The 'Awkward

The 'Awkward" Parisien | Mamadou Sakho

When Yannick Bolasie was roasting Dejan Lovren on Gerrard’s last Anfield appearance memories of the six consecutive away clean sheets that ended in April had long faded. The not so assured defending of the early season had returned. Coinciding with that period was the loss of Mamadou Sakho to injury. The Parisien who had been instrumental to that record-breaking accomplishment remains a figure who polarizes opinions. In December, 2014 during LFC’s league match with Burnley, James Pearce, Liverpool Echo’s LFC …
Brendan Continues Dribble To Media Even As Another Manager Outwits Him

Brendan Continues Dribble To Media Even As Another Manager Outwits Him

‘But the players have fought and given everything that they possibly can. Hopefully in the summer we can add that quality that the group clearly needs and look to take the opportunity next year." These were Brendan Rodgers’ words after the loss to Crystal Palace on the occasion of Gerrard’s last Anfield match. For the umpteenth time he was not questioned on how his team was outrun and outfought by a lower table team. Nothing about how he and his …
Bogey Teams | The Epitome of Liverpool's Frustration

Bogey Teams | The Epitome of Liverpool's Frustration

For the centuries that this magnificent sport has been played, there is always that ‘one team’. The team that gets you so spontaneously dazzled as to why you can’t seem to break them down. From Tenerife to Real Madrid or Dundee Utd to FC Barcelona, everybody’s had one. Liverpool of course, being the wonderfully brilliant yet brain fart of a team that they are, have had many “bogey teams” over the last number of years. Looking back over maybe the …
The Sturridge Effect

The Sturridge Effect

Selhurst Park hadn't been a welcoming theatre for Liverpool FC for the best part of twenty years, before Saturday night. The last Liverpool player to score a goal, for a winning side, at the home of Crystal Palace was none other than Oyvind Leonhardson, way back in December of 1997. Perhaps, therefore, there may well have been some justification for a gloomy sense of deja vu, sweeping the away fans, when Frazer Campbell slid in a rather fortuitous opener after 15 …
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? …
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