Fed Up of Transition at Liverpool FC

Fed Up of Transition at Liverpool FC

Here we go again….another transitional period awaits Liverpool Football Club. In fact, for the past 20 years Liverpool Football Club and the word transition have been together hand in hand. Only seven months have passed since our title charge and we now need to replace our legendary captain in a few months time. We may also need to find ourselves a new manager considering a fourth place finish is looking a remote possibility based on our inconsistent form. Furthermore, the …
Here Comes Saint Vincent - Vincent Enyeama

Here Comes Saint Vincent - Vincent Enyeama

Last season Vincent Enyeama went 1,062 minutes without conceding a goal. The record was ended by a tame shot that caught a wicked deflection to smash off the post and into the Lille goalkeeper’s goal. The purple patch ended after eleven consecutive clean sheets but the Nigerian international would go on to add nine more to his season, ending the campaign with 20. In a week where Brendan Rodgers seems to have finally lost faith in Simon Mignolet, there has …
The Magnificent Maxime Gonalons | AI's Christmas Wish List

The Magnificent Maxime Gonalons | AI's Christmas Wish List

Editor's Note: We're starting a new feature leading up to Christmas where our writers will be choosing a player they'd wish Liverpool FC would purchase in January and give their reasons for why they've chosen the said player! First up is Sam McGuire with The Magnificent Maxine Gonalons! Steadying the Ship – Get a Captain on board. Maxime Gonalons, is to Lyon what Steven Gerrard is to Liverpool, and that’s why Liverpool need to sign him. A youth graduate come …
To Marquee, or Not To Marquee? That Was The Question for Liverpool

To Marquee, or Not To Marquee? That Was The Question for Liverpool

As the dust settles following the closure of the transfer market there is still a lingering question for many: Why didn’t we buy a so called marquee signing? Of course in a way you could argue we did as in terms of talent and worldwide column inches Balotelli certainly ticks the boxes. However when people bemoan the absence of a so called marquee signing what they really mean is a marquee signing who isn’t in any way considered to have …
Are Liverpool The Right Club for Fabio Borini?

Are Liverpool The Right Club for Fabio Borini?

On-going speculation and several transfer links with other clubs has clouded what might have been a pleasant summer holiday for Fabio Borini. Whilst most 'fringe' players would enjoy attracting interest from other Premier League clubs offering regular first-team action, Borini was having none of it. After enjoying a successful campaign on loan at Sunderland last season, it seemed logical that the Italian would become a permanent fixture in Gus Poyet's squad. Last season, Borini netted seven goals in 32 Premier …
How Transfers Work, Sometimes Don't - and Why.

How Transfers Work, Sometimes Don't - and Why.

I've been thinking about writing something on this for a while, the way transfers work today - or don't in many cases, the seemingly infinite variables and how they differ from those those of yesteryear, and the carefree days of yore - if you believe in all that. There was however an obvious snag, in that although I'm middle-aged, well educated, well versed in all kinds of funding bidding, project management and acquisitions in the arts and education sector, I'm …
Why Bony and not Benzema?

Why Bony and not Benzema?

In the last few weeks I’ve sensed a real feeling of discontent regarding the calibre of players Liverpool have been linked to, Premiership names such as Wilfried Bony, Loic Remy and not with players like Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain. I've seen a lot of people say things like "The players we have signed now are players we could have easily gotten without CL". First off, I don't think that is true and here’s why: Emre Can would have likely …
Now's Not the Time to Worry About Suarez

Now's Not the Time to Worry About Suarez

Luis Suarez. Husband. Father. Football genius. It was always going to be one of those windows. There was always going to be speculation. When you have a player a good as Luis, gossip never sleeps. The reality is, nobody, barring a close inner circle truly knows the details. But in transfer windows, reality, quite literally, goes out of the window (excuse the pun). All rumour, conjecture, supposed knowledge; it all has to be taken with a pinch of salt. The …
Liverpool's Transfer Committee Explained | AIPodcast Episode Summary

Liverpool's Transfer Committee Explained | AIPodcast Episode Summary

Below is a summary of the recent Anfield Index Transfer Committee Podcast, written in collaboration by myself James Nalton and Mark Simpson, who played the role of chief scout on the podcast. The summary is written primarily from Mark's point of view, and this will be reflected in the reports and conclusions contained. For the more in-depth version, listen to the podcast here , or follow the article and the podcast simultaneously for the full AI transfer committee experience! It’s worth noting that …
Liverpool's Transfer Window So Far | How The New Boys Could Line Up

Liverpool's Transfer Window So Far | How The New Boys Could Line Up

Callum Huckle reviews the transfer window so far and looks at how the new boys could line up for Liverpool next season. Done Deals    Rickie Lambert arrived, a little out of the blue, from Southampton while we’re were supposedly courting Adam Lallana from the same club - but for £4.5 million this could prove to be a decidedly shrewd piece of business and it always breeds confidence when transfers are wrapped up quickly and early. It’s pretty easy to take …