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How Brendan's Pre-Season Resolutions Are Starting To Come To Fruition

How Brendan's Pre-Season Resolutions Are Starting To Come To Fruition

Whether it was due to the millions of pounds spent on recruits in the summer, or the fact that our deadly front man Daniel Sturridge was missing for nearly five months, Liverpool did not resume where they left off last season following the exit of the ever-iconic (and troublesome) Luis Suarez. Queue the 'Rodgers Out' brigade which lasted approximately a month or so, before out of nowhere Liverpool re-discovered last season's form and have impressed immensely ever since, diminishing the …
Five Fingers Became a Fist of Liverpool Unity

Five Fingers Became a Fist of Liverpool Unity

Tuesday 9th December, the game finishes 1-1 at Anfield and Liverpool are knocked out of the Champions League after a pitiful display. Coutinho, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Lallana and Markovic all started the game on the bench. The knives were truly out for Brendan Rodgers. I have to admit, I was reaching out for the meat cleaver myself after witnessing poor performances game after game. A defeat at Old Trafford followed but something changed. It wasn’t just the formation changes and team …
Analysing the Perks of a False 9 Against Man City

Analysing the Perks of a False 9 Against Man City

A magnificent Liverpool team performance against Manchester City saw The Reds cement themselves as a genuine challenger for the top 4. Wonder goals from the ever irrepressible Phillipe Coutinho and the energetic Jordan Henderson rightly got the plaudits, but one player that impressed me immensely yesterday was Raheem Sterling. Leading the line for Liverpool, the talented Englishman played as a false 9 and had the Manchester City defence on strings throughout the game. £32 million summer signing Mangala and the …
Liverpool FC: Time for Tunnel Vision?

Liverpool FC: Time for Tunnel Vision?

After being knocked out by eventual-winners Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-finals and subsequently by Besiktas in the Europa League, Liverpool were suddenly left with only one remaining cup competition to fight for. The Reds being in the quarter-finals of the magical, domestic FA Cup already means that there’s no reason why they shouldn’t go all the way to try and win it. It’s been about a decade since a ‘major trophy’ was added to Liverpool’s prestigious collection of …
2 Sides to Brendan: Has He Done Enough?

2 Sides to Brendan: Has He Done Enough?

Over Brendan Rodgers' time at Liverpool, his contrasting results have left many to wonder whether he has a future at the helm of the Reds. So, does he? …
Liverpool v Burnley | Premier League Preview

Liverpool v Burnley | Premier League Preview

The streak continues.  Almost unbelievably, Liverpool extend their Premier League unbeaten streak to 11 matches after pulling out a fantastic victory against Manchester City at Anfield.  They return to their home stadium during their weekday fixture against relegation battle Burnley, kings of the draw against larger teams.  Late in Liverpool’s run of fixture congestion, Burnley come to town looking to grab at least a point to lift them out of the drop zone.  The Reds look to leap past Manchester …
The Future of the 3-4-2-1: An Analysis

The Future of the 3-4-2-1: An Analysis

Having conquered Spain, Europe, and the eventually the World, Pep Guardiola was quick to shake things up with his Barcelona side. Once things become static, success slips away. Pass into the space, not the player's feet. Move the ball, move your team mate, move the opposition. The evolution of Barca's formation from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3 (with sniffs of MWs and WMs in between) was key in the Catalan side's development as a football utopia, ensuring they progressed to an apex of performance without stagnating. …
The Future of the Right Wing Back role at Liverpool

The Future of the Right Wing Back role at Liverpool

With March just around the corner it may seem a little early to start thinking about potential summer signings, but with Glen Johnson looking like he's rejecting a new deal and Javi Manquillo not getting a look in after some good early season form The Reds may be in the market for a right back this summer. Liverpool have been playing wingers/wing backs as of late, so any potential signing would have to be able to be comfortable playing in …
Besiktas v Liverpool | Europa League Knockout Stage - 2nd Leg

Besiktas v Liverpool | Europa League Knockout Stage - 2nd Leg

A goal ahead on aggregate.  A clean sheet at home that’s vital to the cause.  A Champions League spot remains the final prize. A return to hallowed grounds. The result of the last match tries to proclaim slim margins, but anyone watching last week knows that wasn’t the case.  Liverpool maintained a quality amount of possession and remained solid enough at the back.  Emre Can and Martin Skrtel weren’t exactly playing their best, but Besiktas only managed a single shot …
Personnel Over System - Why the Current Form?

Personnel Over System - Why the Current Form?

"It's the new defensive coach that we got in that everybody thought we needed. That has done the trick"
- Brendan Rodgers after the win at Southampton. Basking in his own glory post-Southampto similarly to a man embracing the smell of his own fart. We witnessed a very smug Brendan Rodgers deliver that quote with a wry smile at the end of it. You can't argue with the facts, Liverpool have been infinitely better defensively since the change …
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