Guess Who's Back ...Back Again: Liverpool FC

Guess Who's Back ...Back Again: Liverpool FC

No, the title isn't autobiographical; although admittedly, it has been quite a while since my last piece for Anfield Index. What am I on about then? Well, I think it's pretty obvious; I'm sure you'll agree, it's time to talk about the resurgence of Liverpool FC. Days before the first leg of the Borussia Dortmund quarter final, I found myself quite perturbed, somewhat pissed off, and fairly bemused at what I was hearing, and reading, from some, on how the …
Liverpool FC: The Future Is All That Counts

Liverpool FC: The Future Is All That Counts

A decent first-half display in the 225th Merseyside derby was the last thing Brendan Rodgers had to shout about as manager of Liverpool Football Club. The final result (1-1) was by the by for the Northern Irishman, as he soon learnt what many fans had known since late last week (thanks to a clued in local fan on Twitter), ie. his days at Anfield were done. Not before time either, certainly not from this side of the fence. That Fenway …
Take Over The Ship Captain Hendo

Take Over The Ship Captain Hendo

Three games leave us from saying goodbye to arguably the best player Anfield has ever seen, Steven Gerrard, our captain for over 12 years. He’s a Liverpool legend I’ll remember as the attacking midfielder who won us trophies and offered us fans, dozens of memorable moments. Plus, he’s the producer of the best 6 minutes football has ever seen. I know a lot people who became Reds after that miraculous night in Istanbul. As a kid, before anyone knew about …
Coutinho: The Future of Liverpool's Number Ten

Coutinho: The Future of Liverpool's Number Ten

Liverpool's number 1o may not be best suited for the role of his number. The performance of Stewart Downing in the number ‘10’ position against Liverpool made a few people take note of how the personnel tasked with making that position work is forever changing in the Premier League. Examples of teams playing a quicker player in that position, for the purpose of counter attacks, is becoming the norm for teams who aren’t the best with the ball. Liverpool fans …
Why Always Him? The Gerrard Compromise

Why Always Him? The Gerrard Compromise

Sooner or later it always comes back to Steven; at least that’s how it’s seemed for Liverpool’s talismanic captain throughout the last decade. Whilst owners, managers and talented colleagues from all corners of the globe have come and gone, Gerrard has remained. An unrelenting red spirit, albeit an inevitably waning force. At 34yrs old Gerrard has enjoyed a superb club career for Liverpool, frequently lifting those around him with a drive and determination to succeed at any cost. Throughout the …
Liverpool's Loan Star Status | Who's Likely To Stay or Go?

Liverpool's Loan Star Status | Who's Likely To Stay or Go?

Amidst the heady concoction of blistering pace, razor sharp attacking and, at times, haphazard defending served up by the Liverpool first team over the past season, it may have been easy to forget that the Reds also had  twelve players out on loan at various clubs, domestically, across Europe, and even in South America. Liverpool's success in securing a second place finish and, with it, automatic Champions League qualification has made it an absolute necessity to add quality and depth …