Liverpool FC all time top 10 appearances

Players with most appearances for Liverpool F.C.

1 Ian Callaghan

Years: 1960–1978

App: 640
2 Jamie Carragher

Years: 1996–2013

Apps: 508
3 Steven Gerrard

Years: 1998–2015

Apps: 504
4 Ray Clemence

Years: 1967–1981

Apps: 470
4 Emlyn Hughes

Years: 1967–1979

Apps : 474
6 Ian Rush

Years: 1980–1987 & 1988–1996

Apps: 469
7 Phil Neal

Years: 1974–1985

Apps: 455
8 Tommy Smith

Years: 1962–1978

Apps: 467
9 Bruce Grobbelaar

Years: 1980–1994

Apps: 440
10 Alan Hansen

Years: 1977–1991

Apps: 434

 

Moral Win For Liverpool

People were expecting a nail-biting fixture, match of the season, but it turned out to be the most boring match of the season. Thanks to the “parking-bus” strategy of Jose The Genius.

Not every day is a Sunday, there was a time when his boring strategies would have worked and he used to go home happily with three points. But EPL aint Nintendo game, there is no such thing as easy points. Although Liverpool started slow but they were all over Manchester United, so then Jose had to park the bus to secure 1 point against a side who scored 10 goals in last 3 fixtures.

The game ended goal less Smiles all over the corner of Jose, Jose was overjoyed after getting 1 point with the most expensive squad ever in PL. On the other hand there was disappointment in Klopps corner, because this year they are really pumped to bring silverware back to Anfield.

“Liverpool is Playing Sexy Football” Says Andy Cole

 

The former Manchester United legend Andy Cole believes Klopp’s side is currently showcasing some “Sexy” football, but still Reds defense reminds him of another of his old clubs, Newcastle.

Liverpool have scored 18 goals so far, and they also managed to win five out of seven games, but there is other side of this story too. They have also conceded 10 goals as well.

Cole said “I love what they have going forward. I think attacking-wise they are sexy. The goals can come from all over the park. That is what I do like.

“Klopp bringing in [Sadio] Mane and I have mentioned [Daniel] Sturridge numerous times, I think he is England’s best centre-forward. When you have got players like that you are going to score goals, you are going to create goals.

“But I look at the other side of them and see the other side — it is a bit ‘Newcastle-ish’ [like]when I was there with Kevin Keegan. It is the entertainer kind of scenario.

“I really do enjoy watching them going forward. Defensively they are so-so, but they are a good team.”

His former club Manchester United will travel to Anfield to face one of the most in-form teams of the season. Although United is not doing well under Jose but still Cole believes that Jose has capability to bring success back to Old Trafford.

He said: “His track record proves that he is a winner. He had a disappointing end to his Chelsea career but hopefully, given time, he will get it right here.”

Cole expects a strong title challenge to come from Liverpool.

He said: “Are they a title threat? Yes I think they are because Klopp has got them playing with so much energy now.

“They play good football, he has got them working very hard for each other. They are one of five teams who can win it, definitely.”

 

 

 

Malaysia Airlines Teams-Up with Liverpool

 

Malaysia Airlines have replaced Garuda Indonesia and have become the official airline partner of Liverpool. The club signed a three-year deal with the Malaysian Airlines.

A Liverpool spokesman said: “Liverpool and Malaysia have always shared a special passion for football – when we visited Malaysia on our pre-season tour in 2011 and 2015, the reception was incredible.

“The partnership is a reflection of this bond and we are very much looking forward to a bright future working with Malaysia Airlines.”

A Malaysia Airlines spokesman said: “We’re delighted to welcome Liverpool FC to the Malaysia Airlines family.

“Both brands have a long and illustrious history with similar cultures rooted around a sense of family. Additionally, Liverpool FC will go a long way in strengthening our brand in the UK, our gateway to Europe.”

Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, was founded in 1937 when the Liverpool-based Ocean Steamship Company merged with the Straits Steamship Company and Imperial Airways.

Fowler Praises Klopp

Liverpool Legend Robbie Fowler applauded the playing style of Klopp and he believes that this year Liverpool will secure its place in UEFA Champions League. Last time when Liverpool featured in the UEFA Champions League was back in 2014-15 season.

“Liverpool should always have ambitions to finish as high up in the table as possible.” Said Fowler.

He further added “We always want to finish in the Champions League places.

“It hasn’t really happened a few times in the past years for various reasons but I certainly think with the players we’ve got and the manager, we can do it. I’m confident that Liverpool will finish in the top four, anything beyond that would be a massive bonus.”

Former Reds Defender Rigobert Song Fighting For His Life

Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song is in critical condition after suffering from a brain aneurysm. He suffered a stroke in his home country of Cameroon.

His former team mates took to Social Media to show their support for Song.

Song joined Liverpool in 1999 from Metz, he made 35 appearances for Liverpool and then joined West Ham in 2000.

Although he was not very successful when it comes to League career but he is considered as a legend in his country, and actually he was a legend when it comes to International Circuit.

He featured in four World Cups for Cameroon 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010.

Song is the uncle of ex-arsenal mid-fielder Alex Song. Many players Tweeted to show their support.

“I wish you a lot of courage and a speedy recovery big brother,” wrote legendary Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o.

Liverpool’s Official Twitter site offered its support, alongside numerous ex-players.

“Hope everything ends up okay,” wrote Jamie Carragher, who played in the same Liverpool side.

Another team mate Robbie Fowler added: “Thoughts with Rigobert Song and family… hope he pulls through.”

 

Sakho Returns In Red

 

French Centre-back has returned in red colors as the 26 year old played all the 90 minutes against Wolfsburg. Although he played for reserves but it looks like he’ll make his way to the first team soon.

There were rumors all around the social media that there is a possibility that Sakho never wear that Red Shirt again, but all those rumors were bashed by Klopp when he handed Sakho a lifeline, a chance in International Cup tie against German side Wolfsburg.

Sakho was quite pleased with the appearance, he posted “Happy to get back tonight with #LFCU 23’s and visit to the #LFC Academy.”

Sakho was suspended by UEFA for failing a drugs test, after his return he was again sent to home because of his disciplinary issues.

“Dortmund’s Yellow Wall was Something Else” Says Klopp

 

Liverpool fans are overjoyed with the latest performance of their team, and its house pack in every Liverpool match. It’s simply amazing atmosphere whenever Liverpool steps in the ground.

Klopp says that although Kop gave him the best moment when Liverpool overcame Dortmund in the Europa League last year. But still he believes that Borussia Dortmund’s yellow wall was something else.

“It’s different, there’s nothing compared to the Yellow Wall though,” claimed Klopp. “Because there are 27 thousand people who are standing there, which is quite impressive.

“The Kop created the best half an hour I had in football [against Borussia Dortmund last season]. This half an hour was the best I ever had.

“It was outstanding. I don’t want to compare. I am a really lucky guy that I have been at two wonderful clubs before and now work here.”

 

Klopp’s Hard Work Is Getting Paid Off

Klopp is finally getting the reward of his Hard Work as his counter-pressing style is rocking the EPL arena and his boys are going through a great form.

Klopp believes that his side’s counter pressing strategy led them to victory against Hull City. “It was the best game in terms of counter-pressing that we have played until now.”

On the other hand, Adam Lallana is also flourishing under his management. Lallana produced another outstanding performance as Klopp’s men defeated Hull 5-1. Lallana opened the score line and also did his role in creating two more.

“Honestly, since I am here Adam is the player you saw against Hull,” Klopp said. “It’s not about always performing like this, it’s about working attitude, being involved in all the team things in all sessions. He likes to train, he likes to work, he was like this from the first day. This is now the credit he takes from the work he did.

“Always in football we are all like this, we want to play a specific position. If I ask my offensive midfield players, of which we have a lot, ‘What’s your favourite position?’ they all would say ‘10’. That’s always the same and maybe Adam would say the same so I didn’t ask him! But it’s all about playing the game and creating the spaces you need. We knew how Hull would defend so he did really well and his most spectacular thing apart from his goal was his counter-pressing, and that was really impressive.

“Look how Hendo [Jordan Henderson] played. A lot of people were pretty sure he cannot play a holding role. Roberto [Firmino], Phil [Coutinho] played a position pretty different to what he played usually. The full-backs and both centre-halves did really well so it was a team performance.”