Liverpool's Transfer Policy: Does it Need Changing?

Liverpool's Transfer Policy: Does it Need Changing?

Football, as we are constantly being told, is a game that hovers on the ever-wobbly thread of a single decision. It is not, as we are also constantly being told, a game that is made by a single manager, but rather the circumstances which surround a decision made by a single manager. Yet it is these single, individual decisions which can form the basis – or indeed cast a swift change of fortune – when considering the entire season as …
Liverpool FC: The Rough Edge of the Diamond

Liverpool FC: The Rough Edge of the Diamond

Right. Let’s get this clear up front. Me and tactics? It’s like asking David Cameron to be compassionate. However, lately, I’ve made an effort to try and make sense of this Liverpool side. Watching it all I’m so confused as to what on earth it is we’re trying to do. Why play Gerrard and Lucas as a two? Why rest Raheem in the Premiership and then play him in the League cup? Why can’t we create chances? Lots of why’s …
Brendan Rodgers: A Man For All Seasons?

Brendan Rodgers: A Man For All Seasons?

Fuming is one way to put it. Disgusted another. Sadly, not surprised. It’s been a full 30 odd hours since the West Ham game. I’ve been quiet, composed (to a degree) and quick to check myself before sending a tweet in rage at the issues that have been brewing for a while. I’ve been through a strange time lately. Moving back home to Scotland and driving 111 mile round trip on a contract assignment I have until december. It’s left …
The Flow is Back! Pass and Move, It's The Liverpool Groove

The Flow is Back! Pass and Move, It's The Liverpool Groove

It's taken a couple of games to get back into the momentum of the season. We saw some aspects of what we built up last season in the first couple of games, but only against Spurs did we see the real Liverpool. Everyone seemed to have a good feeling about Sunday, which wasn't surprising considering we now lead 12-0 on aggregate in the last three meetings. Brendan Rodgers definitely seems to have their number. The past three meetings have showcased …
Captain Material | Who Has

Captain Material | Who Has "Got It" for LFC?

You've got to have a certain type of character to be the captain of a football team - leadership, respect, protection of the team's players. The ability to drive forward when all hope is lost, and to celebrate when the time is right. Coming to the end of last season, we saw all this from Steven Gerrard. What else did we expect? The whole of that team was driven to get him what he craves most in his football career. …
An In-Depth Look At The Squad | Liverpool FC

An In-Depth Look At The Squad | Liverpool FC

With the recent collapse of the Remy deal, and the subsequent signing of Dejan Lovren (Liverpool’s 7th first team centre-back), there’s hardly a greater time to look at squad depth. An analysis of any squad’s depth can be tricky. A popular rule of thumb would be two players per position, but when I think about squad depth, I have always felt this rule was slightly inadequate. How, for example, does this account for versatility among positions? With any one injury, a …
Javi Manquillo | The Right Man For Right Back?

Javi Manquillo | The Right Man For Right Back?

Moves to help curb the frailties of the Liverpool defence seem to be gathering speed now, as Liverpool seem set to sign Atlético Madrid full back Javi Manquillo on a two year loan, only a matter of days after signing Dejan Lovren. For some, the name Manquillo will only bring back memories of the horrific neck injury he suffered in a recent Copa del Rey semi final against Real Madrid. For others, it will make them ask "who?", with the …
The United State of Liverpool's Pre-Season Tactics

The United State of Liverpool's Pre-Season Tactics

It’s often said that pre-season friendlies are meaningless money-spinning exercises, which if anything serve only to improve match fitness and sharpness. However, there’s an obvious trend when it comes to Liverpool’s opponents for these warm up games, and some noticeable tactical systems at play even at this early stage. With this in mind, here’s a look at what we can take from these fixtures, as Liverpool head into the International Champions Cup. We’re now four games into pre-season, and the …
Steve Peters | The ‘chimp’ that figured it out

Steve Peters | The ‘chimp’ that figured it out

It has been well documented last season that Liverpool FC has had a helping hand from psychiatrist Dr. Steve Peters. He has helped with the genius the minds of the Liverpool players before demanding games and after mentally vigorous bouts. He was one of the main reasons Steven Gerrard had recovered so promptly from his mistake against Chelsea. Little do many people know, Steve Peters has been involved with Sports phycology for more than ten years and he has had …
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The "Marquee Signing" saga: Do Liverpool need one?

Dreaded yet inevitable, Luis Suarez has finally moved on to La Liga. With the great season last year, it was easy to praise the players for their efforts, and the up and coming campaign is something that everyone is looking forward to. However, now with the star striker departed, do we need to bring in a star name to make the world sit up and listen? We've brought in some new and mostly young additions, sustaining the idea of the …
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