The Benteke Discussion

The Benteke Discussion

There’s a delirium going around the fields of Anfield road as the Klopp-coloured haze descends upon Liverpool’s once fractured fanbase. It’s a wonderful thing, really, and suddenly what malaises Liverpool possessed under a stagnant regime have turned to the riveting, pulsating ecstasies. Concerns about a lack of goals have turned into the more welcomed discussions regarding the suitability of strikers; and thus we arrive at the crux of the debate. Christian Benteke, what exactly is he? Is he the Lewandowski …
Pragmatism has doomed Rodgers' once magical Liverpool side

Pragmatism has doomed Rodgers' once magical Liverpool side

Clubs like Livepool, Man Utd or Barcelona have their own ‘way’, by which their club is meant to operate. These clubs have principles that define them; their identity empowers its players and managers to play a certain way, it strikes fear into visiting clubs, and it inspires jealousy in rival fans. Bill Shankly embodied the ‘Liverpool way’, and so when Rodgers was compared to him many laughed. It seems silly now, but the 2013/14 Liverpool did play the way its …
Are Liverpool in a Perpetual State of Transition?

Are Liverpool in a Perpetual State of Transition?

Evolution is inevitable. In football and in everyday life you change to adapt. So what's the difference between transition as a club and evolving? Why are some teams praised for adapting whilst others use being in transition as an excuse? Since Brendan Rodgers took the helm of Liverpool FC it feels like 'Liverpool are in transition' is one of the most overused sentences for fans and pundits alike. Many pin this on Brendan Rodgers, others like to associate the blame …
Why Buying Goals isn't that Straightforward for Liverpool

Why Buying Goals isn't that Straightforward for Liverpool

If Liverpool had goals last season they'd have finished 4th. That's the general consensus, and the main excuse, for people when they refuse to admit everything else wasn't up to standard either. Of course goals do win games but the need for goals is lessened if you have a functioning defence but I won't get into that again due to the fact I've written about it a few times already this season. What keeps creeping up on social media is …
Andy Carroll moves to West Ham | Carroll Stats from Liverpool & West Ham

Andy Carroll moves to West Ham | Carroll Stats from Liverpool & West Ham

Andy Carroll has finally completed his protracted move to West Ham today, after spending a full season in east London on loan from Liverpool. The transfer has been on the cards for a few weeks now with Carroll reportedly stalling on the deal out of hope for a move back to his boyhood club, Newcastle United. However, the move is now complete and the striker can look forward to a new chapter in his career. [caption id="attachment_34088" align="alignright" width="229"] Carroll's …
Liverpool V Aston Villa | Stats & Graphical Preview

Liverpool V Aston Villa | Stats & Graphical Preview

Next up is a trip to Villa Park where we lost our final league game last year 1-0. The goal scorer for Villa that day our very own winger Stewart Downing. Villa go into the game in 9th position in the table on 19 points from 15 games with a form guide and last six that reads WLDLWD. Those 2 losses coming at home to Man United and away to Spurs. If they beat us on Sunday they could move …
Opta Stat Attack | Andy Carroll's time at Liverpool FC

Opta Stat Attack | Andy Carroll's time at Liverpool FC

Most Liverpool supporters have made their minds up on Andy Carroll. A lot of rival club supporters believe he's been one of the worst transfers in recent history, arguably the worst (well, maybe the best if you're a Newcastle supporter). However it is way too early in his career to be labelling him with such a moniker. He has only started for Liverpool FC on 13 occasions in the Premier League, scoring four times. Do you believe this is enough …
Three jinxes ended as Liverpool FC defeat Stoke City at the Britannia

Three jinxes ended as Liverpool FC defeat Stoke City at the Britannia

In football it is a lovely feeling when a jinx is broken. So how great a night was it for Liverpool FC supporters when three jinxes were broken in one night? It was an excellent result for Liverpool FC, especially since they didn't deserve to lose at the Britannia earlier in the season after totally dominating the game. In that game they dominated possession 72.7% to 27.3% and dominated shots by 16-2 but still lost! Some basic stats from the …
Is Carroll starting to fit in?

Is Carroll starting to fit in?

Fluidity. That’s the word on every Liverpool fan’s lips and how we soon hope to be able to describe our attacking play on a regular basis. Pass and move is part of Liverpool’s footballing heritage and it is just as important to supporters that we start playing the ‘Liverpool way’ as it is we start giving the trophy room manager a selection headache again, and with Kenny Dalglish at the helm anything is possible. In recent seasons fans have had …
Andy Carroll - Big pressure, Big fee, Big man.

Andy Carroll - Big pressure, Big fee, Big man.

When Carroll was signed earlier this year, it is fair to say it was a "big" signing, for many reasons. Firstly, Carroll himself. 6ft 3, and 80kg. You only have to look at him to see his one big lad. Then there was his transfer fee. A record fee for us at £35million. Eclipsing the transfer of Suarez, which was confirmed not long before. And finally, who he was replacing. A "world class" striker, who despite his indifferent final 6 …
Page: 1 2 3 4