Liverpool's Lost Talent XI : 2012-2016

Liverpool's Lost Talent XI : 2012-2016

Much has been said about Brendan Rodgers' time at Anfield. He was often lauded for his development of talent, both by the press and by himself. This week's news that Tiago Ilori is likely to move on to Reading   had me thinking, how much talent did the Northern Irishman waste or ignore during his tenure? Yes, Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez become household names, with the latter almost single handedly winning Liverpool the league. But looking back at the …
Another Crocked Liverbird: Liverpool's Knee-Hilistic Past

Another Crocked Liverbird: Liverpool's Knee-Hilistic Past

Some weeks make you wish God had come up with something other than knees - weeks when you can't wear shorts for fear of seeing your own knees in a mirror and losing all sense of what it means to 'be'. It has been a year since the beginning of one such week, when as a result of two Liverpool employees falling over in unconnected incidents, the phrase ‘anterior cruciate ligament’ achieved unprecedented frequency of use. At the time, Danny Ings …
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 …
Do Liverpool Utilise their Academy Players Properly?

Do Liverpool Utilise their Academy Players Properly?

The academy is in place for the clubs to use the elite youngsters to subsidise their first teams and then sell the players that aren't quite Liverpool quality for a decent price and use that money to reinvest. As Liverpool fans we're always hearing about the next big thing coming up from the academy to follow on from the likes of Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen. It's common practice for fans to overhype their own players (fuelled by Football Manager …
Olympiakos 0 Liverpool FC 1 | Match Report

Olympiakos 0 Liverpool FC 1 | Match Report

A majority of the World Cup stars were back as the Reds kicked off their Guinness International Champions Cup with a 1-0 over Olympiakos thanks to a goal from Raheem Sterling. The Windy City lived up to its name as Liverpool faced the Greek champions at Soldier Field stadium. You would have been forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu as Sterling put his side up within 5 minutes, guiding Daniel Sturridge's mishit shot past the oncoming Balázs Megyeri. …
Martin Kelly: Recovery

Martin Kelly: Recovery

Martin Kelly has returned from injury at the perfect time for Liverpool. Liverpool are currently experiencing a defensive crisis, with Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson and Sebastian Coates all out injured. This leaves Liverpool with just five fit regular first team defenders. Without Kelly, this number would fall to four. His return from the awful anterior cruciate ligament injury that ruled him out of action for over a year could not have come at a better time. However …
Attack is the best form of defence

Attack is the best form of defence

Too attacking or not too attacking? That is the question. Since arriving in the summer of 2009, Glen Johnson has experienced an indifferent start to this Liverpool career, with injuries and defensive errors overshadowing his attacking threat. This begs the question, who is Kenny’s first choice right-back when all of his options are fit? While it has been rare for all of Liverpool’s right-backs to fit at the same time, last season we witnessed a bold move of shifting Johnson …
Past Academy Graduates, And The Future Potential

Past Academy Graduates, And The Future Potential

NOTE: Before I go into detail in this article, I just want to explain a few things. The numbers, figures, statistics, and transfer fee's are all taken from a combination of; www.Wikipedia.org , www.premierleague.com, and www.lfchistory.net. It is also worth noting I have only included players who were 18 or under when they signed for us.  Hence why Insua is included, but Plessis isn't for example. And finally, I've only considered players who have made a league debut for Liverpool. …