Steven Gerrard and The New Generation

Steven Gerrard and The New Generation

Since making his debut in 98, Steven Gerrard has won admiration and praise throughout the footballing world. In his prime, he terrorised defences with his unstoppable runs through midfield and his wonderful strike of the ball. We all know the player our captain was and we know the player he has become. The Gerrard of this season is a shadow of his former self and he continues to stain his legacy. Many fans across social media hope to never see …
Raheem Sterling – The Likeability Factor

Raheem Sterling – The Likeability Factor

Is it there? With a putrid tinge of Louis Walsh here, and one of the many tiresomely predictable X Factor clichés that quite frankly, as with the programme, should have been binned years ago, the question is there to be answered. Raheem Sterling’s ongoing contract situation has led to a substantial amount of criticism on his contract advisors. But, should more be directed towards the man in question. His reported wage demands have brought him under immense scrutiny and understandably …
Top 4 or Not? How does it change Liverpool's Summer plans?

Top 4 or Not? How does it change Liverpool's Summer plans?

The loss to United dented our chances of finishing in the top 4, but just how detrimental would not finishing in the top 4 be to our summer plans? Yes, we all want Champions League football, but given the first half of the season it was always going to be a big ask and I'd like to think we'd started planning for the summer in January. Surely we've identified players who will improve our side right now, but not only …
Passion or Hatred from Steven Gerrard? Or a mix of both?

Passion or Hatred from Steven Gerrard? Or a mix of both?

Times are  changing. I'm sure we all remember the days when Liverpool vs United was won by who wanted it more. Passion fuelled by hatred. The game that felt it was always one tackle away from anarchy. The fans created a hostile atmosphere that the players fed off. Tackles cheered like goals. It's no wonder it was like this, it's installed into you from a young age as a Liverpool fan; beat united at all costs. Steven Gerrard epitomised this. …
An Open Letter To Brendan Rodgers

An Open Letter To Brendan Rodgers

Dear Brendan, Let me start by saying I like you as the manager of my beloved football club. I admire you for giving young players with high potential a chance to flourish and I have to admit after watching you for 3 years now, you’ve turned some youngsters into better players. Last season you almost won us the title. Or should I say your world class strike partnership nearly won us the league? Although, what I admire most about you, …
The Local vs Global Divide - My Frustration as a Liverpool Fan

The Local vs Global Divide - My Frustration as a Liverpool Fan

"Your opinion doesn't matter. Go and support your local team". This statement, or at least a variation of it delivering the same bone-headed message, is one that makes my blood boil. The first part of it, in all honesty, is a fair comment when taken at face value. To many people your opinion actually doesn't matter. At least, it doesn't matter any more than the next person's. And in the context of supporting your football team, the chances are that …
A summer of prudence for Liverpool FC

A summer of prudence for Liverpool FC

Here on Anfield Index, Sam McGuire has written an excellent piece on how perfectly suited Kevin De Bruyne would be for Liverpool. I would like to echo those sentiments: he would an exciting and potentially fantastic acquisition. Unfortunately though, I think that De Bruyne, like Alexandre Lacazette, will not be heading to Anfield this summer. Personally, I think we’ll see a summer of prudence in the transfer market and with us needing a goalkeeper, back-up left back, right back, central …
Tactically Outclassing Louis Van Gaal

Tactically Outclassing Louis Van Gaal

It feels like we've been saying this for weeks now, but Sunday is a must win. Not only will it propel us into the top 4, it also dents the challenge of a rival. Not just any rival though; the rival. United. For the first time in a while a top 4 finish would be in our hands and we wouldn't be reliant on anybody else at this stage. Incentive enough for the Reds to turn it on at Anfield …
Brendan Rodgers could learn a thing or two from Vito Corleone

Brendan Rodgers could learn a thing or two from Vito Corleone

Brendan Rodgers has been doing a great job in the second half of the season. He’s managed to get the season going and a place for top four finish is still within Liverpool’s grasp. A task that seemed so unachievable for the reds back in December. Granted, Signor Rodgers has had an impressive stint but if he’s to be the true Don of Merseyside, then I fear he has to take life lessons from Vito Corleone and implement them into …
Does Daniel Sturridge have the Durability?

Does Daniel Sturridge have the Durability?

The Spurs game at White Hart Lane in August teased us with a Mario Balotelli/ Daniel Sturridge partnership and left us longing for more. It could have been even more embarrassing had Balotelli been match sharp and Hugo Lloris wasn't in inspired form when facing the Italian. Strike partnerships in the modern era aren't as common as years gone by but the Suarez/Sturridge combo ignited that flame once again last season. Many Balotelli fans, myself included, thought there was potential …
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