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The Curious Case of Liverpool’s Transfer Policy

When Fenway Sports Group first took over Liverpool “Moneyball” was the buzzword. The new owners, inspired by Oakland Athletics ability to compete despite financial disadvantage had transformed the Boston Red Sox and lifted the “Curse of the Bambino” in 2004, winning their first ‘World’ Championship in 86 years. The moneyball approach was about using detailed […]

In defence of Brendan Rodgers: Why he deserves time to turn it around

Liverpool are in a bad place right now and the pressure is mounting on Brendan Rodgers. The 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace was the lowest point in a poor opening to the season and there is a growing sense among some supporters that Brendan Rodgers is not cut out for the job.  The Liverpool manager […]

Getting vertical: How vertical passing can improve Liverpool

Last season Liverpool tore their opponents apart on the counter attack. Luis Suárez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling where the most feared attacking trio in the league. A hallmark of Liverpool’s play  was fast transitions and incisive vertical passing. This season, along with a formation change and different players their game is much slower and their […]

A case for Kolo Toure: Why he deserves more chances for Liverpool

The Liverpool line up announced before kick off against Real Madrid was genuinely surprising with the starting XI consisting of a few players who had barely played at all this season. Liverpool were about to play the reigning European Champions in their own backyard and they’d sent out a side that many would expect to […]

47 in 13: The unbelievable statistic that should have Liverpool fans worried

Liverpool travel to the Bernabéu as real underdogs on Tuesday night. The Reds have started the season terribly, scoring only 15 goals in 13 Premier League and Champions League games while conceding 18 in the same amount. Real Madrid on the other hand have been almost unstoppable. Los Blancos have scored an astonishing 47 goals in […]

Why the Liverpool 4-4-2 diamond needs to return

Yesterday’s performance against Newcastle was bad. Liverpool struggled to create any real chances and their defense continued with their comedy of errors as Alberto Moreno gifted the ball to Ayoze Perez after Glen Johnson had lost the ball cheaply up field. Newcastle were coming off an incredible week. This win made it 4 wins in a row including […]

Has this Summer signing really been a “miss”?

There has been much discussion about Brendan Rodgers’ record in the transfer market over the past few weeks after another Summer where signings haven’t quite hit the heights supporters were hoping for. Rodgers has a gross spend of over £200 million since his arrival. When you factor in player sales like Suárez’s that figure is much […]