A Henderson-sized gap: How we've fared without him | Stats

A Henderson-sized gap: How we've fared without him | Stats

A soul-destroying week has brought our title hopes down from cloud nine to only a slight chance of glory. The two results against Chelsea and Crystal Palace have gifted Manchester City an unbelievable chance of regaining the Premier League title - and even though we'll be cheering on Villa and West Ham like they're our own, it's going to need a miracle to get the trophy back to Anfield. Then again, we know all about them don't we? You could …
With Hendo out, Who Carries the Piano? Liverpool Pressing Action Stats

With Hendo out, Who Carries the Piano? Liverpool Pressing Action Stats

Liverpool FC's Diamond Formation: An Analysis

Liverpool FC's Diamond Formation: An Analysis

How very interesting it was to sit down and watch Manchester United in Champions League action against Olympiacos, putting in a much better performance than that of three days previously against Liverpool (you know, the one in which we won 3-0? Remember that? Vaguely?). After their midfielders got bypassed and played through by Liverpool, they unearthed from the midst of nowhere, a ‘diamond’ system for the Olympiacos game which they reaped the rewards from with a much more fluid and …
Trio dominant at Old Trafford | Gerrard, Henderson & Allen!

Trio dominant at Old Trafford | Gerrard, Henderson & Allen!

For the first time since I have been alive, Liverpool have gone into a game against Manchester United as the favourites to walk away with the three points. Some, including myself, were a bit sceptical of this, or just refused to admit what would have been such an outlandish thing to say in the past twenty plus years, mainly out of fear that David Moyes' under-performing side might nick one and make the "David Moyes Is A Football Genius" banner …
Why Allen, Aspas and Borini should look to Jordan Henderson

Why Allen, Aspas and Borini should look to Jordan Henderson

‘Overpriced’, ‘Useless’ and ‘Not good enough’ were just some of the phrases banded about a few months after Jordan Henderson joined Liverpool from Sunderland as part of Kenny Dalglish’s spending spree. Sound familiar? Well, it should, as these are the exact phrases that have been used to describe the first few months of Joe Allen, Iago Aspas and Fabio Borini’s Liverpool careers. As a group, fans can be very judgmental. If a player does not show promise in the first …
Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen: The Dynamic Duo

Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen: The Dynamic Duo

Partnerships. Throughout the history of Liverpool Football Club, there have been many. Keegan and Toshack, Rush and Dalglish, McDermott and Souness, Aldridge and Beardsley, Fowler and Collymore, Hyypiä and Henchoz, Alonso and Mascherano, Gerrard and Torres, and of course the latest affiliation between Suarez and Sturridge. These combinations were/are at the heart of the success of their respective sides, and to look at the great European outfits, a similar pattern emerges. However, there is one possible pairing beginning to take …
Reviewing Liverpool's imbalance & openness in the 1st half vs Villa

Reviewing Liverpool's imbalance & openness in the 1st half vs Villa

 "It’s (the Premier League) less tactical, with more space, and more physical than in Spain. You don’t have to wait until the second half here for a game to open up and that is good for me." Michu
Traditionally, people think of English football as direct, as physical, as high intensity and sometimes a battle. But there's another aspect that is traditional to English football. And that's the openness within games. Whereas abroad, teams traditionally concentrate more on …
Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 | Review and Match Stats

Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 | Review and Match Stats

Liverpool’s title winning credentials were all but written off, as Aston Villa boldly walked into Anfield to run the Reds ragged in what was possibly Rodgers’ worst tactical blunder since taking over from Kenny Dalglish. Liverpool lined up with a two man midfield and Villa simply ran Gerrard and Henderson for the entirety of the first half - the Reds were clearly missing the security of a natural defensive midfielder. The result was made doubly painful with Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal …
Liverpool FC: The evidence of mental fortitude

Liverpool FC: The evidence of mental fortitude

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- Invictus by William Ernest Henley The difference that sets apart individual champions in the sporting arena from their competitors is, almost certainly, the mental strength to win against all odds. Its the mental fortitude that they each innately have to will a victory through. For teams though, building and maintaining this state …
Tottenham 0 Liverpool 5 | Review and Match Stats

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 5 | Review and Match Stats

Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness all sat in the Sky Sports studio at White Hart Lane with smirks breaking through and praise gushing from their mouths. There were a lot of smiling scousers when the final whistle finally blew to draw the curtain down on what was a devastating show of Anfield intent. There was only ever going to be one man opening the scoring at White Hart Lane that day: and that man was Luis Suárez. The …
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