Alternatives to Alex Teixeira

Alternatives to Alex Teixeira

With the looming figure of deadline day hovering beyond the next horizon, and Sky’s ever-present coverage seemingly set to focus on whether Liverpool will be successful in their pursuit of an attacker, specifically of Shakhtar’s devastating little Brazilian, questions are abound. Will Liverpool re-enter negotiations? Will Shakhtar be convinced into selling their prize asset? Will Liverpool agree to pay an astronomical fee, and if not, will they do any alternative business on deadline day? It is posing that last question …
Bundesliga Attackers That Would Improve Liverpool

Bundesliga Attackers That Would Improve Liverpool

Liverpool’s lack of goals, both this season and last, have become something of a concern. So far this season, before victory against Chelsea this past weekend, Liverpool had scored more than one goal in a Premier League match on only one occasion, against a woeful Aston Villa side. A tally of just 52 goals last season suggests this is not a new problem and it can’t just be put down to the loss of Luis Suarez or the injuries to …
What to Do With Danny - The Striker Contingency

What to Do With Danny - The Striker Contingency

Sturridge: 42 goals in 68 games. It’s a phenomenal record that outranks some of the most prolific and proficient strikers to ever spearhead a Liverpool attack. However, 73 games in which Daniel Sturridge was sat, frustratingly, on the sidelines, not simply due to one key weakness in his frame either. Suffering from two ankle injuries, one knee injury, one hip injury (admittedly a misdiagnosis prolonging his time on the sidelines), two hamstring injuries and a groin injury, Sturridge is not …
Fans, Journalists and Jealousy

Fans, Journalists and Jealousy

There's an ever increasing trend for sports journalists to ridicule fans that have broadened their horizons and taken an interest in leagues other than the Premier League. There's no clear reason for this, maybe they're annoyed that their articles filled with inaccuracies are getting called out by fans these days. It's hard to pull the wool over the eyes of fans when matches from all over the world are literally a click away these days. It has an impact on …
We Need to Talk About Kevin...Volland

We Need to Talk About Kevin...Volland

With the current occupant of the Liverpool number 31 number looking to be on their way out of the club it looks as though the club have already identified a player to take it over: Kevin Volland. Someone at Liverpool has been playing Football Manager. Not long after the announcement of a certain Roberto Firmino the club was then linked to his ex-teammate Kevin Volland. The German forward is currently playing for the U-21's in the Czech Republic and with …
Roberto Firmino - The Bundesliga's Brazilian Star | AI's Xmas Wish List

Roberto Firmino - The Bundesliga's Brazilian Star | AI's Xmas Wish List

Hoffenheim’s Brazilian attacker Roberto Firmino was spared the embarrassment of his country’s World Cup nightmare, as Luiz Felipe Scolari chose to ignore the then 22-year-old’s impressive form for his club. As a result he’s remained relatively under the radar, but not for much longer. Scolari’s successor, Dunga, had no hesitation in calling up the young Brazilian upstarts who've lit up leagues across Europe in recent seasons, and Firmino made his debut for Nike’s yellow marketing machine in their friendly against …