May 2011 Archives
JAMIE CARRAGHER says next season can't come soon enough as he is relishing being part of Liverpool's resurgence under Kenny Dalglish.
Current Barcelona side are the greatest club side of all-time insists Liverpool FC legend Alan Hansen
LIVERPOOL legend Alan Hansen has hailed European champions Barcelona as the greatest club side of all-time.
Liverpool FC live blog - log on and chat to our LFC writer James Pearce from 12.30pm on Tuesday
IT HAS been an historic season for Liverpool FC -
with takeovers, transfer records, managerial departures and the return of a
legend. On Tuesday from 12.30pm, you can discuss the highs
and lows with James Pearce, our Liverpool FC writer, in our live chat.
Last week was the week that every Football supporter in this country dreads. Not only was it the final week of the football season, it was also the week when most clubs announced their annual ticket price increases and Liverpool were one of the first to do so.
I sat down as I suspect most of you did and studied the announcement that was put onto the club website and began to try and work out if the rise was justified or indeed well thought out. This left me with many answered questions, so rather than write about it straight away, I decided to monitor various websites and debates to gauge the feelings of fellow supporters.
Wherever I looked the answers seemed to be the same, some agreed with the price rises, some did not. Why, because the speed of at which the game is being taken out of the hands of the working man is now gathering pace and very soon we will see stadiums full of corporate clients only. This of course is something that must not be allowed to happen.
Today was the day that became known as survival Sunday because of the amount of clubs at the bottom of the premiership needing points to ensure that they did not drop down into the Championship. We could easily have been amongst them if the plans the previous administration had put into place had come to fruition.
This time last year, Rafa Benitez was still our manager and we finished the season lying in seventh position in the league. There was also disquiet in the boardroom with all the different factions beginning to fight amongst themselves. The club, having been deprived of investment and funding was also on its knees and needed to be sold quickly.
Rafa Benitez at this point in time according to the previous administration became a liability and after a serious of short discussions it was announced that he had left the club. The search for a new manager began and a short list was drawn up. Now this short list was leaked very quickly and the name of the man at the top began to set the alarm bells ringing. That name of course was Roy Hodgson and although most supporters, myself included realised he was the wrong man for the job, we decided to give him a chance.