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LFC News 5.25.12: Istanbul Edition

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Istanbul 2005
Istanbul 2005

Today marks the 7th anniversary of the best comeback in Champions League history. Seems like only yesterday we were all sitting on the edge of our seats during the penalty shoot-out with Milan. LFC was down 3-0 at the half and came out and played inspired football. They were awful the first half. Some of my most memorable images were the fans at the half looking stunned. I felt gutted for all those fans that travelled to Istanbul.

To me (yes I am a little biased) this is the best Champions League final I can recall. Dudek was massive in the second half denying Sheva what seemed like several times! Steven Gerrard ensured that he would become an LFC legend and Xabi's blocked penalty and subsequent goal on the rebound was brilliant. Those were better days indeed!

On to the news:

Discussing Jurgen Klopp’s tactics- Mayhem in the early stages of the season, Majesty in the latter | | Their TacticsTheir Tactics Would be an excellent fit at LFC too bad he is committed to Dortmund. I like his tactics and hope that the new manager can incorporate these types of ideas. His 4-2-3-1 system could fit our players well.

Andy Carroll in line for England start as Danny Welbeck continues to struggle |
Congrats big AC. Make us proud and continue your improved form.

In pics: Seven years ago today - Liverpool FC
Seven years ago today Liverpool completed the most amazing turnaround in footballing history to land their fifth European Cup. We'll never tire of looking at these great pictures.

Wigan chief Dave Whelan has warned Roberto Martinez against working under director of football Louis van Gaal at Liverpool - Mirror Online
Whelan running his mouth, what's new?

Bayern Munich in for Anderlecht forward Matias Suarez - ESPN Soccernet
Anderlecht forward Matias Suarez has revealed Bayern Munich have made an approach for his services. Has been linked with LFC, he would work well with Luis.

Gremio sign former Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio - ESPN Soccernet
Gremio have confirmed the signing of former Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio. YNWA Fabio

Wigan stay up after a switch to 3-4-3 | Zonal Marking
Good Zonal Marking article (as usual) on Martinez's switch to a 3-4-3 in the latter part of Wigan's venture from the bottom of the table.

Discussing the tactical options for England’s ‘non golden generation’ ahead of Euro 2012 | | Their TacticsTheir Tactics England Euro article. Good read

Comparing Marcelo Bielsa to Pep Guardiola | | Their TacticsTheir Tactics Would also love to see Bielsa come to LFC but I don't think he fits the FSG mold of young. He is a brilliant tactician.

Football premier-league: Liverpool target wants move away from Sochaux | Radio talkSPORT
Liverpool target Ryad Boudebouz wants to leave Sochaux this summer. Boudebouz has been watched extensively by Liverpool's scouting network while Roberto Martinez is said to have tracked him at Wigan. Don't know much of Boudebouz