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 …
Liverpool, the League Cup and other trophies

Liverpool, the League Cup and other trophies

I am not going to try and sugar coat this, of all the major trophies available, the League Cup is the lowest on the prestige list. Hate me for saying that if you want, I don’t really care because it’s a fact. However, just because it is the least important and prestigious of all the major trophies, it doesn’t mean it’s not great to win and it also doesn’t detract from its significance. Trophies are great to win, it’s what …
Managing Daniel Sturridge - Cup or Premier League?

Managing Daniel Sturridge - Cup or Premier League?

Daniel Sturridge's return to the Liverpool bench against Sunderland caught everybody off guard. In the pre-match press conference a day earlier Jurgen Klopp implied if everything went well then the earliest time fans would get a glimpse of their hit-man would be against West Ham in the FA Cup. The disappointing 2-2 draw, in which Sturridge didn't make it off the bench, all but ended Liverpool's interest in challenging for the top 4 this season. The Reds currently sit 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 …
Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

The Magic of the (FA) Cup. We all love a good cup tie, don't we? Every fan, surely, must want to see their team go on a great cup run, musn't they? I mean, winning breeds winning; it's a great way to gather momentum; the players just want to get out there and play; When you're winning you want to win again, and if you're losing, you just want to go out there and put things right. After all, that's …
Is 'Box' the New 'Triangle' for Liverpool? Part 2

Is 'Box' the New 'Triangle' for Liverpool? Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we looked into the importance of the 3-4-2-1 formation and how successful it has been for Liverpool since its implementation. In the second part of the article, we are going to examine if there are any weaknesses in this system as Liverpool use it and how opposition teams might try to set up and counter this system. Are There Weaknesses in this System? 1. Positional Rotation in Centre Midfield In the 3-4-2-1, the 2 central midfielders are …
God is a Red - Robbie Fowler | Strikers Week on AnfieldIndex!

God is a Red - Robbie Fowler | Strikers Week on AnfieldIndex!

"It doesn't matter what you do, we've got God on our side", a fairly common retort from a Liverpool fan in the mid to late nineties. No matter who you were bantering with, which one of your mates' sides LFC were facing that week - United, Arsenal, Spurs, Newcastle, even Sheffield Wednesday at the time - it wasn't important, because we had God, and He was gonna win it for us. And, more often than not, He did! A shining …
We Are PenaltyPool! | Liverpool & Penalties: Lucky or Planned?

We Are PenaltyPool! | Liverpool & Penalties: Lucky or Planned?

The best way to get over a defeat is to win the next match; so the the old adage goes, and who are we to argue? Happily, participating in four competitions means you never have to wait too long for a chance at redemption. The ignominy of Saturday's teatime capitulation, to a Stewart Downing inspired West Ham, abides in the background of our thoughts still, however resplendent in their novelty the bright, shiny memories of a bizarre, epic League Cup …
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