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Where There is Blame | Brendan Rodgers & FSG

Where There is Blame | Brendan Rodgers & FSG

Where there is blame... You’re approached by a business that wants you to become their new manager, you’re part of a shortlist of five people and you’re probably the least experienced of the lot. You prepare for the interview, after all this is a big opportunity, one you didn’t expect. You write up a 180 page dossier showing your visions for the job if you were to get it and show them the business plan you’d worked so hard on. …
A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

Is there a perfect Liverpool Manager? There have been twenty two people fortunate enough to manage Liverpool Football Club. Some successful, a few who failed to live up to the high expectations of the great club, and one, to my recollection, that was disastrous.  There has been a trend amongst them all since the 1990’s though: they’ve all not delivered the title. Whilst the club's expectations may differ from the glory days, the fans still seem in the mindset of …
Rodgers Needs a Performance at Old Trafford

Rodgers Needs a Performance at Old Trafford

A lot has been made of Liverpool having a poor start to this season, but sitting 9th in the Premier League having accrued just 19 goals and with no Champions League campaign to speak of, it’s fair to say the state Liverpool find themselves in is more than just a poor start. The Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, has come under heavy scrutiny of late leading to some fans calling for his head following disappointing performances, attributed mainly to his team …
Paulo Dybala: Our Next South American Hero? | AI's Xmas Wish List

Paulo Dybala: Our Next South American Hero? | AI's Xmas Wish List

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS GOALS! Because the team is certainly missing them. A far-cry from the inevitable blitzkrieg of net-bulgers in the 2013/14 season, this current Liverpool team struggle to hit the proverbial barn door this season. Of course losing the talismanic Luis Suarez to Barcelona didn’t help, nor the four-month long injury to his previous sidekick Daniel Sturridge, nor does the unreliability of the enigma that is Mario Balotelli help the team’s goal crisis. Liverpool are then …
How Rodgers Went Wrong

How Rodgers Went Wrong

If you’ve ever read any of my football writing you will know that I’ve been a huge supporter of Brendan Rodgers. You might have also noticed that I tend not to refer to myself in articles that I write, until now. I generally refrain from doing so for a few reasons. The first is that I think mentioning myself in an article about something to which I am not of central importance is somewhat hubristic and unnecessary. Another is that …
Liverpool Drop Out of the Champions League: What Next?

Liverpool Drop Out of the Champions League: What Next?

As painful and frustrating as it was to watch against Basel, the Liverpool manager, players and fans have come to the conclusion that we just weren't good enough. There were a couple of poor decisions that went against us on Tuesday, but overall, it was the performance over the six games that cost us, not just one. The first half performance was strange in the sense that we needed to see so much in terms of urgency, yet the setup …
A True Legend as a False-Nine? Can Gerrard Play The Role?

A True Legend as a False-Nine? Can Gerrard Play The Role?

Who needs a history lesson these days, especially as an article opener, right? Pfft. Let’s fast forward to the end of the summer of 2014 – past the shambles of Woy, the overly-domestic Kenny, and the brilliance of ‘SAS’ along with another 2nd place finish. To a time where only half of the feared ‘SAS’ duo remained, with the other heading over to sunny Spain – Barcelona, to be exact. To a time where football veterans reunite with their boyhood …
Alexandre 'The Great' Lacazette | AI’s Christmas Wish List

Alexandre 'The Great' Lacazette | AI’s Christmas Wish List

Possessing the ability to score a wide variety of goals, tenacious, direct, a good dribbler, able to play in a number of attacking positions …. A fighter. Now you could be forgiven for thinking that I was talking about a certain Uruguayan superstar whose absence from our football club continues to bring a tear to many a supporters' eye. But I’m not. Whilst King Luis is arguably irreplaceable individually and it would be naïve to suggest that one player alone …
Wanyama The Watchman | AI’s Christmas Wish List

Wanyama The Watchman | AI’s Christmas Wish List

Editor’s Note: We’re starting a new feature leading up to Christmas. Our writers will be choosing a player they’d wish Liverpool FC would purchase in January and give their reasons for why they’ve chosen the said player! Coming in second is Zak Forster with Wanyama The Watchman! Watchful Guardian Victor Wanyama is widely considered to be one of the finest young players in the Premier League. The 23 year old defensive midfield powerhouse has already established himself as one of …
A Strong Case For A Strong Defensive Midfielder

A Strong Case For A Strong Defensive Midfielder

It's been long debated (since the arrival of Rodgers, and probably before) that we needed a proper defensive midfielder in the team. And by this, I mean a midfielder who is defensive, not a midfielder who just happens to play his game in that space. There are a few key differences. The 'Pirlo' role (regista); his job is to primarily receive the ball and launch attacks from deep, but not break up play (for Juve, Pirlo plays with three CBs behind him and …
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