Liverpool's Five Top of the Flops of the Last Five Years

Liverpool's Five Top of the Flops of the Last Five Years

Anfield Index is five years old! It's that strange age when the adorable toddler you once knew begins to get a little less cute and little more annoying. The 8am tantrums begin when getting ready for school. Incessant questions on absolutely everything in the entire universe. Questions of which you quite clearly have all the answers to. BUT Anfield Index isn't a child, it's an institution; a medium for Liverpool fans the world over to discuss, share, provide, debate, vent …
Benteke is Worse Than Feared - A Terrible Targetman Too

Benteke is Worse Than Feared - A Terrible Targetman Too

Popular opinion isn’t exactly on Christian Benteke’s side; an ESPN article gave him a 2/10 against West Ham, which doesn’t really require much context. A 2/10 is a polite version of 1/10. It means you have failed at every task you would be typically asked to do in your position, but the qualifier is that you have not done anything out-of-the-ordinary bad, like being racist, or getting sent off for kneeing an opponent in the back at a critical time …
Marko Grujic and The Significance of Shirt Numbers

Marko Grujic and The Significance of Shirt Numbers

Marko Grujic. Up until a couple of weeks ago, the vast majority of Liverpool fans likely wouldn’t have heard of him. Yet now he’s the name on everyone’s lips, as his controversial move to the Reds gets ever closer to being signed, sealed and delivered. I say controversial, not because of the young mans reputation, or doubts over his ability from those who have genuinely seen him play. I’m not even referring to the slightly strange situation relating to his …
The Ghosts of Pre-Season Past

The Ghosts of Pre-Season Past

Pre-season is upon us with all the thrill, excitement and hope that comes with it… Okay, maybe not thrill and excitement but there’s hope, there’s always hope right? That’s what kills us, every year, every pre-season a player rises from the shadows stringing together a series of quality performances only for that glimmer of hope to be dashed by November. This article will look at 5 players who have excited us in the past but failed to keep their form …
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 …
Christian Benteke - Gruel of the Premier League

Christian Benteke - Gruel of the Premier League

We're a few days into May and silly season is going into overdrive. A new name is linked to the club everyday and a new topic of conversation for people. For some fans this is a welcomed distraction from a season which began with great expectations following on from our title charge but you'd be hard pressed to find any Liverpool fan asking for more of this season right now. That's what the current manager of Liverpool is supposedly doing …
Liverpool 2 West Ham 0 - Talking Points: Return of the Dancing Man

Liverpool 2 West Ham 0 - Talking Points: Return of the Dancing Man

The win at Anfield was as far away as you could have got from the disappointment at Upton Park in the reverse fixture in September. Liverpool dominated and took their chances, while West Ham struggled to impose their own unique brand of physicality on the game and create openings. In September, Liverpool were effectively bulldozed by a strong and decisive West Ham team on its way to putting together its best ever season. This time round the Reds stood up …
Rating Liverpool's Summer Signings, Halfway Through 1st Season

Rating Liverpool's Summer Signings, Halfway Through 1st Season

The 2014 summer transfer window was certainly an eventful one. If Luis Suarez was not biting an Italian in Brazil, Mario Balotelli was being welcomed into Melwood by ice buckets of all sorts. Whilst the former opted to exit the club due to aggravating back problems due to continuously carrying the club in the 2013-14 season, the latter joined the Anfield club in a 15 million pound move that shocked the footballing world. Six months on, and we find ourselves pondering the 'ifs' …
Where There is Blame | Brendan Rodgers & FSG

Where There is Blame | Brendan Rodgers & FSG

Where there is blame... You’re approached by a business that wants you to become their new manager, you’re part of a shortlist of five people and you’re probably the least experienced of the lot. You prepare for the interview, after all this is a big opportunity, one you didn’t expect. You write up a 180 page dossier showing your visions for the job if you were to get it and show them the business plan you’d worked so hard on. …
Defending Mario Balotelli

Defending Mario Balotelli

Apparently the time it takes for a player to be completely written off is getting smaller. Balotelli has made just eight appearances for Liverpool since his summer time switch from AC Milan and already the lively Italian is a flop, a failure, garbage to be jettisoned as quickly as possible. We’ve been here before haven’t we? Peter Crouch, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen, and now it’s Balotelli’s turn. All those players were written off after slow starts to their …
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