An In-Depth Look At The Squad | Liverpool FC

An In-Depth Look At The Squad | Liverpool FC

With the recent collapse of the Remy deal, and the subsequent signing of Dejan Lovren (Liverpool’s 7th first team centre-back), there’s hardly a greater time to look at squad depth. An analysis of any squad’s depth can be tricky. A popular rule of thumb would be two players per position, but when I think about squad depth, I have always felt this rule was slightly inadequate. How, for example, does this account for versatility among positions? With any one injury, a …
The Guinness International Champions Cup - What’s It All About?

The Guinness International Champions Cup - What’s It All About?

With the Liverpool squad currently touring the United States, I thought it would be a good idea to look into the Guinness International Champions Cup. This prestigious (if a pre-season kick-about can that) tournament is currently in just its second year after replacing the World Football Challenge twelve months ago, when Real Madrid won. The cup itself consists of eight high-end teams from Europe competing in 13 different venues (the old World Football Challenge had a more even split between …
The United State of Liverpool's Pre-Season Tactics

The United State of Liverpool's Pre-Season Tactics

It’s often said that pre-season friendlies are meaningless money-spinning exercises, which if anything serve only to improve match fitness and sharpness. However, there’s an obvious trend when it comes to Liverpool’s opponents for these warm up games, and some noticeable tactical systems at play even at this early stage. With this in mind, here’s a look at what we can take from these fixtures, as Liverpool head into the International Champions Cup. We’re now four games into pre-season, and the …
Steve Peters | The ‘chimp’ that figured it out

Steve Peters | The ‘chimp’ that figured it out

It has been well documented last season that Liverpool FC has had a helping hand from psychiatrist Dr. Steve Peters. He has helped with the genius the minds of the Liverpool players before demanding games and after mentally vigorous bouts. He was one of the main reasons Steven Gerrard had recovered so promptly from his mistake against Chelsea. Little do many people know, Steve Peters has been involved with Sports phycology for more than ten years and he has had …
Transfers: Don't Believe the Hype | Liverpool FC

Transfers: Don't Believe the Hype | Liverpool FC

Liverpool Football Club just embarked on a pre-season tour of the United States. The Reds will play a least four games over the next fortnight, against the likes of Roma, Manchester City and AC Milan, in four different cities - Boston, Chicago, New York and Charlotte. The tour squad includes new signings Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lambert, with Loic Remy said to be on route to the USA for a medical, before completing his transfer and …
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The "Marquee Signing" saga: Do Liverpool need one?

Dreaded yet inevitable, Luis Suarez has finally moved on to La Liga. With the great season last year, it was easy to praise the players for their efforts, and the up and coming campaign is something that everyone is looking forward to. However, now with the star striker departed, do we need to bring in a star name to make the world sit up and listen? We've brought in some new and mostly young additions, sustaining the idea of the …
Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool: A Year of Learning

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool: A Year of Learning

It is at times required to look back to find focus on what lies ahead. As has been recited in articles, podcasts, and books alike, Liverpool's remarkable achievements last season were unfathomable, especially when one considers the obstacles and interrogations of Rodgers' ability which were  met en route. Unfortunately, many believe 'Brenton Fraudgers' will be found out next year, with a number of fans and pundits citing a lack of preparation time this season due to European competition as one of …
Why Bony and not Benzema?

Why Bony and not Benzema?

In the last few weeks I’ve sensed a real feeling of discontent regarding the calibre of players Liverpool have been linked to, Premiership names such as Wilfried Bony, Loic Remy and not with players like Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain. I've seen a lot of people say things like "The players we have signed now are players we could have easily gotten without CL". First off, I don't think that is true and here’s why: Emre Can would have likely …
Replacing Suarez's Goals

Replacing Suarez's Goals

He's finally gone. Weeks of negotiations have seen the third best player in the world move to Barcelona for £75m. Many have said this is too cheap, especially when you consider the 'less good' Gareth Bale, moved for £80m just last season. However, Bale has never bitten anyone, nor (supposedly) racially abused someone and wasn't serving a four month ban. So £75m is probably the best we could hope for, and Barcelona got a £100m player at a discount (for …
Bony.... Um? | A look at Liverpool's latest transfer target

Bony.... Um? | A look at Liverpool's latest transfer target

It's official, Suarez has left Liverpool Football Club for the Catalonian sunshine, to join Messi, Neymar and become one of the "new Galacticos". Good for him, but where does that leave Brendan Rodgers and LFC? €90m richer, but seeking to replace 31 league goals, 12 assists and a whole lot of work rate. Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Emre Can have all put pen to paper on Liverpool contracts so far, and Lazar Markovic may well have completed his move …
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