Liverpool - Celtic. Before the match

Liverpool - Celtic. Before the matchLiverpool never gives up. This truth has learned a number of European teams in the "Golden age" of "Liverpool" - the 70-ies and 80-ies, when goals scored at the end of the matches, were the hallmark of the English club. This same truth is also helped fans of "red" to believe in success, even when it seemed that this season Liverpool lost irreversibly. The defeat with the score 1:2 from fighting for the right to stay in the Premier League, "Birmingham" on 23 February was the low point of the crisis, "Liverpool", the cause of which is instability. In the autumn a team of Gerard Houllier regularno won 7 wins in a row brought the "red" in leaders of the championship of England in November. However, for 7 victories was followed by a winless run of 11 games. Since the loss of "Birmingham" business owners "Enfield" idut a little better. Nervous beginning the return leg of the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Cup against AJ Auxerre turned for the British victory with the score 2:0 (3:0 on aggregate). The turning point was the goal from Michael Owen, who scored in the final of the League Cup against Manchester United. In their last 6 games Liverpool Owen scored 5 goals, good form and scored midfielder club Steven Gerrard. His confident game last week helped Liverpool to a draw (1:1) away to Celtic in the first match of the 1/4 finals of the UEFA Cup. And this Sunday in the Premier League Gerrard in his trademark style scored the winning goal against Tottenham, and his club won with a score 3:2. Three wins in the Premier League in a row allowed Liverpool back in the running for a place in the Champions League next year. Only 3 points separate Liverpool team from the coveted fourth place. The first quarterfinal match against Celtic in Glasgow ended in a draw, but the goal Heskey gives the team the Hive a slight advantage for the return leg. If Liverpool can overcome the barrier and Scottish will win the UEFA Cup, it becomes the first club to have won in this tournament 4 times. Liverpool are already familiar with such developments. Two years ago, the spring just has empowered players and revived the club. In that time Liverpool residents at the end of the season could boast two cups - UEFA and England, and six wins in their last seven Premier League games. This jerk and gave them the opportunity to play in the Champions League. The English League Cup Liverpool have already have... "In the past this time of year has given the world some great games. Hopefully Thursday it will happen, " says Gerard Houllier. - This month promises to be very special". Here is what says about Michael Owen: "It would be good to add to your record a second victory in the UEFA Cup. Few players the chance to win this trophy. And those who are given the chance to do it twice, and even less". If Liverpool is playing well in Cup competitions, something about Celtic is safe to say the opposite. Sunday wards of Martin O'neill in the final of the Scottish League Cup lost to his eternal rival Rangers. "Everyone's upset defeat by Rangers, but in no event it is impossible to dwell on this - we are waiting for the big match with Liverpool, says striker Celtic's Henrik Larsson. - We need to come to Anfield and to achieve the desired result. Mentally we are already in Liverpool". A significant blow to Celtic inflicted injury Chris Sutton. A broken wrist in the game against Rangers left O'neill without key striker for a month and a half. Losses in the attack have Hive - suspension for spitting in the direction of the Celtic fans in the first leg serving Senegalese striker El-Hadji Diouf. But do not forget that in the ' 70s, O'neill often took to the field against Liverpool in the "Nottingham forest". So he probably has a couple of secret recipes that will help you to beat the English. And who better than O'neill know how dangerous Liverpool in the last minute of the game! Patrick HART.



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