UK time is: 01:50:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Birmingham vs. Liverpool

St Andrews

12-09-10

On Sky

Blues Welcome Liverpool

Sunday's kickoff live in front of the Sky Cameras sees Birmingham City take on Liverpool.

Alex McLeish only has a few injury problems to contend with although there will be late tests, and will be looking to his new players to play their part in trying to get all three points.

Vital Quotes:

Alex McLeish: 'Barry Ferguson is right to say we fear nobody but we can't leave that in the dressing room.

'We have to go and perform against a club of Liverpool's magnitude.

'Last year we had a good campaign against the bigger clubs here at St Andrews, aided and abetted, of course, by a hostile crowd.

'I'm looking for the crowd to be at their very best again this season.

'I expect Liverpool to be up there fighting with the best teams for the title and for the top four, of course.

'Under Roy's tutelage I'm sure they will get better, but hopefully it takes them a couple of weeks yet.'

Birmingham Team News:

Czech defender Martin Jiranek and former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb - if he passes a late fitness test on an ankle injury - will be in contention for the home clash with Liverpool.

Chilean Jean Beausejour also arrived on transfer deadline day although he will not join his team-mates until next week as he waits for visa clearance.

Veteran striker Kevin Phillips (thigh) and defender Stuart Parnaby (hamstring) remain on the sidelines due to injury.

Player to watch: Craig Gardner.

Midfielders who get a taste for scoring every so often are worth their weight in gold and Gardner has hit three in his last two games, including a brace against Blackburn.

Liverpool Team News:

Liverpool will also be without a key man, with Dirk Kuyt ruled out because of a shoulder problem.

The Reds are able to call upon Paul Konchesky and Raul Meireles though, and they should help give the visitors a bit of bite.

Player to watch: Fernando Torres

How can you ignore him?

Match Facts & Stats

Last Six Seasons

2009/2010
Birmingham City 1-1 Liverpool 04-04-2010
Liverpool 2-2 Birmingham City 09-11-2009

2007/2008
Birmingham City 2-2 Liverpool 26-04-2008
Liverpool 0-0 Birmingham City 22-09-2007

2005/2006
Liverpool 1-1 Birmingham City 01-02-2006
Birmingham City 2-2 Liverpool 24-09-2005

2004/2005
Birmingham City 2-0 Liverpool 12-02-2005
Liverpool 0-1 Birmingham City 06-11-2004

2003/2004
Birmingham City 0-3 Liverpool 08-05-2004
Liverpool 3-1 Birmingham City 30-11-2003

2002/2003
Birmingham City 2-1 Liverpool 23-02-2003
Liverpool 2-2 Birmingham City 11-09-2002

Ref Watch:

http://www.soccerbase.com/refs2.sd?refid=147

Match Prediction:

2-1 Blues

Next Fixtures:

Premier West Brom vs Birmingham 18-09-2010
League Cup Birmingham vs MK Dons 21-09-2010
Premier Birmingham vs Wigan 25-09-2010




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 12 2010

Time: 8:37AM

Your Comments

Thats very confident going for a 2-1 win. I'm toying with the idea of 1-1 myself
Big Trev
You guys was very unlucky today.
Blitz
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Birmingham Urged to Shoot! (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Birmingham Lose Novak to Injury (Thursday April 10 2014)

Nine Man Boro See Off Birmingham. (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Stats: Middlesbrough v Blues (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Stats: Doncaster Rovers v Blues (Saturday April 5 2014)

Blues Set To Take On Donny (Friday April 4 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Sheff Wed 42 12 14 16 0 50
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50
17. Huddersfield 42 12 10 20 -9 46
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 42 11 10 21 -26 43
20. Blackpool 42 10 12 20 -26 42
21. Charlton 41 10 11 20 -24 41

Breaking League News

Gibbs - Leeds looking to end season on a high
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 21:19:00
Holden Appreciates His Support
Bolton : 16/04/2014 21:04:00
LUFC Barnsley v Leeds United - History
Leeds Utd : 16/04/2014 20:36:00
Former loanee a free agent following City exit
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:28:00
DRFC Young striker returns to Rovers
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:17:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Derby County - History
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:10:00
DRFC Hooper in charge of Derby clash
Doncaster : 16/04/2014 20:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City 19 April 2014
Suggested By:  
Home win 42%
Draw 18%
Away win 40%