Post by David Walker
Last Five Seasons2005/06 – three (Premiership), 2004/05 – 5 (Premiership), 2003/04 – 4 (Premiership), 2002/03 – five (Premiership), 2001/02 – two (Premiership).
2005/06 Cup ProgressUEFA Super Cup vs CSKA Moscow – won three-one following added time.FIFA Globe Club Championship Last vs Sao Paulo – misplaced 1-.Champions League Final sixteen vs Benfica – misplaced three- on aggregate.FA Cup Final vs West Ham United (n) – won 3-one on penalties with the score at 3-3 after further time.Carling Cup 3rd Round vs Crystal Palace (a) – misplaced 2-1.
Top Objective Scorer 2005/06: Steven Gerrard (midfield) – 23 ambitions.
Players InJermaine Pennant (Birmingham Metropolis – £6,700,000), Craig Bellamy (Blackburn Rovers – £6,000,000), Gabriel Paletta (Banfield – £2,000,000), Fabiano Aurelio (Valencia – Totally free).
Players OutDietmar Hamann (Manchester City – £400,000), Bruno Cheyrou (Rennes – Undisclosed), Carl Medjani (Lorient – Undisclosed), David Raven (Carlisle United – No cost), Ramon Calliste (Scunthorpe United – Totally free), Conal Platt (Bournemouth – Totally free), Zak Whitbread (Millwall – Free), Chris Kirkland (Wigan Athletic – Mortgage), Djibril Cisse (Marseille – Loan).
Liverpool endured a prolonged 2005/06 campaign which started with them defending their Champions League crown versus Welsh minnows TNS in mid July, noticed them travel to Japan to participate in the World Club Championships a week prior to Xmas and ended with them successful the FA Cup in Might.
This season won’t be anywhere around as arduous but manager Rafael Benitez has extra reinforcements after final season’s mammoth campaign which saw the Reds concerned in 63 matches.
Benitez signed the Premiership’s sort player of final season in Blackburn Rovers striker Craig Bellamy. Liverpool triggered a clause in the Welsh international’s contract, allowing them to speak to him need to they supply £6 million. Soon after a challenging spell at Newcastle United, Bellamy flourished at Ewood Park final time and scored 17 objectives in 26 appearances very last time.
Benitez has signed an additional of football’s “poor boys” in Birmingham Metropolis winger Jermaine Pennant. The 23 yr aged signed a 4 yr deal and the transfer fee could improve up to £8 million from the initial down payment of £6.seven million. In 2005 he became the very first Premeirship footballer to play whilst sporting an digital tag.
Other arrivals contain Brazilian left-back Fabio Aurelio who signed on a no cost transfer from Valencia whilst central defender Gabriel Paletta joined for £2 million from Argentine side Atletico Banfield. Chilean winger Mark Gonzalez is eligible to play after becoming granted a perform permit a yr after joining the Reds.
VerdictLiverpool could go one far better than their third place end last season and look a stable bet to win the Premiership “without Chelsea” at 9/4 odds.
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