Lucas eyes World Cup spot

Lucas eyes World Cup spot

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is hoping to play his way into the Brazilian World Cup squad. Having returned from injury for Liverpool U21's last week, Lucas is hoping to end the season on a high and wants to play his part in Brazil's World Cup campaign. "I was lucky that I wasn't out for a long time and I'm now looking forward to first-team action," Lucas told his club's official website. "Hopefully, I'll be able to help the team again …
Rodgers has a new role for Gerrard

Rodgers has a new role for Gerrard

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he can see captain Steven Gerrard playing in a deeper role for the Reds as the season progresses. Speaking after his team's impressive 5-3 victory away at Stoke City in which Gerrard lined up in a deeper role than usual, Rodgers was asked if it was something he would use more in the future? "He has got the personality to play in that controlling role," said Rodgers. "He gives us great variety in his …
Spurs 0 Liverpool 5 | Spurs Midfield Vs Liverpool Midfield Stats

Spurs 0 Liverpool 5 | Spurs Midfield Vs Liverpool Midfield Stats

Liverpool turned up to White Hart Lane trying to overturn a spell of poor results at the Spurs home ground in the past few years, not winning in six attempts, and did so on Sunday through hard work, determination and playing scintillating football. In this article I will examine the two midfield trios from each side, consisting of Mousa Dembele, Paulinho and Sandro for Spurs - and Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva for Liverpool. Dembele, Paulinho and Lewis …
Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Player Performance Analysis | Ross Barkley Vs Liverpool

Although conceding a late equaliser against your biggest rivals is a bitter pill to swallow, Evertonians couldn’t afford to be too downhearted at the conclusion of their enthralling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday because, nevertheless, they had just witnessed the greatest attacking performance in a Merseyside derby from the Toffees for several years. Martínez consistently signed off his programme notes at Wigan Athletic with the Spanish expression ‘sin miedo’ meaning ‘without fear’ and that was exactly how his side …
Liverpool FC | Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Liverpool FC | Their Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Liverpool have made an impressive start to the Premier League this season, made all the more impressive when compared to last season where they only won two of their first 11 games. Fast forward to the same stage this year and the Reds have won seven and lost only two. Liverpool’s form improved significantly in the second half of last season and this has continued into the current campaign. Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have been in great form, injuries …
The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

Liverpool have started the season in tremendous form, picking up 20 points from the 27 available this season. This is double the amount they had accumulated at this point last season. A lot of this is to be attributed to the goalscoring ‘SAS’ of Suarez and Sturridge, but also, due to the nature of the 3-5-2 line-up that Rodgers has deployed in recent weeks, the wing backs have to be praised. Their job is unique yet extremely vital to the …
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 …
Swansea City vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Swansea City vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Men

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was awarded the Manager of the Month gong for August this week, after guiding the club to the top of the Premier League table following the first three games, and the Northern Irishman returns to his old stomping ground against Swansea City on Monday evening, hoping to make their case, of being genuine top-four challengers this season, even stronger. The Reds fended off Stoke City, Aston Villa and arch-rivals Manchester United in the opening month and …