Could Suarez be Liverpool's modern-day Litmanen?

Could Suarez be Liverpool's modern-day Litmanen?

Life comes at you fast as a footballer, with your reputation never too far from taking a battering. One minute you can be the flavour of the month, earning an infinite amount of praise, and the next you can be a washed-up has-been who has little else to offer. Luis Suarez finds himself in that very position, having experienced a tough season at Barcelona that ultimately looks like sealing his exit from the club. Only six years ago he was …
The What Could Have Been Liverpool XI: The Midfield

The What Could Have Been Liverpool XI: The Midfield

There have been several players in Liverpool’s recent past who have enjoyed the best football of their careers at Anfield and inscribed themselves into the club’s history with memorable performances. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Fernando Torres — to name but three — either spent all of their careers or, in Gerrard’s case as good as, with the Reds or — with Torres as an example — enjoyed their career-best runs of form in a Liverpool shirt. There have been …
Champions League Dreams - For Liverpool, not City!

Champions League Dreams - For Liverpool, not City!

A few of my writings over the years have had reference to songs or movies of old. This one is no different. As it’s a blockbuster tie, there’s only one way to go which is Frankie Goes to Hollywood!!! We've two legs coming up against Manchester City. The fun all starts at Anfield on Wednesday 4th April. So, with that in mind... “Welcome to the Pleasuredome!” Are we ready to stand and be counted? Many a time in the annals …
Jari Litmanen - A Liverpool King Never Crowned

Jari Litmanen - A Liverpool King Never Crowned

As someone who was brought up watching and playing a sport other than association football, I needed some convincing. Jari Litmanen (and Rogerio Ceni) convinced me. For a long time rugby league was the only sport worth the time of day in that town. Lodged in no man’s land between two of the world’s biggest football cities, the battle lines were drawn, whilst a few Everton and Manchester City fans looked on from the side. Games of three-and-in, wállie, Wembley, …