy and rocky relationship between the gaffer Rafael Benitez and Tom Hicks and George Gillett, we as all Liverpool FC fans pray that Rafael Benitez stays at Anfield. We are all with you RAFAEL! Bring us back No.19!

Rafa! Rafael! Rafa! Rafael!Rafa! Rafael!


1 European Champions League

1 FA CUP Champions

1 European Super Cup

1 FA Community Sheild

There is an online petition showing for the full support to Rafael Benitez. If anyone is reading this, please go to

This is the body of the letter to the LFC stakeholders, George Gillett and Tom Hicks:

To: Liverpool FC Stakeholders
George Gillet and Tom Hicks, This petition is on behalf of all those who feel that Rafael Benitez must continue as Liverpool manager will full backing of the board. Rafael Benitez is Liverpool’s best manager since Paisley, and is irreplaceable no matter how much money you are willing to invest in another party’s wage.

In three seasons Rafael Benitez has brought Liverpool to two champion’s league finals, a league cup final, and an FA Cup final, and is now beginning to challenge for a premiership title, something Liverpool has longed for a long time.

Relieving him of his duties will cause a major backlash in proceedings. We shall have to get a new manager, who will need time to adapt, he will need to recruit new players that suit his style, and so it may take even more years to do so. And of course, despite all this, he still won't be as tactically sound as the likes of Benitez.

The European transfer market is different to the USA, and proceedings must be adhered too months beforehand in order to secure a signing. Doing it a few weeks before is not good enough and could lose us a player who could be difference between first and second.

Rafael Benitez is a huge asset to Liverpool, more than any player, and any club in the world would be delighted to have him under the same contract we do. If you truly are behind this club, and you want to bring us as much as you said you did, then you will understand how important it is.


The Undersigned

Newcastle V Liverpool: EPL Post Match Report by El Presidente Jonno

Goal Fest At St. James' Park

Yet another early kick off after a two-week international break. It's understandable that Rafa reckons that there's an agenda against us in the fixtures department. This weekend, it was a difficult match away to Newcastle, who have been very good at home. Many would've taken a slim victory before the match. When news that Newcastle were fielding a depleted side filtered through, there was a spark of hope that we could just win. There was also the unsubstantiated report of Rafa’s spat with the owners. A potential banana skin? The 90 minutes would tell.

We lined up the usual 4 - 4 - 2 with Finnan back in the starting line up and Arbeloa on the left. It’s very likely that Arbeloa will soon be owning the left back spot his own. In the middle, to the horror of many, Momo started on the right with Stevie and Lucas in the middle while Kewell made his first start in a long long time. Up front, Kuyt partnered Torres to get us the goals.

The game started with Newcastle coming at us like any home team would, with the first shot coming from Martins who was blocked by Hypiia. As the game played on we grew in confidence and began to take control of the midfield. Gerrard, who was booed at every touch of the ball, was instrumental in midfield, surging forward and creating chances. Lucas did pretty well breaking up play and linking with Gerrard. Not bad for his first start. Momo, despite his criticism, is slowly exerting his influence on the game, and actually slowed the game down a bit when it looked as though it was going at 100mph at all times.

After a few shots testing Given, including a rare shot from Carra, who strolled upfield and had a pop at goal, we were awarded a free kick about 25 yards out on the left. Lucas touched the ball to Gerrard who unleashed a thunderbolt to open scoring. This was beauty was his sixth in seven games. Gerrard is slowly coming back to form and despite the boos and England heartache, he is showing what a good player he can be when paired with the right partner in the middle. Let's hope that he will put his frustration with England aside and lead us to glory come May.

After the goal, the expected onslaught from the Toons did not materialise, but spaces were opened up as the game go on. Liverpool were dominating at this stage, looking more like the home side. The Toons should have been playing with 10 men just before half time when Kuyt and Torres combined to take advantage of the misunderstanding in the Newcastle defence. Given came out of his box and blocked a shot with his arm. I have seen people sent off for lesser offences, but for some reason the referee did not see it. To add to our despair, the shot from Torres cannoned back off the base of the post.

At this stage, Torres was a constant menace to the Newcastle defence, beating players for fun and with ease. The way he wiggles past players is a sight to behold; not if you are the opposition, though.

The second half could not have started better when we won a corner within 10 seconds. Gerrard fired from the left, Hypiia jumped to flick the ball and it goes into the goal, after bouncing off Kuyt's knee. Newcastle started to buckle by now with hopes of a comeback fading.

Liverpool was really strutting their stuff by now. We could not help but believe that a goal would come with each attack. Newcastle on the other hand, looked out of sorts and out of ideas. To make things worse, Big Sam took out Emre, arguably their most creative player and replaced him with Joey Barton. We were gleefully anticipative of a victory. The only question was the number of goals we would score. Kewell left the field after an hour as Rafa is still easing him into the games. For the time he was on the pitch, Harry did pretty well, switching flanks and running at defenders.

Babel came on and was soon into the rhythm of the game, constantly running at defenders and taking people on.

The 3rd goal came after a beautiful, flowing 17-pass move that saw Babel releasing Gerrard and tucking away Gerrard's return ball brilliantly. It was a sight to behold - Liverpool's pass and move at its best. The Toons were clearly dumbfounded. By now M Bar was chanting "Goal fest! Goal fest!" led by the usually vocal monster aka BL in his England shirt to "celebrate" England's failure to qualify to Euro 2008.

By now, everyone was eager to get a shot in. Torres, despite being the thorn in the defence of Newcastle, could not find the back of the net. It was clearly not his day, he could easily have a hat-trick but for some bad luck and brilliant keeping. Let's hope that he saved the goals for Porto this Wednesday.

Goals: Gerrard (28) 0-1; Kuyt (46); Babel (66).

Newcastle United (3-5-2) Given; Beye, Rozehnal, Enrique (Carr, 78); Geremi, Butt, Emre (Barton, 51) Smith, N'Zogbia (Milner, 59); Martins, Viduka. Substitutes not used: Harper (gk), Edgar

Liverpool (4-4-2) Reina; Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Arbeloa; Sissoko, Lucas, Gerrard (Crouch, 80) Kewell (Babel, 58); Kuyt (Riise, 76), Torres. Substitutes not used: Itandje (gk), Mascherano

Referee: A Wiley (Staffordshire).

Booked: Newcastle Butt, Beye, Smith; Liverpool Sissoko.

Man of the match: Gerrard.

Attendance: 52,307.

It was a match that we enjoyed, moreso after we found out that the Mancs lost to Bolton. This is a performance to take heed from, the best way to shut Big "bung" Sam up with this performance that tore his charges apart.

With players to comeback from injuries and others slowly coming into form, it is an exciting time for Liverpool. With fixtures coming think and fast now, it is time we kick into gear and move forward towards that magical number 19!

We would also like to welcome those who were at M bar for the first time on Saturday. A big welcome to Cynthia, Bianca, Sunny and Nicholas, Joe and Queenie, and hope to see you guys more often.

See you next at the game at home Vs Bolton at 10:45 pm on SUN December 2, 2007 at Yippee Cup, SS2 (next to Coffee Bean).For the rest, don't forget to mark December 16 on your calendar, it should be a big big match with lots of events and prizes to be won.

Below are goal highlights for you:

Newcastle Vs Liverpool Steven Gerrard 1st Goal

Newcastle Vs Liverpool Dirk Kuyt 2nd Goal

Newcastle Vs Liverpool Ryan Babel 3rd Goal

Friday, November 16, 2007

Life and times of legend Bob Paisley by Nick Peet, Liverpool Echo

Taken from the Life and times of legend Bob Paisley Nov 15 2007 by Nick Peet, Liverpool Echo - link

EVEN the most nonchalant of football fans knows the name Bob Paisley.

The former Liverpool boss transcends the terraces as the most successful manager in British football history.

(MyRAWK: How many UEFA Champions League Cup you got, Ferguson?)

His association with the Reds spanned nearly half a century from player to physiotherapist and coach and finally to manager.

In his nine years in the Anfield hot seat, from 1974 to 1983,he collected six league titles, three European Cups, one UEFA Cup and three league cups, five Charity Shields and a European Super Cup.

A record 19 pieces of silverware in just nine years.

But very few know that as a teenage bricklayer in the North East, Paisley would regularly feast on fish and chips served by a woman who would later give birth to one of his most successful signings, Alan Kennedy.

Few know he spent his first seven years as a Liverpool player fighting in the Second World War, or that weeks after winning the European Cup in 1977 he rejected a lucrative offer from Real Madrid.

Even fewer know that Liverpool’s successes during his tenure were partly down to a Danish troll!

All these private tales, and many more are revealed in a fascinating new book released this week by Trinity Mirror Sport Media. ‘The Real Bob Paisley’ lifts the lid on the amazing inside story of Paisleythrough the eyes of those closest to him – his family.

Wife Jessie, sons Graham and Robert, daughter Christine, brother Hughie and Paisley’s grandchildren all recount their unique memories of the man who led the Reds to an unprecedented haul of silverware.

From his early days down the pit in Durham, through his years serving as a ‘Desert Rat’ in the Second World War and then his career on Merseyside, the book maps the life of an Anfield icon.
From tough tackling days as a full-back, signed from Bishop Aukland to his days as a pioneering touchline physio and then reluctant first team manager, like Shankly before him Paisley gave his heart and soul to Liverpool Football Club.

The book kicks off with Reds legend Kenny Dalglish and his memories of the man who smashed the then club transfer record to bring him to Anfield from Glasgow Celtic.

“He is without doubt the most successful English manager ever,” says Dalglish, who also reveals his disappointment at Paisley being overlooked for a posthumous knighthood.

“Bob was an unassuming man, he wasn’t interested in self-promotion or media attention. He was at his happiest getting on with the job.

“I believe that he must have made more than a million decisions over the course of his career and I’ll wager now that 99.9 per cent of the decisions he took he got spot on.

“He wasn’t ever interested in publicity or fame, he wanted those things for his teams and he wanted it through success. He had a simple outlook on life.

“My abiding memory of him away from the pitch is of a quiet, gentle man in a knitted cardigan, studying the racing form.

“If his family were healthy, his team was successful and he could get a wee bet on the horses then he was happy. He loved the simple life.

“People forget sometimes because of the size of Bill Shankly’s personality that Bob was there in the background in the beginning along with Joe Fagan and Ronnie Moran. Without that four who knows where this club would be now.”

Coupled with hundreds of previously unseen photographs and clippings and interviews from the Liverpool ECHO archives, the book is set to be a must-have addition to collecttions with Reds fans the world over.

Here’s another wonderful extract revealing the real Bob Paisley . . .
On May 11 1978, the ECHO reported: “The rather surly Ernst Happel, the Bruges coach and manager of the Dutch national team, earned £80,000 a year at Bruges, who have never won a European trophy. He gets that incredible salary just for keeping them as the top club in Belgium.

“Such a record pales by comparison with the Liverpool manager’s successes.

“A man very close to Liverpool said: ‘If Bob were a mercenary, he could get a £100,000 a year job in Europe just for the asking. His record speaks for itself.’

“Putting that point to the man himself, he smiled and said: ‘Not interested.’

“For that, believe me, everyone associated with Liverpool - official, player and supporter - should be grateful.”

That fact was evident the previous summer, when after winning his first of three European Cups, Paisley rejected an offer from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Brother Hughie explains: “Our Bob had the chance to go to Real Madrid to manage in 1977 and he turned them down. He said: ‘I’m happy where I am.’ He wasn’t leaving Liverpool for now.

“He was a real, true fella. He was. If he made a promise he wouldn’t break that promise for anybody.”

But it wasn’t all just about football, Anfield and winning trophies. Paisley was a loving family man who loved the simple life away from the game and doted on his children and grandchildren.

Whenever the Reds played abroad Paisley would bring plenty of gifts back to his home in Woolton.

Jessie always received a plaque with the name of the town or city and sometimes a blouse or scarf, while he would always bring back a doll with the national dress for daughter Christine.

Jessie, who also describes herself as one of the original WAG’s, explains: “His family life was very important to him and he loved his children and grandchildren.

“He lived for his job. He loved Liverpool FC and I am so proud that he will never be forgotten.”

The book also reveals the family’s heartbreak as Paisley was struck down by Alzheimer’s, and opens their family album to reveal the last ever pictures taken of him.

Jessie recalls how in the early stages he started to forget the way home from Anfield, then a couple of years later, the summer before his passing, he delighted them all by kicking around a ball.

She says: “Eventually we had to face up to the fact in retirement that Bob was starting to become unwell.

“When he finally went into the nursing home, that was the worst time for me. It was just as bad as when he died. He had reached the stage when he couldn’t understand things.

“I remember the first time that happened. We were coming home from the Liverpool football ground and reached the top of our road.

“Bob turned to me and said: ‘Where do we go now?’ I said: ‘Don’t be daft, Bob. You know we live down there” But the truth was, he didn’t know.”

But she adds: “The one thing he never forgot was his football. I remember the last time he was in one of our houses in Woolton.

“We had brought him home for the day from the nursing home. We sat outside in the garden. His grandchild Rachael was there and she started kicking a ball to him.

“All the other senses had gone but he was kicking it back properly. That was amazing.”

What he said "Mind you, I've been here during the bad times too - one year we came second." "This is the second time I've beaten the Germans here... the first time was in 1944. I drove into Rome on a tank when the city was liberated." - after Liverpool won the European Cup in Rome in 1977.

"I’ve made a promise and I never break a promise. I’m going to Liverpool." - teenage Paisley to his beloved Sunderland who after rejecting him as being ‘too small’ tried to pinch him from the Reds.

The Real Bob Paisley is on sale in all good bookshops now priced £20. Or to order a copy call +44845 143 0001 or visit:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ian Rush in Malaysia: Chronicles of MyRAWKites' Trip Up Genting!

Having never been on a European away trip before (living a few thousand miles from Liverpool & Europe has it’s disadvantages), we were determined to make the most of it when we heard about Ian Rush in Genting for a match viewing party and meet the fans session.
After some quick planning, and of course the customary arguments about how to get there, which bus to take, which station to stop at as well as where to stay and how much booze to bring, we were on our way to Genting.

The plan was to meet at Taman Paramount LRT station, then proceed to KL Sentral to take the bus up, but due to the peace march in central KL, the plan was hurriedly changed to Terminal Putra LRT station which was on the other end of the line. The peace march also threw a wrench in our plans.

JonC, our Finnan was a victim of the massive traffic crawl at every toll. The first thing he told me when I called him to check his location was “Damn this is just like Istanbul man!” I wasn’t there - in Istanbul or caught in the jam, but I sort of know what he meant. You’re excited about the trip to meet the legend that is Ian Rush, and this had to happen.

Anyway, when we finally boarded the LRT, it was 1520 hrs. With the planned 1600 hrs departure to Genting looking very tight, the plan was to get to the station and plan again. With the discussion in the LRT ranging from politics to football to plain nonsense, we got some funny looks from the other commuters. A hot chick was complaining to her friends that there was no traffic jam where we were, until she saw the huge march in the city centre, in which we had a bit of a giggle about. In hindsight I think that was the effects of the beer more than anything else.

We arrived at the station at about 1555 hrs. We darted across the station and got Monstar who was waiting for us there to get the tickets while Sunny and I chased after the bus to get them to wait. The bus drove off just as I had my hand on the door. Damn it, missed by THAT much, and a one hour’s wait ensued.

At this moment, we went and bought some paper cups, to “drink” from as we might need it later. Cue - very dodgy mixture of coke and err, “special tea” in a weird looking bottle. After some food and chatter, we boarded the bus to Genting. It was a quick trip, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying our “special tea” & coke. Once up there we boarded the cable car to start the nervy 20- minute ride up to the resort. The cable car ride was ok, the songs never stopped, until one person, let rip of the longest, most revolting “biological weapon of mass destruction” in recent times, leaving the rest of us gasping for air. It didn’t help that it happened when the cable car stopped in the middle of the mountain with a stunning view of the valley beneath us. Whenever the cable car stopped, we were chatting loudly to avoid from looking down, as though it would not be there by chatting loudly.

We then went to check out the venue and tried to negotiate to put our banner up. It was initially not allowed, but after some sweet talking and negotiation, we managed to convince them that it was a good idea to put the banner up. We checked in and drank some more, this time, in an apartment. By now, we were hungry. After a last minute check on the memento to Rushie, we headed back to the venue anticipating Rushie’s arrival.

As we walked in, there are already plenty of other reds there, waiting for him. When we saw the staff of the bar running around, we just knew he was about a minute away. Rushie walked in to a thunderous applause, and as he walked passed us, he acknowledged us and said hi. Cue the Rushie song to come on, presented by MyRAWK, with him having the surprised look while touching his neck, perhaps trying to sooth the hairs standing on the back of his neck as mentioned by him in a recent interview. Rushie sat down to watched the Tynecastle Derby with us.

Not many of us were interested in the match, the focus was more on Rush, so a few of us went and grabbed a quick bite of McDonalds which cost about 50% more than normal. Damn casino pricing! At the end of the match we had a Q & A session, where Rushie shared with us, his favorite strike partner, King Kenny. He also shared funny stories when he was playing, involving none other than the current Steve McMahon, the pundit for ESPN Asia. Apparently Macca went up for a header and got knocked in the head and fell to the ground. At the same time, the referee blew for half time and everyone just walked off the field towards the dressing room, only to realize 5 minutes later that Macca was missing, still lying on the field waiting for the physio to come and treat him. Macca ended up trudging towards the dressing room with a bit of a “tower” on his head. Later, it was autograph & picture time where I had to go up and present him with his memento. We had lots of pictures signed, not to mention a Corinthians’ set where he was looking for the figure of himself to sign on until it was pointed out to him that it was from another season. He wasn’t too happy about signing the Corinthians without him on it.

After the autograph session, he went back to the derby Vs West Ham match while we mingled with fellow reds from Singapore and JB. We quickly struck up a bond that only reds can have and exchanged views and contacts. Rushie left at half time of the match to rush back to KL to prepare for another long day on Sunday, but not before we got him to take a picture in front of our banner and sign it.

It was now time for the match itself. We managed to sit on the VIP seats occupied by Rushie just half an hour before hand, the huge group of red with similar names, MyRAWK and MyREDS sat together for the first time. We in one voice sang and chanted in true MyRAWK fashion. The game ended with a win with goals from El Nino and Gerrard and both groups of supporters went back happy, promising each other to meet up again. As we were taking the banner down, the owner of the pub walked in and thanked us for making the match atmosphere a lively one and invited us to come up as often as we could. We mumbled something to the effect of we’ll try and packed away the banner before making a long walk back to the apartment to finish off some unfinished “business”. A long session of discussion and boozing ensued and before I know it, its 0730 hrs and we went to bed.

The next thing I know was that we had to check out in 20 minutes time, we hurriedly showered (separately) and packed before checking out and making the way down the hill. As with all trips, the trip back seemed to be faster, but when we got to the bus station, again we missed the bus by a whisker. We spent another long hour sitting down and trying to catch a kip or two. When we finally got onto the bus, most of us were ready to hit the sack and the journey back was uneventful bar some small talk about the upcoming trip.

Overall it was a good trip and we genuinely had fun. It was a shame that many others could not join us to make it a truly fun trip, but with many other events coming up and hopefully more legends in town, we hope to organize more of trips like this where we can get to know each other and have some genuine fun. For details of upcoming visits of the legends, bookmark this site and check it so very often as the next legend who visits town is a very exciting one and it is not very far from now.
Trip report by

MyRAWK boys - BL & Jonno, in the theSun!

Taken from page 34 from today's theSun - Sports section, Reds look good after figure of 8: Rush.

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excerpts taken from Liverpool Echo by Ian Rush, Nov 13 2007 (Benitez timing was perfect over Torres by Ian Rush)

Eastern Promise
I WATCHED the Fulham game in Malaysia where I was doing some TV work for ESPN Star Channel, which broadcasts the Premier League games around Asia.

The passion for Liverpool in Malaysia itself is absolutely incredible – it appears that around 70 per cent of the population there are Liverpool supporters.

It’s just another reminder why Liverpool are now so keen to finally tap into that support base commercially and embrace the Far East as much as possible.

It could certainly be lucrative for them.

MyRAWK ADMIN: This pic is for all the MyRAWKites and for all the MyREDS, who came for the Ian Rush Genting Highland event and for all LFC fans in Malaysia: You'll Never Walk Alone! LIVERPOOL FC!






and many big thanks to the organisers of the event, you guys know who you are! Muchas Gracias!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

EPL Match Report: Liverpool 2 v 0 Fulham, By Jon Cheah

After scoring 8 goals pass a hapless Besiktas earlier in the week and breaking the record for the biggest wining margin in the Champion's League, optimism was high that we will be able to win this game against Fulham. With most expecting another round of rotation, Rafa sprung a surprise by naming the exact same team that played in the record breaking match; only the second ever unchanged lineup in over 160 matches and 3 years. That brought a round of cheers from everyone that gathered at Sportsbook, Genting.

The first half started with former Red - Danny Murphy testing Pepe with a fierce drive after just 14 seconds! It was down hill all the way for Fulham after that as Liverpool took hold of the game and possession. However, they were playing a very compact game and hounded our midfield every time we had the ball. That tactic was working well as we couldn't fine much space to work with and have to resort to quick passes that went no where - misplaced or ultimately go backwards towards our defense.

Hyypia and Carragher made a few runs up to the Fulham half as they are the only Liverpool player not man-marked by their deep lying defensive midfield formation. Those forays upfield from our central defensive partnership, culminated in a Hyypia forcing Niemi into a full stretch save with a great shot. The other notable chances from the half fell to Gerrard who flash his shot just high and Crouch who have the ball nicked of his feet just before he pulled the trigger by a Hughes last ditch tackle. We came closest to breaking the deadlock through Crouch's looping header that hit the post after Aurelio had put in a beautiful cross into the box.

The second half started out pretty much the same with us controlling most of the ball. Voronin had a few clear chances to score; only to be denied by an on-form Niemi and some poor finishing. Benayoun nearly added to his building tally of goals but his clever chip and lob was spectacularly saved by their keeper. It's beginning to look like another frustrating day at home for all of us Reds. The Fulham midfield was working hard to shut us down and wining the second balls. But all the running and hounding has already taken it's toll; they were beginning to tire. It was the perfect time to change our game plan and to bring more pace and width into our play. The largely ineffective Riise was subbed and replace by Babel and Voronin was replaced by our "Golden Boy" Torres. Lucas was brought it slightly later to replace a tiring Mascherano who did a lot of running to contain the Fulham counter-attacks.

After 11 minutes on the field, Torres received a clear ball from Pepe and managed to bamboozle past 2 Fulham defenders before wrong footing Niemi to score. It sent everyone in Sportsbook into a frenzy! 4 minutes later, the final nail came when Crouch was trip near the penalty area (looked just outside the peno box from replays) and Gerrard stepped up to score the resulting penalty kick. Job was completed and we maintained 5th position in the league table; still 6 points behind the front running Gunners.

It's was a nail biting and frustrating game to watch as we had majority of the ball possession and couldn't take our chances to score. Some would say that this has been the story of our season as we do not seem to have that extra spark of creativity to break teams down. Voronin was doing all the dirty work and played a bit too deep to support Crouch. We needed runners down the channel to take advantage of his knock downs but support was kept busy by the very compact Fulham. We ended up playing too central and got smothered all over the place by their hardworking and sharp midfielder. Only concern from this game is the injury to Benayoun, who is out for 3 weeks with a torn abductor muscle.

Alonso was truly missed in this kind of game as we need his accurate diagonal passes to the flanks to open up defenses. Also, his ability to hold on to the ball and create space for himself to pass was sorely missed. We tend to play too narrow and not use our superior width without him in the squad against teams hell bend on parking their bus in front of goal. Lets hope we keep the wining streak and good away form going against the Toons in Tyneside, this Sat, 24th Nov at 8:45 PM. We'll be back in our home in M Bar for this game, so see everyone there!

Goals: Torres (81) 1-0; Gerrard (85, pen) 2-0.

Liverpool (4-4-2): Reina; Arbeloa, Carragher, Hyypia, Aurelio; Benayoun, Mascherano (Lucas, 81), Gerrard, Riise (Babel, 62); Crouch, Voronin (Torres, 70). Substitutes not used: Martin (gk), Finnan.

Fulham (4-4-2): Niemi; Baird, Stefanovic, Hughes, Bocanegra; Davies, Murphy, Davis, Dempsey (Kamara, 69); Healy (Bouazza, 60), Kuqi. Substitutes not used: Warner (gk), Leijer, Smertin.

Referee: S. Tanner (Somerset).

Booked: Fulham Murphy, Dempsey.

Man of the match: Torres.

Attendance: 43, 073.

Next Match: Newcastle at St. James' Park, Sat 24th Nov - 8:45 PM

Goal Highlights for Liverpool V Fulham Game:

Liverpool Vs Fulham Fernando Torres Goal 81st Min

Liverpool Vs Fulham Steven Gerrard Goal 85th Min

Ian Rush in Genting - Pics by Sunny.

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Big thanks to Sunny for the great pics. More are available from our facebook profile.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Ian Rush comes to Malaysia at Genting Highlands Resort @ Sportsbook on Nov 11 @ Genting Highlands Resort

Rush score 1

Rush score 2

Rush score 3 and 4

All you need is RUSH!

For some of you guys and gals out there, you must be wondering what the hullabaloo is all about. As some of you may have known, we will be attending the LFC v Fulham game at Sportsbook, Genting Highlands Resort. Courtesy of Carlsberg, who is inviting all Liverpool FC supporters to view the game at Genting Highlands @ Sportsbook (details, please see top right corner) with Ian Rush in attendance.

That's right! The one and only living legend that brings fear to all goalies in the mid-80s.

Let's all head on up to Genting, fellow Malaysian RED and WHITE KOPites, to sing, chant and shout in support of our beloved LFC and in attendance of Ian Rush, a living legend of Liverpool FC. This is all thanks to Carlsberg and Genting Highlands, who worked hard to bring a great legend to Malaysia.

Come one....come all! You'll Never Walk Alone....................all you need is Rush!

UCL: Liverpool FC v Beskitas: WHAT A TRASHING! 8 - 0

Liverpool 8 Besiktas 0: Red's magnificent eight sets Champions League record

taken from The Independant (

By Sam Wallace
Published: 07 November 2007

The scoreline that reads like a threat: eight goals says Liverpool are defiantly back in business in the Champions League. They are not yet in the knockout round, but as the goals rained in on a record-breaking night at Anfield you would not bet against a third European miracle from Rafa Benitez.

Take your pick from the heroes. Cometh the hour, cometh the Crouch: it was the Englishman Peter who scored the first and the last of the biggest winning margin in Champions League history. A hat-trick for Yossi Benayoun, whose form comes bang on time for the Kop and 11 days too early for Steve McClaren, who will hope the Israeli shows similar potency in that crucial Euro 2008 qualifier against Russia later this month. And they were not the only stars on show in Liverpool's biggest European win in 27 years. Ryan Babel scored two as a substitute in less than half an hour and Steven Gerrard added the pick of the bunch. After weeks of indifferent football, Benitez left out Dirk Kuyt, left Fernando Torres on the bench and saw his team come alive in front of goal. Even Andriy Voronin left the pitch to a standing ovation

As the Kop demanded nine and the Besiktas manager stared embarrassed at his shoes, there was one other colder, less palatable truth taking shape. In Portugal, Porto beat Marseilles to go top of Group A, four points ahead of Liverpool in third. Benitez's side must win their last two games against those two teams to be sure of qualifying although, for the time being, they have gone one better than Arsenal's savaging of Slavia Prague last month.

Last night was a time for celebration, however, as Benitez's team played in the most un-Benitez manner possible. Attacking relentlessly, they went at a Besiktas team who had to come out of their shell once Crouch had opened the scoring in the 19th minute. The Turks were, to put it lightly, dreadful in defence and for long periods it was a job to remind yourself that this was a team who had beaten Liverpool 13 days earlier.

"Before we have created chances but we couldn't score," Benitez said. "Once you start scoring goals it gets easier." A simple philosophy, but one the Liverpool manager seems to have taken some time to grasp. He was not about to bury his players in praise, either. "Ryan, Yossi and Crouch – it was good for them," he said. And then he went on to praise Voronin, whose industry was what seemed to have caught Benitez's eye on a night when goals were flying in.

First blood went to Crouch who was given only his seventh start of the season – of which only four have been in the Premier League and Champions League proper. Out of the reckoning for England and cast aside by Benitez for reasons only the Spanish manager can explain, Crouch has always lurched from the triumphant to the despairing in his career – and it was once again leaning towards the latter before he was given his chance again last night.

The big man did not look in the mood to pass this one up. He dominated the Besiktas centre-half Lamine Diatta in the air and his flicks and passes on the deck were not too shabby either.

On 19 minutes, Voronin played a ball through to Crouch and, with the aid of a mistimed tackle, the striker found himself through on goal. His first effort was brilliantly saved, but he tucked the rebound under Hakan Arikan.

You could forgive Crouch the demonstrative celebration – a full 6ft 7in long dive on to the Anfield turf. How much does one man have to do to stay in the team? He will not be taking anything for granted when the squad list is pinned up for the Fulham game on Sunday, because the surest way for any striker to get himself dropped by Benitez is to start scoring goals. Kuyt has been more or less a fixture in the team with five all season.

Liverpool smelt blood as Besiktas showed the first signs of a cave-in. The incorrigibly greedy Voronin was in a generous mood, playing a crucial role in the first five goals. The second arrived on 32 minutes, a simplistic affair. John Arne Riise's throw-in was chased down the left by Voronin, who crossed for an unmarked Benayoun to volley the ball in.

The records will read that Benayoun notched three but he barely had to move more than five yards for his second and third. The first arrived plated and ready to gobble up on 53 minutes when Voronin played in Riise, whose shot smashed off Arikan's hands and to the grateful feet of Benayoun, who tucked it away. For the fourth, and Benayoun's third, Voronin won the free-kick that Gerrard smashed goalwards, Arikan saved and the Israeli did the rest.

Two exchanges made the fifth for Gerrard, who swapped passes with Javier Mascherano, then Voronin, who gave his captain the ball with a flick with the inside of his heel – and Gerrard was through to score. The substitute Babel scored his first with a cute flick with the inside of his heel from Benayoun's cross. His second was pure luck, defender Toraman cleared the ball against him and it looped up and over Arikan.

Crouch added the eighth, a flicked header from Benayoun's cross. "I'm sorry," said the Besiktas coach, Ertugrul Saglam. "That was unacceptable." Anfield, on the other hand, looked like it could get used to this kind of football – although it will probably be all change on Saturday.

Liverpool (4-1-3-2): Reina; Arbeloa, Hyypia, Carragher, Aurelio (Babel, 63); Mascherano; Benayoun, Gerrard (Leiva, 73), Riise; Voronin (Kewell, 72), Crouch. Substitutes not used: Martin (gk), Finnan, Torres, Kuyt.

Besiktas (4-4-2): Arikan; Kurtulus (Higuain, 61), Diatta, Toraman, Uzlulmez; Ozkan (Tandogan, h-t), Avci, Cissé, Sedef (Ricardinho, 77); Delgado, Bobo. Substitutes not used: Rustu (gk), Yozgatli, Kas, Karadeniz.

Referee: M Merk (Germany).


Crouch goal vs Besiktas

Benayoun goal vs Besiktas

Benayoun 2nd goal vs Besiktas

Benayoun 3rd goal vs Besiktas

Gerrard goal vs Besiktas

Babel goal vs Besiktas

Babel 2nd goal vs Besiktas

Crouch 2nd goal vs Besiktas

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Liverpool FC v Beskitas FC


CHANNEL 812/ 813



Sunday, November 4, 2007

Post Match Report EPL: Blackburn 0 v Liverpool 0

Post Match Report: Blackburn 0 v Liverpool 0 by theALBERTUS@Terrorist

Having learnt that Arsenal and Manchester United had drawn in their earlier fixture with a score of 2-2, it was hoped that Liverpool would narrow the point gap to 4 points and go back into contention for the title race. This means that Liverpool would leapfrog back into 3rd place over Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea FC.

With the central midfield pairing of Javier Mascherano and Momo Sissoko, it was hoped that Blackburn would not be able to threaten Liverpool at Ewood Park as much as they did against Arsenal and Manchester United at their previous outings. The only strikes from Blackburn worth noting was strikes from Dunn and a moment of brilliance by the otherwise disappointing David Bentley in the first half which hit the uprights. Despite that, Liverpool maintained most of the possession of the ball.

Without the sublime organic passing of Alonso and the striking instincts of Torres, the strike force comprising of Dirk Kuyt and Steven Gerrard was starving for ideas in the 1st half. Often times, there was a lack of understanding between the pair.

Despite the support of Yossi Benayoun and Babel, we showed the lack of creativity to break through the rock solid and stubborn defense of Blackburn.

However, we managed to test Brad Friedel for the first time in the 41st minute with a powerful shot from Ryan Babel before going into the break.

With much needed anticipation and clamoring from the visiting supporters, Harry Kewell was called into to substitute Babel and Peter Crouch for Benayoun, much to the joy of the visiting Anfield faithful.

Numerous wasted chances from Dirk Kuyt, who could have had a second-half hat-trick and former Liverpool keeper Brad Friedel, who had a blinder of a game to twice deny a luckless Gerrard left the traveling REDs feeling that wasn't going to be their day at Ewood Park.

Without the grace of lady luck, another glaring opportunity missed was Peter Crouch’s header, which was cleared off the line by David Bentley in the last 20 minutes.

Though thoroughly disappointed, Rafael Benitez, in his post match interview said, “With the chances that we had I think could have won - clearly in the second half".

"It is important for me to see the team going forward with confidence and pressing and controlling the game.

"The team is progressing, we are creating enough chances to win every game and this is positive. We just need to take the chances."

We can only hope for lady luck to shine on us against Besiktas in the Champions League on Wed morning. (Game is on either 812 0r 813 on WED 7 Nov at 3:00AM)

Blackburn: Friedel, Ooijer, Samba, Nelsen, Warnock, Emerton, Bentley, Dunn (Kerimoglu 56), Pedersen, Santa Cruz, McCarthy (Derbyshire 89).

Subs Not Used: Brown, Khizanishvili, Treacy.

Liverpool: Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Riise, Benayoun (Crouch 72), Sissoko, Mascherano, Babel (Kewell 63), Gerrard, Kuyt.

Subs Not Used: Martin, Arbeloa, Lucas.

Att: 30,033

Ref: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).


DEC 16.....................the big reds game! Be there!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Carling Cup 4th Round: Liverpool v Cardiff

Liverpool 2, Cardiff City 1 Oct 31 2007
BY NICK SMITH at Anfield

THE return of Robbie Fowler allowed the Anfield crowd a glimpse of their God - but they left with a hint of the heroes they will be worshipping in the future.

And on last night's evidence, Nabil El Zhar is in with the best shout, after he opened the way for progress to the last eight of the Carling Cup with a stunning long-range strike on his full debut.

But although the 21-year-old's blue boots helped to shoot down the Bluebirds, there's no doubt who has succeeded Fowler as Liverpool's modern-day saviour.

Steven Gerrard, with his third goal in three games, again came to the rescue at the perfect time, slotting in the winner just a minute after Darren Purse's towering equaliser.

And once again, it's a good job for Liverpool that their captain has responded to his Merseyside derby substitution with such emphatic answers.

Because overall, El Zhar and the crop of fellow youngsters given a chance to impress against determined yet limited Championship opposition hardly made the kind of impact Fowler did when he burst on to the scene in this competition 14 years ago.

But they did enough to ensure the affinity Liverpool have built up with Cardiff in recent cup competitions continued as they made steady, slow-burning progress to the quarter-finals.

Whatever challenges Rafael Benitez's shaken-up side faced, however, none was going to be more difficult than wrestling the headlines away from one man.

Fowler first made his mark in the League Cup by scoring his first six Liverpool goals in it - including five against Fulham in the first round second leg in 1993.

Back then, the skinny short-haired teenager would have had full debutant defenders like Jack Hobbs and nervous stand-ins like Charles Itandje on toast. But last night you always sensed the biggest cheer the 32-year-old would raise would be when the teams were read out.

The inevitable response Fowler received proved that while his popularity will never fade, no matter how much his powers as a player might.

That said, it's typical of the modern-day Fowler that he's had a low-key start to life in south Wales yet still maintains a ratio of a goal every other game.

Even last year when his outfield goals were restricted to this competition and a Champions league dead rubber in Turkey, he remained the best natural finisher at the club and can still take penalties with his eyes shut.

If Benitez could have bottled that penalty area prowess in the summer when he waved goodbye to those parts of Fowler that couldn't live up to top-flight standards any longer, then he surely would have done. And rather than selling it on, he could have sprinkled across his strikeforce - especially one currently shorn of Fernando Torres - to magically made his problems disappear in a puff of smoke.

Peter Crouch is the most likely of the current available crop to fill that target man void and being handed a first start for more than two months finally gave him a decent opportunity to prove it.

But El Zhar and Sebastian Leto were well subdued by City, meaning Crouch was starved of the service he badly needs to get his season - and Liverpool career - up and running again.

Although many will need to do more to convince Benitez they can become more regular cogs in his rotation system, Crouch will probably have departed Anfield the most frustrated individual.

Partnering Ryan Babel - who teed him up for a late header that Michael Oakes brilliantly tipped away - meant Cardiff had the forward partnership with the most years between them, and also the most pedigree.

But as the night wore on, Fowler and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink were the irrefutable evidence that the former is more of a hindrance. In fact, Hobbs might have faced scarier prospects if he'd stayed at home and answered Trick Or Treat calls all night.

Elsewhere, Benitez made fairly routine changes, ensuring an English hub to the side as Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard were retained - the only two who were in the starting line-up against Arsenal on Saturday.

Only Crouch and Alvaro Arbeloa , used as subs in that game, stayed in to make the 11 as the manager followed through his hint to give Fabio Aurelio, Babel and Lucas much-needed game time.

El Zhar came in on the right while Sebaatian Leto, while was handed the opportunity to pretend his ill-fated debut against Marseille never happened in the hope he could thrive in a left-hand side role.

But as you'd expect, it was Fowler who seemed more at home in the early stages, especially when he won a fourth-minute free-kick on the edge of area.

No matter how much Hasselbaink might have fancied it, Fowler was never going to let him unleash one of his famous pile-drivers and curled a shot that was palmed away from the top corner by Itandje.

But Liverpool gradually settled in, Crouch firing just wide after 11 minutes and Aurelio forcing Oakes into a full-stretch save a minute later.

Babel then set up a counter attack that finished with the Dutchman heading over Gerrard's cross and Lucas did little better shortly afterwards when Arbeloa teed him up.

For all that, Itandje was still the keeper with the more to do in the first half, again reaching across to his left-hand post to keep out Paul Parry's downward header.

At the other end, Liverpool were unable to cause as many problems for Oakes, helped by some tidy and timely challenges in front of him as well as wayward shooting from the likes of Leto and El Zhar, who almost cleared the Cardiff fans as well as the crossbar with an ambitious volley.

Such threats were far too fleeting throughout the first period and a need to step up the urgency must have been one of the top items on the half-time team talk agenda.

It was no surprise, therefore, to see Gerrard advance into Cardiff territory and suck three defenders in, creating the space for El Zhar to drift in from the flank.

But after taking the pass form his skipper, the rest was all his own work as his 30-yard drive swerved past Oakes and in off his right-hand post.

Striking just three minutes into the second half was an ideal safety net for Liverpool as Cardiff's second half display was every bit as menacing in the second half as it was in the first.

Although Gerrard missed a good chance to make the tie safe, the Bluebirds responded well to going behind as. Hasselbaink's cross almost loops in at far post then Itandje had to block Joe Ledley's drive.

Then after 65 minutes, the tie was all square when Parry's inswinging free-kick was met by the head of the veteran Purse , who directed it into the corner beyond Itandje.

But Cardiff's celebrations - some cheekily taking place in the Kop - had barely died down when Gerrard exchanged passes with Benayoun and directed the winning goal through Oakes's legs.

The Welsh side refused to cave in and Aurelio did well to slide in and keep out Parry's effort but only some alert goalkeeping by Oakes kept the winning margin down.

Liverpool: Itandje, Arbeloa, Hobbs, Carragher, Aurelio, El Zhar (Kewell 71), Lucas (Mascherano 87), Gerrard, Leto (Benayoun 63), Crouch, Babel.
Subs Not Used: Martin, Riise.

Booked: Lucas, Babel.

Goals: El Zhar 48, Gerrard 66.

Cardiff: Oakes, McNaughton (Gunter 84), Purse, Johnson, Capaldi, Ledley, Rae, McPhail (Whittingham 89), Parry, Fowler, Hasselbaink (Thompson 75).
Subs Not Used: Magennis, Loovens.

Booked: McNaughton.

Goals: Purse 65.

Att: 41,780

Ref: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire).

*Match report taken from Liverpool Echo -*

Goal Highlights