Why Roberto Firmino Has To Start From Now On

Why Roberto Firmino Has To Start From Now On

His full debut finally arrived. After Brendan Rodgers had given us snippets of our new number 11 in the previous two league games we finally got to see Roberto Firmino unleashed from the start against Arsenal. I for one wasn't disappointed. He was only on the pitch for an hour but his impact and influence on the team can't be brushed under a rug. In a jinxed away fixture for the Reds, Firmino helped them come away with a well …
Five Observations from Arsenal vs Liverpool

Five Observations from Arsenal vs Liverpool

A repeat of last season's result at the Emirates was never on the cards. Personally, I could not see Liverpool exposing themselves in match three of the season and Arsenal were still in first gear so momentum was not on their side. It was a little eerie for me. Anybody who follows me on Twitter will know I'm not overly convinced with Brendan Rodgers' defensive abilities but, going into the game, I really couldn't see us conceding and despite Arsenal's …
Liverpool New Boys Look To Prove Their Worth

Liverpool New Boys Look To Prove Their Worth

Liverpool might well have been on the better side of Raheem Sterling’s £49 million move to Manchester City but the England forward’s previous club, Queen’s Park Rangers, were the recipients of a sizeable chunk of that fee and Brendan Rodgers has already reinvested the remainder, and more. Nathaniel Clyne, Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke, for upwards of a total of £70 million, nudged Rodgers’ tally of 8-figure signings since he took over at Anfield to 12 and the Northern Irishman …
Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 | Player Ratings

Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 | Player Ratings

Liverpool took on Stoke City in their opening game of the 2015/16 season, 77 days after the 6-1 drubbing in the same fixture in the previous season. A game of very few chances and notable moments, until a piece of magic from Coutinho, something the Liverpool fans will soon start to take for granted. Liverpool FC Player Ratings Mignolet -  Did what he had to do. A day any keeper would love. Had one good save to turn the ball away, …
Stoke City v Liverpool Preview - Predicted Line-ups and Facts

Stoke City v Liverpool Preview - Predicted Line-ups and Facts

The Premier League returns this upcoming week, and our beloved Reds begin the campaign with a grudge match away to Stoke City.  After The-Match-That-Will-Not-Be-Named closed out the 2014/15 season, we go again to the Britannia to face the Potters.  The pressure mounts every passing day, but so too does the excitement for league football after a long summer.  We’re back with the Premier League Preview! Where Things Stand As has been much discussed between Liverpool fans, the summer has had …
How will Liverpool Line-up vs Stoke?

How will Liverpool Line-up vs Stoke?

With the season opener getting closer and many transfers completed already it's now when fans and journalists start looking at how the team may line up. Obviously injuries could play a part and new signings could happen but generally 99% of the players here now will be those in contention for a start against Stoke. With that in mind I decided to ask Phil McNulty, Chief Footballer writer for the BBC, Jack Lusby, a rival of mine for someone who …
Season Preview: Liverpool 2015/16

Season Preview: Liverpool 2015/16

The summer break often has mystical powers when it comes to football fans. Any disappointments from the previous season become fading memories and the positives can be somewhat embellished; a few new signings and the magical optimism returns. The excitement builds as your team travels to the four corners of the world to play either a Premier League team for a strange looking trophy, an all-star pub team or one of the European giants for some other kind of tournament. …
Benteke vs. Firmino - Let's have a gander, shall we?

Benteke vs. Firmino - Let's have a gander, shall we?

In lieu of pissing off yet more Scousers I have decided to tone down the abuse and cast a more critical eye. Fuck knows how it’s going to turn out. One confirmed impressively early and the other at the centre of yet another drawn out, big money move; Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke represent two sides to Liverpool Football Club right now. Both the style of these players must be considered and what that information lends to a judgement of Liverpool’s …
Five Liverpool Players To Watch This Summer

Five Liverpool Players To Watch This Summer

Pre-season is often a time of excitement for football fans. The constant stream of transfer news and activity has grown tiresome for many supporters, but pre-season matches often prove to be very exciting just for the sake of seeing a glimpse of your new signings. And it’s not just the new signings that excite. The start of pre-season is like a refresh button so players who may have struggled last season re-emerge to big hopes - one such player that …
Defining Period for Joao Teixeira's Liverpool Career

Defining Period for Joao Teixeira's Liverpool Career

Joao Carlos Teixeira essentially auditioned for a move to Anfield and got it. His standout performance against the Reds in the now defunct “NextGen” series in the 2011/12 season caught the Anfield hierarchy’s attention. In February 2012, the former Sporting Lisbon youth star who had been tagged the “New Deco” in Portugal was signed. Three years after his signing Liverpool is no close to experiencing the best of a player Steven Gerrard said he was the “best player on the …
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