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12-28-2005, 07:26 PM
Well its here again, the fear of losing to the old enemy is as bad as ever.
Best wishes to all the forums Liverpool supporters.
I hope my beloved Blues turn you over, but i fear Liverpool will do us tonight.
Whatever the result lets hope for a good match and remember, its only a game
A draw and everyones happy lol:) :unibrow: :evil: :)
3-1 as I listen at the mo :p
12-28-2005, 11:46 PM
Reds rule Merseyside derby
Dec 28 2005
Everton finished with nine men as Liverpool clinically won a pulsating Mersey derby 3-1.
Goals from Peter Crouch, Steven Gerrard and Djibril Cisse had Liverpool in command as they swept to their ninth successive Barclays Premiership victory. The triumph takes them to within four points of second-placed Manchester United, with two games in hand.
Referee Graham Poll sent off Phil Neville and Mikel Arteta - both for two bookable offences - as the game started running away from Everton in the second period.
Liverpool were on the offensive from the off, first Cisse hooked wide from a corner and then a fine saving tackle from Joseph Yobo halted Peter Crouch in the box.
On 11 minutes, Sissoko's header in midfield was nodded down by Cisse for Steven Gerrard's header into the path of Crouch. Nuno Valente looked to be playing him onside and the big striker took the ball round Nigel Martyn before firmly slotting the ball into the far corner.
Seven minutes later it was two. Tim Cahill's headed clearance was snapped up by Gerrard who surged forward to unleash a 20 yarder that brushed Yobo but was always on target to flash past an unsighted Martyn.
Everton began to force the errors from Liverpool, and only a couple of inches and a linesman's flag deprived James Beattie of a goal from a Tim Cahill cross. But Liverpool did not learn and allowed Everton to push forward, paying the price three minutes from the break.
This time Beattie's effort was allowed as Liverpool conceded their first goal in 762 Premiership minutes on 42 minutes. Kilbane and Davies worked to get the ball into the six yard box and Beattie headed it wide of Jose Reina.
But after just 74 seconds of the second period, Liverpool restored their two-goal lead. Cisse attacked Weir on a powerful run and went round the Scot with ease before producing a stunning finish with a low sidefoot into the far corner for Liverpool's third.
When Neville caught Sissoko with another wayward attempt to get the ball, referee Poll showed him a second yellow and then a red. Arteta was booked for a late flick at Sami Hyypia and then sent off for a second bookable offence - a foul on Luis Garcia - in injury time.
Source: icLiverpool (http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0200sport/roundup/tm_objectid=16527932&method=full&siteid=50061&headline=reds-rule-merseyside-derby-name_page.html)
How long has this Crouch been at Liverpool?
12-29-2005, 10:56 AM
Crouch joined Liverpool in July 2005 for £7million.
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