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Liverpool Euro Red Diary

Liverpool in Europe.

Dr. Joel Rookwood follows Liverpool away in Europe.

Follow Liverpool and its fans in the Champions League, UEFA Cup and Europa League since 2004.

Joel has covered the 2005 and 2007 Champions League Finals, the 2005 European Super Cup Final plus some classic games in Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Holland, Hungary, Turkey, Greece and Portugal.

Also check out our special features on the Kop CharterReclaim The Kop and the Hillsborough disaster.

Join Joel and friends in Euro Red Diary.

Euro Liverpool Red Diary 2004-2005 - Joel is on the road following Liverpool in Europe in the 2004-2005 season and beyond: AK Grazer (Austria), Olympiakos (Greece), Deportivo La Coruna (Spain), Monaco (France), League Cup Final, Leverkusen, Juventus, Chelsea, Champions League Final 2005

Euro Liverpool Red Diary 2005-2006 - European Super Cup Final....Real Betis, Anderlecht, Chelsea, Benfica, FA Cup Final 2006....

Euro Liverpool Red Diary 2006-2007....PSV Eindhoven, Bordeaux, Galatasaray, Barcelona, PSV again ......Chelsea, Champions League Final 2007

Euro Liverpool Red Diary 2007-2008....FC Porto, Besiktas, Marseille, Inter

Euro Liverpool Red Diary 2008-2009....Marseille, Atletico, PSV Eindhoven, Real Madrid

Euro Liverpool Red Diary Champions League 2009-2010....Fiorentina, Lyon, Debreceni

Europa League 2010....LilleBenfica

Torres to Chelsea....You'll never walk alone

Liverpool at Home

Red Diary 32 - Everton Reserves & Chelsea
Red Diary 31 - Mansfield Town v Tranmere, Man City
Red Diary 30 - Charlton Athletic, West Brom
Red Diary 29 - Everton
Red Diary 28 - Hillsborough Disaster
Red Diary 27 - Man Utd, Fulham
Red Diary 26 - Tottenham, Celtic
Red Diary 25 - Bolton, Bury U-19s v Wigan, Celtic
Red Diary 24 - Auxerre, League Cup Final v Man Utd
Red Diary 23 - Omagh, Auxerre, Lens v Montpellier
Red Diary 22# - West Ham, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough
Red Diary 22 - West Ham, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough
Red Diary 21 - Crystal Palace, Arsenal
Red Diary 20 - Southampton, Sheffield Utd
Red Diary 19 - Man City, Sheffield Utd, Aston Villa
Red Diary 18 - Hartlepool v Carlisle, Newcastle
Red Diary 17 - Wrexham v Kidderminster, Everton, Blackburn, Arsenal
Red Diary 16 - Vitesse Arnhem, Sunderland, Aston Villa
Red Diary 15 - Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic
Red Diary 14 - Fulham, Vitesse Arnhem, Man Utd
Red Diary 13 - Middlesbrough, Basel, Sunderland
Red Diary 12 - Valencia, West Ham, Southampton
Red Diary 11 - Leeds United, Spartak Moscow, Tottenham Hotspurs
Red Diary 10 - The Fields of Anfield Road
Red Diary 9 - Chelsea
Red Diary 8 - Spartak Moscow
Red Diary 7 - West Bromwich Albion, Basle, Man City
Red Diary 6 - Valencia
Red Diary 5 - Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers
Red Diary 4 - Newcastle United
Red Diary 3 - Tranmere Rovers v Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rvrs
Red Diary 2 - Southampton
Red Diary 1 - Aston Villa

Joel and friend.
Joel (left) and friend

More from Joel Rookwood

Sayonara Soccerphile

Joel bids farewell to a decade of writing for Soccerphile that has taken him from Liverpool to Rio and just about everywhere in between.

Olympic Football

The historical importance of the Olympic football tournament - the first World Title.

Euro 2012

Joel visited the (Eastern) European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

South America 2008

Read Joel's account of his visit to the Bombonera and Maracana stadiums in Argentina and Brazil.

African Cup of Nations 2008

Read Joel's review of the African Cup of Nations 2008 in Ghana.


Joel takes a romantic mid-season break watching Scottish football while pondering the meaning of "Englishness".

Israel, India, Burma, Thailand & Australia

Joel continued his charitable work through football getting around the world in forty days.

Reclaim The Kop

RTK campaign - how the Reclaim The Kop campaign began. The Kop Charter - The Kop principles.

World Cup 2006

World Cup 2006 tour - on the road in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic for World Cup 2006. See the photographs here.

Israel & Palestine

A Football for Peace initiative in Israel and Palestine.


Teams4U in Liberia - British soccer coaches help children in Liberia escape the ravages of war.

Club World Championship

Club World Championship - The competition in Japan will boast some of the finest footballing talent on the planet. Millions will surely flock to television screens to see the likes of Traore, Josemi and Crouch in action - sporting icons and good looking lads to boot. It's a marketer's dream.


Russia - This is the story of the continental tour with a difference. Once I had arrived in Russia, I spent my first week getting eaten alive by mosquitoes while refurbishing an aging swimming pool for a kid's camp, just east of Moscow. The team, which consisted of a dozen lads from Liverpool of which I was the youngest, then ran some football coaching clinics for local children, with the local media keeping a watchful eye.


Belarus - I spent just over a month in Belarus, mostly working as a football coach with young people in deprived areas. My role included helping to run a kid's camp, organising an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution and working in local prisons, both male and female.


Albania - Albania was a true culture shock; it was simply like nowhere else I've ever seen.


Ukraine - Having spent the previous three months coaching football to young people in Russia, Belarus and Albania, it was time for the final leg of the journey, and what would prove to be a memorable month in the Ukraine.

Beslan School Tragedy

Beslan School Tragedy - Recently the Russian government issued a request for Samaritan's Purse to visit Beslan, following the horrific terrorist attack at a middle school in the Vladikavkaz suburb in Russia's North Ossetia region. So earlier this month I was part of a team of football coaches, doctors, counsellors and translators who travelled to this devastated community.

OASIS Children's Soccer Charity

OASIS Children's Soccer Charity - Soccerphile's Joel Rookwood spent the summer running football coach education programmes in Africa, visiting different projects for street children in Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This is his account of what happened…

Euro Liverpool Red Diary 2003-2004

Euro Liverpool Red Diary 2003-2004 - Joel reports from Liverpool's UEFA Cup games in Slovenia (Olimpija Ljubljana), Romania (Steaua Bucharest), Bulgaria (Levski Sofia via Ferencvaros and Partisan Belgrade) and finally France (Olympique Marseille).

Euro 2004

A Rough Guide To Euro 2004 - Just when you're looking for something to fill the ninety days that fall awkwardly in between domestic football seasons, God reminds us of his bounty, and delivers us from boredom. His summer gift to us? None other than international football…

Images of Euro 2004

Images of Euro 2004 - Joel Rookwood's images of Euro 2004.

Northern Ireland v Spain Euro Cup Qualifier

Northern Ireland v Spain Euro Cup Qualifier - For those of us struggling to come to terms with football's sudden inaccessibility, international competition was thankfully at hand to ensure that quitting cold turkey was not a necessity.

Liverpool Red Diary 2002-2003

Liverpool Red Diary 2002-2003 - Joel saw EVERY Liverpool game home and away in the 2002-2003 season.

Joel Rookwood Salutes Japan

Joel Rookwood Salutes Japan - We crawled off the plane at Tokyo airport in reasonably good spirits, having caught the latter part of Senegal's victory over France whilst in Copenhagen. As we stood waiting to collect our luggage I remember thinking to myself how little I knew about Japanese culture.

Joel Rookwood