Brendan Rodgers: Presenting the Facts

Brendan Rodgers: Presenting the Facts

For the dwindling number of Liverpool supporters who still had faith in Brendan Rodgers or were still willing to give him another chance this season, it seems the timid defeat away to Manchester United was the straw that broke the camel’s back. His backing amongst the fan base is now in Roy Hodgson territory. There was a lot of anger from fans following the defeat, and manner of it, at Old Trafford. Myself, I’m finding it hard to get angry …
The Trouble With Anfield... Is Me

The Trouble With Anfield... Is Me

‘The word fanatic has been used many times. I think it’s more than fanaticism. It’s a religion to them. The thousands who come here come to worship, it’s a sort of shrine, it isn’t a football ground.’ – Bill Shankly
Makes you think, doesn’t it? Last season, I took my niece to her first ever Liverpool game. She was 15, not especially interested in Liverpool or, indeed, football, but had heard of the Kop and wanted to see …
David Fairclough - Kop Hero | Heroes of our Past

David Fairclough - Kop Hero | Heroes of our Past

There have been many great emotional European nights at Anfield. Even with the rise of the modern game Anfield stands apart from other grounds with it’s unrivalled passion. It’s not only an opinion shared by Liverpool supporters, it still remains a mythical citadel of football to most supporters, players and managers, regardless of their era. Just watch them all line up for the photo touching the “This is Anfield” sign if you are in left in any doubt. On 16th March …
A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

Is there a perfect Liverpool Manager? There have been twenty two people fortunate enough to manage Liverpool Football Club. Some successful, a few who failed to live up to the high expectations of the great club, and one, to my recollection, that was disastrous.  There has been a trend amongst them all since the 1990’s though: they’ve all not delivered the title. Whilst the club's expectations may differ from the glory days, the fans still seem in the mindset of …
Steven Gerrard | 16 Years of Captain Fantastic

Steven Gerrard | 16 Years of Captain Fantastic

Last week marked the 16th anniversary of Steven Gerrard’s debut in a Liverpool shirt. At the tender age of 18 Gerrard made his bow as a last minute substitute against Blackburn Rovers. Since that day he has played over 687 games for his boyhood club, scoring 176 goals. In 2013 he struck his 100th Premier League goal against Newcastle United and is currently Liverpool’s sixth all-time top goal scorer above the illustrious Kenny Dalglish. Only the Premier League title is …
God is a Red - Robbie Fowler | Strikers Week on AnfieldIndex!

God is a Red - Robbie Fowler | Strikers Week on AnfieldIndex!

"It doesn't matter what you do, we've got God on our side", a fairly common retort from a Liverpool fan in the mid to late nineties. No matter who you were bantering with, which one of your mates' sides LFC were facing that week - United, Arsenal, Spurs, Newcastle, even Sheffield Wednesday at the time - it wasn't important, because we had God, and He was gonna win it for us. And, more often than not, He did! A shining …
Liverpool FC Fans - Fragile: Handle With Care

Liverpool FC Fans - Fragile: Handle With Care

It has been a very strange week in the life of being a Liverpool fan. Especially if you have a Twitter account. Oh boy, especially if you have a Twitter account. Following the defeat that ended, not only our unbeaten outset to 2014, but the incredible eleven game winning streak. The Premier League is also apparently out of our hands, hypothetically, but let us leave that topic aside for just a moment. Looking to place a bet? Place a bet …
Liverpool FC's 24 Years in the Wilderness

Liverpool FC's 24 Years in the Wilderness

Liverpool's MVP: Pepe Reina | Opta Stats

Liverpool's MVP: Pepe Reina | Opta Stats

Nearly but not quite. That was the 2008/9 Barclays Premiere League season which made the hope in Red's hearts rise so very high. Certainly did mine. Saturday 14th March, as I entered the channel tunnel returning from a trip to Rotterdam, I was one happy red. I'd just had a text confirming a 4-1 humilation (to quote the BBC) of our bitterest foes in their own backyard. And was that right? Dossena had applied the coup de grace? Good times! …

Season Defining Moments - The Dalglish Factor

From the moment the season ended last year, there was a clear indication there was to be a lot of changes forthcoming at Anfield. Rafael Benitez was relieved of his duties after finishing 7th in the Premier League and failing to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages. Former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett were then forced to bring in Martin Broughton and team to oversee the sale of Liverpool Football Club after the Royal Bank of Scotland called …
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