Lazar Markovic | A guide to the latest Liverpool target

Lazar Markovic | A guide to the latest Liverpool target

Despite World Cup excitement and Chiellini shaped sound bites about Luis Suarez, the excitement around Liverpool’s transfer activities have suddenly resurfaced again after spending some brief time catching breath while the world football showpiece steals the bread and butter transfer stories of lazy journalists. One story capturing the imagination is the news that Liverpool are intending to make Serbian wonder-kid Lazar Markovic their next purchase. HISTORY Markovic started his career playing for the Serbian powerhouse Partizan Belgrade. He received his …
Liverpool Perspective: England Vs Italy Preview

Liverpool Perspective: England Vs Italy Preview

The time is nearly upon us. At 11pm on Saturday night Steven Gerrard will lead Roy Hodgson’s England side out of the tunnel at the Arena Amazonia for their opening Group D game against Italy. The last time these two sides met in an international tournament the game ended 0-0 with Italy winning on penalties. It will all be different this time though right? I mean there could be as many as 6 Liverpool players starting, however ,with Roy in …
The Liverpool Midfield: A Tactical Analysis

The Liverpool Midfield: A Tactical Analysis

To some, the midfield area is one which is overrated. One can look at how many goals a respective team has scored that season, and how many they kept out. Of course, while these spectators acknowledge the importance of a great middle unit, if you are substantially stronger in the first and final thirds, the centre will take care of itself.  However, to be a true bastion of domestic and continental football, the midfield should the heartbeat of an effulgent, …
Sterling is Money

Sterling is Money

"This does not f***ing slip now. "Listen. Listen. This is gone. We go to Norwich. Exactly the same. We go again. Come on!" Steven Gerrard delivered the aforementioned words following the most dramatic ninety minutes of Premier League football this season. His side had let slip a two goal lead versus league chasers Manchester City, but a 78th minute striker from Philippe Coutinho edged the Reds further up the hill with the final score reading Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City. As …
Brendan Rodgers and the Counter Narratives

Brendan Rodgers and the Counter Narratives

From the first moment Brendan Rodgers was appointed as the new manager of Liverpool Football Club, fans angry with FSG for sacking a club legend couldn't wait to see him fail. First, his team played too many passes sideways. Then, Rodgers was ‘too idealistic’. He talked too much, had no Plan B and up until we could routinely thrash them, we couldn’t beat the league’s top sides. And so on, and so on. Now that the quibblers have been dismissed …
Liverpool FC: Following the Dortmund Model into Europe

Liverpool FC: Following the Dortmund Model into Europe

Back to the Holy Land It’s that time of year again isn’t it? That annoying period in a season where every player, manager, pundit and fan peddles out the most irksome of cliché’s in the game: “if you offered me this position we’re in right now at the start of the season, I’d have bit your hand off for it!”. *Patiently waits for the next passing bus and jumps out in front of it* However I think an exception to …
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