Where To Spend The Suarez Money? Di Maria V Griezmann v Draxler v Reus

Where To Spend The Suarez Money? Di Maria V Griezmann v Draxler v Reus

You all know the story; Luis Suarez to Barcelona is complete for a rumoured £75 million pounds. The deal has been in the air for weeks as the question of whether Alexis Sanchez would be used as a make-way raged on. Arsenal came calling and the deal has been done, £35 million will see Alexis Sanchez ply his trade at the Emirates next season but what is next for Liverpool? They must replace Luis Suarez but with who? I have …
Replacing Luis Suarez | A Tactical Affair

Replacing Luis Suarez | A Tactical Affair

Replacing Luis Suarez, like-for-like, is impossible. The Uruguayan brought an array of unique qualities, and equally unique flaws, which can’t be replenished by the simple act of buying another footballer. Suarez will leave a void when it comes to many aspects of the Liverpool experience, including the tactical set-up, and what follows is an assessment of what he brought to the system, and how the system could help to replace him. Liverpool flirted with numerous tactical systems during the 2013/14 season, …
The Cost Of Adam Lallana

The Cost Of Adam Lallana

After a prolonged pursuit, St Albans-born Adam Lallana finally signed for Liverpool Football Club. Initially, there was a standoff between the two clubs regarding the fee, with Bournemouth being an added complication into what is always a difficult time. Eventually (after a holiday to Brazil) Lallana signed, but how did the deal come about after Bournemouth were rumoured to be due 25% of any subsequent transfer; meaning that the fee that Southampton wanted was prohibitive? Firstly, the 25% sell on …
The Future of Flanagan

The Future of Flanagan

For no other club has the term surprise popped up more recently. We were surprised when we signed a Chelsea player who struggled to get off the bench and he began scoring for fun. Surprised that we were within touching distance of winning the league title after finishing seventh the season before. Another surprise was the form of Jon Flanagan. As always seems to be the case, there was widespread discontent when Flanagan was named in the starting line up …
Ryan Bertrand - A Guide to Liverpool’s Rumoured Target

Ryan Bertrand - A Guide to Liverpool’s Rumoured Target

Liverpool’s busy summer of transfer activity seems to be showing no signs of slowing down despite the Reds already capturing three players on permanent transfers. Rickie Lambert, Emre Can and Adam Lallana have already been hurried through the door whilst outgoings potentially include Luis Suárez, Daniel Agger, Lucas Leiva and Pepe Reina. Rodgers is reportedly interested in a number of other targets including Dejan Lovren of Southampton and Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand - the player who we’ll be looking at from …
Liverpool's Owners Hold All The Cards Over Suarez

Liverpool's Owners Hold All The Cards Over Suarez

And so it happened. Sanchez said no. As ever in transfer windows, it’s not over until Sky Sources tell you. But it’s gone. As hard a pill as that is to swallow, Liverpool do seemed to have moved on. So what now? Where do Liverpool turn next? Well, maybe that’s the wrong question. At this moment, as of 6pm on Tuesday the 8th of July to be precise, Suarez still plays for Liverpool. Do I expect him to be around at …
Liverpool, Transfers and the Goalpost

Liverpool, Transfers and the Goalpost

Imagine the scene. It’s the first day of pre-season. There’s damp in the air at Melwood but Brendan and the staff are in good spirits. Brendan was late for once, he had spent a good hour in front of the mirror looking at his new red training top. ‘Tight fitting’ he murmured. ‘Nice!’ Still admiring himself, he was interrupted by a knock at the door. The new secretary entered the room. ‘Hello Mr Rodgers, they’re ready for you’. She looked …
Luis Suarez - Remember Him This Way

Luis Suarez - Remember Him This Way

From his 79th minute substitute introduction against Stoke on Feb 2nd 2011, until he disappeared down the Anfield tunnel after the players' end of season  lap of honour less than two months ago, Luis Suarez was central to the renaissance of Liverpool Football Club. His scruffy debut goal was greeted with joy from those at Anfield that cold winter evening, but few present could have guessed at the highs and lows which lay ahead. Suarez’s arrival at L4 was somewhat overshadowed by …
The Good, the Bad and the Future | Liverpool FC

The Good, the Bad and the Future | Liverpool FC

It's been a while since I felt particularly moved to write a piece on the re-emergence from near extinction of LFC. So many others were doing it, some good, some bad some obvious or indifferent that yet another to add to the heap seemed pointless, even gratuitous - we had also just lost Kenny Dalglish as manager, and with my genuine and deeply felt reservations about the new man, Brendan Rodgers, I felt it was better to hang fire - …
Liverpool Players | World Cup Round Up - THE BIG ONE

Liverpool Players | World Cup Round Up - THE BIG ONE

Callum Huckle reviews the Liverpool players at the World Cup and previews those still in the tournament... Mamadou Sakho – The only Liverpool player still in the tournament aside from Simon Mignolet. Sakho has looked solid all tournament and it’s a testament to his ability that the only two goals France have conceded so far came after his substitution against Switzerland. He was rested with a hamstring strain but is fit to face Germany and will most definitely start. The …
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