Xabi Alonso

As football fans I consider us to be a blessed bunch. Blessed to experience an emotional onslaught for ninety minutes that will elevate us to ridiculous highs one second then punch us in the stomach the next. Sometimes magical, sometimes shit, but always life affirming, always passionate. Blessed to be able to converse like old […]

The sixteenth week of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool inspired a good deal of irrational, kiss-the-closest-living-thing, stay-up-all-night-making-a-shrine-to-Joe-Allen joy. When our future selves recall the vicissitudes of the 2015/16 season, few memories will endure as brightly as the hysterical game of see-saw that was Carrow Road or Allen’s brief, fist-clenching fall from modesty as he wheeled away from […]

Replacing Luis Suarez was an almost impossible task. The sort that nobody wants to take on because you knew it was going to be thankless. The Uruguayan sensation lit up Anfield during his time with The Reds. The goals, the controversy, the desire to win and the spectacular moments that will live long in the […]

Editor’s note: This article was written prior to Liverpool’s win against Manchester City at Etihad on Saturday I’ve always believed that the competitive games are won and lost, by the battle in midfield. It’s the area of a team so influential to the style, tempo, control and competitiveness of a team. A good midfield will […]

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 […]

In the summer of 2004, there was a renaissance underway at Anfield.  Liverpool replaced Gerard Houllier with a new man on the touchline in former Valencia manager, Rafa Benitez. Freshly off his second La Liga title in only three seasons at the Mestalla, the Spaniard was set to bring a winning mentality and tenacity to […]

This is not my first article on Fernando Torres on this site. I had written one when he played at Anfield during the Steven Gerrard testimonial some time back. You can read that piece here. As you can see, I am a huge fan of Torres; a Torres fanatic would sound a bit more apt […]

We thought it may never happen again. But last weekend we all got to watch Xabi Alonso play at Anfield one last time, as he took to the pitch for Liverpool’s all-star charity game and inevitably,  received a standing ovation. Labelled as “the passmaster”, the Spaniard arrived at Liverpool young and relatively unknown, developing under […]

The word ‘Legend’ is banded around a lot in football. The Steven Gerrard all-star game was billed to be past Liverpool ‘legends’ playing in one game. The truth is though they aren’t legends, not club legends anyway. This attitude breeds mediocrity. The fans of Liverpool Football Club shouldn’t be using International success as a way […]

When you think of the greatest Liverpool midfielders, Jordan Henderson’s name doesn’t roll off your tongue. ‘Xabi Alonso, Steven Gerrard, Kenny Dalglish, Jordan Henderson…’ it just doesn’t sound quite right. However, the England international wears the armband on a regular basis for the Reds now and to be a captain of Liverpool Football Club; you […]

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