Ageism Is Working Against James Milner

Ageism Is Working Against James Milner

When a footballer hits 30, or at least in and around that age, something instantly changes in the way they are perceived by supporters. Every bad performance is suddenly due to their advancing years, every misplaced pass is because they’re not as young as they once were and they are used as target practice every time their side suffers defeat. Steven Gerrard even suffered from it, which says it all. This is something we are suddenly seeing come to the …
Liverpool's Important Goals And Who's Scoring Them

Liverpool's Important Goals And Who's Scoring Them

Liverpool have played 21 league games so far. In those games, they have scored 49 goals, at 2.33 goals per game. Of those 21 goals, Liverpool have scored 23 goals when they’ve been losing or drawing, taking the lead in 18 games and equalising in two of the other three. The Reds have scored the first goal 16 times and gone on to win 15 times, 14 times without ever being pegged back – only Arsenal and Manchester United have …
Liverpool's Midfield - Still Not Consistent Enough

Liverpool's Midfield - Still Not Consistent Enough

Liverpool's unbeaten start in the league came to an end last week, which prompted old insecurities in the supporters. A lot of finger-pointing and scapegoating has taken place since. When the starting line-ups were announced there were only two ways it was going to go - the Reds don't lose, and nobody cares, or City beat us, and we all blame the midfield and Dejan Lovren. The Croatian is a topic for another day. I decided to look into how …
Wolves v Liverpool FA Cup Preview - With The Reds' focus elsewhere, will Wolves pounce?

Wolves v Liverpool FA Cup Preview - With The Reds' focus elsewhere, will Wolves pounce?

The Details Venue - Molineux, Wolverhampton Referee - Paul Tierney Date & Time - Monday, January 7th @ 19:45 Current Odds - Wolves 29/10, Draw 27/10, Liverpool 1/1 Form Wolves Form Nuno Espirito Santo's side have shown some real inconsistency in recent months. Wolves currently sit 9th in the Premier League table though so they would have to be very happy with that upon their return to English football's top division. They had a fantastic 3-1 win at Spur in their final game of …
Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - This is the big one...

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - This is the big one...

The Details Venue - Etihad Stadium, Manchester Referee - Anthony Taylor Date & Time - Thursday, January 3rd @ 20:00 Current Odds - Manchester City 26/25, Draw 14/5, Liverpool 13/5 Form Manchester City Form December proved to be a tough month for Manchester City as they suffered two league defeats in a row, at home to Crystal Palace and then away to Leicester City. City have only won two of their last five in all competitions, needing a penalty shootout to overcome Leicester City …
Milner is this generations McAllister

Milner is this generations McAllister

Cast your minds back to the start of the 2015/16 season. Brendan Rodgers was at the helm of the club and Liverpool had just signed James Milner on a free transfer. The former Manchester City midfielder arrived for nothing having run down his deal at the Etihad but his £150,000-per-week deal raised a few eyebrows, as did the fact he was joining the Reds to play as a centre-midfielder. It was a role he'd played intermittently during his career but …
The Premier League title is Liverpool's to win

The Premier League title is Liverpool's to win

How good does the league table look? Liverpool are perched at the top of the tree, after a fantastic start to the season. Few will begrudge them their place ahead of a terrific Man City team who are showing small signs of last season's exertions catching up. A record breaking 100 points and the need for excruciating, constant attention to detail. Is it sustainable for another gruelling Premier League campaign? 90-95 points is probably where Liverpool need to be to …
Liverpool v Newcastle United Preview - Will Rafa ruin Reds' Christmas?

Liverpool v Newcastle United Preview - Will Rafa ruin Reds' Christmas?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Graham Scott Date & Time - Wednesday, December 26th @ 15:00 Current Odds - Liverpool 7/50, Draw 7/1, Newcastle United 14/1 Form Liverpool Form Things are becoming very real for The Reds at the top of the table. Seven straight league wins since their 1-1 draw with Arsenal in early November means Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp's men are now four points ahead of Manchester City after …
Wolverhampton 0-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Wolverhampton 0-2 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been a breath of fresh air to the Premier League. They may have been bankrolled by Jorge Mendes, but their enthralling style, talent-filled roster, and seriously cool manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, have rightfully garnered the praise of pundits and fans across the country. Wolves are no pushover side though, in games against Arsenal and Spurs, they outscored the opposition in xG, and were extremely unfortunate to draw and lose in those respective games, whilst they also managed …
Midfield Conundrum No More, For Liverpool

Midfield Conundrum No More, For Liverpool

Much of the debate surrounding Liverpool during the early stages of the season fixated on the midfield picture. Why was it not clicking? Why were the players bereft of any drive? Where was the ingenuity and freneticism of last season? For all the depth in the middle of the park, no-one could offer what Oxlade-Chamberlain brought in the business end of the 2017/18 campaign. The former-Arsenal man was a key factor in breaking into the final third, particularly against Manchester …
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