March 19, 2005 |
Liverpool and Juventus of Turin were drawn to play in the quarterfinals of the European Champions League, their first competitive meeting since English fans started a riot that killed 39 at the 1985 final. Before the start of the game in Brussels, on May 29, 1985, Liverpool fans started fighting with the Italian fans, and a wall between them at Heysel Stadium collapsed. Most of the dead were Juventus supporters. English clubs were banned from European competition for five years by the Union of European Football Associations.
October 24, 1986 |
The clash of Catholic green and Protestant orange in Northern Ireland is not - on the face of it - an inviting subject for a black comedy. But by the time Peter Smith's No Surrender has run its savage and hilarious course, the claims of both sides lie in the kind of smoking ruins that are part of the tragic landscape of Belfast. The aim of Smith's satire is to expose the multitude of sins that can be cloaked by religious bigotry. And the happiest inspiration of Alan Bleasdale's Pinteresque screenplay is to set the action in Liverpool rather than Northern Ireland.
August 20, 2012 |
LONDON - Liverpool was the big casualty on the Premier League's opening day, losing by 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, while Arsenal began life without Robin van Persie with a frustrating, 0-0 draw against Sunderland. Goals weren't a problem for Fulham and Swansea, with both teams enjoying 5-0 routs, while former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas made a miserable return to English football as Tottenham lost, 2-1, at Newcastle. But there were happier returns to the Premier League for West Ham and Reading, with both teams avoiding defeat in their first matches since gaining promotion.
May 26, 2005 |
Liverpool won the European Champions League final for the first time since 1984, overcoming a three-goal deficit and beating AC Milan, 3-2, on penalty kicks after a 3-3 tie last night in Istanbul for the greatest comeback in the tournament's history. No team had come back from a three-goal deficit in the final, but Liverpool rallied in a seven-minute sequence in the 50th Champions League final. It was the fifth title for the English team. During a news conference at the NFL's spring meetings to announce that Tampa, Fla., would host the 2009 Super Bowl, Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer declined to answer questions about his takeover of Manchester United, the world's richest soccer club.
May 6, 2012 |
Chelsea won the FA Cup for the fourth time in six seasons, beating Liverpool, 2-1, on a second-half goal by Didier Drogba on Saturday in London's Wembley Stadium. Drogba became the first player to score in four finals and helped the Blues survive a late onslaught by Liverpool. Ramires scored in the 11th minute to put Chelsea in front, capitalizing on blunders by Liverpool. In the 52d, Drogba scored his eighth goal in eight games at Wembley, sending the ball through defender Martin Skrtel's legs and into the net after a pass from Frank Lampard.
July 22, 2012 |
Adam Morgan scored in the 69th minute to gain visiting European power Liverpool a 1-1 draw against Toronto FC in a friendly Saturday. After Quincy Amarikwa gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute, Morgan tapped a shot past Quillan Roberts from a yard out after the Toronto goalkeeper could only get a piece of Raheem Sterling's strike. The 18-time English league winners were without many of its stars, including captain Steven Gerrard, Andy Carroll, and Glen Johnson. Man U ekes out a tie In Cape Town, South Africa, Portuguese winger Bebe scored in injury time to give Manchester United a 1-1 draw against Ajax Cape Town in the Premier League team's second preseason game.
June 20, 1991 |
The beleaguered Liverpool city council, facing the threat of an all-out war with its municipal unions, voted to lay off 180 employees yesterday and to contract out all of the city's trash collection, thereby making an additional 460 people jobless. The decision came after nearly three months of limited strikes by the unions, including a slowdown by trash collectors that has caused 12,000 tons of trash to pile up in parks, vacant lots and back alleys. Harry Rimmer, leader of the moderate Labor Party faction that runs the council, said that he took no joy in making either move but that both were necessary if the city was to live within its means.
February 24, 2014 |
LIVERPOOL, England - This February marks 50 years since the Beatles hit U.S. shores. Today they're a phenomenon around the world, but to really get a sense of how Beatlemania lives on, you've got to pay a visit to the boys' hometown. Read on for a list of five Liverpool attractions where Fab Four fans can rock up year-round. The Beatles Story This exhibition follows the band's meteoric rise right from Liverpool's underground clubs through their post-breakup endeavors.
January 9, 1998 |
Goalkeeper Brad Friedel, having cleared one hurdle in his bid to play for Liverpool in the English Premier League, now is having trouble with another. This latest, unexpected hurdle is about 18 inches high. It's called the bench. Liverpool purchased Friedel from Major League Soccer in November for $1.5 million and went through six weeks of red tape convincing the British government that it needed the American badly enough that he should be given a British work permit. It now has had him for four games without using him. In order for Friedel's work permit to be renewed, Friedel will have to play in 75 percent of Liverpool's games between the time he joined the club and the end of the season.
May 29, 1995 |
The tiny Port of Salem, which has brought more controversy than ships to this rural South Jersey city, is back in the news again. Actually, three Salem port stories are developing. There is talk here, some of it laced with hyperbole, that the mighty Mersey Dock & Harbour Co., the British concern that has run the Port of Liverpool since 1857, might do for Gov. Whitman here what it did for Maggie Thatcher in Liverpool - transform a money-losing public seaport into a profitable private business enterprise.