FOOTBALL - The Premier League starts on Saturday with six match-ups at 3pm local time. This is the 21st season of the Premier League and seven clubs have been members since its inception – Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. Click read more for Opening Day stats.
FOOTBALL - Liverpool have named a successor to Kenny Dalglish, appointing Brendan Rodgers as their new manager. Rodgers had been in charge of promoted side Swansea City, with which he comfortably stayed up. Liverpool’s previous two managers have struggled to earn points in the Premier League. An overview of Liverpool managers.
FOOTBALL - Today is Steven Gerrard’s 32nd birthday. In 2006 he won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award. Name the four other Liverpool players to have won this award since 1973.
Answer to yesterday’s question: Kevin Mirallas (Olympiacos)
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FOOTBALL - Steven Gerrard is 32 years old today. He is the current England captain, as he captains Liverpool, the club he has represented for his entire professional career. He has won the FA Cup twice, the League Cup three times, the UEFA Champions League once, the UEFA Cup once, the UEFA Super Cup once and the FA Community Shield twice.
Shares birthday with: Peter Carl Fabergé, Mel Blanc, Tom Morello
FOOTBALL - On this day, seven years ago, the 2004/2005 UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul became one of the most surreal contests in the history of the competition. AC Milan played Liverpool. At the half, AC Milan had a 3-0 lead. However, in a six-minute span from the 54th minute to the 60th minute Liverpool netted three times, making it 3-3. Liverpool won the trophy after winning the penalty shootout by 3-2.
FOOTBALL - Luis Suarez became the first Uruguayan to score a PL hat-trick in Liverpool’s 3-0 away win at Norwich City on Saturday. He is the 13th different player to achieve the feat for Liverpool in the PL era. Click on ‘Read More’ to see some highlight stats of today’s PL action.
FOOTBALL: Our own Mark Montvai researched all 209 Premier League shots this season that hit the woodwork. Precisely 109 hit the post and 100 hit the bar. Liverpool is the most woodwork happy PL club this season with 22 hits. Mark has even figured out how the PL table would look like if goals came out of everything that has ‘crawled from the woodwork’. Click ‘Read More’ and let him blow your mind.
FOOTBALL - Precisely one year, a hat-trick by Dirk Kuyt made Liverpool see off Manchester United 3-1 in a Premier League match at Anfield. This ignited a scoring spree by the Dutchman, which saw him scatter nine goals across eight matches. He cooled off remarkably after that, scoring only once in Liverpool’s next 28 PL matches.
FOOTBALL - Our feature match this weekend is Saturday’s clash from Old Trafford where Liverpool take on Manchester United. Here is how we break down the numbers.