"El Pistolero": Luis Suárez's Ascent To Fame At Liverpool

January 31, 2011, it's Deadline Day of the latest winter transfer window in Europe, and rumours of a possible Fernando Torres sale swirl about Merseyside. The club, sitting in lowly 12th place in the Premier League table, was struggling to cope with life post-Rafa Benitez; straying further away from England's upper-class. In search of answers, Liverpool found one in the name of Luis Suárez who was prepared to rescue the Reds from disaster. Liverpool were in an era of transition. …
Why we owe Steven Gerrard his return

Why we owe Steven Gerrard his return

Liverpool legend deserves a return to Anfield despite mixed opinions. Sunken to his knees, staring into the abyss of Selhurst Park, Steven Gerrard knew it was over. His dream of lifting the Premier League title with Liverpool, had disappeared faster than he fell to allow Demba Ba THAT goal the previous week. “Devastation” was the word Gerrard used to describe how he felt on the final day, with regards to the outcome of the season. There was neither optimism for the …
Liverpool 2008/09 - So Close...

Liverpool 2008/09 - So Close...

How Things Are Different eras connect with different people.  Based upon what was going on in your life at the time - where you lived, who you were dating, where your career was at - you may have so many memories about a period that is simply trivial to others. To this day, if I hear a track from Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mellon Collie...” album it takes me right back.  It was the first time I fell in love with music, …
Liverpool's Attack Back On Track

Liverpool's Attack Back On Track

The general consensus is that Liverpool need to sign another striker this summer. A guaranteed goal-getter to get the pulses racing inside Anfield and leave opposition defences quaking with fear. However, the Reds currently have four international strikers fully fit for the first time this season and the upturn in goalscoring form makes for good reading, as no Premier League side have scored more goals than the Reds since the turn of the year. https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/706611160808878080 The luxury of having a …
Patience Can Be a Virtue With FSG

Patience Can Be a Virtue With FSG

When times are darkest and everything seems hopeless people tend to gravitate towards something to believe in and as Liverpool fans we are no different.  Yet at the end of the Hicks and Gillette era at Liverpool there was very little to believe in.  The club was at the brink of financial demise and was under the very real threat of administration.  In those moments all we craved was salvation and stability for the club we all cherish. With Forbes …
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Luis Suarez

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Luis Suarez

I don't get it, I really just don't get it. I don't get the love affair some Liverpool fans, sorry the majority of Liverpool fans, still have with ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. I for one am glad he's gone from Liverpool and that he is now plying his trade in La Liga. Some of his on field actions were slowly dragging the good name of Liverpool Football Club through the mud. Let's not forget that until Standard Charted got involved …
Time is the Best Remedy for Benteke's Form

Time is the Best Remedy for Benteke's Form

Christian Benteke has been subject to heavy criticism amongst the Liverpool fanbase in recent weeks, with some drawing parallels between his and Andy Carroll's fateful move to Liverpool. Yet in the league, Benteke has made 15 appearances, started on 10 occasions, and scored five, and even chipped in with one assist. In comparison, Luis Suarez in his first season for the club (played 12 in the league), only managed four goals and three assists. When considering these figures, criticism of Benteke …
Liverpool's Boom-Bust Seasons Need To Stop Under Klopp

Liverpool's Boom-Bust Seasons Need To Stop Under Klopp

4th. 2nd. 7th. 6th. 8th. 7th. 2nd. 6th. In the last 8 years, no other club in England has yo-yoed quite like Liverpool from the verges of greatness to the verges of mediocrity. Each league season tells their own story, and this context must be fully appreciated in each situation. But clearly a pattern has emerged of a club who have the potential to perform year to year at wildly different levels. This is a trend that we are starting …
Klopp is the Right X-Factor for the Right Time

Klopp is the Right X-Factor for the Right Time

Just days ago, when an Arsenal fan mentioned Sanchez, Arsene Wenger or their huge stadium as their x-factor, I would have struggled to respond. I would have suffered a similar fate when a United fan talked about their riches, their experienced and accomplished manager. Or a Chelsea fan brought up their world class manager (Mourinho), world class players and an ambitious owner (Abramovic); or a City fan mentioned Aguero, Yaya Toure and the deep wallets of their owners. But today, …
Liverpool's Problems Extend Far Beyond Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool's Problems Extend Far Beyond Brendan Rodgers

The pressure on Brendan Rodgers couldn’t be greater, and the cracks are beginning to show, just as they did for Liverpool managers of the past. The end of days for recent Liverpool managers has been signalled with a loss of their public dignity, and Rodgers is no different to the rest in this regard. Liverpool’s performances on the pitch have perhaps reflected the increasing unease seeping into the Northern Irishman’s public persona. However, it is vitally important that as fans, we …
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