Philippe Coutinho: Tactical, Flexible, Magical (Part 1)

Philippe Coutinho: Tactical, Flexible, Magical (Part 1)

PFA Player of the Month for February 2015, LFC Players’ and Fans’ Player of the Season, and PFA Team of the Year. Four individual awards in a year is a remarkable feat, to say the least. With the cherry on top that is to finally cement a place in the Seleção – it’s been a year to remember for Philippe Coutinho indeed. It’s not hard to appreciate what Philippe Coutinho can do. Your attention gets caught by his fancy, but …
Nathaniel Clyne - Should Liverpool Be In-Clyne'd?

Nathaniel Clyne - Should Liverpool Be In-Clyne'd?

The typical joke of “shopping in Southampton” is pretty understandable. Instead of spending the gargantuan amount from Luis Suarez’s sale on his potential replacement(s), Liverpool used a majority of the sales proceeds to acquire three of their players, namely Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, and Rickie Lambert. While so, Southampton actually have a great pool of players; we just bought the wrong ones. Beyond the players who moved from Southampton to Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal, there are other players who …
The Seven Deadly Sins That Plague Liverpool FC

The Seven Deadly Sins That Plague Liverpool FC

It was a far from perfect season to say the least. Some could argue that it was a combination of poor signings, tactical naivety and injuries that were the downfall of Liverpool Football Club. All of which are valid arguments. However, I can't help but wonder how you can go from finishing 2nd to 6th in the space of a season! Something is fundamentally wrong at our beloved club. We’ve fallen from the high graces and the footballing gods have cursed us. As …
Poor Defending Weakens Rodgers'

Poor Defending Weakens Rodgers' "Mitigating Factor" Argument

A year ago Liverpool fans were dreaming of a promising young manager - Brendan Rodgers - who was going to get better with time and bring success to the club. He evoked comparison with Bill Shankly, the legendary Liverpool coach. A year on, fans are not so sure he's anywhere near a reincarnation of Shankly. His hubris this season betrays the humility he says Liverpool exudes. His failure this season makes it almost blasphemous to mention him in the same …
Liverpool Must Sign Experience Over Youth This Summer

Liverpool Must Sign Experience Over Youth This Summer

As the season comes to an end all eyes and ears will be fixated on who Liverpool will sign in the transfer window. The club has not been particularly successful in this area since Brendan Rodgers took over as manager three seasons ago. The Reds can only count Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho as successful transfers in the last six windows as Liverpool fans have been constantly disappointed with the infamous 'transfer-committee' botching signings on a regular basis. The fans …
Liverpool's Youth and the Relevant

Liverpool's Youth and the Relevant

Morale is at an all-time low for the fans, the determination of our first team players is depleting after every poor result, and our manager seems to have run out of ideas. It seems like Liverpool has reached a dangerous place, we have lost the Champions League spot and we have nothing else to look forward to. This is the time where the hungry, passionate, and youthful players should come out and be allowed to show what they've got and …
Nothing False about Coutinho as a Number Nine

Nothing False about Coutinho as a Number Nine

False starts. Many could argue Liverpool had a false start to this season but there was nothing false about Coutinho's performance as a false 9 against Newcastle and that can only be a positive for Brendan Rodgers moving forward. Liverpool showed some arrogance and confidence in their win against Newcastle, especially in the first half. The way the Reds lined up surprised a few people, myself includes, as it was expected that Sterling would once again lead the line. Many …
Wing-Back to The Future - Liverpool's Lateral Thinking

Wing-Back to The Future - Liverpool's Lateral Thinking

MISSING: Liverpool FC full-backs. Last seen: playing FIFA or table tennis on Instagram. Posing next to a BMW on Twitter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc1Kqo124ec Contact Glen Johnson c/o Liverpool FC. José Enrique and Glen Johnson were the starting full-backs in Liverpool’s final Champions League game at home to FC Basel. Since then the traditional full-back position has been disregarded, and the club’s 2s and 3s have had to find other activities to occupy their time. Liverpool starting line-up v FC Basel - 09/12/2014 …
Pro Evolution II - Pro Brendan Rodgers

Pro Evolution II - Pro Brendan Rodgers

There wasn’t meant to be a part two, but in this earlier, speculative look at where Liverpool might go in the coming months and years, the Liverpool manager barely got a mention. Since then, Brendan Rodgers has been the name on everyone’s lips, on everyone’s blog, in every newspaper, and on all the podcasts, thanks to Liverpool’s impressive form in the league. Aside from all this talk about the manager, the reason for Liverpool’s change in fortunes has been attributed …
Back Four Problems, and the Perils of Lallana at RWB

Back Four Problems, and the Perils of Lallana at RWB

Firstly let me say this isn't a Lallana or Rodgers-agenda article. This isn't a character assassination on the Liverpool number 20. This is just a fan who can't fathom as to why Brendan Rodgers keeps trying to use Adam Lallana as a wing-back. Is the Reds' manager afraid of reverting to a back 4? Many of you will ask how Rodgers giving Lallana 30 minutes at RWB relates to a back 4, but I have my reasons. Liverpool have been …
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