Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling the Project Project. A term that's being overly used these days by players, managers, owners, the media and even fans when discussing football.  Some clubs are able to just 'sell' the club to potential signings, but other teams who, let's just say don't have the deepest of pockets now have to sell the 'project' to potential incomings. This isn't in isolation to players either, some clubs need to sell their project to managers.
"I like the idea of developing …
Steven Gerrard: Enjoying It While He Can

Steven Gerrard: Enjoying It While He Can

One of the big debates recently has been which side of the fence you're sitting on regarding Steven Gerrard. Was it the right time? Should the club have done more to keep him? After announcing his future move to LA Galaxy, there's now no turning back. The Liverpool captain will not complete the fairytale of being a one-club man, although a lot have come to the conclusion that this was the right step forward for everyone concerned. Gerrard can take …
Attack isn't The Best Form of Defence for Liverpool FC

Attack isn't The Best Form of Defence for Liverpool FC

Attack isn’t the best form of Defence. The shambles known as the Liverpool defence has been a, if not THE, topic of conversation amongst Liverpool fans ever since Brendan Rodgers took over at the club.  With the goals against column worsening with each season Rodgers’ is at the helm, its little surprise the defensive signings are put under the microscope. Yet, surprisingly, a number of fans want to strengthen the attack in the January transfer window. After the success of …
Brendan Rodgers - Wounded and Cornered?

Brendan Rodgers - Wounded and Cornered?

I like big buts and I also lie. There is no point ignoring it anymore, it has to be said: Brendan Rodgers is putting his own spin on the Sir Mix-A-Lot song.
“The ability to attract top players is great. It’s a huge indication of the progress of the club, a really good symbol of where the club is at. We have made huge strides in the last couple of years. Dejan Lovren was a really good player for …
Boldness at the Bernabéu | Liverpool FC

Boldness at the Bernabéu | Liverpool FC

There was singing, there was cheering, and Adrian Chiles was made to look a bit of a spoon on live television; you'd be forgiven for thinking the Liverpool fans partying in the Spanish capital had just watched their side complete a memorable win over the European champions in their own back yard. They hadn't. As news trickled through that Brendan Rodgers had made wholesale changes to his side which lost at St James' Park at the weekend, fans, pundits and …
The Case for the Liverpool Defence Part 2: ‘Midfield and Beyond’

The Case for the Liverpool Defence Part 2: ‘Midfield and Beyond’

In Part I, I looked at the individual members of the back ‘5’ (including the GK), and the most likely rotational or still to return individuals, each with their own pluses and minuses. In Part II, I want to look at the midfield options and striker responsibilities relative to defence, the overall strategy and tactics employed (the two are not the same) and how the gears of overall defence do – and often don’t – mesh. Liverpool essentially have six …
Rodgers vs The Committee - Is It Only A Matter Of Time?

Rodgers vs The Committee - Is It Only A Matter Of Time?

We’re all experts when it comes to transfers aren’t we? Whether you are an armchair scout who watches hours of football or a more casual fan who relies on YouTube clips, the chances are you have an opinion on who you think the club should buy. As a result, you simply can’t understand why your club isn’t snapping up the players who you know would make all the difference to the team. Now there’s a school of thought that the …
Coutinho: The Future of Liverpool's Number Ten

Coutinho: The Future of Liverpool's Number Ten

Liverpool's number 1o may not be best suited for the role of his number. The performance of Stewart Downing in the number ‘10’ position against Liverpool made a few people take note of how the personnel tasked with making that position work is forever changing in the Premier League. Examples of teams playing a quicker player in that position, for the purpose of counter attacks, is becoming the norm for teams who aren’t the best with the ball. Liverpool fans …

"We Are...Liverpool?": Tactical Analysis of 2014/15 So Far

May 11th, 2014. A dejected, defeated side trundled around Anfield. A side emotionally drained, physically battered, and wallowing in their failed bid for glory. Liverpool had defeated Newcastle United that day 2-1, going behind from a Martin Skrtel own-goal in the first half which was rectified by a successive goals from two Daniels; Agger and Sturridge. They had won a battle, albeit a poor one, but the war was lost to Manchester City, who had coasted past West Ham United …
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, …
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