Brendan Rodgers - Perspective

Brendan Rodgers - Perspective

Many Reds could be forgiven for believing Liverpool could actually go on to win the league last season. The cluster of Luis Suarez’s magical spectacle, Raheem Sterling’s rise to prominence and Daniel Sturridge finishing behind only the former as the league’s top goal-scorer. This season in contrast has been…well, slightly different. It’s the latter stages of January and Sam Allardyce is ahead of us. So, yes, a bit more than slightly. Also, Suarez is now firmly settled in Catalonia, a …
Chelsea v Liverpool | Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg

Chelsea v Liverpool | Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg

“Final ball, finish it off.  Final ball, finish it off.”  I found myself repeating this phrase over and over again during the last two cup clashes of the past week.  To be fair, we’ve all been saying it pretty consistently over the course of the season, but never more so than against Chelsea and Bolton. Last Tuesday, there was a sort of excitement to my voice that I hadn’t really heard since last season.  Liverpool attacked and countered hard and …
FA Cup Fourth Round Preview: Liverpool vs Bolton

FA Cup Fourth Round Preview: Liverpool vs Bolton

A fourth round cup tie against Championship side Bolton Wanderers might feel favourable at the moment. Rodgers and the Reds haven’t lost in a span of eight games, and have only recorded one loss since the blasted ruddy terrible horrendous eye-opening Crystal Palace match in November. I wouldn’t venture into the realm of “brilliance” to describe recent weeks, but you’ve got to say that Liverpool are looking better, yeah? On the other hand, Bolton have seen an upswing in their …
Fire the Lazar

Fire the Lazar

"Fire the laser" - Doctor Evil, 1999.
Not many teams are able to call on a laser to do the damage for them but Liverpool currently have a Lazar of sorts that's starting to showcase why the club forked out almost £20 million in the summer of 2014. When rumours spread of a bid for the talented Serbian, I ,for one, thought it was just that, a rumour. This was some serious talent and he was supposedly promised …
Liverpool FC - Emerging from Transition?

Liverpool FC - Emerging from Transition?

Last time I put pen to paper (metaphorically speaking), it was in some degree of anger. Christmas was still a couple of weeks away and, having had our in -built cushions handed to us by Beavis's sidekick's team of ugly stick victims, led by Phil Jones, Liverpool FC had just endured one of the worst months in living memory. Brendan Rodgers bore the brunt of my dark mood just five or six short weeks ago. The cocky, young manager from …
Is 'Box' the New 'Triangle' for Liverpool? - Part 1

Is 'Box' the New 'Triangle' for Liverpool? - Part 1

In the recent weeks we have seen Liverpool implement the 3-4-2-1 formation across competitions and the formation has proved to be successful. So what has made Brendan Rodgers use the 3-4-2-1 in the last few weeks? What options has it provided us pre-game and in-game? Are there weaknesses or more appropriately ways for the opposition to get around the 3-4-2-1 employed by Rodgers? This set of two articles will try to examine few of the questions mentioned above. When Rodgers joined …
Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling the Project Project. A term that's being overly used these days by players, managers, owners, the media and even fans when discussing football.  Some clubs are able to just 'sell' the club to potential signings, but other teams who, let's just say don't have the deepest of pockets now have to sell the 'project' to potential incomings. This isn't in isolation to players either, some clubs need to sell their project to managers.
"I like the idea of developing …
Steven Gerrard: Enjoying It While He Can

Steven Gerrard: Enjoying It While He Can

One of the big debates recently has been which side of the fence you're sitting on regarding Steven Gerrard. Was it the right time? Should the club have done more to keep him? After announcing his future move to LA Galaxy, there's now no turning back. The Liverpool captain will not complete the fairytale of being a one-club man, although a lot have come to the conclusion that this was the right step forward for everyone concerned. Gerrard can take …
Where There is Blame | Brendan Rodgers & FSG

Where There is Blame | Brendan Rodgers & FSG

Where there is blame... You’re approached by a business that wants you to become their new manager, you’re part of a shortlist of five people and you’re probably the least experienced of the lot. You prepare for the interview, after all this is a big opportunity, one you didn’t expect. You write up a 180 page dossier showing your visions for the job if you were to get it and show them the business plan you’d worked so hard on. …
A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

Is there a perfect Liverpool Manager? There have been twenty two people fortunate enough to manage Liverpool Football Club. Some successful, a few who failed to live up to the high expectations of the great club, and one, to my recollection, that was disastrous.  There has been a trend amongst them all since the 1990’s though: they’ve all not delivered the title. Whilst the club's expectations may differ from the glory days, the fans still seem in the mindset of …
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