Brendan Rodgers - the Story of his Managerial Career

Brendan Rodgers - the Story of his Managerial Career

BRENDAN Rodgers has grown into one of the most exciting and respected managers in the Premier League. The Northern Irish born man grew up in Ballymena where he learnt and played football with his local side. In 1990, at the age of 17, Rodgers moved to Reading to further his career but it was halted instantaneous through injury and he failed to make an appearance for the English club. In 1995, after refusing to let football out of his life, …
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, …
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 …
Joe Allen Stars in Late Cameo vs Swansea

Joe Allen Stars in Late Cameo vs Swansea

Joe Allen is a player in whom Brendan Rodgers has invested a lot. Whilst at Swansea, the Welshman was a mainstay of their Championship play-off winning side, and the diminutive midfielder’s performances brought lavish praise from his manager.
...while he is not at the same level, he is that Xavi or Iniesta type of player. He’s 5ft 7in, not physically tall or great in stature but he is brilliant on the ball, has great intelligence and good mobility.
Joe ‘Welsh Xavi’ Allen: The solution to LFC’s midfield problems?

Joe ‘Welsh Xavi’ Allen: The solution to LFC’s midfield problems?

2013/2014 season, for Liverpool fans, has been a roller-coaster ride with the brilliance of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez in the goal scoring department while Liverpool’s midfield has been exposed quite a lot this season by teams ranked below us. Joe Allen, playing with Lucas Leiva and Jordan Henderson in the middle 3, dominated the opposition midfield and injected some extra dynamism into the team. This combination worked much better than the Gerrard-Lucas pairing . Games against Tottenham, Manchester City …
Joe Allen | One for the future, as well as right now

Joe Allen | One for the future, as well as right now

Wednesday 4th December 2013 was a great night for Liverpool Football Club and in particular for Luis Suarez. Four wonderful goals from the Uruguayan wizard and a very solid and professional job done by the whole team. Quite rightly, Luis Suarez went home with the Man of the Match award and all the plaudits. However, that match was equally as important for another Liverpool player. It was the match in which Joe Allen showed everyone that he is ready to …
Why Reintroducing Joe Allen Could Be Vital For Liverpool’s Season

Why Reintroducing Joe Allen Could Be Vital For Liverpool’s Season

You’d be doing well to find a Liverpool supporter out there who doesn’t have a strong opinion on midfielder Joe Allen. He is definitely one of the most divisive players currently on Liverpool’s playing roster. Some think he’s a complete waste of space and that he doesn't supply much more than his “back and sides” nickname suggests (a nickname of poor taste I might add). However, many fans can see beyond the cold hard statistics that many people take as …
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