Mr. Rodgers - Will You Be Our Harvey Specter?

Mr. Rodgers - Will You Be Our Harvey Specter?

Liverpool endured a very poor start to the season which had involved being knocked out of the Champions League as well as languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table for a while. However, the last few weeks have seen an emergence from that with 1 loss in the last 15 games (3-0 loss at Old Trafford). There is a growing sense of optimism at the club with new signings like Lallana, Can, Moreno and Markovic finally making …
Should Liverpool replace Suso next season?

Should Liverpool replace Suso next season?

Overlooking their policy of bringing up young talent, Liverpool are reportedly looking to sell their Spanish young maestro in order to go for more experience in their side. While Suso has performed well in La Liga last season, with a relegation threatened Almeria side, it was expected that he would get a nod from the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who is known to extract the maximum out of his young talent on Merseyside. However if reports surfacing in certain media …
Impact of Liverpool's Young Talent

Impact of Liverpool's Young Talent

It wasn't just the force of the mighty Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge - famously known as the SAS force - that contributed to Liverpool's successful season. Liverpool's young talent was immense this past season with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Jon Flanagan contributing significantly in matches. Raheem Sterling has been the stand-out amongst the young talent with his creativity and ability to create chances to score goals. With 9 goals and 5 assists, Sterling …
Brendan Rodgers sets out summer transfer plans | Sturridge / Coutinho Stats

Brendan Rodgers sets out summer transfer plans | Sturridge / Coutinho Stats

Brendan Rodgers wants at least three players who match the quality of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho. With the apparent success of the January signings from Chelsea and Inter Milan respectively, the Liverpool manager has outlined his plans for the upcoming summer transfer window. Rodgers was keen to stress to the Telegraph that he will be looking for players who can contribute to the team, rather than sign a great number of them for the sake of depth. “It is quality …
Suso: What Next for the Rising Star? Stats & Tactical Analysis

Suso: What Next for the Rising Star? Stats & Tactical Analysis

With Liverpool completing four moves already in the transfer market with a view to more, it means that their squad is now being bolstered significantly and looking more capable of competing at the top level. However this boost in competition is not just coming from the new arrivals; the young players who Rodgers was initially reliant upon last season just to 'fill the gaps', are now trying to establish themselves as genuine contenders for a starting spot, which presents the …
The Kids Are Alright: Sterling, Wisdom and Suso Stats

The Kids Are Alright: Sterling, Wisdom and Suso Stats

Due to a number of reasons, Liverpool's 2012/13 season saw a lot of youth players making their first team debuts, with varying levels of success. Three academy graduates in particular, Raheem Sterling, Andre Wisdom and Suso, impressed manager Brendan Rodgers enough to become regular members of the first-team squad. Raheem Sterling While Sterling made his senior debut under Kenny Dalglish towards the end of the 2011/12 season, he was handed his first start for the team against Machester City at …
What is Liverpool’s Best Midfield? Stats Analysis

What is Liverpool’s Best Midfield? Stats Analysis

At the beginning of this season, it appeared that a shallow Liverpool side was only truly secure in one area: midfield. The signings of Joe Allen and the now departed Nuri Sahin added depth to an area of the squad already containing the likes of Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva. Certainly on paper, Liverpool’s midfield looked formidable, but the problem all season has seemingly been that no group of players have been on form together. For example, when Lucas was …
Liverpool's Positional System Explained | Tactical Analysis Vs Fulham

Liverpool's Positional System Explained | Tactical Analysis Vs Fulham

Liverpool’s game against Fulham demonstrated, in my opinion, the highest level of performance under Brendan Rodgers to date - and not because of the 4 - 0 score line, but because of the way in which the players executed the phases of play that Rodgers and his coaching staff propose to the Liverpool players every day at Melwood. Much of the content in the following article includes themes, concepts and ideas that are discussed in the tiki-taka handbook (*due release …