Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs West Ham United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

What a difference one year, a full pre-season, and some good signings make! This forthcoming game week in the Premier League will end with Liverpool hosting West Ham. Last season, at the end of 14 game weeks, these two sides were separated by a single point and two league positions. West Ham were having a wonderful season, raining on oppositions’ parades especially in big away games. At the same time, Liverpool were adjusting to life under a charismatic and more …
Liverpool 2016-17 Season Preview

Liverpool 2016-17 Season Preview

Liverpool begin the Premier League season with a lot of hope pinned on the team. No European distractions means the side is expected to finish in the top 4 with many even expecting the side to make a title challenge. It is a recurring pattern as a Liverpool fan - a season outside the Champions League but plenty of optimism for the next season. This year, however, the presence of a top class manager in Jurgen Klopp means there is …
The evolving expectations of modern midfielders

The evolving expectations of modern midfielders

The modern game has changed the way football is played and although simplicity is still the most effective form of strategy, creativity and flair is encouraged. More and more teams are demonstrating new styles of football and as a result, the roles of the players have adapted in recent times. The team isn't split into defence, midfield and attack but there are elements of each role within another. The traditional 4-4-2 is still used but there's now a common need …
Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

Players missing from the Premier League 2016-17 season

The summer transfer window is always an exciting time for managers and fans who welcome new players to the club ahead of the new season. However, there are also a few farewells and here are just a few players we've been accustomed to watching in the Premier League who’ll be gone for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Some were great, some were good and others were awful but nonetheless, they will be missed! Kolo Toure The former Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester …
Roberto Martinez must tinker his football philosophy

Roberto Martinez must tinker his football philosophy

Roberto Martinez's first year in-charge of Everton was full of pleasant surprises. The former Wigan boss did a wonderful job as his side finished in fifth place and gave Arsenal a scare for the last Champions League spot. In hindsight, the 2013-14 season was one of overachievement for the Merseyside managers. Brendan Rodgers took Liverpool to almost win the title, eventually finishing in the second place and his counterpart at Everton ensured Everton finished with the European spot. In striking …
Who will be the next Manchester United manager?

Who will be the next Manchester United manager?

For months now it has been in speculation who will overtake the job after current manager Louis Van Gaal is rightfully sacked. I think many media personnel and United fans would have thought it would have been sooner but Ed Woodward is adamant in backing LVG. Names like Jose Mourinho and Ryan Giggs have been front runners but there are plenty of other managers that could the job and do a good job. Lets look at all the potential candidates …
What would the Capital One Cup mean for Liverpool?

What would the Capital One Cup mean for Liverpool?

On Sunday, Manchester City and Liverpool go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup final as both teams hope to earn their first trophies of the campaign. For Pellegrini’s side, it could be the start of their attempt to claim a domestic double as they still fight for the Premier League title as well as progression in the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp could claim his first trophy since moving to England and would certainly make his first season a success despite …
Benteke & Collymore - Similarities at Liverpool

Benteke & Collymore - Similarities at Liverpool

Paul Tompkins on his Tompkins Times, Liverpool devoted website does a very interesting analytical thing. He re-bases transfer cost to factor in inflation, so you can hypothetically ask "how much is the £8.5m LFC paid for Stan Collymore in 1995, equivalent to in today's prices?" The answer the database churns out is the £8.5m is equivalent to £38m in today's money. Collymore and Benteke at £32.5m effectively cost very similar fees. They are also suffering the same problem, in his …
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