Pro Evolution III: No Evolution - Where Now for Liverpool's Tactics?

Pro Evolution III: No Evolution - Where Now for Liverpool's Tactics?

The previous episode of this accidental series on Liverpool’s tactics and tribulations, ended with thought that Liverpool’s season should be judged after 38 games. And what a 38th game it was… The defeat at Stoke was one of the worst games in memory, but was only one part of an uninspiring season from Rodgers’ Reds. European frailty, the manager’s strengths and weaknesses, poor recruitment, good recruitment, and tactical changes have all been discussed in the previous two installments, which can …
Liverpool, FSG, Brendan Rodgers and Radiohead 

Liverpool, FSG, Brendan Rodgers and Radiohead 

In the last week when it was leaked to the media that Rodgers was staying at LFC, I was going through my old CD (yes that old!!) collection when I came across the Radiohead album “The Bends”. I decided to re listen and the words in the title track seemed very apt for the current situation at LFC. For the younger viewers or non-fans it starts like this…. Where do we go from here?? The words are coming out all …
What Makes a Goalkeeper a Keeper? (Part 1)

What Makes a Goalkeeper a Keeper? (Part 1)

What Makes a Goalkeeper a Keeper? First to be blamed; last to be credited – that’s the life of a goalkeeper. It's often said that a striker can laze around, shoot blanks and run like a headless chicken for the entire game, but his stoppage (Fergie) time goal makes him the hero. A goalkeeper on the other hand, can make Superman-like saves the entire game, yet his one and only blunder makes him the villain. For Liverpool however, we had to wait until Brendan Rodgers …
Danny Ings: What Will He Bring To Liverpool This Season?

Danny Ings: What Will He Bring To Liverpool This Season?

Liverpool have already been active in the summer transfer window, acquiring two players before the period has officially opened. Burnley striker Danny Ings and Manchester City midfielder James Milner will move to Anfield on July 1st as Brendan Rodgers begins to rebuild his squad after a disappointing 2014-15 season. The Reds fared well in the cup competitions – reaching the semi-finals of both the FA Cup and Capital One Cup – but finished sixth in the Premier League table. This was …
Player Comparison: James Milner vs Jordan Henderson

Player Comparison: James Milner vs Jordan Henderson

A lot of people on Twitter seem to believe that James Milner and Jordan Henderson offer nothing to a football team other than athleticism. Both can run forever and neither of them would ever quit before the game was up. Both are model professionals and both have their own charities to match, giving them a human quality we can relate to as well. You'd therefore be forgiven for thinking that these two players are just carbon copies of one another …
The Seven Deadly Sins That Plague Liverpool FC

The Seven Deadly Sins That Plague Liverpool FC

It was a far from perfect season to say the least. Some could argue that it was a combination of poor signings, tactical naivety and injuries that were the downfall of Liverpool Football Club. All of which are valid arguments. However, I can't help but wonder how you can go from finishing 2nd to 6th in the space of a season! Something is fundamentally wrong at our beloved club. We’ve fallen from the high graces and the footballing gods have cursed us. As …
Liverpool FC: Cutting Our Losses

Liverpool FC: Cutting Our Losses

A financial analysis of LFC’s 2014-2015 transfers This article looks at Liverpool’s transfer activity last summer and asks whether it is financially viable to cut our losses on certain players who have flattered to deceive and how selling such players could potentially impact the club’s purchasing power for the upcoming transfer window. As the curtain falls down on the dismissal 2014-2015 season, Liverpool fans around the world let out a collective sigh of relief as we are finally put out …
FSG and Brendan Rodgers: Back to the drawing board!

FSG and Brendan Rodgers: Back to the drawing board!

The news emerging in the last 12 hours (at the time of writing) saw Brendan Rodgers being given the vote of confidence by the people who matter, Fenway Sports Group. This ideally puts to rest the anxiety of 'will he stay/will he not' debate amongst the fan base and whether in agreement or not, it is best for the club that the decision has been made swiftly and there is clarity of thought going forward. Or is there...? There have …
Rodgers: From Bold & Ballsy to Beaten & Broken & Back Again

Rodgers: From Bold & Ballsy to Beaten & Broken & Back Again

Brendan Rodgers has been given another chance and it's one he has to grab with both hands. When Brendan took over 3 years ago it wasn't so much to a chorus of fan fares and celebration from the fan base, it was more of a quiet contemplation. Not widely known outside of Swansea, Reading and Watford, Rodgers had impressed many with the stylish way he had set his Swansea side up in the 2011/12 season. Our owners wanted a young …
Three Bosman's Liverpool Should Absolutely Sign This Summer

Three Bosman's Liverpool Should Absolutely Sign This Summer

It's no secret that Liverpool aren't a financial superpower on the same level as Manchester City and Manchester United. The Mancunian club is an Arab Kingdom of an organisation with a country bankrolling them to major honour after major honour. Meanwhile, the Salford club are a legitimate self-created powerhouse with sponsorship deals and worldwide appeal which outstrip just about every other club in the world.  On the other hand, Liverpool are a well placed in eighth on the table which …
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