Didi Hamann – The German Rock

Didi Hamann – The German Rock

What a player. Didi Hamann was a world-class defensive midfielder. Imagine if we could select him for Liverpool now? He’d slot straight into Lucas’ position and provide that all-important protection for the back three – in turn, providing all the ammunition to go forward in attack. The current Liverpool side have all the firepower to attack with speed, creativity and freedom and yet there’s something lacking; a spark, a confidence, a Didi Hamann… Lucas has had a good season. Liverpool doesn’t …
The Joyful Return of the Prodigal Son: Fernando Torres

The Joyful Return of the Prodigal Son: Fernando Torres

When the news came out that an All Star Charity game was to be played at Anfield in aid of multiple Liverpool based foundations, I was overjoyed that there would be legends of the game gracing Anfield. As the names of the footballers began trickling in, the interest grew. Amongst the many names was the one whom I had hoped would be in the invite list. The blonde striker, the one who gave many unforgettable moments for a lifetime and …
Bogey Teams | The Epitome of Liverpool's Frustration

Bogey Teams | The Epitome of Liverpool's Frustration

For the centuries that this magnificent sport has been played, there is always that ‘one team’. The team that gets you so spontaneously dazzled as to why you can’t seem to break them down. From Tenerife to Real Madrid or Dundee Utd to FC Barcelona, everybody’s had one. Liverpool of course, being the wonderfully brilliant yet brain fart of a team that they are, have had many “bogey teams” over the last number of years. Looking back over maybe the …
Gerrard: Young and Red | 700 Up for Captain Fantastic

Gerrard: Young and Red | 700 Up for Captain Fantastic

A young Steven Gerrard charged around the football pitch, aged 12, showing strength and ability beyond his years under the guidance of Tim Johnson with the Liverpool U14's academy team. Now, 16 years since his Liverpool senior debut and Gerrard boasts one of English football’s greatest careers after achieving 700 appearances for the Reds. Speaking in an interview with the Daily Post and the Liverpool Echo in 2000, Tim Johnson remembers how he admired Gerrard’s ability and admits many strengths …
A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

Is there a perfect Liverpool Manager? There have been twenty two people fortunate enough to manage Liverpool Football Club. Some successful, a few who failed to live up to the high expectations of the great club, and one, to my recollection, that was disastrous.  There has been a trend amongst them all since the 1990’s though: they’ve all not delivered the title. Whilst the club's expectations may differ from the glory days, the fans still seem in the mindset of …
Steven Gerrard | 16 Years of Captain Fantastic

Steven Gerrard | 16 Years of Captain Fantastic

Last week marked the 16th anniversary of Steven Gerrard’s debut in a Liverpool shirt. At the tender age of 18 Gerrard made his bow as a last minute substitute against Blackburn Rovers. Since that day he has played over 687 games for his boyhood club, scoring 176 goals. In 2013 he struck his 100th Premier League goal against Newcastle United and is currently Liverpool’s sixth all-time top goal scorer above the illustrious Kenny Dalglish. Only the Premier League title is …
God is a Red - Robbie Fowler | Strikers Week on AnfieldIndex!

God is a Red - Robbie Fowler | Strikers Week on AnfieldIndex!

"It doesn't matter what you do, we've got God on our side", a fairly common retort from a Liverpool fan in the mid to late nineties. No matter who you were bantering with, which one of your mates' sides LFC were facing that week - United, Arsenal, Spurs, Newcastle, even Sheffield Wednesday at the time - it wasn't important, because we had God, and He was gonna win it for us. And, more often than not, He did! A shining …
Once Upon A Time…There Was a Boy Named Torres

Once Upon A Time…There Was a Boy Named Torres

Think of Fernando Torres, and you think of the story of the past few years. The poor performances, the missed opportunities, failing to be the main man - the ghost of the old Fernando Torres, if you will. As much as his work for us deserves to be remembered, it's hard to look past what happened on his way out of Anfield. But isn't that always the way with strikers? Especially at Liverpool; they arrive unknown, transform into a superstar …
One Night in Istanbul

One Night in Istanbul

Opposing fans often tease Liverpool supporters over our tendency to re-live past successes. The usual "you're living in the past" is a favourite comment, or "if you were winning titles now you wouldn't need to keep bringing it up" and "your club's history not the future." The thing is, living in the past for Liverpool fans, is simply unbeatable. Every club has their history - some good and some bad. However, 9 years ago, one night in Istanbul, arguably one …
You Will Not Be Allowed To Win | Liverpool's 1st European Campaign

You Will Not Be Allowed To Win | Liverpool's 1st European Campaign

Part Two: ‘You will not be allowed to win…’ - The first part of the series available here: Part 1 In Liverpool’s first season in European competition, they had surprised a lot of people. English pundits and reporters who didn’t think they were up to it, foreign reporters and pundits who had never heard of them and experienced European clubs who thought they knew better. They had made a lot of friends along the way with the quality of their …
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