Mascherano to Fabinho: The Long-Awaited Revival of the Defensive Midfielder

Mascherano to Fabinho: The Long-Awaited Revival of the Defensive Midfielder

Some players are real bastards of the game, plying their trade with the kind of snide and underhanded disregard of the rules that causes outright fury from opposition fans. (See Sergio Ramos for details). Yet, they’re also the type of player you desperately want in your team. A player who’d go the extra mile, commit the cynical foul and take the booking when the team needed it most. Those individuals are invaluable, doing the dirty side of the game to …
Lazar Markovic: The hipster Milan Baros

Lazar Markovic: The hipster Milan Baros

Have you all managed to stop laughing? It took me a while too but I'm serious, that really is the opinion of a select few muppets on Twitter who are eager to write off the young Serbian. I know what you're thinking. It's an easy comparison to make what with both being strikers, right? Oh, no, wait... Well at least they're both from the Czech Republic, yeah? Erm, nope... So it's a nickname purely based on them both having similar …
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 …