Who Could Replace Steven Gerrard as Liverpool Captain?

Who Could Replace Steven Gerrard as Liverpool Captain?

After Steven Gerrard retired from international duty, it has lead me to thinking, who would be the most suitable candidates to replace Gerrard for Liverpool when he inevitably retires from club level football? Loyalty to a club is something hard to come by these days in football, yet after a career spanning 15 years, Liverpool has been Gerrard's one club. Having been through the ups of Istanbul, and the downs of the well documented Chelsea incident last season, he has …
How will Lovren improve the Liverpool defence? Stats Analysis

How will Lovren improve the Liverpool defence? Stats Analysis

Liverpool have been heavily linked to Southampton’s Dejan Lovren with the player telling his manager Ronald Koeman that he wants to join Liverpool. The Reds finished second in Premier League last season, having been top of the league with just three games of the season left. They ultimately lost out to Manchester City and on the balance of the season, deservedly so. Although they scored a remarkable 101 goals, just one less than City, they conceded an atrocious 50 goals. …
Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

The victims of the Hillsborough tragedy will be remembered over the weekend by all teams in the Football league, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the disaster. All matches will kick off seven minutes later than usual, followed by a minute’s silence in memory of the victims. Liverpool also take part in what is their biggest game of the season so far with a huge clash at home to Man City, a game which could have huge implications on where the …
Rodgers confirms defensive duo are still out

Rodgers confirms defensive duo are still out

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that defensive duo Daniel Agger and Mamadou Sakho will miss Saturday's game with Arsenal. Speaking ahead of his team's top of the table clash with Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the match will be too soon for the injured pair. Agger, who has been out since picking up an injury in the FA Cup win over Oldham last month is still struggling to overcome his calk injury, whilst Sakho …
Player Performance Analysis | Daniel Agger vs Hull

Player Performance Analysis | Daniel Agger vs Hull

With Daniel Agger returning to full fitness, everyone at Liverpool would have been in good spirits knowing that their vice captain, and most probably their best defender, is back for good. After two unfortunate and highly controversial losses in a row, the reds were back on track with a 2-0 win against Hull at Anfield, returning to top four territory. After the game, Agger spoke of his delight at leading the Kop to victory at home in the absence of …
Liverpool 4 West Ham 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 West Ham 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool won their second of two home games this week with another goal-fest, beating West Ham 4-1 despite a couple of scares, and an overall good performance ahead of a tough end to the month. Line-Ups Brendan Rodgers started Mamadou Sakho at left centre-back alongside Martin Skrtel in the absence of Daniel Agger who was sick. Sakho has been out of the side for a few weeks and has been unlucky not to feature, so this was an opportunity for …
Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Centerback Options Compared | Stats

Brendan Rodgers Liverpool Centerback Options Compared | Stats

Brendan Rodgers has gone through several tactical phases during his time at the Liverpool helm.  Having dogmatically stuck to his 4-3-3 possession-oriented approach during his first half season, Rodgers has since toyed with a strict 4-2-3-1, a 4-2-2-2/4-2-3-1 hybrid, and, finally, the 3-4-1-2 he’s used over the past six or so weeks this season. Rodgers’s switch to a three-man central defence has been a double-edged sword.  It has created a platform for the prolific partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis …
Should Rodgers build Liverpool's defence around Agger? | Stats Analysis

Should Rodgers build Liverpool's defence around Agger? | Stats Analysis

Liverpool's 2012-13 season was definitely one full of mixed feelings. The team played their first campaign under a new manager, who was trying to implement his footballing philosophy. A mixture of questionable transfers and confusion on the last day of the transfer window forced Rodgers, in his first season at Liverpool, to give the youngsters a chance, and although most of them (especially Raheem Sterling) were highly impressive, the lack of experience backfired as the Reds couldn't find consistency through …
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