It’s been a memorable year for Liverpool, coming close to winning the league and the Reds returning to the Champions League for the first time since the 2009-10 season. I choose my five most favourite moments of 2014.
5. Suarez wins the PFA Player Of The Year award
You may hate him, in fact if you don’t support Liverpool it seems like you have to hate him. The media hate him. But we Liverpool fans, love him. The Uruguayan scored 33 goals and assisted 12 times in 33 appearances. I mean, how amazing is that? He was a different class. I could describe Luis Suarez in ten thousand words, and it still wouldn’t be enough.
The day we lost to Chelsea, which was probably the worst game I have ever experienced in my life, was the day the PFA Awards were announced. Myself and a group of Liverpool fans, all downbeat after the loss to Chelsea, went to London and to the venue to ‘greet’ the players. Funnily enough, we were the only fans who were chanting – with some fans from other clubs just standing around. Luis Suarez won the PFA Award, and was buzzing for the lad. Completely deserved.
4. Liverpool smash Everton 4-0
During Liverpool’s superb second half to the season, Liverpool faced Everton on the 28th of January. It was Brendan Rodgers’ first win over the Blues. The first goal came from a fantastic Gerrard header, thanks to a lovely Luis Suarez corner. Gerrard’s celebration, amazing. A Gerrard like celebration for a derby. Passion, mental…. Gerrard.
The second goal came from Daniel Sturridge, who finished it off nicely. A minute later, Sturridge scored again. A lovely, sweet outside of the box chip. I was screaming, 3-0 after 35 minutes. Describing our season excellently.
A few minutes after the second half, Luis Suarez, the one and only, scored Liverpool’s fourth. A wonderful solo run from the half way line saw him score his fourth in five Merseyside derby appearances. Later on, Sturridge had the opportunity to create history in being the first Liverpool player since Dixie Dean in 1931 at Anfield to score a hat-trick against the Blues, but unfortunately he missed the penalty – with the ball going sky high.
3. Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3 – WHAT A GAME
Manchester United vs Liverpool. When the fixtures got released last year, the first thing I did was check when that game was going to be played. The biggest derby in the world, for me. Liverpool’s first goal? A penalty (PENALTYPOOL etc etc). Who scored? Who else but Steven Gerrard. A fantastic start to the game. Then Gerrard kisses the camera, the best celebration possible from the captain against United. Liverpool’s second goal? ANOTHER PENALTY. Penaltypool falling right into place, with Liverpool later on, the Reds earned another penalty but unfortunately couldn’t convert. One player we all wanted to see celebrate at Old Trafford, preferably in front of Evra, was Luis Suarez. And boy did he deliver, with the SAS partnership in full flow. Sturridge assist. Suarez with a sweet finish.
2. Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1 – Skrtel runs riot.
One of the best days of my life. Going 4-0 up in the firs 20 mintues against Arsenal, people dream off that. First minute, Skrtel scores. Already fallen off my seat screaming by that point. Nine minutes later, Skrtel is on a hat-trick. MARTIN SKRTEL. ON A HAT-TRICK. Ten minutes later, we see Sterling and Sturridge both score. By that point, I’m fairly sure it wasn’t a reality. Sterling scored his second of the game, proving he’s a massive talent once more.
1. Coutinho’s dramatic winner against City.
“Kompany… COUTINHOOOOOOOOOOOO”. Two words us Liverpool fans, were crying with happiness for. A late Coutinho winner, to make it 3-2. The day I truly thought Liverpool were gonna win the league, and probably Liverpool’s most important goal in years.
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