A GAME OF THRONES - Who will sit beside the Anfield Throne?

A GAME OF THRONES - Who will sit beside the Anfield Throne?

With Brendan Rodgers backed by FSG and secure as Liverpool Manager who is going to accompany him and who will wave goodbye. As we know there has already been two cut throat departures of backroom staff, Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh fell victim to last season’s shortcomings. Brendan’s court is going to be a lot different come that exciting first BPL fixture, away at the Potteries. The appointment of unproven Sean O’Driscoll has caused some concern amongst fans but with …
Signing Nathaniel Clyne - Another canny move by Liverpool?

Signing Nathaniel Clyne - Another canny move by Liverpool?

So it looks like Nathaniel Clyne will be Liverpool's sixth summer signing of the season. The infamous 'transfer-committee' have worked tirelessly this summer to ensure that Liverpool's transfer dealings get done early before the start of pre-season. James Miner and Adam Bogdan (free transfers), Danny Ings (Tribunal fee), Joe Gomez (£3.5 million) and Roberto Firmino (£22 million + £7 million add-ons) have already been added to the Reds' squad with the club yet to sell any of the deadwood around …
5 Realistic (and better) alternatives to Christian Benteke for Liverpool FC

5 Realistic (and better) alternatives to Christian Benteke for Liverpool FC

The Christian Benteke link doesn't seem to want to go away and whilst right now I feel as though it's Villa pushing to sell him, I can't shake the feeling come the last week of the window we'll throw an extraordinary bid in for him and make him the 'marquee' signing. Many, and I mean many, believe the Belgian International is Didier Drogba reincarnated and this could be true (it's not) but do Liverpool set up in a way which …
An Open Letter To Brendan Rodgers

An Open Letter To Brendan Rodgers

Dear Brendan, Let me start by saying I like you as the manager of my beloved football club. I admire you for giving young players with high potential a chance to flourish and I have to admit after watching you for 3 years now, you’ve turned some youngsters into better players. Last season you almost won us the title. Or should I say your world class strike partnership nearly won us the league? Although, what I admire most about you, …
A summer of prudence for Liverpool FC

A summer of prudence for Liverpool FC

Here on Anfield Index, Sam McGuire has written an excellent piece on how perfectly suited Kevin De Bruyne would be for Liverpool. I would like to echo those sentiments: he would an exciting and potentially fantastic acquisition. Unfortunately though, I think that De Bruyne, like Alexandre Lacazette, will not be heading to Anfield this summer. Personally, I think we’ll see a summer of prudence in the transfer market and with us needing a goalkeeper, back-up left back, right back, central …
Kevin De Bruyne - Ideal For Liverpool FC and Brendan Rodgers?

Kevin De Bruyne - Ideal For Liverpool FC and Brendan Rodgers?

"Don't try to compare us to another bad little fad I'm the Mac and I'm bad. Give you something that you never had. I'll make ya jump (jump) wiggle and shake your rump 'Cos I'll be kicking the flavour that makes you wanna jump" So said the 'hip hop' duo Kriss Kross way back in 1992, only a few months after a certain Kevin De Bruyne was born, and in the same year our very own Phillipe Coutinho was born. …
The Importance of Sturridge's Return

The Importance of Sturridge's Return

Daniel Sturridge, perhaps Liverpool's best striker, has returned to regular first team training after being injured for almost five months with thigh and calf problems. Since Sturridge's injury Liverpool have been faced with an agonisingly painful shortage of goals and with his return, the fans are expecting that factor to be eliminated. Sturridge was set to be on the bench in the Capital One Cup tie against Chelsea, but that was not to be. He was deemed unfit to start …
Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 2 | Five Things We Learnt

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 2 | Five Things We Learnt

It has been a crazy, yet magical weekend of football reds fans. Apparent flops Fernando Torres, Rickie Lambert, and Fabio Borini have each netted essential goals for their respective clubs. Although the former's was a brace against Champions League holders Real Madrid, Rickie's and Fabio's were equally as important... to the reds faithful at least. There was an air of confidence with both strikes, something Rodgers will look at with extreme fondness. (I reckon a certain Mario Balotelli could do with …
Football Fans Are Hypocrites

Football Fans Are Hypocrites

If I were to call you a hypocrite, chances are you’d be at least a little offended. After all, nobody likes being called names do they? However, as a football fan - whether you like to admit it or not - being one is almost second nature. In fact, if you’re not one I would go as far as to say that you are actually in the minority. As football fans we are naturally passionate about the club we support, …
Are Liverpool The Right Club for Fabio Borini?

Are Liverpool The Right Club for Fabio Borini?

On-going speculation and several transfer links with other clubs has clouded what might have been a pleasant summer holiday for Fabio Borini. Whilst most 'fringe' players would enjoy attracting interest from other Premier League clubs offering regular first-team action, Borini was having none of it. After enjoying a successful campaign on loan at Sunderland last season, it seemed logical that the Italian would become a permanent fixture in Gus Poyet's squad. Last season, Borini netted seven goals in 32 Premier …