Liverpool’s Saints Raid: A Success?

Liverpool’s Saints Raid: A Success?

Until very recent years, Liverpool and Southampton were two clubs who had very little to do with each other. There was no rivalry to speak of, there had been no real classic contests between the pair and the relationship between the duo was relatively healthy. That all changed in the summer of 2014, when all of a sudden, the Reds started raiding Saints’ best players, with five signings made in total in the years since. There may be more to follow at …
Why This Summer Is Genuinely Liverpool's Biggest In Recent Memory

Why This Summer Is Genuinely Liverpool's Biggest In Recent Memory

I know that some of you will have read that headline, tutted to yourself and thought, “we say that every year”. You’re right, to be fair. Every summer that comes along, we tell ourselves that this is the one that will see Liverpool reach the next level. The one that will finally end the wait for that elusive Premier League title. We said it in 2002, 2009 and 2014, following the Reds’ best attempts at lifting the trophy since its …
Premier League Proven isn't always a negative

Premier League Proven isn't always a negative

The Transfer Window has been officially open for nearly a month now and Liverpool's two biggest signings have been players from within the Premier League. Both Sadio Mane and Gini Wijnaldum arrived at Anfield for a combined £55 Million. Most Reds fans must have a strong feeling of deja-vu about such deals. Since Fenway Sports Group bought the club Liverpool have spent over £200 Million on Premier League proven players with varied success. Despite the questionable success of this tactic …
Lallana in Limbo?

Lallana in Limbo?

One of the key reasons Nivea linked up with Liverpool. Maybe. An integral part of the #Handsomepool movement the club is currently in the clutches of. Interview extraordinaire. Since signing in the Summer of 2014 Adam Lallana has managed to establish a cult like following amongst the fan base more due to his off the field work as opposed to his on the field performances. He joined the club with a £25 million price tag placed firmly on his shoulders. …
Liverpool's Progress Under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool's Progress Under Jurgen Klopp

It was a time of conflict, of separation and fissures growing ever fractured by the day. If ever there were an embodiment of how a sinking ship can simply initiate a cold depression, it was Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers. Steven Gerrard was a club legend. Yet even his influence, his special goals, the undying embers that burned in his eyes, were beginning to fade along with any hope of Liverpool recapturing that wonder of 2013/14. Manchester City – by extension …
Patience Can Be a Virtue With FSG

Patience Can Be a Virtue With FSG

When times are darkest and everything seems hopeless people tend to gravitate towards something to believe in and as Liverpool fans we are no different.  Yet at the end of the Hicks and Gillette era at Liverpool there was very little to believe in.  The club was at the brink of financial demise and was under the very real threat of administration.  In those moments all we craved was salvation and stability for the club we all cherish. With Forbes …
Liverpool's Five Top of the Flops of the Last Five Years

Liverpool's Five Top of the Flops of the Last Five Years

Anfield Index is five years old! It's that strange age when the adorable toddler you once knew begins to get a little less cute and little more annoying. The 8am tantrums begin when getting ready for school. Incessant questions on absolutely everything in the entire universe. Questions of which you quite clearly have all the answers to. BUT Anfield Index isn't a child, it's an institution; a medium for Liverpool fans the world over to discuss, share, provide, debate, vent …
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 FC: Cutting Our Losses

Liverpool FC: Cutting Our Losses

A financial analysis of LFC’s 2014-2015 transfers This article looks at Liverpool’s transfer activity last summer and asks whether it is financially viable to cut our losses on certain players who have flattered to deceive and how selling such players could potentially impact the club’s purchasing power for the upcoming transfer window. As the curtain falls down on the dismissal 2014-2015 season, Liverpool fans around the world let out a collective sigh of relief as we are finally put out …
Brendan Rodgers: Win (back) the Crowd

Brendan Rodgers: Win (back) the Crowd

I’m a big fan of applying movie quotes to aspects of everyday life. I have a Mean Girls reference for almost any situation. This seemed like as good a time as any to quote the 2000 classic Gladiator. “Win the crowd and you will win your freedom”. With Brendan Rodgers set to remain Liverpool manager for the foreseeable future, following an end-of-season post-mortem with Liverpool’s ownership, the Northern Irishman faces a real test to win back the crowd; to convince …
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