Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling Liverpool's Potential

Selling the Project Project. A term that's being overly used these days by players, managers, owners, the media and even fans when discussing football.  Some clubs are able to just 'sell' the club to potential signings, but other teams who, let's just say don't have the deepest of pockets now have to sell the 'project' to potential incomings. This isn't in isolation to players either, some clubs need to sell their project to managers.
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Attack isn't The Best Form of Defence for Liverpool FC

Attack isn't The Best Form of Defence for Liverpool FC

Attack isn’t the best form of Defence. The shambles known as the Liverpool defence has been a, if not THE, topic of conversation amongst Liverpool fans ever since Brendan Rodgers took over at the club.  With the goals against column worsening with each season Rodgers’ is at the helm, its little surprise the defensive signings are put under the microscope. Yet, surprisingly, a number of fans want to strengthen the attack in the January transfer window. After the success of …
Liverpool FC Recruitment Analysis: Watching the Watchmen

Liverpool FC Recruitment Analysis: Watching the Watchmen

After an exciting summer spending money on shiny new players, Liverpool FC set fans' pulses racing with the promise of defensive leadership, pace up front, guile in midfield, and those full-backs we’ve been looking for since the days of Stig Inge Bjørnebye and Rob Jones… Over a hundred million pounds were spent replacing Suarez, but not replacing him, as his only true replacement in terms of player profile (hard working, skillful, South American, high profile, tries crazy stuff) went to …
Father Figure Gone

Father Figure Gone

Mario Balotelli, in my mind, has an acute case of Peter Pan syndrome. Why else would he behave like an immature teenager with his somewhat funny antics when not playing football in front of millions? Much has been written about his potential to be a world class player ever since he broke into the Inter Milan senior squad on 16th December 2007, at a tender age of 17 years. Much has also been written why this hasn’t come to fruition. …

Five Players for Liverpool to Consider as the Window Approaches

As Liverpool’s season continues to drift, manager Brendan Rodgers will be waiting anxiously for the January transfer window to open. Having spent heavily over the summer, the club’s owners may not be happy at the thought of reinvesting next month but many believe that the Reds’ chances of remaining as top four contenders will be over if they don’t address issues within the squad. Here are five players that Brendan may be considering as that window draws closer. Asmir Begovic …
Where There is Blame | Brendan Rodgers & FSG

Where There is Blame | Brendan Rodgers & FSG

Where there is blame... You’re approached by a business that wants you to become their new manager, you’re part of a shortlist of five people and you’re probably the least experienced of the lot. You prepare for the interview, after all this is a big opportunity, one you didn’t expect. You write up a 180 page dossier showing your visions for the job if you were to get it and show them the business plan you’d worked so hard on. …
A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

A Manager's Balancing Act | Liverpool FC

Is there a perfect Liverpool Manager? There have been twenty two people fortunate enough to manage Liverpool Football Club. Some successful, a few who failed to live up to the high expectations of the great club, and one, to my recollection, that was disastrous.  There has been a trend amongst them all since the 1990’s though: they’ve all not delivered the title. Whilst the club's expectations may differ from the glory days, the fans still seem in the mindset of …
How Rodgers Went Wrong

How Rodgers Went Wrong

If you’ve ever read any of my football writing you will know that I’ve been a huge supporter of Brendan Rodgers. You might have also noticed that I tend not to refer to myself in articles that I write, until now. I generally refrain from doing so for a few reasons. The first is that I think mentioning myself in an article about something to which I am not of central importance is somewhat hubristic and unnecessary. Another is that …
Liverpool Drop Out of the Champions League: What Next?

Liverpool Drop Out of the Champions League: What Next?

As painful and frustrating as it was to watch against Basel, the Liverpool manager, players and fans have come to the conclusion that we just weren't good enough. There were a couple of poor decisions that went against us on Tuesday, but overall, it was the performance over the six games that cost us, not just one. The first half performance was strange in the sense that we needed to see so much in terms of urgency, yet the setup …
Alexandre 'The Great' Lacazette | AI’s Christmas Wish List

Alexandre 'The Great' Lacazette | AI’s Christmas Wish List

Possessing the ability to score a wide variety of goals, tenacious, direct, a good dribbler, able to play in a number of attacking positions …. A fighter. Now you could be forgiven for thinking that I was talking about a certain Uruguayan superstar whose absence from our football club continues to bring a tear to many a supporters' eye. But I’m not. Whilst King Luis is arguably irreplaceable individually and it would be naïve to suggest that one player alone …
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