August 26, 2006

Saturday soccer wrap up!

All in all it was a good week for Liverpool. First they earned a 1-1 draw with Maccabi Haifa on a neutral pitch. Liverpool took some heat from the press due to the game being shifted to a neutral venue, but I don't see how anyone would blame them for not wanting to go play in Israel right now. Anyway, they won the home and "home" by an aggregate score of 3-2 thanks to their earlier 2-1 win at Anfield. The victory pushed them into the next round of the Champions League where they have drawn a group with Galatasaray, Bordeaux, and PSV Eindhoven. The winner of the group stage moves on to the knock out tourney.

Liverpool picked up their first win of the Premiership season at home this morning as they earned a 2-1 victory over West Ham in a rematch of this summer's FA Cup final. The Reds got goals from Daniel Agger and Peter Crouch as they erased an early Hammers lead to win one in front of the Anfield faithful. Newly acquired striker Dirk Kuyt (pictured) made his debut for the Reds but was unable to score. The win gave the Reds 4 of a possible 6 points on the young season.

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