Markovic & Balotelli | They'll Hate Us for This

Markovic & Balotelli | They'll Hate Us for This

Initially, this article was to be written with the sole purpose of Lazar Markovic in mind. However, given light to recent events there is simply no way one can discuss the topic of piss boiling without mentioning the highly probable transfer of Mario Balotelli to Liverpool FC. A character of great myth, a man of much adoration, for the first time in quite a while it appears Liverpool are at the heart of something very special indeed. But first, our …
Brendan Rodgers - the Story of his Managerial Career

Brendan Rodgers - the Story of his Managerial Career

BRENDAN Rodgers has grown into one of the most exciting and respected managers in the Premier League. The Northern Irish born man grew up in Ballymena where he learnt and played football with his local side. In 1990, at the age of 17, Rodgers moved to Reading to further his career but it was halted instantaneous through injury and he failed to make an appearance for the English club. In 1995, after refusing to let football out of his life, …
Welcome to The Sterling & Coutinho Show!

Welcome to The Sterling & Coutinho Show!

It has been said that the club will always be bigger than any one player and new heroes are born. In the past decade we have seen Owen, Torres and Suarez leave the club with fans wondering who will the next superstar to arrive at Anfield. Thankfully, we don’t need to look any further than our young dynamic duo of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, who in my mind are going to take the Premier League by storm this season …
Daniel Sturridge: The Pressing Issue - Exclusive Pressing Action Stats

Daniel Sturridge: The Pressing Issue - Exclusive Pressing Action Stats

Anfield Index is paving the way when it comes to recording the amount of pressing undertaken by Liverpool players. The analysis of pressing actions isn't just another meaningless number to add to the myriad of useless statistics available to football fans, this data is integral to Liverpool’s system under Brendan Rodgers. The recent Anfield Index podcasts discussed these numbers at length but this article will focus on one player in particular - Daniel Sturridge, and how the striker’s lack of …
Losing Luis Suarez - is it a Big Problem?

Losing Luis Suarez - is it a Big Problem?

The thought of writing this article was a no brainier. Throughout the last two and half months,  most football pundits have predicted Liverpool will fall down the pecking order this season -  just because they lost their talisman Luis Suarez. Nevertheless, in the words of fellow AnfieldIndex writer Ryan McTernan, "it would be reckless in the highest regard to dismiss the impact Luis Suarez had in his time at Anfield." This is not what I am doing. Without question Luis …
Is Solo Sturridge Strong Enough?

Is Solo Sturridge Strong Enough?

We've all heard the rumours of how we are apparently in for every striker on the planet. Some names seem reasonable, others are somewhat... unrealistic. As much as we all love Daniel Sturridge, I'll take you through some thoughts of how he he might have to cope flying solo. The SAS only truly clicked in the latter half of last season, giving us an absolute treat of a strike partnership, something that is a rarity in the modern game, amidst …
Being: Ian Ayre - A Parody

Being: Ian Ayre - A Parody

Ian Ayre sat across from me. A vast expanse of desk separated us. Outside, the Liver Birds eavesdropped on our conversation and inside, a portrait of Shankly lecturing his troops, in a Spartan Anfield dressing room, hung on the wall. Ayre began by outlining details of his, often tortuous, negotiations with Seville for Alberto Moreno, while he nonchalantly carved another notch in the solid oak finish. It was the eighth mark he had gouged this window, but, judging by the look of grim determination …
Assessing Liverpool's Striker Targets: Eto’o, Bony, Cavani, Falcao and Balotelli

Assessing Liverpool's Striker Targets: Eto’o, Bony, Cavani, Falcao and Balotelli

It’s been almost a month since Luis Suarez signed for Barcelona and it seems every week that passed a new striker target is revealed. Liverpool will start the season with 3 recognised front men in Sturridge, Lambert and Borini with the latter potentially making a move to Sunderland before the end of the window - leaving Liverpool rather short up top. With Sturridge’s injury record and an ageing Rickie Lambert it seems pivotal for Liverpool to act and sign a …
The Psyche of Success | Liverpool FC

The Psyche of Success | Liverpool FC

Following a season of unprecedented drama, excitement, and entertainment, Liverpool enters its third season under the guidance of forty-one year old manager, Brendan Rodgers. The former Swansea boss has grown and matured in correlation with the squad he has assembled over these two years, creating an attacking, dominant, and extravagant source of entertaining football: a joy for both Kopites and neutrals to behold. But having sold arduous talisman Luis Suarez to Catalan giants Barcelona following a consecutive biting incident within …
United Vs Liverpool - Just Your Average High School Rivalry

United Vs Liverpool - Just Your Average High School Rivalry

Hindsight-it’s a beautiful thing isn’t it? Sitting back and being able to reflect on a previous event without any stress but perhaps the niggling thought of what could have been. Football is no exception, as a Liverpool fan I would have laughed in your face had you said we would be contesting for the league title last season. I would have bitten your hand off for a top four finish. We played some stunning pressing football and for the first …
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