Mario's Red Nightmare

Mario's Red Nightmare

When Mario Balotelli signed for Liverpool last year, to say opinion was divided would be an understatement. Some thought it was disaster waiting to happen whilst others believed it would be Mario's time to shine. Loved by an adoring, famously loyal fan base, he would finally show the world his talent on a football pitch. Become a hero. A Liverpool legend. Fast forward twelve months and the issues are different and opinion is still divided. Last season saw the Italian …
New Season, New Players - Same Old Problems?

New Season, New Players - Same Old Problems?

So another season has arrived. TV reports, newspaper interviews, online exclusives and positivity from all, looking forward to the new season. How we’ve missed it all and are so happy to having the Premier League back in our lives. A few surprise results from the big teams on Saturday and on Sunday lunchtime before the big kick-off for LFC against Stoke had us had us all chomping at the bit, waiting for our club's return to competitive action since the …
Is a New Brendan Rodgers Upon Us?

Is a New Brendan Rodgers Upon Us?

We’ve seen the two extreme ends of the “Brendan Rodgers Spectrum” over the course of his tenure in the Red part of Merseyside. It's not quite a ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ story, but the change in personality is far from fiction. The Personable Upon his arrival, Brendan seems to be a people's person. He was a breath of fresh air from Benitez who had his fair share of media spats. He was a manager of a different ilk compared …
Liverpool FC Summer Holiday Series - Scouting Ligue 1

Liverpool FC Summer Holiday Series - Scouting Ligue 1

As it is the summer time the writers at Anfield Index are starting a new Summer Holiday series! Today we delve into a scouting report of France’s Ligue 1! This scouting report will analyse and identify certain players in Ligue 1 who the writer has deemed worthy of being in Liverpool’s first team or projected setup, and who they believe would be a worthwhile signing for Liverpool. The players fit in with Liverpool’s ethos, FSG’s transfer policy and Liverpool’s tactical …
Post Match Stoke 0 Liverpool 1 - What did we learn?

Post Match Stoke 0 Liverpool 1 - What did we learn?

A Philippe Coutinho stunner gives Liverpool the win. No, this is not February 2015, but it felt like deja-vu in the win against Stoke in Reds season opener. Many fans had hoped to see a fluid Liverpool side, hungry for revenge against the side that embarrassed them on the last day of the season but that was not a realistic expectation. Stoke is always a difficult away day and the opening game of the season is always a little conservative …
If There's Hope, It Lies in The Goals

If There's Hope, It Lies in The Goals

From 101 to 52. The drop in the amount of goals scored by Liverpool from the 2013/14 season to the 2014/15 season was stark, and was a result of their meek, submissive, and wholly unconvincing performances during the last campaign. One of the consistent themes throughout the aforementioned seasons was poor defending, both individually and as a unit. The Reds’ goal difference at the end of the 2014/15 season was a mere +4, as the error strewn defence which had …
Is there any logic behind starting Dejan Lovren?

Is there any logic behind starting Dejan Lovren?

The Premier League season is upon us. Many claim it to be better than Christmas Day. The build up to kick off, the anticipation of seeing your team actually start, picking up a win and getting the season off to a good start.The game is being televised which means that if you're going to bet on it, you should take a look at the Paddy Power betting offer detailed in this post. However sometimes, like a spoilt child at Christmas, …
Alberto and Markovic, do Liverpool waste talent?

Alberto and Markovic, do Liverpool waste talent?

Why have a Ferrari, a Porsche and a Lamborghini if you're just going to lock them away, rarely use them yet continuously talk about having them. "Yeah, look at the videos of how quick they can go. Imagine how good it'll be when I finally use them, right?!" Is this scenario not what happens when Liverpool sign these 'wonderkids'? We sign a player that's hyped by the masses yet genuinely seen by very few. Games like Fifa and Football Manager …
It's time to get dirty - Liverpool need some bite!

It's time to get dirty - Liverpool need some bite!

Cast your mind back to the last time Liverpool played at Stoke. Yes, that game. 'The 6-1', as it's become known. The humbling at the Britannia provided no finer example of the need for a streak of nastiness under Brendan Rodgers. A team being humiliated in this fashion by supposedly inferior opposition should have been frustrated. They should have been angry. Beyond angry. But as Stoke plundered goals one, two, three, four and five past a hapless Liverpool defence in …
What type of left back do Liverpool really need?

What type of left back do Liverpool really need?

It's an unwritten rule that managers tend to like two players for every position within their squad. The Liverpool squad as a whole hasn't looked this healthy for years but we seem to be lacking a second left back. The links to Lucas Digne may have stemmed from this. It's easy journalism. Liverpool need a left back + Lucas Digne wants to leave PSG for first team football = Liverpool want Digne. Did a deal for Digne ever seem to …
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