Dirk Kuyt, my player of the season

Dirk Kuyt, my player of the season

Since Dirk Kuyt’s signing for Liverpool in the summer of 2006 he has gained many plaudits but has also come across his fair share of negative press. For Liverpool fans he has been nothing short of brilliant since the £10million pound move from Holland. But this season again he has really risen above the pack and is no doubt one of the first names on his manager’s team sheet each week. Supporters of other Premier League teams will continue to …
What Liverpool FC need (Part II) - The Centre Back.

What Liverpool FC need (Part II) - The Centre Back.

    We could sit here all day, and debate what areas of our current squad needs strengthening. We could also discuss potential targets, and how realistic a chance of a certain team accepting a bid, and a certain player joining.   In fact, I have read many a debate on the the forums here (Anfield Index Forum), I've had many a discussion over a beer, and hear various shouts on the terraces at match days. In these discussions, I …
Five Star Strikers: Suarez & Carroll compared to rivals!

Five Star Strikers: Suarez & Carroll compared to rivals!

This article is a follow up post to our first Striker Comparison: "Strikers: Value for Money? (Suarez, Bent & Torres)" and will be updated every two weeks (weekly if possible) with the latest stats on the five expensive strikers bought in the January transfer window. So we've updated the stats after a two week break (was away on vacation) and there are some changes as both Edin Dzeko and Fernando Torres opened their accounts with their first Premiership goals for their respective clubs …
What Liverpool FC need (Part I) - The Left Back.

What Liverpool FC need (Part I) - The Left Back.

  We could sit here all day, and debate what areas of our current squad needs strengthening. We could also discuss potential targets, and how realistic a chance of a certain team accepting a bid, and a certain player joining.   In fact, I have read many a debate on the the forums here (Anfield Index Forum), I've had many a discussion over a beer, and hear various shouts on the terraces at match days. In these discussions, I think …
What influence does Steven Gerrard have on Liverpool

What influence does Steven Gerrard have on Liverpool

Some say he is the driving force behind Liverpool, others have said he has been part of a one or two man side for quite some time. But what is the truth behind Gerrard’s influence on the Liverpool team? Since his inclusion in the team in the 1999-2000 Premier League campaign Gerrard has won 51% of his 375 league appearances in a Liverpool shirt. In a career spanning over 12 Premier League seasons only once has a Liverpool team featuring …
Fullbacks comparison (Johnson & Kelly) Part II

Fullbacks comparison (Johnson & Kelly) Part II

The first part of this two part series concentrated on defending and some shooting stats. In this second instalment we're going to be concentrating on the creative aspects of Glen Johson and Martin Kelly's play. We'll be covering passing, chances created, crossing and successful dribbles …
Lucas - He doesn't pass it forward, does he?

Lucas - He doesn't pass it forward, does he?

The longest myth going about Lucas, has been that he only plays the simple pass, and this is mainly sideways, or back-wards. This brief post is aimed to demonstrate he really doesn't, and I have taken 3 randomly selected games from this season which Lucas featured in to help explain …
Full Back Comparison: Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly & Glen Johnson

Full Back Comparison: Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly & Glen Johnson

Liverpool's defense has suffered some serious injury blows in the last few days. Daniel Agger has been ruled out for the rest of the season whilst both Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly will miss the majority of it as they're facing another three to four weeks out. We thought it was a good time to compare our fullbacks but this time with a twist. So in this two part series we're going to compare Glen Johnson with Martin Kelly and... Glen Johnson. Yes, you read that right. We'll be comparing Glen Johnson the left back to see how he's performed in this position since Kenny Dalglish arrived at the club against his performances at right back. Martin Kelly's introductory season in the Premier League which was bolstered by Kenny's arrival …

A victim of versatility – Raul Meireles

Player transfers were one of many things Liverpool managed poorly last summer, as Christian Purslow and Roy Hodgson oversaw some woeful signings and ludicrous sales. The arrivals of promising prospects Jonjo Shelvey and Danny Wilson were tied up by Rafa Benitez, who also sanctioned the signing of Bosman flop Milan Jovanovic. Following the Spaniards sacking, Hodgson and Purslow were active in the market themselves. Joe Cole and Fabio Aurelio were signed on free transfers, but in deals that will cost the club a lot of money in the long term; wages of approximately £90,000 per week for Cole and a two year deal for the injury prone Aurelio. The remaining signings were Paul Konchesky from Fulham for slightly more than £3m, Christian Poulsen from Juventus for £4.5m, Brad Jones from Middlesbrough for £2.3m and Raul Meireles from Porto for £10.7m. Leaving Liverpool was a raft of former Academy and Reserve Team players, the wantaway Yossi Benayoun, Albert Riera and Javier Mascherano, but also Alberto Aquilani, after just one season of adaptation in England and the promising Argentine international Emiliano Insua, both on loan …
Daniel Agger - Too good to keep?

Daniel Agger - Too good to keep?

In the 2006 January transfer window, Daniel Agger moved to Liverpool from Brondby for what was a club record fee for a defender, at £5.8m. Agger made his Liverpool debut that February against Birmingham City, a match which also saw the ‘second coming’ of Robbie Fowler. However, the Dane was limited to just 4 appearances for his new club that season due to injury …
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