Liverpool morning makes headlines as Nike problem is resolved and FSG’s most important decision is revealed

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Here are your Liverpool morning headlines for Sunday, May 24.

Five years after Stoke’s beating

It has been five years to the day that Liverpool suffered one of its worst Premier League results.

The Reds concluded the 2014/15 campaign with a 6-1 demolition by Stoke in Steven Gerrard’s last game for the club.

It was not Brendan Rodgers’ last charge, but it marked the beginning of the end of his term.

The Northern Irishman made changes to his backroom staff over the summer, but it was just a dressing up.

In five months Rodgers had been sacked and replaced by Jurgen Klopp, who hasn’t done too badly since …

Remembering Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea, 2005

Fifteen years have passed since the triumph of the European Cup from Liverpool to Istanbul.

Before this miraculous return to Milan in the final, Rafa Benitez’s team had to overtake Chelsea in the semifinals.

The tie was settled by Luis Garcia’s “ghost goal”, and some of the players involved that evening shared their memories in an exclusive play with ECHO.

Djimi Traoré remembers that there was a “big rivalry” between the two clubs, while Jerzy Dudek thinks that the supporters were essential to the triumph of Liverpool.

Indeed, Dietmar Hamann says that the atmosphere at Anfield that night was the “most electric” he had ever known.

“That moment when I saw the ball enter was enough to push me towards all the fans,” added Garcia to his winner. “I think they were the ones who pushed the ball. “

Liverpool teams up with Nike

Liverpool will start an exciting collaboration with Nike at the start of the 2020/21 season.

That means the Reds will always lift the Premier League title – assuming they collect the required six points – in their New Balance jersey.

The 2019/20 campaign should resume next month and should end at the end of July.

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And Liverpool will defend the championship while wearing kits made by Nike next season.

It took a legal agreement for Nike to close the deal, New Balance insisting they would have initially refused if they could match the offer of the American giants.

But this problem is now resolved and Nike will begin its partnership with Liverpool in 2020/21.

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