Oh Captain, My Captain: Should Gerrard Stay or Should He Go?

Oh Captain, My Captain: Should Gerrard Stay or Should He Go?

It’s always been a personal belief of mine that no player is bigger than Liverpool Football Club. This motto has served me well when I thought I’d have died of a broken heart when players have exited the club, but Liverpool Football Club and I have always bounced back and gone from strength to strength. Then came the rumours that Steven Gerrard might leave his beloved Liverpool if he wasn’t offered a contract extension that met his demands. Unthinkable right? The …
The Case for the Liverpool Defence Part 2: ‘Midfield and Beyond’

The Case for the Liverpool Defence Part 2: ‘Midfield and Beyond’

In Part I, I looked at the individual members of the back ‘5’ (including the GK), and the most likely rotational or still to return individuals, each with their own pluses and minuses. In Part II, I want to look at the midfield options and striker responsibilities relative to defence, the overall strategy and tactics employed (the two are not the same) and how the gears of overall defence do – and often don’t – mesh. Liverpool essentially have six …
One Night in Istanbul

One Night in Istanbul

Opposing fans often tease Liverpool supporters over our tendency to re-live past successes. The usual "you're living in the past" is a favourite comment, or "if you were winning titles now you wouldn't need to keep bringing it up" and "your club's history not the future." The thing is, living in the past for Liverpool fans, is simply unbeatable. Every club has their history - some good and some bad. However, 9 years ago, one night in Istanbul, arguably one …
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