Tactical Analysis: Liverpool dominate the ball but can't break down Sunderland

Tactical Analysis: Liverpool dominate the ball but can't break down Sunderland

Steven Gerrard - 15 Key Moments From The Career Of A Legend

Steven Gerrard - 15 Key Moments From The Career Of A Legend

Last Thursday (24/11/16), Steven Gerrard confirmed his retirement from football after over eighteen years in the professional game. Gerrard spent the first seventeen years of his career at boyhood club Liverpool before moving to LA Galaxy for the final eighteen months of his glittering career. The midfielder made 748 appearances for the two clubs, scoring 191 goals in the process, and won 114 caps for England, in which he netted 21 times. Here I am going to highlight 15 key …
Liverpool's English Contingent

Liverpool's English Contingent

No less than five England players come from Liverpool's ranks this summer, making the tournament even more exciting for Reds fans. Nathaniel Clyne Despite a consistent season for Liverpool a starting spot in the England XI is not guaranteed. The Liverpool right back will have to fight his way past Kyle Walker, as the Spurs defender has been tipped to start ahead of him. With very little between the two, one poor performance could gift the other a start. Jordan …
Jonjo Shelvey - The One That Got Away?

Jonjo Shelvey - The One That Got Away?

After Jonjo Shelvey's man of the match performance for England against San Marino on Saturday, I can't help but wonder whether Liverpool let him go a little bit too soon. When Liverpool signed 18 year old midfielder Jonjo Shelvey from Charlton Athletic in May 2010 for £1.7 million, it quickly became apparent that Liverpool had signed an extremely talented youngster. Despite his talent, it was still clear that Shelvey was somewhat a rough diamond and still had a lot of …
Hodging your Bets | Roy Hodgson and the FA

Hodging your Bets | Roy Hodgson and the FA

First things first I am not a fan of the England football team, I have nothing against them or anything, it’s just that club football is everything to me. However whilst I’m not a fan of England I am even less of a fan of incompetence. You may think this is where I’m going to go to town on Roy Hodgson, and to an extent you’d be right but not entirely. Whatever you think of Roy Hodgson I think we …
The Lion, The Hodge and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Hodge and The Wardrobe

Watching this World Cup I’m struck between mixture of sadness and joy. Joy because the football on display has so far been sensational. Sadness, as the famous Tartan army isn’t making me dream that we’ll win the World Cup. Scotland, in my lifetime, will never win the World Cup, of course. But that’s not the point. The scenes of Scotland fans putting bath bombs in the fountains at Trafalgar Square should tell you all you need to know. The kilts, …
Anfield Index - World Cup Coverage!

Anfield Index - World Cup Coverage!

Welcome to the Anfield Index writers' coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With the tournament fast approaching the four writers behind this have decided to come together to briefly explain our plan for the coverage and answer a few light-hearted World Cup questions to get the ball rolling. So let’s meet the team. There is myself (Nick), Cal, Ash and Zak who will hopefully try to bring you some great coverage of the Liverpool players representing their …
Can Sterling take Theo's flight to Rio?

Can Sterling take Theo's flight to Rio?

Following the news that the injury suffered by Theo Walcott, which occurred during Arsenal's 2-0 victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup third round, will all but rule the winger out of England's World Cup squad for this summers World Cup in Brazil, maybe it is time for Raheem Sterling to force his way into Roy Hodgson's plans. After months of struggling to get into the first team, the 19 year old has been a revelation over recent …