Liverpool's 2014 Summer Signings – One Year On

Liverpool's 2014 Summer Signings – One Year On

Believe it or not, quite a few Liverpool fans were pretty content with the club’s business as the transfer window closed a year ago. Yes, we were all still mourning the departure of Luis Suarez, but Liverpool showed plenty of intent by spending £117m on nine new players as they looked to build a title-challenging side. The rest, as they say, is history. Twelve months on, all the excitement surrounding the newcomers has dissipated. Kristian Johnson takes a look at …
The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same for Liverpool FC

The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same for Liverpool FC

Seven points from three games represented an excellent start to the new season for Liverpool Football Club and, its embattled manager, Brendan Rodgers. A battling if blunt display against Stoke, followed by an unconvincing showing against Bournemouth had delivered 6 points from 6, before the Reds turned in an impressive display away at the Emirates. Things were looking decent-ish, at least in terms of results, and the performances seemed to be improving. Step forward West Ham at Anfield! Saturday's absolute …
It Is Not All Bad For Liverpool Football Club

It Is Not All Bad For Liverpool Football Club

Saturday morning, the buzz around Liverpool Football Club was huge; if we were to win vs West Ham United we would be on 10 points from 12 without a single league defeat. The game was seen as a huge opportunity to go into the international break on a massive high. Unfortunately, a poor performance was all that was in store and suddenly Liverpool appeared to be back in a crisis with ‘Rodgers Out’ trending on Twitter. This is not a …
Brendan Rodgers - That Familiar Feeling, Dejan Vu

Brendan Rodgers - That Familiar Feeling, Dejan Vu

The scars of 2014/2015 season had not even healed properly just yet but West Ham showed a complete lack of disregard to this fact when they faced the Reds at Anfield, coming away 3-0 victors. Old wounds have been reopened and the window is no longer open so Liverpool aren't able to buy another Roberto Firmino bandage. Pre game there was a buzz on Twitter. West Ham were depleted, they were missing 5/6 first team players and had their 4th …
Five Observations From Liverpool's Defeat to West Ham

Five Observations From Liverpool's Defeat to West Ham

Football never fails to surprise me. Only five days ago the Reds put in a monumental team effort against Arsenal to pick up a well deserved point, with many thinking we were unlucky not to come away with more. Today we have been embarrassed at Anfield against a side who hadn't won here in fifty years. The tough outer defensive shell was cracked and our nice, soft middle was on show for the world to see. Whisper this, but maybe …
Clyne and Gomez - Positions Boxed Off?

Clyne and Gomez - Positions Boxed Off?

It may only be three matches into their Liverpool careers but things couldn't have started much better for Anfield new boys Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez. Three matches. Three clean sheets. Zero defensive errors leading to a shot by the opposition. This is quite a contrast to the team that ended last season conceding six goals to Stoke with the defence looking all at sea. So what can we put this new found defensive solidity down to? The new found confidence …
Liverpool Are Learning Lessons Quickly

Liverpool Are Learning Lessons Quickly

Liverpool have started the new term in fine fashion. While others are still getting their feet under the table, the Reds are immediately gaining good grades with solid, if unspectacular, performances. Having been handed a less than satisfactory report card last season, Liverpool have learned from the mistakes made and are setting out to make amends. Nowhere were these lessons more evident than on Monday night at the Emirates. Last season, Liverpool tried to go toe-to-toe with Arsenal. In some …
Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Predicted Line-ups & Facts

Arsenal v Liverpool Preview | Predicted Line-ups & Facts

Six points in six, Liverpool stand near the top of the table two fixtures into the new season. Admittedly, the level of competition has ranged from mid-table to newly-promoted for the Reds. The narrative of the campaign so far, however, is top teams struggling against weaker opposition. Arsenal can, of course, count themselves among that group, having a mediocre 1-0-1 start to 2015. Skating past Palace after a 2-0 defeat to the Hammers is much less than a stellar start. …
Pipe Down and Support Liverpool FC!

Pipe Down and Support Liverpool FC!

It's such a joy being a Liverpool fan right now. We are only two games into the season (with two squeaky, clean sheets and maximum points), and already I feel the desperate urge to deactivate my Twitter account, change my name to Bafetimbi and move to Antarctica. You could be forgiven for thinking we had been mercilessly thrashed in both matches. In fact, we have managed to churn out two defensively solid, gritty performances grinding out a couple of 1-0 results. Admittedly, …
Stoke 0-1 Liverpool: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Stoke 0-1 Liverpool: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

The first game of the season is always difficult to analyse. Some players are not quite match sharp yet. New signings often aren't fully gelled in yet. New tactical concepts and adjustments haven't yet been fully processed and the overall cohesion and game play is often a little off. As such, the first game of the season should generally be critiqued with caution. This performance was a perfect example of that and fans and pundits alike will have to be …
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