Naby Keita - The Two in One Midfielder

Naby Keita - The Two in One Midfielder

In the summer of 2012, Brendan Rodgers brought a player to Liverpool who remains the signing that has excited me the most in recent years when first announced. It was only a loan signing, but when Nuri Sahin arrived at Anfield, I was beside myself with joy. Here finally was the player in central midfield Liverpool had been crying out for since Xabi Alonso left. The three interim years had seen barren service for the players further up field. In …
Why is Steven Gerrard such an anomaly and not the norm?

Why is Steven Gerrard such an anomaly and not the norm?

They say players like Steven Gerrard come once in a generation. When it comes to England and their talent production belt, is it more like once and never again? When the former Liverpool Captain “Stevie G” announced his retirement last week Thursday, accolades and tributes started pouring in from all over. Some of the biggest names in football took some time out to say goodbye to one of the best players ever to play the modern game. Twitter was abuzz, #StevenGerrard …
Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

It's August 19, 2007 and Liverpool's newest Spanish export, Fernando Torres, had just opened his account for the club in the 16th minute v Chelsea on his Anfield debut. A first for 'El Niño' in a Liverpool shirt, it was the birth of something special in Merseyside. Born in Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Fernando José Torres Sanz was living the dream playing professionally for his hometown club, Atletico Madrid. His grandfather had molded him into a passionate fan at a very young …
Where next for Wayne Rooney?

Where next for Wayne Rooney?

Mercifully, the international break is now over. That period without meaningful football seems like an eternity, but for one big name, the return to club football could see him staring at a period on the side-lines. Wayne Rooney, once considered the golden child of English football and captain of club and country is now facing the reality of now no longer being considered an automatic choice for both. Although Manchester United started the season with three Premier League wins, their performances …
Why Joe Allen to Stoke Makes Sense for Everyone

Why Joe Allen to Stoke Makes Sense for Everyone

Liverpool are understood to have accepted a bid of around £13m from Stoke for Wales midfielder Joe Allen. The Press Association reported the Reds have accepted the offer as Allen only has one year left on his contract. Allen was mostly a maligned figure for a large part of his Anfield career but ever since Klopp took over, he regained the form that earned him the Liverpool move, and subsequently found immense love and appreciation in the Liverpool fan base as …
O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

O Captain, My Captain! Lack of characters in the Premier League

With the imminent move of Chelsea captain John Terry at the end of the season, the Premier League is characterised by a lack of stand out captains. Captains in the military sense that would lead their charges into battle or that would grab points from the jaws of defeat. Bryan Robson, Colin Hendry, Paul Ince, Roy Keane, Graeme Souness, Steven Gerrard, Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira types are few and far between. At the top eight clubs we have Wes Morgan, …
Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This will be another difficult test for Leicester as they come up against only one of the two sides that have managed to beat them in the league this season. Liverpool have been inconsistent under Jurgen Klopp, but the opportunity to do the double over Leicester is a good one for them, and it could inject impetus into their season. The club have been on a good run of results over the last seven days, and remain in both cup …
A Liverpool Fans Dream Midfield: Roy Keane & Steven Gerrard

A Liverpool Fans Dream Midfield: Roy Keane & Steven Gerrard

I know Liverpool fans are going to hate reading this, because of the player involved, because of the club he played for. Because of the animosity between Liverpool and the club this certain player played for. When talking about this player it's these words that echoed around stadiums like Old Trafford, Celtic Park and The City Ground, what words am I talking about well its Keano, Keano, Keano of course. Roy Keane had a stellar career at Manchester United winning …
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