Guess Who's Back ...Back Again: Liverpool FC

Guess Who's Back ...Back Again: Liverpool FC

No, the title isn't autobiographical; although admittedly, it has been quite a while since my last piece for Anfield Index. What am I on about then? Well, I think it's pretty obvious; I'm sure you'll agree, it's time to talk about the resurgence of Liverpool FC. Days before the first leg of the Borussia Dortmund quarter final, I found myself quite perturbed, somewhat pissed off, and fairly bemused at what I was hearing, and reading, from some, on how the …
No Emre, No Party

No Emre, No Party

It's Sunday the 28th February, Liverpool's have just battled back to play extra time against Manchester City in the League Cup Final, then face the nerve wrecking agony of Penalties. The first player to step up is Emre Can. He looks calm and composed, with no signs of fatigue or tiredness. Instead of going for power, or looking to place it in the corner, he took the most audacious of penalties, a Panenka, in a final, under immense pressure! If …
A Requiem for Doubt: The Rebirth of Liverpool Football Club

A Requiem for Doubt: The Rebirth of Liverpool Football Club

As Yaya shot, the nylon net swished, and the dream was dashed for good. Heaps of red clad players sat silently, some lurched over in exhausted pools, others stared blankly into space as if they were too tired or dismayed to process what had just happened. This can’t be how it ends, can it? After all the build-up, all the hope, all the vitality in the run up to the shootout, after all the Mignolet saves and thwarted attacks, our …
The League Cup Final - After the Dust has Settled

The League Cup Final - After the Dust has Settled

There’s little more painful in sport than the Cup Final defeat. As Liverpool fans we’ve seen both sides of the coin. Jubilation and despair. Unfortunately, on Sunday at Wembley, it was despair. Penalties, we don’t lose them do we? And after Fernandinho hit the post with his first I foolishly thought we had our name on the cup. Sadly it wasn’t to be and we’re now left to dissect the day and ask where it went wrong, what positives we …
Reasons to be Cheerful for a Liverpool supporter

Reasons to be Cheerful for a Liverpool supporter

The life of a football supporter eh? If I knew then what I know now I’d have to ask myself, are you sure you want to get involved? It’s not exactly the most serene way to live a life. Moods changing in tune with a ball hitting the back of a net, spitting pure hatred at those deserving of it, usually folk from Manchester, displays of passion and euphoria that to the casual observer look massively unhinged and lunatic in …
Semi-Final Win Points to More Pressing Issues for Klopp

Semi-Final Win Points to More Pressing Issues for Klopp

Liverpool players, former stars and fans worldwide were ecstatic following the Reds’ progression to the League Cup Final last night. It’s a chance of silverware for Klopp’s men, something that has long been missing at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp, though, will be far from happy with last night’s showing. It was one of the worst Liverpool performances I have seen in a long time, with the Reds registering just two shots on target during the entire game. In the semi-final of …
Liverpool Win the Carling Cup - It's only the Mickey Mouse Cup!

Liverpool Win the Carling Cup - It's only the Mickey Mouse Cup!

So we did it, we finally won a trophy after seeing Liverpool go without one for nearly SIX years!  How times have changed since then!  We have had new owners, another Champions League Final, a new Kop idol, Premier League Runners-up, a rubbish manager, high court battle, more new owners, the return of a King, said £23m "Kop idol striker" throwing a tantrum and then being replaced by another Kop idol - Luis Suarez, who was then banned for 9 …