Observations from Liverpool's 1-0 win over West Brom

Observations from Liverpool's 1-0 win over West Brom

The end is near, isn't it? Liverpool were barely troubled by any West Bromwich Albion set-piece. Liverpool scored off a set-piece against West Brom. But, the bigger picture is crucial. It was another massive win for the Reds in the race for the top four, as they eked out a 1-0 victory. This was the first time that Liverpool had won at The Hawthorns in ages. Here are the main talking points from the game, as Liverpool went back up …
Mane's Merseyside Derby Winner: A Defining Moment Come May?

Mane's Merseyside Derby Winner: A Defining Moment Come May?

Those thumpings of Leicester, Hull and Watford were a joy, as were the pleasantly surprising wins at Arsenal and Chelsea, but none come close to what we witnessed against Everton on Monday. A stoppage time victory away to your local rivals, in which the away end goes ballistic, is just perfect. You don’t sleep for hours after the game due to the flow of adrenalin, title rivals are left seething at one point turning into three and anything feels possible. …
Captain Hendo: Civil War

Captain Hendo: Civil War

When Dalglish pursued and finally signed a young Jordan Henderson, a few days shy of turning 21 years of age on the 9th of June 2011, many amongst the Liverpool faithful were very hopeful. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Liverpool had only just emerged from the toxic ashes of a civil war, nearly on the brink of being banished to administration only half a season before. Their new owners were viewed as saviors …
Liverpool's Strongest Team

Liverpool's Strongest Team

We all know what Liverpool's strongest team is, well we all like to think we know what Liverpool's strongest team is anyways. If you go through the full squad, including those who are out on loan and those who are currently injured Liverpool have the potential to have one of the strongest starting elevens currently in the Premier League. They now also have back up in positions they never had before, mainly in the left back and the right back …
Are Liverpool in a Perpetual State of Transition?

Are Liverpool in a Perpetual State of Transition?

Evolution is inevitable. In football and in everyday life you change to adapt. So what's the difference between transition as a club and evolving? Why are some teams praised for adapting whilst others use being in transition as an excuse? Since Brendan Rodgers took the helm of Liverpool FC it feels like 'Liverpool are in transition' is one of the most overused sentences for fans and pundits alike. Many pin this on Brendan Rodgers, others like to associate the blame …

Liverpool Striking Options | Who’s going to fill the onion bag?

    [caption id="attachment_5177" align="aligncenter" width="284" caption="Who will be hitting the back of the net for the Reds?"][/caption] A poacher, a Rush, an Aldridge, dare I say it an on form, happy Torres. We must’ve all wished for one this season. Suarez is a genius but needs to up his conversion rate (currently 7%) and quickly, when he returns. We need someone to convert our chances. The table shows we are in 6th position. If you rank us by number …
Adam, Downing & Henderson: New boys' Graduation Day due

Adam, Downing & Henderson: New boys' Graduation Day due

[caption id="attachment_4728" align="aligncenter" width="465" caption="Time to step up in Red"][/caption] I might be witnessing a graduation on Sunday.  I hope to see new boys coming of age in a Red shirt. No, not our much criticised, 6 ft plus, work in progress, AC.  His time will come. My own theory is that he needs to come off the bench with 30 minutes to go, in a tight game, when we really need a goal. He needs an Olympiakos moment, a West …
Dirk Kuyt | The man for the big occasion

Dirk Kuyt | The man for the big occasion

After spending big in consecutive transfer windows, Liverpool finally have strength in depth in attacking positions.  With this though, comes selection problems and, so far this season, the man to miss out has been Dirk Kuyt. Formerly one of the first names on the team sheet, Kuyt has only started half of Liverpool’s games so far this season, as Jordan Henderson has been preferred on the right side of midfield and Luis Suarez has mostly played as either a lone striker or alongside Andy Carroll.  …
Jordan Henderson | A Central Point

Jordan Henderson | A Central Point

[caption id="attachment_3470" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Henderson"][/caption] Jordan Henderson is something of a conundrum. To the vocal few he is a waste of money, to many more he is a player of great potential. To nobody, save perhaps the Liverpool coaching staff, he is a right winger who should be keeping Dirk Kuyt out of the side. When Liverpool paid £16M to Sunderland for Henderson's services, there was much trumpeting of the stat that only four players had created more chances than …
What Liverpool FC need (Part IV) – A Winger

What Liverpool FC need (Part IV) – A Winger

We could sit here all day, and debate what areas of our current squad needs strengthening. We could also discuss potential targets, and how realistic a chance of a certain team accepting a bid, and a certain player joining.   In fact, I have read many a debate on the the forums here (Anfield Index Forum), I've had many a discussion over a beer, and hear various shouts on the terraces at match days. In these discussions, I think there …
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