Liverpool Vs Man United - Match Report

Liverpool Vs Man United - Match Report

Liverpool Vs Man United - Where the Game was Won   Payback is a b*tch and Manchester United's slaughter at Anfield yesterday was just that - Payback. After suffering two defeats at their hands this season the win was very welcome, as I'm sure every Liverpool fan didn't want to even contemplate a third loss, in one season, to them.  Not only was it a welcome win, it was pretty much a hammering which made it even more enjoyable! It …
Liverpool Vs Man United Stats

Liverpool Vs Man United Stats

Liverpool Vs Man United Stats   A fantastic win for Liverpool today with Dirk Kuyt, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva really impressing. Whilst watching we noticed that the movement of the Liverpool players was excellent and a lot of passes were breaking down because it was all excellent one touch football. This is probably the reason why the passing statistics below aren't as impressive as you'd think. It all looked very good on the eye and Liverpool totally …
Pepe Reina - irreplaceable?

Pepe Reina - irreplaceable?

It’s always hard to rate keepers. You can’t really rate based on goals against averages or clean sheets, as they are not just decided by goalkeepers, but on how good defences are and how defensive coaches can be. Some keepers can look good... …
Hodgson Era: Dirk Kuyt

Hodgson Era: Dirk Kuyt

A statistical analysis of Kuyt’s contribution to the Liverpool team in the first half of the 2010/11 Premier League season. Dirk Kuyt played 16 games for Liverpool in the worst start to a season in living memory. This article will look in detail at how he performed during those 16 games in relation to the rest of the team. Did he prevent the team from slipping further down the table, or was he a primary contributor to the downfall? Kuyt’s …
Liverpool's full back conundrum

Liverpool's full back conundrum

It’s been all change at left back for several seasons now. Emiliano Insua, Fabio Aurelio and Paul Konchesky have all tried to fill the slot over the last two seasons, with fairly mixed results. Aurelio is a very good consistent performer, but cannot seem to stay fit. Paul Konchesky was seen by Roy Hodgson as the solution, having established a decent reputation as a premier league full back during his time at Fulham, but he signally failed to convince at …

Hodgson Era: Daniel Agger

Daniel Agger struggled more than most in adapting to the tactics of Roy Hodgson. Daniel Agger made no secret of the fact that he was uncomfortable with the notion of hoofing the ball up the pitch at every opportunity, explaining his issues to a Danish TV station, "The manager has a philosophy that we're playing football further up the pitch and then you have to play a different kind of football at the back. That's not my style. That's not …
Hodgson Era: Steven Gerrard

Hodgson Era: Steven Gerrard

Everyone knows Steven Gerrard. Regardless of what corner of the world you are in, he is up there with the World-Class players of today. In terms of whoever he plays for, be it England or Liverpool, there are always debating points about him. First one is the age old ‘Golden Generation’ question of Can Lampard and Steven Gerrard play together? The other is one I will try and highlight is what role suits Steven Gerrard best? Is it defensive general who …

Player feature: Alberto Aquilani Vs Raul Meireles

I think it’s fair to say that Raul Meireles is the only positive that can be taken from Roy Hodgson’s disastrous tenure as Liverpool manager.  It’s taken Raul Meireles half a season and a manager who immediately recognised his best position to get him firing on all cylinders, but did we really need him?  Should he have been the priority over reinforcing the front line and providing competition to Torres? Hodgson shipped out Alberto Aquilani for a deal that if made …
Joe Cole - a central midfielder?

Joe Cole - a central midfielder?

During the transfer window there were rumours flying about that Joe Cole would be heading out of Anfield on loan to Spurs.  Those rumours may have been wide of the mark but you can see why there might have been more than a little bit of truth in them, given that Harry Redknapp tried to sign him in the summer and is a keen admirer. Joe Cole didn’t leave and he’s a Liverpool player for the foreseeable future, the issue …

LFC U18's Vs Crewe Report

With their third of the week the young Reds made it eight wins on the spin, showing their grit to come from a goal down away at Crewe. After conceding a penalty and falling behind 1-0 within the first 5 minutes, the team rallied and drew level courtesy of a Toni Silva header. The Portuguese winger bundled home after a Krisztian Adorjan corner, grabbing the goal that certainly his performance earlier in the week against Huddersfield deserved …
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