Liverpool, Transfers and the Goalpost

Liverpool, Transfers and the Goalpost

Imagine the scene. It’s the first day of pre-season. There’s damp in the air at Melwood but Brendan and the staff are in good spirits. Brendan was late for once, he had spent a good hour in front of the mirror looking at his new red training top. ‘Tight fitting’ he murmured. ‘Nice!’ Still admiring himself, he was interrupted by a knock at the door. The new secretary entered the room. ‘Hello Mr Rodgers, they’re ready for you’. She looked …
Liverpool's left back issue: Is he the Taylor-Made solution?

Liverpool's left back issue: Is he the Taylor-Made solution?

Anyone who has watched Liverpool for the past two seasons would agree that Liverpool need a new first choice left back. In fact, if you go back the last 10 years you could put forward an argument that Liverpool’s last top class left back was actually a right back, that player would be Alvaro Arbeloa. If you pushed me even more I would say that him and Glen Johnson are the best left backs Liverpool have had since the day’s …
Three At The Back Can Still Work for Liverpool

Three At The Back Can Still Work for Liverpool

Against Arsenal last week we attempted to employ the same system we used so successfully against West Brom: 3 central defenders, with two wing-backs. Clearly it didn’t go well, and it led to a very poor first half performance from Liverpool. This prompted Rodgers to revert to four at the back for the second half, which brought about a marginally better (though still wholly underwhelming) performance. Thanks to this one poor game, a lot of reactionary fans have started shouting …
José Enrique: Is he an Elite Left Back? Compared to Baines & Cole

José Enrique: Is he an Elite Left Back? Compared to Baines & Cole

José Enrique effectiveness vs. Wigan

José Enrique effectiveness vs. Wigan

Quality left-backs at Liverpool have been a premium down the years but the acquisition of José Enrique has proven to be an excellent signing. Defensively, he is everything you need in a full-back; he's strong so holds attackers off with ease, calm and confident on the ball, quick, his positional sense is second-to-none and he knows exactly when to put his foot into a tackle. At £6 million, 'El Toro' is quickly becoming one of the signings of the season. …
Jose Enrique | Premier League Left Back Statistical Comparison

Jose Enrique | Premier League Left Back Statistical Comparison

Before Jose Enrique signed this summer Liverpool FC supporters were calling out for a left back that would add balance and strength to the side. The balance required was to ensure that they were able to defend and also provide a suitable outlet on left overlapping the left winger or passing / creating from deep. In June we looked at a Left Back comparison which detailed statistics for three players linked to Liverpool FC; Jose Enrique, Gael Clichy and Leighton Baines. …
Statistical Player Profile: José Enrique

Statistical Player Profile: José Enrique

Liverpool has long had a problem with the left-back position ever since John Arne Riise left for Roma in 2008. Yes we had Fabio Aurelio and Emiliano Insua but neither succeeded in stamping their mark on the position, with injuries plaguing the one and the other just simply failing to live up to expectations …
Transfer Window Review (Part I) | Defenders

Transfer Window Review (Part I) | Defenders

It doesn't seem so long ago, that I was writing the "What our team needs" series. That was back in April, and I identified 4 key areas that we needed to add some quality to the side. Those were Left Back , Centre Back, a Centre Midfielder, and a Winger. It may take some reading to look at them all, but if you haven't already, then it maybe a worth giving them a quick scan. In summary, I assessed the squad …
Downing & Enrique | Effectiveness Vs BWFC

Downing & Enrique | Effectiveness Vs BWFC

The left-wing has been an area of weakness for many years at Liverpool. But that problem looks to be resolved with Jose Enrique at left-back and Stewart Downing playing ahead of him in midfield. The pair link-up very well with each other and have settled into the starting line-up extremely well. In three league games, they've already proven why the club signed them with Enrique solid in defence and Downing excellent in attack. They were both instrumental in today's 3-1 …
What Liverpool FC need (Part I) - The Left Back.

What Liverpool FC need (Part I) - The Left Back.

  We could sit here all day, and debate what areas of our current squad needs strengthening. We could also discuss potential targets, and how realistic a chance of a certain team accepting a bid, and a certain player joining.   In fact, I have read many a debate on the the forums here (Anfield Index Forum), I've had many a discussion over a beer, and hear various shouts on the terraces at match days. In these discussions, I think …
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