Liverpool FC Articles

Sean Connery, Winners and Mario Balotelli

Sean Connery, Winners and Mario Balotelli

Mason: Are you sure you're ready for this? [walks up staircase] Goodspeed: I'll do my best. Mason: [stops and motions back to Goodspeed] Your best? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and f*ck the prom queen! When the squabble happened over who would take the penalty at Anfield I like many watching it unfold had a range of conflicting thoughts and feelings.  I didn’t like seeing Balotelli take the penalty from the Captain, Jordan Henderson, but at …
Bogey Teams | The Epitome of Liverpool's Frustration

Bogey Teams | The Epitome of Liverpool's Frustration

For the centuries that this magnificent sport has been played, there is always that ‘one team’. The team that gets you so spontaneously dazzled as to why you can’t seem to break them down. From Tenerife to Real Madrid or Dundee Utd to FC Barcelona, everybody’s had one. Liverpool of course, being the wonderfully brilliant yet brain fart of a team that they are, have had many “bogey teams” over the last number of years. Looking back over maybe the …
Pjanic outside of the box or Can Liverpool add a touch of Clasie?

Pjanic outside of the box or Can Liverpool add a touch of Clasie?

The link to Miralem Pjanic is a welcomed one. No doubt it's just a rumour but to be linked to someone of that quality is refreshing. I'm not convinced the numbers being quoted are that accurate, they seem steep but what'd you expect when the story is made up. However, there is sense in making a move for Pjanic, and not just in the obvious way. He's undoubtedly in close proximity to being in the top tier of European midfielders. …
The Rotational Conundrum for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool

The Rotational Conundrum for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool

You really can’t help being a tad hopeful and optimistic about the Reds’ recent change of fortunes. The Reds are now the team in form, so says pundits, as well as our very own bloggers and podcasters alike. Critics who had their teeth gnashing at Rodgers’ failure to address gaping issues that got us where we are now in the league, are more than bemused with the 180 degree turn in the way his team approaches our opposition. The collapsing …
The Sturridge Effect

The Sturridge Effect

Selhurst Park hadn't been a welcoming theatre for Liverpool FC for the best part of twenty years, before Saturday night. The last Liverpool player to score a goal, for a winning side, at the home of Crystal Palace was none other than Oyvind Leonhardson, way back in December of 1997. Perhaps, therefore, there may well have been some justification for a gloomy sense of deja vu, sweeping the away fans, when Frazer Campbell slid in a rather fortuitous opener after 15 …
Liverpool v Besiktas | Europa League Preview

Liverpool v Besiktas | Europa League Preview

Don’t mention the Champions League... ...except perhaps when giving a timely reminder that this season will be the first in which the winners of the Europa League gain automatic qualification for Europe’s premier competition the following season. Would it be better for Liverpool to concentrate their efforts solely on the league and attempt to qualify via finishing in the top four? Or should they take their chances in this second rate European cup competition? It’s a situation where Liverpool appear to …
(Raheem Can't Get No) Satisfaction | Sterling Contract Saga

(Raheem Can't Get No) Satisfaction | Sterling Contract Saga

As the seemingly annual Raheem Sterling contract saga drags on into another week, it’s worth taking in the following quote from one of the best man-managers the game has seen:
"You can't be satisfied just because you've achieved something. Satisfaction is the biggest enemy of an athlete." Ottmar Hitzfeld
Brendan Rodgers’ approach to these situations aligns well with Hitzfeld’s words, as the Liverpool manager always reinforces the dangers of rewarding a young player too early. In his recent comments on …
The Liverpool Screw Job | Lovren Vs Sakho

The Liverpool Screw Job | Lovren Vs Sakho

The Liverpool changing room. Morale is high after the late Tottenham win but that's not enough for Brendan Rodgers. The owners are in town and he needs to make an impression. Brendan: "Listen, lads, fantastic effort tonight. It's a great win, you all showed great technical ability. Even you, Dejan, you made no mistakes when coming on so the #LFCFamily will be pleased." The players all have a laugh whilst the manager flashes back to eating a Haribo tangfastic and …
Coutinho's Top Moments So far & Areas for Improvement

Coutinho's Top Moments So far & Areas for Improvement

The 2015 January transfer window was a pretty dull one to say the least. Whether it was due to the lack of abusive fans outside stadiums on deadline day, or Liverpool's subdued business done on the in-comings end remains to be known. That was, of course, until around half-an-hour prior to the eleven o'clock deadline, when the news broke that our little magician Philippe Coutinho has penned a new bumper 5-year deal, which will see him contracted to the club …
Crystal Palace v Liverpool | FA Cup Fifth Round Preview

Crystal Palace v Liverpool | FA Cup Fifth Round Preview

Oh, Palace.  How you’ve become the bane of Liverpool’s existence lately.  Selhurst Park is no friendly place to play for any side, but we’ve performed worse there than any other ground.  If you can even believe it, we’ve traveled there six times since 2000, and haven’t won once (0W-2D-4L).  If Brendan Rodgers is adamant about focusing on the cup, then he’ll have to figure out a way to end this abysmal streak.  With new manager Alan Pardew off to a …
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