Craig Bellamy | Could he be the key to attacking fluidity?

Craig Bellamy | Could he be the key to attacking fluidity?

Ever since Kenny Dalglish decided to splash £58m in January on strike duo Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez there has been a debate as to how he can get the best out of the pair. With Andy Carroll being the archetypal target-man and Luis Suarez a pacey, intelligent, ball of energy it seemed like it could potentially be one of the best forward partnerships around. But things have not quite gone to plan for them so far, with Carroll and …
Maxi Rodríguez | The unluckiest man in Liverpool

Maxi Rodríguez | The unluckiest man in Liverpool

[caption id="attachment_3881" align="alignleft" width="263" caption="Maxi Rodríguez"][/caption]  Maxi, Maxi Rodríguez runs down the wing for me. Well, not this season he doesn't. The subject of one of the Kop's favoured songs and the hero of the closing games of the last season, Maxi Rodríguez has played only 13 minutes in the Premier League in 2011/12. It seems hard to fathom for someone who seemed to be so integral to the way the 'new' Liverpool played as the 2010/11 campaign wound down, …
Trick or Treat For Hodgson? Liverpool V West Brom | Tactical Preview

Trick or Treat For Hodgson? Liverpool V West Brom | Tactical Preview

Liverpool face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday in the early evening kick-off, and by lord its difficult not to be sarcastic with Roy Hodgson in the opposition dugout. Hodgson oversaw one of the most turbulent periods in our entire history, and the mere mention of the man’s name sends shivers down my spine. On rare occasions I’m prone to waking up in the dead of night, in a cold sweat, uttering phrases like “those people (protestors) aren’t making my job …
Are we still dreaming for a team of Carraghers? | Jamie Carragher

Are we still dreaming for a team of Carraghers? | Jamie Carragher

“We all dream of a team of Carraghers” goes the Kop chant, but exactly how long will it be before we have a team-less Carragher? At the age of 33, Carragher’s best years are behind him, yet he remains a stalwart in the centre of defence. While some may say he has lost his pace, I would question how much pace he had in the first place. Instead, the Bootle-born defender possesses a greater understanding of the game that has …
Three jinxes ended as Liverpool FC defeat Stoke City at the Britannia

Three jinxes ended as Liverpool FC defeat Stoke City at the Britannia

In football it is a lovely feeling when a jinx is broken. So how great a night was it for Liverpool FC supporters when three jinxes were broken in one night? It was an excellent result for Liverpool FC, especially since they didn't deserve to lose at the Britannia earlier in the season after totally dominating the game. In that game they dominated possession 72.7% to 27.3% and dominated shots by 16-2 but still lost! Some basic stats from the …
Suarez & Downing | Statistically compared to rivals | Liverpool FC

Suarez & Downing | Statistically compared to rivals | Liverpool FC

A lot has been said about the misgivings of Liverpool FC in-front of goal so far this season. A lot of people are laying blame on lack of creativity (Downing & co) and also cursing the inadequacies in-front of goal (Suarez's misses). This article will look at both of these players in comparison with their rivals as well as looking at Liverpool FC's stats and how they compare with the teams they are rivalling or wish to be rivalling in …
The Devil Is In The Detail | Liverpool V United | The Aftermath

The Devil Is In The Detail | Liverpool V United | The Aftermath

It was supposed to be the game to end all games. A Clash of the Titans. El Classico, English style. Instead we were left with a damp squib of a football match that only came to life after Gerrard hammered in a free-kick that was won by Charlie Adam, in supposed controversial circumstances. So what went wrong.  Why did a game that promised so much deliver so little. The devil (pardon the ManU pun) is in the detail as they …
Suarez isolated as United frustrate Reds

Suarez isolated as United frustrate Reds

The most memorable visual of Liverpool and Manchester United’s recent Anfield encounters has been of an early onslaught, a tidal wave of Red attacking the United back-four from the off, giving the visitors from the other end of the M6 no chance to settle on the ball or go about their own gameplan. The two biggest thorns in United’s side last season were Luis Suarez and Dirk Kuyt, whose tireless running and unpredictable movement made the league’s toughest defence look …
Statistical Player Profile: José Enrique

Statistical Player Profile: José Enrique

Liverpool has long had a problem with the left-back position ever since John Arne Riise left for Roma in 2008. Yes we had Fabio Aurelio and Emiliano Insua but neither succeeded in stamping their mark on the position, with injuries plaguing the one and the other just simply failing to live up to expectations …
Attack is the best form of defence

Attack is the best form of defence

Too attacking or not too attacking? That is the question. Since arriving in the summer of 2009, Glen Johnson has experienced an indifferent start to this Liverpool career, with injuries and defensive errors overshadowing his attacking threat. This begs the question, who is Kenny’s first choice right-back when all of his options are fit? While it has been rare for all of Liverpool’s right-backs to fit at the same time, last season we witnessed a bold move of shifting Johnson …
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