Everton v Liverpool Preview - Derby Day at Goodison

Everton v Liverpool Preview - Derby Day at Goodison

The Details Venue - Goodison Park, Liverpool Referee - Michael Oliver Date & Time - Saturday, April 7th @ 12:30 GMT Current Odds - Everton 15/4, Draw 16/5, Liverpool 8/13 Form Everton Form It's been a season to forget for the blue half of Merseyside. The fact that they remain in the top half of the Premier League table with 14 defeats and a goal difference of -15 just goes to show the poor standard of this league outside of the top six. Everton …
Van Dijk & Keita | Posing A New Threat From Deep

Van Dijk & Keita | Posing A New Threat From Deep

I started writing a tactical piece a few months ago which was set to be titled ‘How to Stop Liverpool’. This was around the time that Liverpool suffered two bad results at Anfield in the space of a week by drawing with both West Brom and Everton despite dominating the ball in both matches. The reason I looked to write that piece was because it seemed so easy to nullify Liverpool when watching each game - by simply allowing Liverpool’s …
The Merseyside Derby Preview - Key Battles

The Merseyside Derby Preview - Key Battles

After the business was taken care off in style in European competition on Wednesday, Liverpool return to Premier League action with something maybe a little more serious at stake - local bragging rights. Also, the continued singing of "Merry Christmas, Everton!" over the festive period. There is no time to sit back and rest on the laurels of the 7-0 spanking of the Russian champions that must have made Europe take notice of the attacking force that this team is, …
Unnecessary Drama In The Liverpool Country

Unnecessary Drama In The Liverpool Country

I'll be honest with you, lovely reader. The majority of my 7-day enforced sabbatical was spent being deliberately oblivious to the football world and almost exclusively devoted to the pursuit of solving the problem of a troublesome brainpan. The latter endeavour, sadly, was wholly unsuccessful, but at least I managed to entirely avoid the unending drama of the Liverpool Country (© Mamadou Sakho) for long enough to be genuinely enthused by my return to AI Towers today, even in the knowledge that …
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview: Reds must deal with Eagles in the air

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview: Reds must deal with Eagles in the air

Liverpool face their final game in a three week run against aerial threat as they take on Sam Allardyce's Crystal Palace this Sunday. If Liverpool can take three points they'll take another big step towards securing a top four place, on a weekend where many around them don't play in the league due to FA Cup commitments. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Venue: Anfield Date: Sunday 23rd April Time: 16:30 BST FORM Liverpool are flying right now, although you might …
Liverpool Fans Angry Over Sakho And Injuries

Liverpool Fans Angry Over Sakho And Injuries

Occasionally, this columnist will sigh in exasperation at the petty squabbling that seems to be so prevalent amongst the diverse collective known as Liverpool supporters. It's normally testy difference-of-opinion stuff but sometimes it can be ugly, bile-laden posturing, revealing the ignorance and unpleasantness of the individuals in question. Mute buttons were made for these people. Yet, for all one may cringe at such Twitter and Facebook keyboard hardmen, offering each other out for scraps that they know will never happen, at …
Why a Winter Break Is Good for Liverpool & Its Supporters

Why a Winter Break Is Good for Liverpool & Its Supporters

Neil Poole discusses why he believes a winter break would be good for Liverpool and its supporters. A terrible thing happened last week. Sam Allardyce spoke and I actually agreed with Sir Alex’s self-styled gimp. His muffled words struggled to breach the zipped mouth of his black leather mask but to me, maybe only me, they made complete sense. You see, Big Sam is no longer driven to distraction by Rafa Benitez’s mocking hand gestures during a game against Blackburn …
Attack of the Clones - Sturridge: The False Prophecy

Attack of the Clones - Sturridge: The False Prophecy

"Who did this to you!? Who was it Owen?" Obi-Wan was desperate to know who was responsible for this heinous crime. His old friend, Owen Coyle, never hurt anyone, who on earth would want to kill him? "I-I don’t know. I only saw a pink light" replied Coyle, barely able to get the words out. He was coughing, his mouth was full of blood. "Pink light? Was it a Sith Lord!?” "I d-don’t know... I was attacked from behind." "Ok, …
We Are PenaltyPool! | Liverpool & Penalties: Lucky or Planned?

We Are PenaltyPool! | Liverpool & Penalties: Lucky or Planned?

The best way to get over a defeat is to win the next match; so the the old adage goes, and who are we to argue? Happily, participating in four competitions means you never have to wait too long for a chance at redemption. The ignominy of Saturday's teatime capitulation, to a Stewart Downing inspired West Ham, abides in the background of our thoughts still, however resplendent in their novelty the bright, shiny memories of a bizarre, epic League Cup …