Losing Luis Suarez - is it a Big Problem?

Losing Luis Suarez - is it a Big Problem?

The thought of writing this article was a no brainier. Throughout the last two and half months,  most football pundits have predicted Liverpool will fall down the pecking order this season -  just because they lost their talisman Luis Suarez. Nevertheless, in the words of fellow AnfieldIndex writer Ryan McTernan, "it would be reckless in the highest regard to dismiss the impact Luis Suarez had in his time at Anfield." This is not what I am doing. Without question Luis …
Assessing Liverpool's Striker Targets: Eto’o, Bony, Cavani, Falcao and Balotelli

Assessing Liverpool's Striker Targets: Eto’o, Bony, Cavani, Falcao and Balotelli

It’s been almost a month since Luis Suarez signed for Barcelona and it seems every week that passed a new striker target is revealed. Liverpool will start the season with 3 recognised front men in Sturridge, Lambert and Borini with the latter potentially making a move to Sunderland before the end of the window - leaving Liverpool rather short up top. With Sturridge’s injury record and an ageing Rickie Lambert it seems pivotal for Liverpool to act and sign a …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview plus Moreno v Bertrand Stats Comparison

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview plus Moreno v Bertrand Stats Comparison

The wait is almost over, come 1:20pm on Sunday Steven Gerrard will line up in the tunnel to lead Liverpool out on to the pitch for another season of Premier League Football. Southampton, the visitors on the opening day, have endured a tough pre-season with their manager and several key players leaving the club, with three of them heading to Anfield. Pre-Season Liverpool had a largely successful pre-season on the tour of America, reaching the final of the ICC tournament …
Liverpool Goals Conceded Analysis 2013/14: Video Clips and Defensive Errors Analysis

Liverpool Goals Conceded Analysis 2013/14: Video Clips and Defensive Errors Analysis

This article is supporting the Anfield Index Podcast Episode 39 titled Defensive Errors Analysis for 2013/14 season. Here you will find detailed analysis for each goal conceded. You can either read all 5,000 words or simply watch the videos or if you're brave enough - both! You can also listen here: Your browser does not support the audio element. Defensive Error Video Analysis // First Half of Season - Defensive Analysis 2013-14 from Daniel Rhodes on Vimeo. Liverpool FC - …
Suso - Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Suso - Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáez de la Torre. You might know him as Suso. A prime example of another young talent in an all too familiar situation. Is there room for him in the squad for the up-coming season or should he be loaned out again? Where would he go? After showing plenty of promise in 2012/13 he was slowly phased out by Rodgers due to the transitional situation of the club not particularly allowing for youth development. Suso has continued …
Replacing Suarez's Goals

Replacing Suarez's Goals

He's finally gone. Weeks of negotiations have seen the third best player in the world move to Barcelona for £75m. Many have said this is too cheap, especially when you consider the 'less good' Gareth Bale, moved for £80m just last season. However, Bale has never bitten anyone, nor (supposedly) racially abused someone and wasn't serving a four month ban. So £75m is probably the best we could hope for, and Barcelona got a £100m player at a discount (for …
Adam Lallana - A Guide to Liverpool’s Latest Signing

Adam Lallana - A Guide to Liverpool’s Latest Signing

Whilst the World Cup continues to enthral and delight us all with its late goals and tight penalty shootouts, the transfer window has finally opened up and clubs are now rapidly tying up their new stars, with contracts finally able to be signed. Adam Lallana was finally confirmed as a Liverpool player on the 1st July and he is now the name on everyone’s lips. Liverpool’s new man will be well known to many of us who have watched the …
Liverpool Perspective: England Vs Italy Preview

Liverpool Perspective: England Vs Italy Preview

The time is nearly upon us. At 11pm on Saturday night Steven Gerrard will lead Roy Hodgson’s England side out of the tunnel at the Arena Amazonia for their opening Group D game against Italy. The last time these two sides met in an international tournament the game ended 0-0 with Italy winning on penalties. It will all be different this time though right? I mean there could be as many as 6 Liverpool players starting, however ,with Roy in …
Simon Mignolet - Is he still good enough? A comparison to rivals

Simon Mignolet - Is he still good enough? A comparison to rivals

Earlier in the season, following Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Manchester City, I wrote an article looking at Simon Mignolet's first season up to that point as the Reds' first choice goalkeeper following his summer move from Sunderland. At the time he had just made himself public enemy number one to a group of fans (oh how there have been many in that position this season), and questions were being asked. Since that article was published, have his performances improved? Have …
Liverpool's Defensive Errors - Mis-shapes, Mistakes, Misfits

Liverpool's Defensive Errors - Mis-shapes, Mistakes, Misfits

On looking at the league table, it would be easy to blame Liverpool’s failure to win the title on their defence. It would be easy to do, partly because it’s true. However, there are many things to take into account when analysing why a team concedes the goals they do. What follows is a look at Liverpool’s defensive errors in comparison with other teams, and a brief look at whether the mistakes are systemic or the fault of individuals. Team …
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