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Arsenal vs Liverpool is always a special fixture, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed that he has a lot of respect for Liverpool ahead of his side’s away clash as the Merseysiders are always up for a game at Anfield and are backed well by their fans. Wenger said that the crowd at Anfield is always special as they back their team through glory and despair, “Yes, of course. There’s a special atmosphere. “I have a lot of respect for the crowd at Liverpool because they stand behind their team. I remember one day we were leading 5-1 at Liverpool and they were chanting ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. It’s one of the few grounds in the world where you can see that. There’s a special combination of knowledge of the game at Liverpool and support for their team. I have a huge respect for that.” Wenger’s side were swamped last time when they travelled to Anfield as four goals in the opening 20 minutes all but ended the game […] Read more »

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Liverpool are slowly getting better, Rodgers insists after win over Bournemouth

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased with the Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Championship side Bournemouth yesterday as his side put in a good first half display and did enough in the second half to qualify for the semi-finals. The Ulsterman revealed in the post-match interview that his side were slowly getting back to their best after a disappointing string of results in the last few months, “It was a tough game coming here. “I know the Championship well enough and I know Eddie [Howe] well enough to know that he produces good footballing teams. “They are a team that has been working very well. So for us to come and dominate and score the goals we did was very pleasing. “Despite the result at Old Trafford, I saw moments in our game that I thought were good [against Manchester United]. We created a lot of chances, so I can certainly see signs of us getting back to where […] Read more »

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AFC Bournemouth V Liverpool FC – Team News, Tactics, Line-Ups And Prediction

AFC BOURNEMOUTH v LIVERPOOL Dean Court,Bournemouth Wednesday 17th Dec, 2014, 19:45 GMT  *** Liverpool look to bounce back from defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League last weekend when they travel to Bournemouth for their quarter-final clash in the Carling Cup. The Merseysiders crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday, having been knocked out of the Champions League by Basel five days earlier. After an impressive 2013-14 campaign in which they came agonisingly close to being crowned champions of England for the first time since 1990, Brendan Rodgers’ side have endured a poor start to 2014-15 and sit 11th in the top flight. Bournemouth will attempt to inflict more misery on the out-of-sorts Premier League giants when the Championship leaders compete in a League Cup quarter-final for the first time. Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has worked wonders since returning to Dean Court following a second spell at Burnley and the south-coast club knocked out West Brom to […] Read more »