How Brendan's Pre-Season Resolutions Are Starting To Come To Fruition

How Brendan's Pre-Season Resolutions Are Starting To Come To Fruition

Whether it was due to the millions of pounds spent on recruits in the summer, or the fact that our deadly front man Daniel Sturridge was missing for nearly five months, Liverpool did not resume where they left off last season following the exit of the ever-iconic (and troublesome) Luis Suarez. Queue the 'Rodgers Out' brigade which lasted approximately a month or so, before out of nowhere Liverpool re-discovered last season's form and have impressed immensely ever since, diminishing the …
Five Fingers Became a Fist of Liverpool Unity

Five Fingers Became a Fist of Liverpool Unity

Tuesday 9th December, the game finishes 1-1 at Anfield and Liverpool are knocked out of the Champions League after a pitiful display. Coutinho, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Lallana and Markovic all started the game on the bench. The knives were truly out for Brendan Rodgers. I have to admit, I was reaching out for the meat cleaver myself after witnessing poor performances game after game. A defeat at Old Trafford followed but something changed. It wasn’t just the formation changes and team …
Liverpool FC: Time for Tunnel Vision?

Liverpool FC: Time for Tunnel Vision?

After being knocked out by eventual-winners Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-finals and subsequently by Besiktas in the Europa League, Liverpool were suddenly left with only one remaining cup competition to fight for. The Reds being in the quarter-finals of the magical, domestic FA Cup already means that there’s no reason why they shouldn’t go all the way to try and win it. It’s been about a decade since a ‘major trophy’ was added to Liverpool’s prestigious collection of …
Liverpool v Burnley | Premier League Preview

Liverpool v Burnley | Premier League Preview

The streak continues.  Almost unbelievably, Liverpool extend their Premier League unbeaten streak to 11 matches after pulling out a fantastic victory against Manchester City at Anfield.  They return to their home stadium during their weekday fixture against relegation battle Burnley, kings of the draw against larger teams.  Late in Liverpool’s run of fixture congestion, Burnley come to town looking to grab at least a point to lift them out of the drop zone.  The Reds look to leap past Manchester …
Besiktas v Liverpool | Europa League Knockout Stage - 2nd Leg

Besiktas v Liverpool | Europa League Knockout Stage - 2nd Leg

A goal ahead on aggregate.  A clean sheet at home that’s vital to the cause.  A Champions League spot remains the final prize. A return to hallowed grounds. The result of the last match tries to proclaim slim margins, but anyone watching last week knows that wasn’t the case.  Liverpool maintained a quality amount of possession and remained solid enough at the back.  Emre Can and Martin Skrtel weren’t exactly playing their best, but Besiktas only managed a single shot …
Liverpool FC: Achievement Unlocked

Liverpool FC: Achievement Unlocked

We have all gone through games where we struggle at Level 47, or some other game where we are stuck at Level 82 and are awaiting a cheat code to crack the game. The pre-game emotions yesterday felt something like that. Chelsea at home against Burnley drop 2 points. Matic out for 3 games - FOR REAL? Mourinho refuses to complain about the referee post-game, hence gets a show on Sky, to criticise the decisions and Sky - Wahey! Manchester …
Simon Mignolet: Thou Shall Not Pass

Simon Mignolet: Thou Shall Not Pass

On a popular football management game - the one inventively titled Football Manager - the attribute for a goalkeeper’s distribution with feet is called “kicking”, not “passing”. This crude definition of one of the footballing aspects of a goalkeepers' game, indicates that there’s still some way to go before they’re considered the eleventh outfield player. Brendan Rodgers is one of a growing number of coaches who would like their man between the sticks to contribute more when the team has …
A Career Resurgence For Mario Balotelli?

A Career Resurgence For Mario Balotelli?

Mario Balotelli is well known for his attitude problems and lack of effort during football matches. When Liverpool signed the Italian in the summer transfer window, everyone knew it was going to be a gamble, would Mario play well for Liverpool or would he refuse to provide a pressing style of play? Throughout the season LFC fans have been wondering whether Mario Balotelli would ever begin to chase the ball and put any effort in whatsoever, and I think it is …
Bogey Teams | The Epitome of Liverpool's Frustration

Bogey Teams | The Epitome of Liverpool's Frustration

For the centuries that this magnificent sport has been played, there is always that ‘one team’. The team that gets you so spontaneously dazzled as to why you can’t seem to break them down. From Tenerife to Real Madrid or Dundee Utd to FC Barcelona, everybody’s had one. Liverpool of course, being the wonderfully brilliant yet brain fart of a team that they are, have had many “bogey teams” over the last number of years. Looking back over maybe the …
(Raheem Can't Get No) Satisfaction | Sterling Contract Saga

(Raheem Can't Get No) Satisfaction | Sterling Contract Saga

As the seemingly annual Raheem Sterling contract saga drags on into another week, it’s worth taking in the following quote from one of the best man-managers the game has seen:
"You can't be satisfied just because you've achieved something. Satisfaction is the biggest enemy of an athlete." Ottmar Hitzfeld
Brendan Rodgers’ approach to these situations aligns well with Hitzfeld’s words, as the Liverpool manager always reinforces the dangers of rewarding a young player too early. In his recent comments on …
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