Premier League Central Midfield Comparison

Premier League Central Midfield Comparison

Liverpool Football Club is known for having some legendary central midfielders with names like Ian Callaghan, Graeme Souness, Jan Molby, Xabi Alonso and of course Steven Gerrard. So it goes without saying that anyone coming into the Liverpool midfield has some big shoes to fill …
Raul Meireles: Midfield Gem

Raul Meireles: Midfield Gem

Raul Meireles is arguably Roy Hodgson’s best signing. Well we never would have said that in December 2010 but since the return of the King he has been exceptional especially with Gerrard was out injured …
Past Academy Graduates, And The Future Potential

Past Academy Graduates, And The Future Potential

NOTE: Before I go into detail in this article, I just want to explain a few things. The numbers, figures, statistics, and transfer fee's are all taken from a combination of; www.Wikipedia.org , www.premierleague.com, and www.lfchistory.net. It is also worth noting I have only included players who were 18 or under when they signed for us.  Hence why Insua is included, but Plessis isn't for example. And finally, I've only considered players who have made a league debut for Liverpool. …
Our best captain of the 2010/11 season

Our best captain of the 2010/11 season

Unlike previous seasons Liverpool have had to use three captains, due to injuries and suspension to our normal candidate Steven Gerrard. So far in Gerrard’s absence Jamie Carragher Liverpool’ s vice captain has taken the step up, but in both of their absences fan’s favourite Pepe Reina has made the arm band his own. But which captain has had the most success this season? Jamie Carragher, has the highest win percentage as skipper at 55%, while Reina is placed in …
A long history of penalty takers

A long history of penalty takers

Over the years Liverpool have had some of the most accomplished penalty takers in the game, take the shot from 12 yards for them. Names like Neal, Mølby, Liddell and Gerrard, the list could go on. Overall Liverpool have had 75 different successful spot kick takers, since being founded in 1892. Liverpool have scored a total of 462 spot kicks since their first game nearly 119 years ago. The most prolific of our 75 spot kick takers was Jan Mølby, who converted 42 of his 45 penalties, closely follow by Phil Neal who scored 38, missing 13 …
What Liverpool FC need (Part III) – Centre Midfield.

What Liverpool FC need (Part III) – Centre Midfield.

    We could sit here all day, and debate what areas of our current squad needs strengthening. We could also discuss potential targets, and how realistic a chance of a certain team accepting a bid, and a certain player joining.   In fact, I have read many a debate on the the forums here (Anfield Index Forum), I've had many a discussion over a beer, and hear various shouts on the terraces at match days. In these discussions, I …
What influence does Steven Gerrard have on Liverpool

What influence does Steven Gerrard have on Liverpool

Some say he is the driving force behind Liverpool, others have said he has been part of a one or two man side for quite some time. But what is the truth behind Gerrard’s influence on the Liverpool team? Since his inclusion in the team in the 1999-2000 Premier League campaign Gerrard has won 51% of his 375 league appearances in a Liverpool shirt. In a career spanning over 12 Premier League seasons only once has a Liverpool team featuring …
The statistical demise of Steven Gerrard

The statistical demise of Steven Gerrard

A statistical look at Steven Gerrard's ups and downs over the last three Premier League seasons …
Hodgson Era: Steven Gerrard

Hodgson Era: Steven Gerrard

Everyone knows Steven Gerrard. Regardless of what corner of the world you are in, he is up there with the World-Class players of today. In terms of whoever he plays for, be it England or Liverpool, there are always debating points about him. First one is the age old ‘Golden Generation’ question of Can Lampard and Steven Gerrard play together? The other is one I will try and highlight is what role suits Steven Gerrard best? Is it defensive general who …
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