Captain Material | Who Has

Captain Material | Who Has "Got It" for LFC?

You've got to have a certain type of character to be the captain of a football team - leadership, respect, protection of the team's players. The ability to drive forward when all hope is lost, and to celebrate when the time is right. Coming to the end of last season, we saw all this from Steven Gerrard. What else did we expect? The whole of that team was driven to get him what he craves most in his football career. …
Liverpool FC - Fit for Purpose

Liverpool FC - Fit for Purpose

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool, having finished 2nd playing a breathtaking style of football, have been praised for various qualities – skill, pace, creativity etc but one quality - which they have that has received relatively little comment - is the fitness levels of the players. With much of Liverpool’s success last season based on blitzing teams early with high intensity pressing – as evidenced by a certain podcast we know and love. (Gags made me add that bit in!) Rodgers perhaps …
An In-Depth Look At The Squad | Liverpool FC

An In-Depth Look At The Squad | Liverpool FC

With the recent collapse of the Remy deal, and the subsequent signing of Dejan Lovren (Liverpool’s 7th first team centre-back), there’s hardly a greater time to look at squad depth. An analysis of any squad’s depth can be tricky. A popular rule of thumb would be two players per position, but when I think about squad depth, I have always felt this rule was slightly inadequate. How, for example, does this account for versatility among positions? With any one injury, a …
Olympiakos 0 Liverpool FC 1 | Match Report

Olympiakos 0 Liverpool FC 1 | Match Report

A majority of the World Cup stars were back as the Reds kicked off their Guinness International Champions Cup with a 1-0 over Olympiakos thanks to a goal from Raheem Sterling. The Windy City lived up to its name as Liverpool faced the Greek champions at Soldier Field stadium. You would have been forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu as Sterling put his side up within 5 minutes, guiding Daniel Sturridge's mishit shot past the oncoming Balázs Megyeri. …
Transfers: Don't Believe the Hype | Liverpool FC

Transfers: Don't Believe the Hype | Liverpool FC

Liverpool Football Club just embarked on a pre-season tour of the United States. The Reds will play a least four games over the next fortnight, against the likes of Roma, Manchester City and AC Milan, in four different cities - Boston, Chicago, New York and Charlotte. The tour squad includes new signings Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lambert, with Loic Remy said to be on route to the USA for a medical, before completing his transfer and …
Replacing Suarez's Goals

Replacing Suarez's Goals

He's finally gone. Weeks of negotiations have seen the third best player in the world move to Barcelona for £75m. Many have said this is too cheap, especially when you consider the 'less good' Gareth Bale, moved for £80m just last season. However, Bale has never bitten anyone, nor (supposedly) racially abused someone and wasn't serving a four month ban. So £75m is probably the best we could hope for, and Barcelona got a £100m player at a discount (for …
Replacing Luis Suarez | A Tactical Affair

Replacing Luis Suarez | A Tactical Affair

Replacing Luis Suarez, like-for-like, is impossible. The Uruguayan brought an array of unique qualities, and equally unique flaws, which can’t be replenished by the simple act of buying another footballer. Suarez will leave a void when it comes to many aspects of the Liverpool experience, including the tactical set-up, and what follows is an assessment of what he brought to the system, and how the system could help to replace him. Liverpool flirted with numerous tactical systems during the 2013/14 season, …
Liverpool Players | World Cup Round Up - THE BIG ONE

Liverpool Players | World Cup Round Up - THE BIG ONE

Callum Huckle reviews the Liverpool players at the World Cup and previews those still in the tournament... Mamadou Sakho – The only Liverpool player still in the tournament aside from Simon Mignolet. Sakho has looked solid all tournament and it’s a testament to his ability that the only two goals France have conceded so far came after his substitution against Switzerland. He was rested with a hamstring strain but is fit to face Germany and will most definitely start. The …
Liverpool Perspective: England vs Uruguay

Liverpool Perspective: England vs Uruguay

England will be looking to bounce back against Uruguay after ‘The Three Lions’ slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Italy on Saturday night. England’s second group game will commence at 8PM inside the Arena Corinthians, São Paulo. The last time these two sides met was at Anfield in 2006 whilst the new Wembley Stadium was being constructed - England won that friendly 2-1 but the overall record isn’t great with Uruguay beating England on four occasions, compared to just three …
Liverpool Perspective: England Vs Italy Preview

Liverpool Perspective: England Vs Italy Preview

The time is nearly upon us. At 11pm on Saturday night Steven Gerrard will lead Roy Hodgson’s England side out of the tunnel at the Arena Amazonia for their opening Group D game against Italy. The last time these two sides met in an international tournament the game ended 0-0 with Italy winning on penalties. It will all be different this time though right? I mean there could be as many as 6 Liverpool players starting, however ,with Roy in …
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