Liverpool FC Articles

Markovic & Balotelli | They'll Hate Us for This

Markovic & Balotelli | They'll Hate Us for This

Initially, this article was to be written with the sole purpose of Lazar Markovic in mind. However, given light to recent events there is simply no way one can discuss the topic of piss boiling without mentioning the highly probable transfer of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool FC. A character of great myth, a man of much adoration, for the first time in quite a while it appears Liverpool are at the heart of something very special indeed. But first, our …
Brendan Rodgers - the Story of his Managerial Career

Brendan Rodgers - the Story of his Managerial Career

BRENDAN Rodgers has grown into one of the most exciting and respected managers in the Premier League. The Northern Irish born man grew up in Ballymena where he learnt and played football with his local side. In 1990, at the age of 17, Rodgers moved to Reading to further his career but it was halted instantaneous through injury and he failed to make an appearance for the English club. In 1995, after refusing to let football out of his life, …
Welcome to The Sterling & Coutinho Show!

Welcome to The Sterling & Coutinho Show!

It has been said that the club will always be bigger than any one player and new heroes are born. In the past decade we have seen Owen, Torres and Suarez leave the club with fans wondering who will the next superstar to arrive at Anfield. Thankfully, we don’t need to look any further than our young dynamic duo of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, who in my mind are going to take the Premier League by storm this season …
Daniel Sturridge: The Pressing Issue - Exclusive Pressing Action Stats

Daniel Sturridge: The Pressing Issue - Exclusive Pressing Action Stats

Anfield Index is paving the way when it comes to recording the amount of pressing undertaken by Liverpool players. The analysis of pressing actions isn't just another meaningless number to add to the myriad of useless statistics available to football fans, this data is integral to Liverpool’s system under Brendan Rodgers. The recent Anfield Index podcasts discussed these numbers at length but this article will focus on one player in particular - Daniel Sturridge, and how the striker’s lack of …
Losing Luis Suarez - is it a Big Problem?

Losing Luis Suarez - is it a Big Problem?

The thought of writing this article was a no brainier. Throughout the last two and half months,  most football pundits have predicted Liverpool will fall down the pecking order this season -  just because they lost their talisman Luis Suarez. Nevertheless, in the words of fellow AnfieldIndex writer Ryan McTernan, "it would be reckless in the highest regard to dismiss the impact Luis Suarez had in his time at Anfield." This is not what I am doing. Without question Luis …
AnfieldIndex PODCAST: Why Always Him? Mario Balotelli Special

AnfieldIndex PODCAST: Why Always Him? Mario Balotelli Special

AnfieldIndex PODCAST: Why Always Him? Mario Balotelli Special Date: 23rd August, 2014 Another day another AIPodcast! This time it's discussing the enigma that is Mario Balotelli: Why Always Him? The debate it is on - the pros the cons - it's all in this Podcast - the stats the effect he'll have on Liverpool FC! Listen in and enjoy! Dave Hendrick is your host and pro Balotelli guy, Nina Kauser (of LiverBirds fame) is your anti-Balotelli whilst Jan Gorski-Mescir and Gags …
Premier League Preview Show PODCAST: Manchester City Vs Liverpool

Premier League Preview Show PODCAST: Manchester City Vs Liverpool

Premier League Preview Show - Man City Vs Liverpool Date: 21st August, 2014 Welcome to a brand new show by The Anfield Index Podcast! Jim Fishlock hosts this show speaking to Anfield Index writer Ryan McTernan and Manchester City supporter Rob Pollard. They discuss both sides excellent players in terms of David Silva for City and Sterling/Coutinho for Liverpool.  There's also a bit of fun at the start with Ryan put through his paces by Jim Fish's "Proper Liverpool Fan' Quiz! …
Liverpool 2 Southampton 1 | The Awkward First Date

Liverpool 2 Southampton 1 | The Awkward First Date

So life goes on without Luis Suarez for Liverpool FC. They played their first competitive game without him. The prospect of starting a new season without your main talisman was a daunting one for the reds and you could sense the nerves on and off the pitch. The opening game against Southampton was somewhat reminiscent to going on a date post breakup from your long-term partner. You feel all exposed and vulnerable and don’t want to rock the boat. But …
Is Solo Sturridge Strong Enough?

Is Solo Sturridge Strong Enough?

We've all heard the rumours of how we are apparently in for every striker on the planet. Some names seem reasonable, others are somewhat... unrealistic. As much as we all love Daniel Sturridge, I'll take you through some thoughts of how he he might have to cope flying solo. The SAS only truly clicked in the latter half of last season, giving us an absolute treat of a strike partnership, something that is a rarity in the modern game, amidst …
Being: Ian Ayre - A Parody

Being: Ian Ayre - A Parody

Ian Ayre sat across from me. A vast expanse of desk separated us. Outside, the Liver Birds eavesdropped on our conversation and inside, a portrait of Shankly lecturing his troops, in a Spartan Anfield dressing room, hung on the wall. Ayre began by outlining details of his, often tortuous, negotiations with Seville for Alberto Moreno, while he nonchalantly carved another notch in the solid oak finish. It was the eighth mark he had gouged this window, but, judging by the look of grim determination …
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