Justifying Cattermole to Liverpool: Stats Don't Lie, or Do They?

Justifying Cattermole to Liverpool: Stats Don't Lie, or Do They?

Lee Barry Cattermole December 1st 2014 – Day one of the outbreak. The rumour wasn’t expected and because of this it wasn’t contained. Liverpool were supposedly making a January move for the best defensive midfielder in the world. How are the fans supposed to control their excitement when news like that is spreading? Well, it’s pretty straightforward when the defensive midfielder in question is, to use his full name, Lee Barry Cattermole. I had to double check the date to …
Once Upon A Time…There Was a Boy Named Torres

Once Upon A Time…There Was a Boy Named Torres

Think of Fernando Torres, and you think of the story of the past few years. The poor performances, the missed opportunities, failing to be the main man - the ghost of the old Fernando Torres, if you will. As much as his work for us deserves to be remembered, it's hard to look past what happened on his way out of Anfield. But isn't that always the way with strikers? Especially at Liverpool; they arrive unknown, transform into a superstar …
Value For Money Signings - Premier League Infographic

Value For Money Signings - Premier League Infographic

Is it possible to buy success in the Premier League? TonyBet has collected the data from each transfer window over the past five seasons - only including ever-present clubs - trying to find the team with the best (and worst) value for money, by comparing the average net spend with their average finishing position in the table. The results of the team analysis, especially the bottom three clubs in the table below, will come as a shock to many Liverpool fans. …
Write-Off Liverpool FC at Your Peril!

Write-Off Liverpool FC at Your Peril!

Football has returned, finally! Club football I mean, the good stuff, the stuff that matters. Yes, the Premier League kicked off its new season last Saturday and, by now, all 20 clubs involved have played their opening two matches. The biggest game of the season so far took place on Monday night, when last year's Champions, Manchester City, took on and defeated the runners up in 2013/14, Liverpool FC. When evaluating how the final league standings might appear come the …
Brendan Rodgers - the Story of his Managerial Career

Brendan Rodgers - the Story of his Managerial Career

BRENDAN Rodgers has grown into one of the most exciting and respected managers in the Premier League. The Northern Irish born man grew up in Ballymena where he learnt and played football with his local side. In 1990, at the age of 17, Rodgers moved to Reading to further his career but it was halted instantaneous through injury and he failed to make an appearance for the English club. In 1995, after refusing to let football out of his life, …
Ryan Bertrand - A Guide to Liverpool’s Rumoured Target

Ryan Bertrand - A Guide to Liverpool’s Rumoured Target

Liverpool’s busy summer of transfer activity seems to be showing no signs of slowing down despite the Reds already capturing three players on permanent transfers. Rickie Lambert, Emre Can and Adam Lallana have already been hurried through the door whilst outgoings potentially include Luis Suárez, Daniel Agger, Lucas Leiva and Pepe Reina. Rodgers is reportedly interested in a number of other targets including Dejan Lovren of Southampton and Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand - the player who we’ll be looking at from …
Manager of the Year: Pulis or Rodgers?

Manager of the Year: Pulis or Rodgers?

As the Premier League draws to a close, the annual award ceremonies will soon begin with accolades awarded to the highest performing managers and players. While many fans' opinions are split, ultimately the eventual winners are unanimously chosen by their peers, journalists and professionals alike, with very little doubt about the players and managers in question. However, this season has seen two candidates stirring debate with regards to who the manager of the season is: Tony Pulis and Brendan Rodgers? …
Is the Smart Money on Liverpool?

Is the Smart Money on Liverpool?

Four, long years. Four years of Champions League football wilderness, starting with the capitulation of the Rafa regime, continuing with Hodgeball and the return of the King, and most recently, an investment in what is fast becoming a special managerial talent in Brendan Rodgers. I’m circumventing a key issue in those four years, of course – the change in ownership.  The shift from Hicks & Gillett to FSG is somewhat embryonic – as if the old Liverpool is suddenly poised …
Torres vs Suarez (or why can't we have both?)

Torres vs Suarez (or why can't we have both?)

Recently there have been rumours  surrounding Fernando Torres and a potential move back to Liverpool, almost a year after he went to Chelsea for £50 million. The consensus from most Liverpool fans is that there’s no chance we will take him back. But hang on a second. Is there really a huge difference between Torres and Liverpool’s star man, Luis Suarez, this season? And would linking up with Suarez not potentially bring back the Torres we used to know and love? So far this …
Premier League Central Midfield Comparison

Premier League Central Midfield Comparison

Liverpool Football Club is known for having some legendary central midfielders with names like Ian Callaghan, Graeme Souness, Jan Molby, Xabi Alonso and of course Steven Gerrard. So it goes without saying that anyone coming into the Liverpool midfield has some big shoes to fill …
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