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A Season on the Brink: Rafael Benitez, Liverpool and the Path to European G…


Biographical Portrait of Liverpool’s Spanish football manager Rafael Benitez and an extraordinary season for the club.

When Rafael Benitez was appointed manager of under-achieving Liverpool at the start of the 2004-2005 season, the reaction of many fans was ‘Who the **** is Rafael Benitez?’. The Liverpool fans had grown used to French manager Gerard Houllier but he had been a fan of the club himself since his days as a teacher on Merseyside. A Spaniard with admittedly a wonderful record at…

Steven Gerrard: My Liverpool Story



HardCover. Pub Date :2012-09-27 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Steven Gerrard is a genuine Liverpool legend.Captain at the age of 23.Two FA Cups.Three League Cups.One UEFA Cup.And that Champions League win.Gerrard embodies the spirit and passion of Liverpool football club like no other in the modern era.From the raw but talented youngster who made the jump from the Melwood training ground and took to the famous Anfield turf at 18. to the talismanic skipper…

Liverpool FC: Ending the Seven Year Itch: The Story of the 1972-73 1st Divi…



After feasting on success in the mid 1960s, fans of Liverpool FC had to wait seven years before they next saw the team win a trophy. Bill Shankly broke up his first great side and blended an exciting crop of experienced players together with youngsters that had come through the ranks and been plucked from the lower divisions. They combined perfectly, only to go agonisingly close in 1971 and 1972, when they lost an FA Cup final in extra time and missed out on the title despite winning 13 of…

Liverpool, for Real



When you lift your scarf with both hands above your head and sing You’ll Never Walk Alone at Anfield, your heart inflates ten times its normal size, a well of emotions bores through your centre, and life suddenly seems infinitely more precious than it did just seconds before. ‘At the end of the storm is a golden sky/ And the sweet silver song of a lark…’ It was around the lark bit where I had to take stock. Pausing mid-song not only made me realise just how superior the voices around me…

A future-oriented season – The first season of Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool…



Shortly after the end of the season 2011/2012, Liverpool FC appointed a new, young, promising, and energetic manager in Brendan Rodgers. Since his instalment, he tried to instil his ideas, his model, his project, into the club, always with an eye on the present and the future in sight.
Season 2012/2013, while oriented to the future in a re-building process, proved to be full of interesting developments for LFC, including the retirement of a long time servant, Liverpool FC legend in his own…

Off The Perch: United’s Rise and Liverpool’s Fall in the Ferguson Era



When Alex Ferguson arrived in 1986, Manchester United hadn’t won the league for 19 years, while rivals Liverpool were winning everything in sight. This is the story of how Ferguson and United set putting that right.

Mark Nevin looks at the match by match record of United v Liverpool during Ferguson’s period in charge, looking at the managerial decisions and key players that would bring 13 championships to Old Trafford within the Ferguson era. During that time, Ferguson saw off six Liverpool…