Brendan the Brave or The Cowardly Lion?

Brendan the Brave or The Cowardly Lion?

Liverpool fans finally enjoyed a weekend of football after Glen Johnson’s late winner against Stoke at Anfield. It was a much needed three points and relieved some of the pressure mounting on Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers has faced criticism from all directions including many fans who have questioned his tactics and team selections. Over the past few weeks fans have taken to social media to label Rodgers a coward and to show some balls. So what does Rodgers need to do …

"I've got 99 Problems but White Teeth Ain't 1" | Brendan Rodgers

Okay, maybe 99 is a bit of an over-exaggeration but Brendan is in a bit of a pickle, one which, if we’re honest, is of his own making. He has just embarked on a spending spree that the likes of Jose Mourinho or Manuel Pellegrini would be proud of. You can say that we recouped a large proportion of our outlay from the Luis Suarez sale but apart from Mario Balotelli, who have we brought in that we wouldn’t have …
Brendan Rodgers: At The Crossroads?

Brendan Rodgers: At The Crossroads?

As I am writing this piece, I admit there is a surge of anger within me, and that it is not advisable to write under such duress. But I also want to make sure that I do not lose the perspective, so I am going against the grain and penning this down. Liverpool now officially seem to be in crisis. Our beloved club has gradually nudged towards the tub of incompetency in the last couple of weeks, and the game …
Bring Back the Joy of Supporting Liverpool FC

Bring Back the Joy of Supporting Liverpool FC

The dream was built on this. I was in it, you were in it, we were in it We were the makers, we were the protectors Every Saturday, there was a bountiful Every Sunday, till we were full The frenzy, the passion and those innumerable feelings Nobody stood a chance Not that we gave them a chance While some got success, some got fame They never got this, such a shame We finished second But we were first in …
Where is the Diamond? | Why are Liverpool Using the 4231?

Where is the Diamond? | Why are Liverpool Using the 4231?

In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face centred cubic crystal structure called the diamond lattice. Now in simpler terms, a diamond would be a pretty damn good formation for LFC in this moment in time. Whereas the 4231 on the other hand.. Adaptation In the season of 13/14, whilst trying to squeeze two of the most prolific goal-scorers into one starting XI, the diamond formation seemed …
The Case for the Defence: Part 1, ‘The back 5 of Liverpool’

The Case for the Defence: Part 1, ‘The back 5 of Liverpool’

Last week, on the 'Jumpers for Goalposts' pod in one of our more serious moments, we took a look at the travails of the Liverpool defence...notice please, I specifically say 'defence', not 'back four', 'central pairing' or other, more targeted breakdown. There is a reason for this, and one that surprisingly perhaps, when having so many recent defenders among their number, the various Sky, BT, BBC and other media commentators rarely seem to address - in my old fashioned view, …
Liverpool's Catch-22 Season

Liverpool's Catch-22 Season

One of the Webster definition’s for Catch-22 goes like this ‘a difficult situation for which there is no easy or possible solution’. Does it sound vague?  Let’s just make that simple by invoking Liverpool FC 2014/15. After all, the team this season is riddled with Catch-22 situations. Let’s start with the building block of the team. Defence When Simon Mignolet was bought, he was coming off a pretty decent season with Sunderland and had built up a reputation as a …

Me, My Opinions about Liverpool and My Rear End

Opinions eh! They are like.... You know the rest and yes, we all have them. Especially those of us who crave the attention enough to write or talk about Liverpool on the many wonderful websites and podcasts there are at the moment. I'm one of them, of course I am, here I am writing about my opinion here and why I want you to read what I have to say. I want you to read it and whether you agree …
Liverpool's Defensive Shambles - Who is to Blame?

Liverpool's Defensive Shambles - Who is to Blame?

Fabio Aurelio, Sami Hyypia, Jamie Carragher and Alvaro Arbeloa. Now that was a solid back four. You felt confident going into games under Benitez with those four at the back. Well organised by Carragher, and Hyypia read the game magnificently. Time to stop drooling folks and wipe that smile of your face as that was back in 2009 and a distant memory from now! In Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge at Liverpool we conceded 43 goals in the Premier …
Skrtel: Taking control - Lovren's Injury Heaps Pressure on Slovakian

Skrtel: Taking control - Lovren's Injury Heaps Pressure on Slovakian

This Summer's transfer window was all about improving our defence. We learned first hand, and harshly, last year that our defence had to be worked on, and dramatically. There were numerous incidents where our mistakes at the back left us with memories that we really don't want to recollect or repeat. And even when we thought we had taken our share of bad luck with international injuries for the time being, Dejan Lovren is the latest to hit the absence …
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