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 …
Daniel Sturridge: The Pressing Issue - Exclusive Pressing Action Stats

Daniel Sturridge: The Pressing Issue - Exclusive Pressing Action Stats

Anfield Index is paving the way when it comes to recording the amount of pressing undertaken by Liverpool players. The analysis of pressing actions isn't just another meaningless number to add to the myriad of useless statistics available to football fans, this data is integral to Liverpool’s system under Brendan Rodgers. The recent Anfield Index podcasts discussed these numbers at length but this article will focus on one player in particular - Daniel Sturridge, and how the striker’s lack of …
The Lucky Lucas Shirt

The Lucky Lucas Shirt

Rumours suggesting that Lucas Leiva could leave this summer may be music in the ears to some, in large part thanks to the massive regression in form shown by the Brazilian since the two long term injuries he suffered, and in some way has never truly recovered from. Sorry to be the party pooper but I'm not one of them, the news makes me slightly unhappy. It's not because I look at him and think he still has a lot …
Liverpool Goals Conceded Analysis 2013/14: Video Clips and Defensive Errors Analysis

Liverpool Goals Conceded Analysis 2013/14: Video Clips and Defensive Errors Analysis

This article is supporting the Anfield Index Podcast Episode 39 titled Defensive Errors Analysis for 2013/14 season. Here you will find detailed analysis for each goal conceded. You can either read all 5,000 words or simply watch the videos or if you're brave enough - both! You can also listen here: Your browser does not support the audio element. Defensive Error Video Analysis // First Half of Season - Defensive Analysis 2013-14 from Daniel Rhodes on Vimeo. Liverpool FC - …
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 …
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