Suarez isolated as United frustrate Reds

Suarez isolated as United frustrate Reds

The most memorable visual of Liverpool and Manchester United’s recent Anfield encounters has been of an early onslaught, a tidal wave of Red attacking the United back-four from the off, giving the visitors from the other end of the M6 no chance to settle on the ball or go about their own gameplan. The two biggest thorns in United’s side last season were Luis Suarez and Dirk Kuyt, whose tireless running and unpredictable movement made the league’s toughest defence look …
Steven Gerrard | Effectiveness vs. MUFC

Steven Gerrard | Effectiveness vs. MUFC

It was strange to see Steven Gerrard scoring after such a long absence. Strange but excellent. He returned to the starting line-up against Manchester United on Saturday afternoon after sitting on the sidelines for seven months. Funnily enough, his last start was against United where he excelled in a deeper midfield role. This time, Gerrard was given an attacking freedom that suits him so well. For the most part of the first-half, Steven was out on the right for protect …
Charlie Adam | The story so far

Charlie Adam | The story so far

[caption id="attachment_3550" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Charlie Adam"][/caption] There was no doubt this summer that Liverpool wanted Charlie Adam. They had tried desperately throughout January to prise him from Karl Oyston's grasp at Blackpool, and had almost lost him to Spurs in the dying embers of the window. There seemed never a doubt that they would return with another bid as they sought to introduce some passing flair into their midfield. Adam was praised throughout his breakthrough season at Blackpool for his …
Reds Need To Be More Clinical

Reds Need To Be More Clinical

After a defeat or a draw managers try to focus on general team performance and how well their side have played but it is positive results that they most covet, with the difference between a draw and a win often coming down to the smallest details. Obviously there are a number of things that go towards creating a winning team and while many say that you should build a team from the back, it is often the strikers that decide …
Liverpool V Everton | The Friendly Derby

Liverpool V Everton | The Friendly Derby

Welcome to the friendly derby. However, judging by the amount of red and yellow cards in this fixture over the years the players don’t seem to follow the maxim of ‘friendly derby’. It’s Everton against Liverpool, a game that needs no introduction. Everton go into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Man City and with a last 5 game record (LWDWL) that screams inconsistency. It’s generally thought that Everton have started the season badly yet if …
Stewart Downing: The First Six Games

Stewart Downing: The First Six Games

Stewart Downing came to Liverpool with many fans feeling that we had settled for second best after United had signed Ashley Young. Some even intimated that, in replacing Downing with N’Zogbia, Villa had improved their first team for a fraction of the price. Dalglish has always insisted that Downing was his first choice, and a look at his first six games for Liverpool helps to show why this was the case. Downing made his debut against Sunderland on the opening …
Is Jamie Carragher Still a Certain Starter for Liverpool?

Is Jamie Carragher Still a Certain Starter for Liverpool?

At the age of 33, time is against Jamie Carragher. This season more than ever, his status as a first choice starter is under intense scrutiny. Big questions are starting to be asked openly by Liverpool fans about whether Carragher still warrants a place in Liverpool’s First XI. So, why are the murmurings of discontent growing louder by the week? Passing One part of his game that is heavily under the microscope is his passing. Indeed, season on season, Carragher’s …
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