The Benteke Conundrum - Does He Fit?

The Benteke Conundrum - Does He Fit?

Christian Benteke's arrival was met in similar fashion to that of Moses as he made his way to the Red Sea. In this instance though it was the fan's opinion of the player that was parted. Liverpool fans rarely see eye to eye on a player but the signing of the Aston Villa hitman really had people clambering to give a side their support. On one side you had those blinded by goals, a necessity in the Premier League that …
Jamie Carragher announces retirement from football | Carra Stats

Jamie Carragher announces retirement from football | Carra Stats

As reported on the Liverpool FC website - Jamie Carragher has announced that he will be retiring from football at the end of the season. In his early career Jamie played in central midfield and even scored on his début against Aston Villa at Anfield in a 3-0 victory. Under Gerard Houllier Jamie Carragher transitioned into a full-back and then finally Rafa Benitez converted Jamie to his current position as a central defender. A defender known for giving 100% Jamie …
Liverpool 5 Swansea 0 | In-depth Team Match Stats

Liverpool 5 Swansea 0 | In-depth Team Match Stats

Liverpool hammered a second string Swansea at Anfield by five goals to nil. They were awarded two penalties which Gerrard and Sturridge both scored - the first penalties scored at Anfield since May 2011 - Luis Suarez also scored a peach of a goal whilst Jose Enrique and debutant Philippe Coutinho also found the back of the net. Liverpool attempted 35 shots against Swansea equalling their highest attempts total in the last six years (last time was against Birmingham City …
Rodgers: Suarez is improving as person & player | Stats 11/12 vs 12/13

Rodgers: Suarez is improving as person & player | Stats 11/12 vs 12/13

Brendan Rodgers believes Premier League top scorer Luis Suarez is improving as a person and a player. He said the following to BBC Sport: [quote]What I have admired from close hand is this is a guy who is trying to change. He has come in here and been labelled many things. Because he is a foreign player he will get accused more. If a British player dives we'll laugh and find it funny but when it's Luis Suarez he is a diver. There …
Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 2 | Match Report, Goals & Stats

Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 2 | Match Report, Goals & Stats

Liverpool came back after a goal down at Villa Park to beat Aston Villa 2-1 after a stunning performance and 98th Premier League goal from Steven Gerrard. Second half goals from Henderson and Gerrard gave the Reds three important points as they hope to finish the season strongly and out-do local rivals Everton for a spot in Europe. Christian Benteke opened the scoring for Villa in the 31st minute. Abgonlahor provided the assist after a stunning long pass from Ashley …
Luis Suarez | Will He Stay or Will He Go?

Luis Suarez | Will He Stay or Will He Go?

The big debate for some Liverpool fans is with regards to whether Luis Suarez will stay at Anfield next season? Every couple of weeks there are rumours that Luis Suarez is packing his bags, loading a hired van and shipping off to Germany. Then there are quotes from the player stating that he is happy at the club after having a fantastic year so far in only his second FULL season at Liverpool. A quick look at the stats show …
Is the Fernando Torres Bashing Warranted? | 09-10 & 12-13 Stats Compared

Is the Fernando Torres Bashing Warranted? | 09-10 & 12-13 Stats Compared

Over the last two seasons a common trend has appeared on Twitter during the majority of weekends. Fortunately for you I’m talking about Fernando Torres and not Justin Bieber. Ever since he joined Chelsea for a British transfer record of £50m, Torres has been criticised and ridiculed by a large number of fans on the social network site for his lack of goals. However, this season the Spaniard has scored 28 goals for club and country (including his 5 goals …
Sturridge's Time to Shine | Stats Compared to Rivals

Sturridge's Time to Shine | Stats Compared to Rivals

Having scored the winner at Anfield against Stoke on the opening day of the season while still woefully short on match fitness, Daniel Sturridge showed humility in self-deprecation: "I want to credit the goalkeeper as well for such a great save; that's what won us the game, it wasn't my goal." Simon Mignolet had fumbled at a couple of crosses in a less than convincing start to his Anfield career before his late penalty save ensured Sturridge's strike would be …
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