Glen Johnson: His season so far | Stats

Glen Johnson: His season so far | Stats

Glen Johnson has come out in recent days to say how he's a massive fan of Brendan Rodgers (who isn't at the moment?!) and that he wants to stay at Liverpool for years to come. As a solid and reliable right-back for the majority of his Liverpool career, Johnson is hitting the milestone of 50 caps for England, but has had an up and down season for the Reds. Injuries have got in the way of what could have been …
The Taming of Luis Suarez

The Taming of Luis Suarez

There’s a scene in the highly acclaimed political thriller series ‘House of Cards’, where the antihero protagonist Francis Underwood is being told by his soon-to-be adversary Raymond Tusk as to which attributes of Francis’ makes him the compelling candidate for a major role in the White House (bear with me as I try my best to not inadvertently leak out obvious spoilers from this excellent series). Francis is told, rather directly, that his penchant for pragmatism, ruthlessness to execute, a …
Reject, Rewards & Rodgers

Reject, Rewards & Rodgers

Whilst I appreciate that the title may be somewhat provocative if you look through the current Liverpool team, you will see many players who, at one point or another have been classed as rejects. In fact, from the team that played Fulham in the last Barclays Premier League game then there are only 3 players I can think of who do not fall under that category. Now the point of this piece is not to moan about the quality of …
Home Sick: Why Liverpool Are Less Dominant Away From Anfield

Home Sick: Why Liverpool Are Less Dominant Away From Anfield

Rodgers' Eleven: The Premier League Heist

Rodgers' Eleven: The Premier League Heist

We're Gonna Win The League

We're Gonna Win The League

I have a stat for you… Liverpool, compared with the league table at the same stage in 2008/9, are actually closer to the top of the Premier League now than in that magnificent season. Cast your mind back to 08/09. It was, we thought, the time when most thought Liverpool would once again ascend to the throne in a season in which all those years of bottled hope would finally come good. Alas it wasn’t to be; indeed the club …
Daniel Sturridge: One Chance, One Dance

Daniel Sturridge: One Chance, One Dance

Philippe Coutinho's Touch of Class Dominated the Derby

Philippe Coutinho's Touch of Class Dominated the Derby

There’s nothing like an intense derby match to separate the wheat from the chaff. An evening kick-off which stirred memories of those famous Anfield occasions under the lights, and a battle for bragging rights on the pitch, on the streets, in the pub, and most importantly, in the league table. The clichés rolled off the tongues of the BT Sport presenters, perched on their posh scaffolding around the ground – not for the faint hearted – and the journalists in …
Liverpool's Best and Worst January Transfers

Liverpool's Best and Worst January Transfers

Transfer deadline day has just gone and I have decided to look back at Liverpool’s transfer dealing since the January window became compulsory in 2002/2003 picking my 5 worst deals followed by my 5 best deals made by Liverpool Football Club. The Worst 5: Mark Gonzalez Mark Gonzalez was regard as one of Chile’s brightest young talents after a highly promising season with Spanish side Albecete. Gonzalez has been tracked by Liverpool throughout the 04/05 season and a cruciate knee …
Liverpool FC: The evidence of mental fortitude

Liverpool FC: The evidence of mental fortitude

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- Invictus by William Ernest Henley The difference that sets apart individual champions in the sporting arena from their competitors is, almost certainly, the mental strength to win against all odds. Its the mental fortitude that they each innately have to will a victory through. For teams though, building and maintaining this state …
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