Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Liverpool in Premiership

Liverpool is one of the biggest and famous club not only in England but around the planet.
It has been two years since that miraculous victory over AC Milan. But no repeat of the previous glory after being regular top-four finishers since the creation of the Premiership, and they achieved their highest final position of second while under Gerard Houllier’s management in the 2001/02 season. The Reds began the new era with former player Graeme Souness at the helm but it was Roy Evans who led them into the top four after taking over in 1994. Frenchman Houllier teamed up with him as joint-manager in 1998 before later taking sole charge of the team. It was under Houllier that Liverpool achieve in 2001 rare treble feat, winning a cup treble of the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup. Spaniard Rafael Benitez took the Reds success even further by winning the Champions League in Istanbul in 2005 and leading them to Champions League final again this time around as they lose to the same team AC Milan.
Liverpool’s most successful players in the Premiership have been homegrown talents, with the generation of Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman eventually giving way to Michael Owen (now with Newcastle), Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. Rafa Benitez has added some foreigners in the Merseyside team adding strength and depth in the likes of Xavi Alonso, Momd. Sissoko, Luis Garcia. Further the likes of John Arne Risse and Steve Finnan has now been performing their best for the team. It’s still unfortunate that one trophy that is eluding the Reds is the most coveted trophy in England - the Premiership title. Now overtaken by the foreign owners some cash is being injected to the club, let's see if this is the year the Reds are going to win the Premiership.

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