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What influence does Steven Gerrard have on Liverpool

What influence does Steven Gerrard have on Liverpool

Some say he is the driving force behind Liverpool, others have said he has been part of a one or two man side for quite some time. But what is the truth behind Gerrard’s influence on the Liverpool team? Since his inclusion in the team in the 1999-2000 Premier League campaign Gerrard has won 51% of his 375 league appearances in a Liverpool shirt. In a career spanning over 12 Premier League seasons only once has a Liverpool team featuring …

Pre-Match build-up: Arsenal v Liverpool

After the convincing 3-0 win against Manchester City on Monday night, Liverpool will aim to make it two wins in a week against top-four sides as they travel to the Emirates Stadium this Sunday. The two sides met on the opening day of this year's Premier League season at Anfield in Roy Hodgson's first league match in charge of Liverpool, where the scoreline ended 1-1 …
Maxi Rodriguez – the first name on the team sheet

Maxi Rodriguez – the first name on the team sheet

Have you ever looked at a team sheet, seen a player on it you didn’t rate, and think “S***, we’re in trouble now”? I know I have. Mind you, I think as LFC fans, cowering in terror at some of the names we hear announced on our team sheets has become pretty much an occupational hazard in recent seasons. We have been truly blessed as a club to have so many legends and great players (picking even a best 11 is horrendously difficult when you consider that you would only be able to pick two from Rush, Dalglish, Fowler, Keegan, Hunt, Toshack, Liddell, Owen, Torres, amongst others), but we’ve had our share of stinkers as well. …
Liverpool FC Vs Manchester City: Full Time Statistics

Liverpool FC Vs Manchester City: Full Time Statistics

Liverpool FC have had an absolute storming match at Anfield Vs Manchester City. They have beaten the Champions League hopefuls by 3 goals to nil with a couple of special strikes from Andy Carroll. It is also the first time that Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez are starting at Anfield and what a night to grace Anfield. Please find the Full Time statistics below: …
Fullbacks comparison (Johnson & Kelly) Part II

Fullbacks comparison (Johnson & Kelly) Part II

The first part of this two part series concentrated on defending and some shooting stats. In this second instalment we're going to be concentrating on the creative aspects of Glen Johson and Martin Kelly's play. We'll be covering passing, chances created, crossing and successful dribbles …
Lucas - He doesn't pass it forward, does he?

Lucas - He doesn't pass it forward, does he?

The longest myth going about Lucas, has been that he only plays the simple pass, and this is mainly sideways, or back-wards. This brief post is aimed to demonstrate he really doesn't, and I have taken 3 randomly selected games from this season which Lucas featured in to help explain …
When Liverpool Score

When Liverpool Score

Goals are everything in football, but i'm guessing you all know that already. What is interesting to look at though, is when the goals actually come - meaning at what point in the game are they scored. We hear all to often of teams who leave it late to win the game, often enough that is applied to Liverpool - but is there any truth in it?? …
Full Back Comparison: Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly & Glen Johnson

Full Back Comparison: Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly & Glen Johnson

Liverpool's defense has suffered some serious injury blows in the last few days. Daniel Agger has been ruled out for the rest of the season whilst both Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly will miss the majority of it as they're facing another three to four weeks out. We thought it was a good time to compare our fullbacks but this time with a twist. So in this two part series we're going to compare Glen Johnson with Martin Kelly and... Glen Johnson. Yes, you read that right. We'll be comparing Glen Johnson the left back to see how he's performed in this position since Kenny Dalglish arrived at the club against his performances at right back. Martin Kelly's introductory season in the Premier League which was bolstered by Kenny's arrival …

A victim of versatility – Raul Meireles

Player transfers were one of many things Liverpool managed poorly last summer, as Christian Purslow and Roy Hodgson oversaw some woeful signings and ludicrous sales. The arrivals of promising prospects Jonjo Shelvey and Danny Wilson were tied up by Rafa Benitez, who also sanctioned the signing of Bosman flop Milan Jovanovic. Following the Spaniards sacking, Hodgson and Purslow were active in the market themselves. Joe Cole and Fabio Aurelio were signed on free transfers, but in deals that will cost the club a lot of money in the long term; wages of approximately £90,000 per week for Cole and a two year deal for the injury prone Aurelio. The remaining signings were Paul Konchesky from Fulham for slightly more than £3m, Christian Poulsen from Juventus for £4.5m, Brad Jones from Middlesbrough for £2.3m and Raul Meireles from Porto for £10.7m. Leaving Liverpool was a raft of former Academy and Reserve Team players, the wantaway Yossi Benayoun, Albert Riera and Javier Mascherano, but also Alberto Aquilani, after just one season of adaptation in England and the promising Argentine international Emiliano Insua, both on loan …
Daniel Agger - Too good to keep?

Daniel Agger - Too good to keep?

In the 2006 January transfer window, Daniel Agger moved to Liverpool from Brondby for what was a club record fee for a defender, at £5.8m. Agger made his Liverpool debut that February against Birmingham City, a match which also saw the ‘second coming’ of Robbie Fowler. However, the Dane was limited to just 4 appearances for his new club that season due to injury …
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