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John Arne Riise

Riise was bought to Monaco for £700,000 from Norwegian second division side Aalesund in the summer of 1998. After Jean Tigana left Monaco Riise wanted also to look for pastures new. Leeds showed an interest but could not broker a deal with Monaco. Riise was frozen out of the first team but finally it looked like his old mentor Tigana would buy him to Fulham. Liverpool improved Fulham's offer after Riise has agreed terms with the London side and hijacked the deal. Riise benefited from his three-year-stay in France and combined good…

Birthdate: 24 September 1980
Birthplace: Molde, Norway
Other clubs: Aalesund (1994-98), Monaco (1998-2001), AS Roma (2008-11), Fulham (2011-14), APOEL Nicosia (2014-15), Delhi Dynamos (2015-16), Aalesund (2 / 2016), Channaiyin (2016).
Bought from: Monaco
Signed for LFC: £4m, 20.06.2001
Liverpool debut: 12.08.2001
Last appearance: 30.04.2008
Debut goal: 24.08.2001
Last goal: 03.04.2007
Contract expiry: 01.07.2008
Honours: FA Cup 2006; League Cup 2003; Champions League 2005
LFC league games/goals: 234 / 21
Total LFC games/goals: 348 / 31
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Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 234 17 13 79 5 348
2001-2002 38 2 0 15 1 56
2002-2003 37 3 4 11 1 56
2003-2004 28 1 2 4 0 35
2004-2005 37 0 5 15 0 57
2005-2006 32 6 0 12 2 52
2006-2007 33 1 1 12 1 48
2007-2008 29 4 1 10 0 44
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 21 3 2 4 1 31
2001-2002 7 0 0 1 0 8
2002-2003 6 0 0 0 0 6
2003-2004 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004-2005 6 0 1 1 0 8
2005-2006 1 3 0 0 0 4
2006-2007 1 0 1 2 1 5
2007-2008 0 0 0 0 0 0

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"I think it's fair to say since Gregory Vignal left on loan, Neil Mellor has been the butt of a few jokes. The thing about Neil is, when he scores in training, he still celebrates as if it's a league game. He runs off off on his own to the corner flag with his hand in the air. The lads call him Shearer because of his celebrations and he's definitely one to watch. He's a brilliant finisher and one of my best mates at the club."

The last ...

Game was against
Porto on Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019
Goal was scored by
Virgil Van Dijk against Porto on Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019
Own goal was scored by
Joël Matip against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019
Sending off was
James Milner against Crystal Palace on Saturday, 19 Jan 2019
Penalty goal was
James Milner against Fulham on Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
Missed penalty was
Sadio Mané against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
Home win was against
Chelsea on Sunday, 14 Apr 2019
Home draw was against
Bayern Munich on Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019
Home defeat was against
Chelsea on Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Away win was against
Porto on Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019
Away draw was against
Everton on Sunday, 03 Mar 2019
Away defeat was against
Wolves on Monday, 07 Jan 2019
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Few facts from our database

  • Liverpool FC has scored 9840 goals in 5678 competitive matches registered at LFChistory..
  • 194 of those goals are own goals and 513 came from the penalty spot.
  • 452 players have scored a goal for Liverpool FC.
  • 420 players have scored a league goal for Liverpool FC.
  • Liverpool has scored 1.7 goals on average in each game.
  • 748 players have played in competitive matches for Liverpool FC since 1892.
  • 14634 players have played against Liverpool FC since the 1893-1894 season.

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Bootle boy done good - Jamie Carragher

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4 October 2018

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21 September 2018

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