Liverpool FC's Need For Speed

Liverpool FC's Need For Speed

After the past few weeks... well, for the majority of this season so far, actually, Liverpool's performances from the 13/14 season seem like a lifetime ago. The qualities going forward that overwhelmed every defence they came up against have dramatically fallen. The defence has obviously been the talking point over the past few weeks. With mistakes getting more and more basic, you struggle to see where it's going to change. Buying big in the Summer to rectify our hamartia last …
Liverpool v Real Madrid Preview - Opposition Scouting Report

Liverpool v Real Madrid Preview - Opposition Scouting Report

From Champions League group stage debutants Ludogorets Razgrad, to the most successful team in the history of the competition, Real Madrid; Liverpool’s return to the European elite has thrown up a mixed bag of a group which will see the defending champions roll up at Anfield on Wednesday evening. It should be one of those European nights at Anfield, but given Liverpool’s recent defensive troubles the game will be approached with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. These feelings are …
Progressing at Pace : Sterling must be Praised and Protected

Progressing at Pace : Sterling must be Praised and Protected

Raheem Sterling’s rise to prominence over the past 12 months will likely see the young talent sign a lucrative new contract at LFC in the coming weeks, however, the pace of the forward’s progression has also seen him burdened with great responsibility at the age of just 19. Having suffered a disjointed start to the 13/14 season under Brendan Rodgers where Sterling failed to truly establish himself in the brief substitute appearances he was afforded, many fans (wrongly) began to …
In-Depth Analysis: What’s Wrong with Liverpool FC this Season?

In-Depth Analysis: What’s Wrong with Liverpool FC this Season?

What a difference a summer break makes. Brendan Rodgers had Liverpool playing some of the best attacking football the Premier League had ever seen during the latter stages of last season, but now the Northern Irishman is facing question marks over his credentials and player signing policy. Seemingly, Liverpool have morphed into an ugly duckling version of themselves. A version of themselves that cannot break down supposedly weaker teams, a version of themselves that relies on individuals rather than the …
Will England Damage Liverpool's Goods?

Will England Damage Liverpool's Goods?

'Woy' Hodgson named another England squad today in front of the less-than-excited media, as the up-coming European qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia approach. I awaited the news - not particularly eagerly - and rather typically, sighed when I read Raheem Sterling's name on the team sheet. Following Sturridge's injury whilst on international duty, it's understandable that Liverpool fans should feel frustrated. Whilst 'country before club' is a notion that I still believe in, though admittedly not quite so whole-heartedly …
Coutinho: The Future of Liverpool's Number Ten

Coutinho: The Future of Liverpool's Number Ten

Liverpool's number 1o may not be best suited for the role of his number. The performance of Stewart Downing in the number ‘10’ position against Liverpool made a few people take note of how the personnel tasked with making that position work is forever changing in the Premier League. Examples of teams playing a quicker player in that position, for the purpose of counter attacks, is becoming the norm for teams who aren’t the best with the ball. Liverpool fans …

"We Are...Liverpool?": Tactical Analysis of 2014/15 So Far

May 11th, 2014. A dejected, defeated side trundled around Anfield. A side emotionally drained, physically battered, and wallowing in their failed bid for glory. Liverpool had defeated Newcastle United that day 2-1, going behind from a Martin Skrtel own-goal in the first half which was rectified by a successive goals from two Daniels; Agger and Sturridge. They had won a battle, albeit a poor one, but the war was lost to Manchester City, who had coasted past West Ham United …
Raheem Sterling: The Best Player in the Premier League?

Raheem Sterling: The Best Player in the Premier League?

Every season you’re bombarded with tweets and articles about a world beating 18 or 19 year old playing here or there around Europe. Gotze, Hazard and Lamela all spring to mind from the last few campaigns. However, this year the player on everyone’s timeline is Raheem Sterling. He is easily working his way into as many column inches as the likes of Draxler and Deolufeu. High praise indeed but definitely deserved. There are really only two players who have outshone …
Football Fans Are Hypocrites

Football Fans Are Hypocrites

If I were to call you a hypocrite, chances are you’d be at least a little offended. After all, nobody likes being called names do they? However, as a football fan - whether you like to admit it or not - being one is almost second nature. In fact, if you’re not one I would go as far as to say that you are actually in the minority. As football fans we are naturally passionate about the club we support, …
West Ham vs Liverpool Preview - Sterling vs Valencia Stats Comparison

West Ham vs Liverpool Preview - Sterling vs Valencia Stats Comparison

Another Saturday another late kick off on Sky as Liverpool travel to the Boleyn Ground to face West Ham United. After a couple of unconvincing performances against two defensive sides Aston Villa and Ludogorets this fixture couldn't possibly come at a worse time. Head to Head The last 5 games against theses side has produced 3 wins for Liverpool 1 draw and 1 win for West Ham coming back in the 2010/2011 season. This fixture last season saw a close …
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