LIVERPOOL v CHELSEA Anfield, Liverpool Tuesday 20th Jan, 2015,Ai??19:45 GMTAi?? *** Liverpool and Chelsea go head-to-head in the League Cup semi-final, with Brendan Rodgers hoping his team’s upturn in form continues. He will be hopeful Liverpool continue their recent resurgence in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea. Rodgers found himself under increased scrutiny at Anfield following an indifferent start to the season. However, Liverpool have now lost just one of their last 14 games in all competitions and are unbeaten in eight following their defeat at Manchester United in mid-December. Immediately after that loss at Old Trafford, Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-1 in the League Cup quarter-finals – setting up a semi-final tie with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. The Liverpool boss was delighted after Saturday’s 2-0 win at Aston Villa, but knows there is still room for improvement ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Anfield on Tuesday. Chelsea, who beat Derby County in the last round, have been looking imperious for […]
AFC BOURNEMOUTH v LIVERPOOL Dean Court,Bournemouth Wednesday 17th Dec, 2014,Ai??19:45 GMTAi?? *** 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 […]
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