Liverpool FC have two birthdays.
They do not celebrate it though due to their history. The club started far back in 1892, meaning the club is 125 years in 2017. However Liverpool are not celebrating their birthday due to their complicated split from Everton.
The club was originally called “Everton Football Club and Athletic Ground Company Limited” was incorporated at Companies House January 26 1892. Though the club was incorporated they did not become “Liverpool FC” until June 3, 1892 as there were two Everton football clubs at the Merseyside.
The president of Everton then John Houlding and the owner of Anfield had a row with a group of directors at Everton over the rent he was charging the club. There was just one Everton FC. The disgruntled directors resolved to move to a new stadium at Goodison with the vice president William Barclay resigning his role in protest in the absence of Houlding. Continue reading
Liverpool will be looking to extend their winning streak to eight Premier League games when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds moved to within a point of league leaders Chelsea with victory over Sunderland on Wednesday evening, and will return to the top of the league if they better the Blues’ result at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
Liverpool have moved back into second place in the Premier League after beating Sunderland 2-1 at Anfield yesterday evening.
The Reds took the lead six minutes before the break through Steven Gerrard’s free kick, before Daniel Sturridge doubled their advantage shortly after the restart with his twentieth league goal of the season.
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has lavished praise on Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard, crediting them both for his fine form this season, according to the Metro.
The 19 year old has scored six goals and made four assists in the Premier League so far this season – form that is likely to see him included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for this summer’s World Cup finals.
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he was surprised at David Moyes’ comments ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford at the weekend, ESPN understands.
In the run up to the match, the Manchester United manager described his opponents as favourites, something which Rodgers say he would never say about a visiting team to Anfield.
Liverpool kept their title hopes alive with a famous 3-0 win over reigning champions Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Penalty kicks either side of half time from Steven Gerrard gave the visitors a comfortable lead, while Luis Suarez put the result beyond any doubt with a neat finish six minutes from time.
With the score at two nil, the Reds were awarded a third penalty in an incident that saw United captain Nemanja Vidic dismissed, but Gerrard, who went for the opposite corner to his previous two efforts, hit the post.
Brendan Rodgers’ men were superior in all areas, easing to a fifth straight league win, and tenth unbeaten.
They are now just four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in a hand, after Jose Mourinho’s men were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur to stay level on points with Liverpool, while title favourites Manchester City kept themselves in the hunt by beating Hull City.
Liverpool will now turn their attention to next Saturday’s trip to Cardiff City, while they host Sunderland four days later.
Should they take maximum points from both games, and Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal at the weekend, they will return to the summit with just seven games to left to play.
Steven Gerrard is confident that Daniel Sturridge can star at this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, TalkSport understands.
The striker has been in superb form since moving to Liverpool last January, scoring thirty-two appearances in thirty-nine appearances, while he netted his third senior England goal in their 1-0 win over Denmark last week.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge fired a late winner as England beat Denmark at Wembley last night, in the final game before Roy Hodgson names his provisional World Cup Squad.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City, who man was one of five Reds players to be selected by Hodgson for the friendly, headed in from Adam Lallana’s cross for his twelfth goal in as many games to all but assure himself of a place on the plane to Brazil, barring any unfortunate circumstances.
Captain Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Glen Johnson all also started the match, as did Daniel Agger for the Danes.
Meanwhile, Johnson has revealed that he has not yet been offered a new contract at Anfield, according to the Express.
The full-back, who won a landmark fiftieth international cap last night, is set to enter the final year of his current deal at the end of the season.
He is keen to pledge his future to Brendan Rodgers’ side, though talks of an extension are yet to commence.
The 29 has also denied claims that the club are unwilling to offer him a deal on his current wages, which, according to the Mirror, are around £139,000 per week.
Liverpool have moved up to second place in the Premier League after beating Southampton 3-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
Top scorer Luis Suarez opened the scoring on sixteen minutes with his first goal in six games, before Raheem Sterling doubled the visitors’ advantage just ahead of the hour mark.
Atletico Madird will make a move for Luis Suarez if Diego Costa leaves the club at the end of the season, the Mirror understands.
The Premier League top scorer was linked with a move away from Anfield during the summer, before returning from suspension in fine form in the autumn, leading to him signing a new contract with the club.