Liverpool Perspective: England Vs Italy Preview

Liverpool Perspective: England Vs Italy Preview

The time is nearly upon us. At 11pm on Saturday night Steven Gerrard will lead Roy Hodgson’s England side out of the tunnel at the Arena Amazonia for their opening Group D game against Italy. The last time these two sides met in an international tournament the game ended 0-0 with Italy winning on penalties. It will all be different this time though right? I mean there could be as many as 6 Liverpool players starting, however ,with Roy in …
Transfers, Transfers, Everywhere!

Transfers, Transfers, Everywhere!

Or so everybody with a Twitter account will have you believe. The difficulty, as we know, is getting the right deals done. It's fair to say, however, that Liverpool have moved relatively quickly in the transfer market and have secured two very different types of players.  One in Emre Can who fits the profile of FSG and Brendan Rodgers. The other is Rickie Lambert, who quite frankly does not. I say that because ever since Fenway Sports Group bought Liverpool …
Simon Mignolet - Is he still good enough? A comparison to rivals

Simon Mignolet - Is he still good enough? A comparison to rivals

Earlier in the season, following Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Manchester City, I wrote an article looking at Simon Mignolet's first season up to that point as the Reds' first choice goalkeeper following his summer move from Sunderland. At the time he had just made himself public enemy number one to a group of fans (oh how there have been many in that position this season), and questions were being asked. Since that article was published, have his performances improved? Have …
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 …
The Liverpool Midfield: A Tactical Analysis

The Liverpool Midfield: A Tactical Analysis

To some, the midfield area is one which is overrated. One can look at how many goals a respective team has scored that season, and how many they kept out. Of course, while these spectators acknowledge the importance of a great middle unit, if you are substantially stronger in the first and final thirds, the centre will take care of itself.  However, to be a true bastion of domestic and continental football, the midfield should the heartbeat of an effulgent, …
Liverpool's Defensive Errors - Mis-shapes, Mistakes, Misfits

Liverpool's Defensive Errors - Mis-shapes, Mistakes, Misfits

On looking at the league table, it would be easy to blame Liverpool’s failure to win the title on their defence. It would be easy to do, partly because it’s true. However, there are many things to take into account when analysing why a team concedes the goals they do. What follows is a look at Liverpool’s defensive errors in comparison with other teams, and a brief look at whether the mistakes are systemic or the fault of individuals. Team …
Another False Dawn for Liverpool FC? Not This Time!

Another False Dawn for Liverpool FC? Not This Time!

Those tinges of heartbreak from seeing Manchester City winning the league, and not the Reds, were instantaneously replaced by the euphoria of actually being in a title race until the very last day of the season. Universally, nobody would dare say this was a failure of a season in anyway. Not even the judgmental mainstream media. History will ultimately judge Rodgers’ team, built in his image of flair, confidence, guile, steel, and of vulnerability, that it will grow on to …
Brendan Rodgers and The Transfer Committee: The Criteria

Brendan Rodgers and The Transfer Committee: The Criteria

The dust has yet to settle on the wild and wondrous campaign of 2013/14, yet the transfer rumour mill is in full swing; with Liverpool its traditional epicentre. However, among the traditional nonsensical reports of Ricardo Quaresma finally sealing his move to Liverpool and Simao finally receiving the call from Senor Rafa to board that plane, Kopites have taken to social media sites, forums and pubs to discuss just who is needed at Anfield next season; coupled with those to …
Thank You Brendan Rodgers

Thank You Brendan Rodgers

Dear Brendan Rodgers, I hope this letter reaches you in good spirits even if things haven't panned out quite how we all would've wanted on the final Sunday of the season. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all your efforts, not just this season, but both campaigns you have been in charge. As a Welshman who was lucky enough to see you rebuild your career at Swansea, I was extremely happy to see …
Liverpool FC: Our Hopes and Expectations, Leaked Goals and Revelations

Liverpool FC: Our Hopes and Expectations, Leaked Goals and Revelations

This Sunday at Anfield, a 2013/14 Premier League winners trophy will be present along with some medals, just in case. All we need to accompany this agonising reminder of how close we've come this season is Jim Bowen to tell us what we could have won, before revealing said silverware, Bullseye style. There's still a slither of hope though. The final game against Newcastle will be a mixture of emotions, as this current Liverpool side have taken us on a …
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