Are Liverpool in a Perpetual State of Transition?

Are Liverpool in a Perpetual State of Transition?

Evolution is inevitable. In football and in everyday life you change to adapt. So what's the difference between transition as a club and evolving? Why are some teams praised for adapting whilst others use being in transition as an excuse? Since Brendan Rodgers took the helm of Liverpool FC it feels like 'Liverpool are in transition' is one of the most overused sentences for fans and pundits alike. Many pin this on Brendan Rodgers, others like to associate the blame …
Rodgers and the Committee; Friends with Benefits?

Rodgers and the Committee; Friends with Benefits?

The much maligned 'duo' of Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool transfer committee have taken much criticism over the past 12 months. To summarise it, the Liverpool fan base is pretty much divided by which side of the fence you take refuge on. Are you someone who sympathises with Brendan Rodgers having to find room in his squad for the committee signings? Alternatively, are you someone who finds it bewildering that Rodgers doesn't fully utilise all of the tools afforded to …
Where did it all go wrong for Liverpool?

Where did it all go wrong for Liverpool?

In the space of a month, Liverpool’s season seems to have fallen apart. They’re out of the FA Cup and the possibility of a top four finish looks slim, although there is still hope. Liverpool currently sit in fifth place, on 57 points, seven points off Manchester City who are in the running for the final Champions League spot. The Reds have got a game in hand but with away ties to both Chelsea and Stoke still to play; it …
Patience, Perseverance and Alberto Moreno

Patience, Perseverance and Alberto Moreno

Only just introduced from subs' bench, Andros Townsend looked on as the player who’d dispossessed him faded into the distance and fired a well placed shot past Hugo Lloris. Whilst the sight of a pacey left-back gliding down the wing to score at White Hart Lane may have stirred some fond memories amongst Spurs' fans, this time it was a Liverpool player announcing his arrival: Alberto Moreno was here. The Spaniard’s goal was the highpoint of an excellent team performance …
Rodgers' Diamond Distraction

Rodgers' Diamond Distraction

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but the diamond is also starting to be crucial to Brendan Rodgers and his Liverpool team. The 4-4-2 diamond formation is bringing several benefits to this Liverpool team, most notably numbers centrally and lots of distraction up top. After the departure of Luis Suarez, the additions of Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic and the pre-season form of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, it was felt by many that Rodgers would move away from the …
Javi Manquillo | The Right Man For Right Back?

Javi Manquillo | The Right Man For Right Back?

Moves to help curb the frailties of the Liverpool defence seem to be gathering speed now, as Liverpool seem set to sign Atlético Madrid full back Javi Manquillo on a two year loan, only a matter of days after signing Dejan Lovren. For some, the name Manquillo will only bring back memories of the horrific neck injury he suffered in a recent Copa del Rey semi final against Real Madrid. For others, it will make them ask "who?", with the …