Daniel Sturridge - The Nearly Man at the Nearly Club

Daniel Sturridge - The Nearly Man at the Nearly Club

There was once a player named Daniel Sturridge. Three years ago, he was one half of an SAS strike force with Luis Suarez at Liverpool FC. The British Special Forces reference, coined by the British media during the 2013-14 season, was well earned. Suarez and Sturridge terrorized countless defenses, successfully bombarding opposition goalmouths time and again that season. The team scored more than a 100 goals in the league, and he ended a bitter sweet season as a runner up, …
West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Only a couple of game weeks of Premier League football are left this season and the air is thick with talks of x number of knock-out games. Most of the teams that are playing for something more than pride and points now – be it relegation or European qualification, have to treat their remaining league matches as “finals” to achieve their targets. Arsenal and Liverpool need to win their remaining games to ensure the other does get the fourth spot. …
West Bromwich Albion Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

West Bromwich Albion Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has set his team a target of getting wins in their remaining six fixtures in the Premier League. The German knows that if his team wins all six matches they will definitely preserve their top-four status, and perhaps challenge Manchester City for third spot. The Reds travel to The Hawthorns on Sunday to take on Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion. Unlike their guests, West Brom do not have very lofty targets. They have secured their Premier …
Liverpool Vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It has been a crazy week of football, with Arsenal recording their worst drubbing in Champions League over two legs and Barcelona pulling off a miracle at Camp Nou. It is a bit underwhelming hence, that such a week is ending in a weekend when only four league matches and four FA Cup quarter finals will be played. Arsenal, who have dropped out of the top four, are playing the non-league Lincoln City in one of those quarterfinals and Spurs …
Lacazette or Cornet: Which Lyon Forward Should Liverpool Go After?

Lacazette or Cornet: Which Lyon Forward Should Liverpool Go After?

Daniel Sturridge would perhaps rate as one of the most frustrating players in the Premier League and perhaps in Europe. The people getting frustrated with him have changed but he continues to vex people. During his early Liverpool career, he used to frustrate the opposition defences and for the last two seasons he is frustrating his manager, team mates, and fans. It seems that he cannot seem to find the three Fs – fitness, favour, and form simultaneously. It seems …
Has Klopp Solved Liverpool's Over Reliance on One Star or is it Still a Problem?

Has Klopp Solved Liverpool's Over Reliance on One Star or is it Still a Problem?

Liverpool's season went from wonderful to woeful in the span of four weeks, and things look shaky for the Merseysiders. They face Tottenham next and are desperately in need of a win which may turn things around for them. A significant improvement under Klopp this season pointed to the team's performances not being reliant on individual performances. Under Brendan Rodgers, the successful 2013/14 season was mainly down to the incredible performance of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, with great contribution from …
Klopp's flops - Liverpool Players Letting Their Manager Down

Klopp's flops - Liverpool Players Letting Their Manager Down

Jurgen Klopp did not make any additions to the Liverpool squad in the January transfer window. He believed that his troops, made up mainly of the Brendan Rodgers Brigade, were ready to go to war for him.  Unfortunately for him, they seem to have lost their weapons, and need to find them, fast. “Rome wasn’t built in a day, Give Klopp a chance to rebuild LFC” – a common line seen on social media support groups. The problem is, Klopp needed …
European qualification is possible but Liverpool need to strengthen

European qualification is possible but Liverpool need to strengthen

Liverpool still have a chance of securing a Champions League qualification spot but recent performances suggest Jurgen Klopp will need to add to his squad if they hope to compete in Europe for more than one season. The Merseysiders were not knocked out of two cup competitions in the space of a week following disappointing defeats against Wolves and Southampton at Anfield. It followed a run of poor form which saw Liverpool pick up just one victory since the turn …
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