Javi Manquillo | The Right Man For Right Back?

Javi Manquillo | The Right Man For Right Back?

Moves to help curb the frailties of the Liverpool defence seem to be gathering speed now, as Liverpool seem set to sign Atlético Madrid full back Javi Manquillo on a two year loan, only a matter of days after signing Dejan Lovren. For some, the name Manquillo will only bring back memories of the horrific neck injury he suffered in a recent Copa del Rey semi final against Real Madrid. For others, it will make them ask "who?", with the …
Transfers: Don't Believe the Hype | Liverpool FC

Transfers: Don't Believe the Hype | Liverpool FC

Liverpool Football Club just embarked on a pre-season tour of the United States. The Reds will play a least four games over the next fortnight, against the likes of Roma, Manchester City and AC Milan, in four different cities - Boston, Chicago, New York and Charlotte. The tour squad includes new signings Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lambert, with Loic Remy said to be on route to the USA for a medical, before completing his transfer and …
How Transfers Work, Sometimes Don't - and Why.

How Transfers Work, Sometimes Don't - and Why.

I've been thinking about writing something on this for a while, the way transfers work today - or don't in many cases, the seemingly infinite variables and how they differ from those those of yesteryear, and the carefree days of yore - if you believe in all that. There was however an obvious snag, in that although I'm middle-aged, well educated, well versed in all kinds of funding bidding, project management and acquisitions in the arts and education sector, I'm …
Why Bony and not Benzema?

Why Bony and not Benzema?

In the last few weeks I’ve sensed a real feeling of discontent regarding the calibre of players Liverpool have been linked to, Premiership names such as Wilfried Bony, Loic Remy and not with players like Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain. I've seen a lot of people say things like "The players we have signed now are players we could have easily gotten without CL". First off, I don't think that is true and here’s why: Emre Can would have likely …
Divock Origi | Liverpool Transfer Target Stats Report

Divock Origi | Liverpool Transfer Target Stats Report

Liverpool have this week been linked with a £6 million move for LOSC Lille and Belgian striker Divock Origi following he exploits at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil having come of the bench to impress in all 3 of Belgium’s group games helping them to 3 wins even scoring the winner himself in the 88th minute vs Russia. What he has shown is his short stints at the World Cup is that he is a young player with …
Now's Not the Time to Worry About Suarez

Now's Not the Time to Worry About Suarez

Luis Suarez. Husband. Father. Football genius. It was always going to be one of those windows. There was always going to be speculation. When you have a player a good as Luis, gossip never sleeps. The reality is, nobody, barring a close inner circle truly knows the details. But in transfer windows, reality, quite literally, goes out of the window (excuse the pun). All rumour, conjecture, supposed knowledge; it all has to be taken with a pinch of salt. The …
Liverpool's Transfer Committee Explained | AIPodcast Episode Summary

Liverpool's Transfer Committee Explained | AIPodcast Episode Summary

Below is a summary of the recent Anfield Index Transfer Committee Podcast, written in collaboration by myself James Nalton and Mark Simpson, who played the role of chief scout on the podcast. The summary is written primarily from Mark's point of view, and this will be reflected in the reports and conclusions contained. For the more in-depth version, listen to the podcast here , or follow the article and the podcast simultaneously for the full AI transfer committee experience! It’s worth noting that …
Do Liverpool need to buy anyone this January?

Do Liverpool need to buy anyone this January?

As we approach the January transfer window Liverpool will be looking to bring in a few new faces to the club and whether those players are stars or up and comers we will find out. As you look at the team closely you are able to find those areas in which we are in need and I will be going through that specifically. To start with we look at our goalkeeper big Pepe,the 3 time golden glove winner, has started …
What Liverpool FC need (Part III) – Centre Midfield.

What Liverpool FC need (Part III) – Centre Midfield.

    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 …
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