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Liverpool's full back conundrum

Liverpool's full back conundrum

It’s been all change at left back for several seasons now. Emiliano Insua, Fabio Aurelio and Paul Konchesky have all tried to fill the slot over the last two seasons, with fairly mixed results. Aurelio is a very good consistent performer, but cannot seem to stay fit. Paul Konchesky was seen by Roy Hodgson as the solution, having established a decent reputation as a premier league full back during his time at Fulham, but he signally failed to convince at …

Hodgson Era: Daniel Agger

Daniel Agger struggled more than most in adapting to the tactics of Roy Hodgson. Daniel Agger made no secret of the fact that he was uncomfortable with the notion of hoofing the ball up the pitch at every opportunity, explaining his issues to a Danish TV station, "The manager has a philosophy that we're playing football further up the pitch and then you have to play a different kind of football at the back. That's not my style. That's not …
Hodgson Era: Steven Gerrard

Hodgson Era: Steven Gerrard

Everyone knows Steven Gerrard. Regardless of what corner of the world you are in, he is up there with the World-Class players of today. In terms of whoever he plays for, be it England or Liverpool, there are always debating points about him. First one is the age old ‘Golden Generation’ question of Can Lampard and Steven Gerrard play together? The other is one I will try and highlight is what role suits Steven Gerrard best? Is it defensive general who …

Player feature: Alberto Aquilani Vs Raul Meireles

I think it’s fair to say that Raul Meireles is the only positive that can be taken from Roy Hodgson’s disastrous tenure as Liverpool manager.  It’s taken Raul Meireles half a season and a manager who immediately recognised his best position to get him firing on all cylinders, but did we really need him?  Should he have been the priority over reinforcing the front line and providing competition to Torres? Hodgson shipped out Alberto Aquilani for a deal that if made …
Joe Cole - a central midfielder?

Joe Cole - a central midfielder?

During the transfer window there were rumours flying about that Joe Cole would be heading out of Anfield on loan to Spurs.  Those rumours may have been wide of the mark but you can see why there might have been more than a little bit of truth in them, given that Harry Redknapp tried to sign him in the summer and is a keen admirer. Joe Cole didn’t leave and he’s a Liverpool player for the foreseeable future, the issue …

LFC U18's Vs Crewe Report

With their third of the week the young Reds made it eight wins on the spin, showing their grit to come from a goal down away at Crewe. After conceding a penalty and falling behind 1-0 within the first 5 minutes, the team rallied and drew level courtesy of a Toni Silva header. The Portuguese winger bundled home after a Krisztian Adorjan corner, grabbing the goal that certainly his performance earlier in the week against Huddersfield deserved …

LFC U18's Vs Huddersfield Report

The midweek game saw Huddersfield visit Kirkby and another confident performance from the young Reds, who took the lead in the 1st half after Adorjan & Sterling linked up once again. A long through-ball from the Hungarian sent Raheem through on goal, and the N0. 7 produced a neat finish to flick the ball passed the onrushing keeper …

LFC U18's Vs Stoke City Report

After the FA Youth Cup drubbing of Southend & Raheem Sterling’s 5 star performance it was back to league action for the Under-18’s with 3 games in the space of 8 days. However, with the likes of Jack Robinson, John Flanagan & Suso now training increasingly at Melwood with the reserve squad and only playing for the U18’s in the FA Youth Cup, Academy League games offer an opportunity for some of our other up and coming players to make a name for themselves …

Liverpool FC Need Wingers...

It’s always hard to calculate transfer costs. Transfer fees can be undisclosed, and additional costs such as agents fees and wages etc are even harder to guess. But despite these obstacles, guesstimates can be made. Looking at the stats we do have, the last four Liverpool FC managers, Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson and now Kenny Dalglish, have between them laid out nearly £440 million in transfers, on 172 players. By my count, in total the four of them have laid out £10 million or more on a single player 13 times: …
Sotirios Kyrgiakos: Season so far

Sotirios Kyrgiakos: Season so far

Whenever I see Kyrgiakos, I always think he should be in the film ‘300’ screaming at the top of his voice ‘This is Sparta!!’ rather than being a footballer. So probably playing Centre Half is very suited to him. His strength and aerial ability has been a useful asset in recent years …
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