Memoirs of a Brendan Rodgers Disciple

Memoirs of a Brendan Rodgers Disciple

August 31st 2014 I knew it. I bloody well knew it! “Brendan Rodgers relied on Luis Suarez for the success of last season” they said. HA! Be the Lord, the Reds were as good as last year today. Liverpool went to White Hart Lane and told Tottenham “we are just better than you lot.” And we are. So much better. We might not reach the title this year, but top four is ours. Easily third, that’s for sure. Maybe second …
A Curious Case of Deja Vu for Liverpool FC

A Curious Case of Deja Vu for Liverpool FC

I'm sure many of you have been in a similar situation. You've been planning this moment for a while, you've ran through the situation in your head a vast amount of times and you're bordering on arrogance at how sure you are it'll be a success. You don't plan for a mishap, why would you, things are going good. You feel infallible. Then the inevitable happens and you're punished for your cocky ways leading you to have to live with …
The Liverpool Triumvirate | Overview of Sakho, Can, Skrtel et al

The Liverpool Triumvirate | Overview of Sakho, Can, Skrtel et al

With the exception of relegation battlers, you would be hard-pressed to find a defence in the league that has come under the same level of scrutiny as Liverpool. Whether it’s Neville or Carragher on a Monday night, or the ingenious Alan Shearer perceptively offering some of his innovative, ever-insightful though perpetually crap “analysis” on a Saturday night – we have heard it all since the beginning of Rodgers' tenure at the club. The undeniable yet fundamental elephant in the room …
Six Up and Coming Stars to Emerge from the Melwood Youth Academy

Six Up and Coming Stars to Emerge from the Melwood Youth Academy

Liverpool FC boasts one of the strongest youth systems in world football. In contrast to recent polls conducted by Bleacher Report, Givemesport.com, amongst others, who seem to have disregarded the Merseyside club entirely and placed them towards the bottom end of the pile, players such as Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, and Raheem Sterling demonstrate just how wrong these poll-makers are, and that our base at Melwood is as strong as it has ever been. The most recent of emerging professionals …
Liverpool 2 West Ham 0 - Talking Points: Return of the Dancing Man

Liverpool 2 West Ham 0 - Talking Points: Return of the Dancing Man

The win at Anfield was as far away as you could have got from the disappointment at Upton Park in the reverse fixture in September. Liverpool dominated and took their chances, while West Ham struggled to impose their own unique brand of physicality on the game and create openings. In September, Liverpool were effectively bulldozed by a strong and decisive West Ham team on its way to putting together its best ever season. This time round the Reds stood up …
Coutinho Stepping Up As The Playmaker

Coutinho Stepping Up As The Playmaker

We've all seen the flashes of brilliance which Philippe Coutinho can bring to a side. But since he arrived, the first few couple of seasons we didn't see his full potential - this year, however, we're starting to see the glimpses of a superstar. Coming to Liverpool as a youngster, it's very rare that you see a player from overseas make an impact straight away. Even though he didn't set the world alight in his those first 13 appearances, you …
Danny Ings Isn't That Offensive

Danny Ings Isn't That Offensive

The news broke last night on Twitter. Mass hysteria, a fan base divided (no change there then) and for once it wasn't about the defensive midfielder subject, instead it was about a potential deal to bring Burnley Striker Danny Ings to Anfield, the meltdown that followed was borderline apocalyptic. Granted, It is in the opinion of the fanbase as a whole Liverpool should be looking at a better standard of player, in a league other than England. However, is Danny …
Pick Yourselves Up Liverpool.... We Go Again!

Pick Yourselves Up Liverpool.... We Go Again!

Gutted. That is the only word for it after our defeat at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool went toe to toe with Chelsea who were filled with world superstars and arguably the better side did not progress to the final at Wembley. Whilst fans will be rightfully proud of the desire and fight shown by the players, the players themselves will be left empty and heartbroken that their efforts were simply not good enough. The resurgent Simon Mignolet said after the final …
Brendan Rodgers - Perspective

Brendan Rodgers - Perspective

Many Reds could be forgiven for believing Liverpool could actually go on to win the league last season. The cluster of Luis Suarez’s magical spectacle, Raheem Sterling’s rise to prominence and Daniel Sturridge finishing behind only the former as the league’s top goal-scorer. This season in contrast has been…well, slightly different. It’s the latter stages of January and Sam Allardyce is ahead of us. So, yes, a bit more than slightly. Also, Suarez is now firmly settled in Catalonia, a …
Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

The Magic of the (FA) Cup. We all love a good cup tie, don't we? Every fan, surely, must want to see their team go on a great cup run, musn't they? I mean, winning breeds winning; it's a great way to gather momentum; the players just want to get out there and play; When you're winning you want to win again, and if you're losing, you just want to go out there and put things right. After all, that's …
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