Come from behind

poachThis week, introduces the English for football phrase ‘to come from behind. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
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This week’s English for football is come from behind. Now, this phrase is quite simple as it originally means to win after being behind in a race. This season Liverpool’s opponents have taken the lead three times in the last five games, but Liverpool have won the matches. They have come from behind three times. The phrase is sometimes used to say that a team is lucky, but also to say that a team has a good spirit and never gives up. To come from behind.

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