The Sturridge Dilemma - What Is Going Wrong For Daniel At LFC

The Sturridge Dilemma - What Is Going Wrong For Daniel At LFC

The 2013-2014 season saw Liverpool come within touching distance of the much anticipated (and elusive) first Premier League title since its inception in 1992 with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge (SAS) inspiring Rodgers' side past 100 goals in the League. Sturridge notably featured in the PFA Team of the Season chipping in with 21 goals finishing behind Suarez in the race for the Golden Boot. Suarez left for greener pastures in the summer of 2014 and the mantle to lead …
In Defence of Roberto Firmino

In Defence of Roberto Firmino

Transfers in sports carry with them so much hype and hullabaloo. Where else do we root for and jeer against someone's new job? Twelve game into the season, it's not surprising to see the best and worst signings being rated on various media platforms. I saw Roberto Firmino being listed as one of the five worst signings of the summer over here, and whilst I respect the writer's opinions, I would like to argue why he absolutely doesn't deserve to be part of this list. Yes, …
Key Talking Points from the Liverpool vs Norwich

Key Talking Points from the Liverpool vs Norwich

Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers went into the game against Norwich at home with great concern. Since the end of the 2013-14 season, nothing has gone right for the club and every match these days seems like Rodgers' last opportunity to turn things around. The draw against Norwich was not the brightest result and many fans find it amusing that FSG have not relieved Rodgers of his duties despite the rumoured financial implications of doing so. We are here today to …
Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 5 Arsenal 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool sent a strong message to their top 4 rivals with an incredible performance against league leaders Arsenal, starting the game at such a high tempo that Arsenal couldn't catch a breath. By the time they had, the game was already won in under 20 minutes. In terms of how Liverpool played, there wasn't much different to what we have seen on many occasions already this season, especially at Anfield. A quick start which has become the Reds trademark under …
Manchester City v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

In what is probably the biggest fixture of Boxing Day, Manchester City welcome high flying Liverpool to the Etihad stadium. Both teams have been flying recently with huge wins over their rivals in the league. After defeating Tottenham 6-0 at home, City followed this up with a 6-3 win against Arsenal a few weeks later at home as well. Liverpool have also enjoyed big results, most notably their 5-0 victory over Spurs at White Hart Lane last week which resulted …
Player Performance Analysis | Steven Gerrard vs Fulham

Player Performance Analysis | Steven Gerrard vs Fulham

Earlier this week, Luis Suarez was hailed by Steven Gerrard as the best he has ever played with, and this weekend at Fulham the evidence was clearly there. Suarez played phenomenal, but surely Gerrard is the best player that Suarez has ever played with right? After last week’s below par performance, some football fans have questioned if Gerrard is past his time and whether he should think about hanging up his boots, but this weekend Gerrard showed why this should …
Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez both retained their spots in the starting lineup, the latter scoring 13 goals in as many league games. On loan Chelsea man Victor Moses dropped to the bench to accommodate Lucas Leiva, with Gerrard filling into the hole created in the Nigerian’s absence. Berahino was replaced by Nicolas Anelka, the Frenchman has yet to register for the Baggies this season. Boaz Myhill continued to deputise in the place of the injured Ben Foster. As was …