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 …
Replacing Luis Suarez | A Tactical Affair

Replacing Luis Suarez | A Tactical Affair

Replacing Luis Suarez, like-for-like, is impossible. The Uruguayan brought an array of unique qualities, and equally unique flaws, which can’t be replenished by the simple act of buying another footballer. Suarez will leave a void when it comes to many aspects of the Liverpool experience, including the tactical set-up, and what follows is an assessment of what he brought to the system, and how the system could help to replace him. Liverpool flirted with numerous tactical systems during the 2013/14 season, …
Liverpool Players | World Cup Round Up - THE BIG ONE

Liverpool Players | World Cup Round Up - THE BIG ONE

Callum Huckle reviews the Liverpool players at the World Cup and previews those still in the tournament... Mamadou Sakho – The only Liverpool player still in the tournament aside from Simon Mignolet. Sakho has looked solid all tournament and it’s a testament to his ability that the only two goals France have conceded so far came after his substitution against Switzerland. He was rested with a hamstring strain but is fit to face Germany and will most definitely start. The …
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 Uruguay

Liverpool Perspective: England vs Uruguay

England will be looking to bounce back against Uruguay after ‘The Three Lions’ slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Italy on Saturday night. England’s second group game will commence at 8PM inside the Arena Corinthians, São Paulo. The last time these two sides met was at Anfield in 2006 whilst the new Wembley Stadium was being constructed - England won that friendly 2-1 but the overall record isn’t great with Uruguay beating England on four occasions, compared to just three …
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 …
Anfield Index - World Cup Coverage!

Anfield Index - World Cup Coverage!

Welcome to the Anfield Index writers' coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With the tournament fast approaching the four writers behind this have decided to come together to briefly explain our plan for the coverage and answer a few light-hearted World Cup questions to get the ball rolling. So let’s meet the team. There is myself (Nick), Cal, Ash and Zak who will hopefully try to bring you some great coverage of the Liverpool players representing their …
The Liverpool Midfield: A Tactical Analysis

The Liverpool Midfield: A Tactical Analysis

To some, the midfield area is one which is overrated. One can look at how many goals a respective team has scored that season, and how many they kept out. Of course, while these spectators acknowledge the importance of a great middle unit, if you are substantially stronger in the first and final thirds, the centre will take care of itself.  However, to be a true bastion of domestic and continental football, the midfield should the heartbeat of an effulgent, …
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 …
Brendan Rodgers and The Transfer Committee: The Criteria

Brendan Rodgers and The Transfer Committee: The Criteria

The dust has yet to settle on the wild and wondrous campaign of 2013/14, yet the transfer rumour mill is in full swing; with Liverpool its traditional epicentre. However, among the traditional nonsensical reports of Ricardo Quaresma finally sealing his move to Liverpool and Simao finally receiving the call from Senor Rafa to board that plane, Kopites have taken to social media sites, forums and pubs to discuss just who is needed at Anfield next season; coupled with those to …
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