The Liverpool Captaincy Contenders: Who Should Be Captain?

The Liverpool Captaincy Contenders: Who Should Be Captain?

The Oxford dictionary gives the definition of a leader as: The person who leads or commands a group, organisation, or country. Now, for the first time in what seems like an eternity, Liverpool Football Club needs a new leader. With Steven Gerrard leaving this summer all eyes will firmly be on manager Brendan Rodgers when it comes to naming his full time captain for next season and beyond. There's no doubt that the new leader will be a different type to Steven. …
Midfielder Week Special: Javier Mascherano - The Mad Dog

Midfielder Week Special: Javier Mascherano - The Mad Dog

There's a great saying that sums up Javier Mascherano: "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog that counts". This sentence really sums the Argentine warrior up because at 5ft and 8.5 inches tall, he isn't your archetypal defensive midfield powerhouse a la Chelsea star Nemanja Matic. Mascherano is a fantastic footballer but most of his power comes from his heart and sheer desire to win.  He will not …
Xabi Alonso: The Pass Master

Xabi Alonso: The Pass Master

We thought it may never happen again. But last weekend we all got to watch Xabi Alonso play at Anfield one last time, as he took to the pitch for Liverpool's all-star charity game and inevitably,  received a standing ovation. Labelled as "the passmaster", the Spaniard arrived at Liverpool young and relatively unknown, developing under Rafa Benitez and left as one of the best midfielders on the planet. Regardless of the underlying reasons of why he prematurely decided to leave, …
Liverpool's General from Grêmio - Lucas Leiva

Liverpool's General from Grêmio - Lucas Leiva

Arriving at Liverpool Football Club in 2007 on the back of an award winning season at Brazilian side Grêmio, the box-to-box midfielder whose forward runs were as footloose as his shoulder-length hair, was signed by Rafa Bentiez to compliment an already impressive midfield contingent. Lucas Leiva was the second Brazilian to play for Liverpool, after Fabio Aurelio, and became the first player from the country to score for the club with this goal against Havant and Waterlooville in the fourth …
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 …
Are we Gunner beat Arsenal?

Are we Gunner beat Arsenal?

Now that the dust has settled from the Manchester United debacle and we've endured the hysteria of a Lionel Kane inspired International break, attention turns back to the Arsenal game. As a kid, I hated Arsenal. George Graham and his drab 1-0 functional football, not to mention them winning the title at Anfield in injury time of the 1988/89 season finale. I still say Alan Smith didn't touch the ball for the first goal and it was an indirect free kick, …
Jordan Henderson - The unsung hero

Jordan Henderson - The unsung hero

When you think of the greatest Liverpool midfielders, Jordan Henderson’s name doesn’t roll off your tongue. ‘Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglish, Jordan Henderson…’ it just doesn’t sound quite right. However, the England international wears the armband on a regular basis for the Reds now and to be a captain of Liverpool Football Club; you have to have certain qualities. ‘Hendo’ became a popular youngster during his time at Sunderland and attracted the attention of the leading Premiership clubs with …
Light the Fuse on the Liverpool Attack

Light the Fuse on the Liverpool Attack

The Liverpool attack, light the fuse. "Yo back up now and give a brother room, the fuse is lit and I'm about to go boom. Mercy mercy mercy me, but on the stage pitch I'm free" The current season has left myself and many fans feeling frustrated. A poor start left us playing catch up and even during our impressive run of results the playing form wasn't there. No fluidity, no style and no identity. We've improved immensely defensively since …
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 …
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