Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 | Player Ratings

Stoke City 0 Liverpool 1 | Player Ratings

Liverpool took on Stoke City in their opening game of the 2015/16 season, 77 days after the 6-1 drubbing in the same fixture in the previous season. A game of very few chances and notable moments, until a piece of magic from Coutinho, something the Liverpool fans will soon start to take for granted. Liverpool FC Player Ratings Mignolet -  Did what he had to do. A day any keeper would love. Had one good save to turn the ball away, …
Is there any logic behind starting Dejan Lovren?

Is there any logic behind starting Dejan Lovren?

The Premier League season is upon us. Many claim it to be better than Christmas Day. The build up to kick off, the anticipation of seeing your team actually start, picking up a win and getting the season off to a good start.The game is being televised which means that if you're going to bet on it, you should take a look at the Paddy Power betting offer detailed in this post. However sometimes, like a spoilt child at Christmas, …
Good Signings but Where is the Defensive Plan?

Good Signings but Where is the Defensive Plan?

Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Bogdan, Joe Gomez and the returning Divock Origi have all been added to the squad this summer in quick time. Great credit must go to the club for quickly bringing in their chosen targets. Whilst many will debate on whether these signings represent good business, the club have certainly backed Brendan Rodgers with his objectives. The names above cry out goals. Goals from headers, goals from sublime skill, goals from …
Lovren's Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Lovren's Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Dejan Lovren is mentally weak. I don't like making assumptions or accusations like this, especially when they're towards people I don't personally know, but this is just something you can't ignore. All players want to be loved but Dejan Lovren seems like the sort that needs positive reinforcement to function. Less than one week after saying he doesn't want to be the made the scapegoat again this season he's making Patrick Ronaldinho look like Sergio Aguero. Poor defensive positioning against a Malaysian side …
Mama Told Me There’d Be Days Like These

Mama Told Me There’d Be Days Like These

Analyzing Mamadou Sakho’s Uphill Battle and His Ability to Persevere: When Liverpool brought Mamadou Sakho to Anfield in the summer of 2013, there was a myriad of reasons to be excited.  The prospect of adding a player of such quality to a squad in search of its first Champions League birth since 2009, was a great signal of intent for a club in a state of flux. As the most expensive signing in Brendan Rodgers’ second summer transfer window, Sakho …
The Centre Back Conundrum - Rodgers Must Settle for Consistency

The Centre Back Conundrum - Rodgers Must Settle for Consistency

Even after spending over £110m on player recruitment last summer it looked as though Brendan Rodgers was never sure of what his best XI was. More often than not he seemed desperate to justify the validity of those acquisitions that was displayed by his decision to stick with Dejan Lovren even though it was apparent the Croat was severely lacking in confidence due to the pressure of his transfer fee -- through no fault of his own. Other players were …
Rodgers, FSG and the Transfer Market

Rodgers, FSG and the Transfer Market

Hey ho, here we go it’s that time of year again, Twitter rumours, spurious links, interviews, reports, speculation, newspaper nonsense, agents, players, cash, loans, if buts and maybes, swaps, click bait and hope…. Yes hope… Hope that the players linked to your club arrive or don’t arrive depending on fans' opinions whether their good enough for your team or just a player the manager might like or an agent has linked to get a better deal elsewhere. Hope that they …
Lazar Can Be Class, He Needs Games and Patience

Lazar Can Be Class, He Needs Games and Patience

The players Liverpool failed to sign-a striker to replace Suarez, a better centre-back and a good defensive midfielder-among other factors led to the club’s miserable season. However LFC’s future may well be defined by some of the young players they signed last summer. One such player is Lazar Markovic. As the club struggled and a lot of the new signings not least the “Premier League proven” players failed to make good impact, Markovic has been lumped together with Lovren and …
Brendan Rodgers: Win (back) the Crowd

Brendan Rodgers: Win (back) the Crowd

I’m a big fan of applying movie quotes to aspects of everyday life. I have a Mean Girls reference for almost any situation. This seemed like as good a time as any to quote the 2000 classic Gladiator. “Win the crowd and you will win your freedom”. With Brendan Rodgers set to remain Liverpool manager for the foreseeable future, following an end-of-season post-mortem with Liverpool’s ownership, the Northern Irishman faces a real test to win back the crowd; to convince …

"Premier League Proven" Proves NOTHING!

Nothing quite grinds Liverpool fans' gears like the words “Outstanding” or “Character”. However, that doesn’t stop Brendan Rodgers from using them at every opportunity presented to him. The reason why those phrases get fans backs up against the wall is because they’re simply not true. We are not outstanding, haven’t been all season. We certainly don’t show character when the chips are down or when we’ve played a high-pressure game; we’ve bottled it and that's putting it politely. This season …
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