Rodgers Has 99 Problems and Big Games Are One!

Rodgers Has 99 Problems and Big Games Are One!

Nearing the end of a forgetful season it's easy to do one of two things; either remind yourself of the poor start of the season or at every given opportunity brag about the unbeaten streak we had at the start of 2015. In isolation both tell a completely different story but the season should be judged as a whole and it's interesting to see that in the big games for The Reds they've not matched expectation or performed as expected. …
In the Name of Liverpool's Progress

In the Name of Liverpool's Progress

It started with Mourinho. It finished with Sherwood. There’s a phrase that many seems to have adopted around Liverpool football club; weeks after the initial signs of a gravestone began to manifest itself around the persona of Brendan Rodgers; the term “for whom the bell tolls” seems to hover above his head like a wandering storm; those below it simply awaiting the strike of lightning. That strike came through the avenue of Tim Sherwood; whose tactical mastery of Christian Benteke …
Jordan Henderson - £100k per week?

Jordan Henderson - £100k per week?

"I've got no strings to hold me down, to make me fret, or make me frown. I had strings, but now I'm free. There are no strings on me"
That could well be the theme song for Liverpool's captain in waiting next season, Jordan Henderson. For well over a decade Steven Gerrard has been the cornerstone of Liverpool’s midfield. The goal scoring, match winning, tempo setting captain. He’s played infront of world class players; Didi Hamann, Xabi Alonso …
Nothing False about Coutinho as a Number Nine

Nothing False about Coutinho as a Number Nine

False starts. Many could argue Liverpool had a false start to this season but there was nothing false about Coutinho's performance as a false 9 against Newcastle and that can only be a positive for Brendan Rodgers moving forward. Liverpool showed some arrogance and confidence in their win against Newcastle, especially in the first half. The way the Reds lined up surprised a few people, myself includes, as it was expected that Sterling would once again lead the line. Many …
Director of Football: The Case Against Disrupted Continuity at Liverpool

Director of Football: The Case Against Disrupted Continuity at Liverpool

FSG and John Henry wanted to learn about the business of soccer in an alien region. Well, it is alien compared to the sporting industry in the United States, and a basic part of this learning process was to quickly identify their mistakes and learn from them. One key mistake that was still fresh a few months prior to the hiring of Brendan Rodgers, was affording the total accountability of the role of coach and manager on the long term …
Light the Fuse on the Liverpool Attack

Light the Fuse on the Liverpool Attack

The Liverpool attack, light the fuse. "Yo back up now and give a brother room, the fuse is lit and I'm about to go boom. Mercy mercy mercy me, but on the stage pitch I'm free" The current season has left myself and many fans feeling frustrated. A poor start left us playing catch up and even during our impressive run of results the playing form wasn't there. No fluidity, no style and no identity. We've improved immensely defensively since …
How Do Liverpool FC Finish 4th?

How Do Liverpool FC Finish 4th?

With one of the most exciting & open races for a top 4 finish how do Liverpool ensure they get this coveted position? Fitness & Intensity Liverpool FC's most successful brand of football in the past 18 months has involved high intensity pressing starting with the striker.  This was highlighted in the recent Man City victory.  This involves an in depth understanding from each player.  The keys to applying it successfully lie in the triggers to implement the press, compressing the …
Back Four Problems, and the Perils of Lallana at RWB

Back Four Problems, and the Perils of Lallana at RWB

Firstly let me say this isn't a Lallana or Rodgers-agenda article. This isn't a character assassination on the Liverpool number 20. This is just a fan who can't fathom as to why Brendan Rodgers keeps trying to use Adam Lallana as a wing-back. Is the Reds' manager afraid of reverting to a back 4? Many of you will ask how Rodgers giving Lallana 30 minutes at RWB relates to a back 4, but I have my reasons. Liverpool have been …
Jordan Henderson: The Stats that do the Talking

Jordan Henderson: The Stats that do the Talking

When Jordan Henderson was announced as Liverpool's vice-captain, it was seen as a reward for his hard work and progression. When Steven Gerrard announced his imminent departure, the complexion changed, and even more so since the captain's absence through injury - all eyes are now on how he would step up. Criticisms came thick and fast when the whole team weren't producing good enough performances in the first half of the season. It was bad enough when the defence was …

"And we're off!" - Liverpool's Race for Top Four

Amid the meritorious hyperboles circulating around numerous timelines on social media, be it Twitter or Facebook, there is a considerable amount to be joyous about at the moment. After the dark days of December; the perpetual post-weekend depression after another dismal Liverpool display and the crushing notion of missing out on fourth - Brendan's "Tricky Reds" have well and truly reinstalled at least some of the hope from last season. Six points against Southampton and Manchester City in the space of …
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