Which Partnership is Better? Suárez & Sturridge vs Rooney & RVP

Which Partnership is Better? Suárez & Sturridge vs Rooney & RVP

Disclaimer: The stats used were valid as late as 22nd November 2013 due to this article being written before this weekend's games.  At the top level of football the lone striker is becoming the regular sight, with strike partnerships looking to be a thing of the past. Managers now identify the importance of controlling the middle of the park when it comes to winning games, and since weakening the defence is asking for trouble, the man who must make way …
Everton 3 Liverpool 3 | Match Review & Stats

Everton 3 Liverpool 3 | Match Review & Stats

Why isn’t Rodgers the Messiah yet?

Why isn’t Rodgers the Messiah yet?

According to Wikipedia.org, the messiah complex (also known as the Christ complex or saviour complex) is a state of mind in which an individual holds the belief that they are, or are destined to become, a saviour. Rodgers certainly doesn’t outwardly exhibit this, and conversely, the faithful of Liverpool Football Club aren’t holding him in this regard. Well, not yet, at least. In the process of creating his dynasty, Bill Shankly created an aura for his predecessors to forcefully inherit. …
How do you solve a problem like Jordan Henderson?

How do you solve a problem like Jordan Henderson?

On Liverpool blogs across the web many paragraphs have been devoted to discussing the player that Jordan Henderson has blossomed into this season but regardless of how much everyone agrees on his improvement, his best position for the team is still a matter that needs to be discussed. This season he’s played as a shuttling wide midfielder, a right attacking midfielder and in the centre of the park but it remains to be seen where he’s most effective. Henderson’s most …
Liverpool Stars On International Duty | Round-Up - Part 2

Liverpool Stars On International Duty | Round-Up - Part 2

The second week of November internationals brought another miserable week for England and a mixed bag for Liverpool’s returning international stars as the travelling Reds rounded off their international years with wins, draws and losses aplenty. There were only twelve Liverpool internationals involved in the second week of internationals with some nations choosing to give their players and staff the extra week off rather than play out another meaningless international - the FA could learn from this stance, as the …
Anfield Index Writers | Merseyside Derby Special

Anfield Index Writers | Merseyside Derby Special

It’s almost derby day! And as part of  Anfield Index's countdown to Liverpool’s trip to Goodison Park on Saturday, I have teamed up with 4 of the sites writers to bring you a special build up to the game. Be sure to follow all of the writers on twitter by clicking the links in the subheadings @AnfieldIndex I've chosen the 3-5-2 formation specifically with Lukaku in mind. With Sakho playing centrally he should show some strength against Lukaku especially with …
AnfieldIndex PODCAST Episode 1: Has Rodgers Got The Balls?

AnfieldIndex PODCAST Episode 1: Has Rodgers Got The Balls?

Episode 1: Has Rodgers Got The Balls? Date: 19th November, 2013 The first Anfield Index Podcast sees @AnfieldIndex fire the first shots at @DaveHendrickTLW, the host @JohnRitchie84 predicting an Everton win (WHAT?!), plenty of stats from @BassTunedToRed and questions about Captain Fantastic are asked by @Footy_MarcoL! Host: @JohnRitchie84 Guests: @AnfieldIndex , @BassTunedToRed, @DaveHendrickTLW & @Footy_MarcoL You can listen to the podcast by using the embedded player or you can use the links beneath it. Your browser does not support the audio element. …
Looking At The Defensive Issues Of The Shape Vs Fulham and Arsenal

Looking At The Defensive Issues Of The Shape Vs Fulham and Arsenal

Well it's international break so unfortunately there has been no club football to comment on from the weekend *groans*. Happily, what it does do is allow a bit of time to reflect on things from the last few weeks - in particular a couple of defensive issues. Under Brendan Rodgers' management, Liverpool have used a number of different shapes. Just eleven games into the league season, at least four basic formations have been used - 4-2-3-1, 3-4-1-2, 3-1-4-2 and 4-4-2. …
Liverpool's surprise package of the season so far

Liverpool's surprise package of the season so far

In the midst of the latest in a seemingly never ending series of International breaks, the Anfield Index staff got together and decided to take a look at Liverpool's season so far. The highs, the lows, the surprise packages and the disappointments. In this article I have chosen to highlight the form of a player who has surprised me this season and I’m quietly confident he will have surprised you too. This player was widely expected to leave Liverpool in the summer after enduring a torrid 12/13 …
Liverpool's Most Influential Player So Far This Season

Liverpool's Most Influential Player So Far This Season

The question of who has been Liverpool's most influential player so far this season would be a tough one to answer with many players stepping up to the mark and keeping us in the top four. The most influential player doesn't necessarily have to be the one who scores the most goals or who has the most assists, but who contributes 100% to the team and gives them a kick when times are down and here is my analysis of …
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