They came with hammers, belts, bats and ropes, and left a fan fighting for his life.
Despite a fairly average goal tally and only one major trophy in six years of service, Dirk Kuyt is a character who resonates with Liverpool fans and, vice versa, seems to appreciate the Scouse way of life.
Having won, drawn and lost in their three games so far, Liverpool look as inconsistent as ever. If things go on this way, it could get very uncomfortable for Jurgen Klopp.
Thanks to the mysteries of the alphabet this preview is stacked with big names. Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all feature, with Premier League returnees Middlesbrough completing the quartet.
The atmosphere inside a stadium has as much to do with its design as the fans inside it. We asked an architect who worked on Lyon's new ground how to create a truly noisy match day experience.
We asked The Coral's James Skelly about his football club and were rewarded with discussion of Brendan Rodgers' teeth and nostalgia for the "Spice Boys" era.
Liverpool's owners have announced they will freeze top ticket prices for the next two seasons and scrap 'game categorisation'.
Brendan Rodgers has been sacked and Thierry Henry nearly lost his eyes bugging out of their sockets when he heard the news.