Joseph Garcia

EPL fan living in the United States. I support Liverpool FC, but also have a strong interest in La Liga, MLS and international football.

Reasons for Optimism at Liverpool

Reasons for Optimism at Liverpool

Liverpool heads into yet another international break fresh off an much needed home win over West Bromwich Albion. With the exception of the 3-0 win against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, the Reds have yet to rediscover the form that propelled them to second place in the league last season. However, several factors should see Liverpool move quickly back up the table and provide some comfort to fans disappointed with the first seven weeks of the season. Return of Daniel …
Up for Grabs: Who Will Claim the EPL's Champions League Places?

Up for Grabs: Who Will Claim the EPL's Champions League Places?

Heading into the 2014/2015 English Premier League season most pundits were in agreement it would be a two horse race between Chelsea and Manchester City for the title and thus far they have been proven correct. However, there were varying opinions about which two other clubs would join them in next season’s Champions League. The normal contenders have had a shaky start, but how far off the pace are they and is this the year an unsuspecting contender pulls off …
Is the Diamond Dying at Liverpool?

Is the Diamond Dying at Liverpool?

Brendan Rodgers implemented the rarely used midfield diamond with great success during the closing stages of the 2013-2014 season. With the substitution of Javier Manquillo for Mamadou Sakho in the 22nd minute of Saturday’s loss to West Ham, Rodgers scrapped the diamond for a 3-5-2. Does this signal the beginning of the end of the diamond or was it just a tactical switch in the face of an early deficit? Loss Against West Ham The starting formation cannot be the …
How Liverpool Will Line-Up in the Merseyside Derby

How Liverpool Will Line-Up in the Merseyside Derby

Liverpool will be aiming for victory against their neighbours from across Stanley Park this Saturday at Anfield. Both teams are coming off a disappointing loss in the league last weekend, while also dealing with fixture congestion from both Europe and the League Cup. Injuries Several players’ injury status is up in the air at this point so predicting a starting 11 will be difficult. Daniel Sturridge may well feature for the Reds on Saturday, but it’s likely to be off …