Macca To Succeed Sven
Obviously after the 'fake sheikh' affair, Sven is never going to have any future with England. His decision to resign after the World Cup made the English FA scrambling to find someone to succeed the Swede. It soon turns out to be a farcical appointment with various manager going for interview and the English players wanting an English manager for a change. An easy peasy decision took them around a month to complete and appointed probably the worst choice among all, Steve McClaren of Middlesbrough.
Robbie To Stay
Robbie Fowler was rewarded for his pretty good display since his return in January with a 1 year contract. It was all cheer for Liverpool fans to see their idol getting the nod and to another year of stay at his spiritual home. I was in agreement that he worked hard for the contract and deserves it fully.
Reds Finished Second
Disappointing to say the least, Liverpool finished the 2005/06 season in third place despite a 3-1 win over Portsmouth. Man United clinched second place and ahead by just one point. But the thing to be happy about is the fact that Liverpool broke the record for being the team that finish with the highest amount of point for a 3rd place team. Overall, a pretty good in the English Premiership.
Moment of the Year: Reds Lift Pretigious FA Cup
Without a doubt, this is definitely the hightlight of both Liverpool and their fans for the year of 2006. Proclaimed the 'best FA Cup final in history', Liverpool defeated a risilient West Ham Utd on penalties despite trailing 2-0 at one point. Then when the clocks ticked away and West Ham looking to complete a giant killing feat, Steven Gerrard came up with an absolute cracker to equalise and bring the game to extra time.
He spoke aboout how he would've kept the ball instead of shooting IF he wasn't having a cramp. Liverpool went on to win the penalties with Pepe Reina being the hero with him saving 3 penalties as well as a goal bound header earlier on. Typical from zero to hero story.