Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

The Magic of the (FA) Cup. We all love a good cup tie, don't we? Every fan, surely, must want to see their team go on a great cup run, musn't they? I mean, winning breeds winning; it's a great way to gather momentum; the players just want to get out there and play; When you're winning you want to win again, and if you're losing, you just want to go out there and put things right. After all, that's …
Chelsea v Liverpool | Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg

Chelsea v Liverpool | Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg

“Final ball, finish it off.  Final ball, finish it off.”  I found myself repeating this phrase over and over again during the last two cup clashes of the past week.  To be fair, we’ve all been saying it pretty consistently over the course of the season, but never more so than against Chelsea and Bolton. Last Tuesday, there was a sort of excitement to my voice that I hadn’t really heard since last season.  Liverpool attacked and countered hard and …
Looking Between The Lines | Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis

Looking Between The Lines | Liverpool FC Tactical Analysis

In modern day football, the space between the lines is one of the most key areas, if not the key area in attack. One of the most simple reasons for this is that a player who positions himself in this space is theoretically unmarked. If they are to be marked it generally requires one or two defending players to momentarily break shape to go and confront him, thereby leaving space elsewhere. A player of course doesn't have to be marked …
Liverpool FC - Emerging from Transition?

Liverpool FC - Emerging from Transition?

Last time I put pen to paper (metaphorically speaking), it was in some degree of anger. Christmas was still a couple of weeks away and, having had our in -built cushions handed to us by Beavis's sidekick's team of ugly stick victims, led by Phil Jones, Liverpool FC had just endured one of the worst months in living memory. Brendan Rodgers bore the brunt of my dark mood just five or six short weeks ago. The cocky, young manager from …
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 …
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