Five Relegation-Bound Transfer Targets

Five Relegation-Bound Transfer Targets

With just a few weeks of the Premier League season left to play, the teams at the bottom of the table are fighting for their lives. Sunderland's relegation has already been confirmed and Middlesbrough look set to follow them into the Championship. Both Swansea and Hull are battling for their safety too but among all four teams, there are several players who have caught the eye this season. Last season saw several relegated sides lose their top players. Giorginio Wijnaldum …
Markovic's Liverpool Future Looks Bleak

Markovic's Liverpool Future Looks Bleak

When Liverpool bought Lazar Markovic from Benfica for £20m, there was plenty of reason for optimism. The Serbian had shown flashes of devastating potential and much was expected from him. He had won four leagues titles at the age of 20, three of them with Partizan Belgrade and one with Benfica. He also had a Europa League runners-up medal to his name. What was most impressive was that at 20, Markovic had already made 114 first-team appearances, scoring 21 goals and …
Will Leaving Liverpool Help Ibe Progress?

Will Leaving Liverpool Help Ibe Progress?

Jordon Ibe is now 20 and he will be looking for first team football to develop further. Last season, he played 41 times for Liverpool, 20 of which were starts, but his level of performance wasn't good enough to gain a starting berth under Jurgen Klopp. The addition of Sadio Mane and the return of Lazar Markovic will increase competition for the attacking places, while Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are already ahead of Ibe in the pecking order. They may …
Quality versus Quantity | Clubs Should Be Wiser With Their Money

Quality versus Quantity | Clubs Should Be Wiser With Their Money

‘If you spend more than £100 million, you expect to be challenging for the league.’ Sorry about this Brendan, I know you’ve got enough on your plate at the moment, but you can’t expect to get away with comments like that with Liverpool finishing 25 points off the pace. Since 2012, Rodgers has bought 24 players, with Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho the only confirmed hits. This year’s crop of Lambert, Lallana, Can, Lovren, Markovic, Manquillo, Moreno and, the crowning …
Hull City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

Liverpool travel to Hull’s KC Stadium for Tuesday night’s crucial Premier League match. Hull are currently 16th in the league table, just one point ahead of Sunderland in 18th position. They face Liverpool on the back of an impressive 2-0 victory away at Crystal Palace however, and any points are vital at this stage of the campaign. Steve Bruce will be hoping his team can pull off a similar result to last season, when Hull beat Liverpool 3-1. Liverpool need …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Straight to the point, has there ever been a bigger Liverpool-Manchester United clash in the Premier League era than the one on Sunday? I really doubt there has, when you consider what is at stake and also the timing of this fixture. A massive derby, arguably still the biggest match-up in English football regardless of where the teams stand in the league table and it's an absolute certainty that the animosity between two most successful institutions in the English game …
Swansea Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Swansea Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool travel to the Liberty Stadium on Monday night with a top four position firmly in their sights. The Reds are currently two points behind bitter rivals Manchester United, who currently occupy fourth place position in the Premier League. Swansea themselves could leapfrog Stoke City who suffered a defeat away at West Brom on Saturday. The Swans will need a good run of results between now and the end of the season if they are to qualify for next season's …
FA Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers

FA Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers

After recording a comfortable 2-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League, Liverpool turn their attentions to the FA Cup where they host Blackburn Rovers in the quarter-finals with a trip to Wembley the reward. Having won eight of their last ten games in all competitions, Brendan Rodgers' side will be confident of stretching their winning run of four straight wins at the expense of the Championship side who have the same number of league wins since December. Liverpool have seen off Wimbledon, Bolton and Crystal …
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