Dave Martinez, Author at The Anfield Wrap

LIVERPOOL: WHAT NEXT FOR MAMADOU SAKHO

THREE weeks ago this would have been significantly shorter. What’s next for Mamadou Sakho you ask? It all seemed pretty obvious didn’t it? Stay fit and prove yourself to be one of the top centre backs in the Premier League now you’ve belatedly been granted a much...
RAHEEM STERLING: NOT FOR SALE AT ANY PRICE

RAHEEM STERLING: NOT FOR SALE AT ANY PRICE

LIVERPOOL should not sell Raheem Sterling this summer. I don’t care whether Manchester City or anyone else bids upwards of £40million over the coming months, the club should not let the player leave Anfield under any circumstances. As a fan I don’t want money in the...

LIVERPOOL: PREPARED FOR THE WORST, HOPE FOR THE BEST

AS a Liverpool supporter I’m a little down and apathetic right now, and I dare say I’m not alone. It’s not because Brendan Rodgers is staying. Well, it’s not just because of that. I can’t deny that the news of the manager keeping his job (leaked to the press...
KLOPP ON THE KOP: WHY WOULDN’T YOU?

KLOPP ON THE KOP: WHY WOULDN’T YOU?

YOU might think this is knee jerk, an overreaction in the wake of a disappointing FA Cup semi-final defeat. All I can do is assure you that I’d planned to write the exact same thing if Liverpool hadn’t stunk out Wembley against Aston Villa on Sunday. So here...
MAMADOU SAKHO: WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

MAMADOU SAKHO: WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

REMEMBER the dress that took over social media a few months ago and made you question yourself? The one that you swore was blue and black while your mates told you it was white and gold and no matter how hard you looked the colours wouldn’t change? That’s how I feel...
EMRE CAN: I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE IS BUT I LOVE IT

EMRE CAN: I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE IS BUT I LOVE IT

VERSATILITY can be a bit of a dirty word in football, especially in England. Multi functional players who can fill a variety of roles within a team are seldom elevated to hero status among fan bases or celebrated in the media. Take James Milner. He has played at full...
LIVERPOOL: TOO LITTLE TOO LATE?

LIVERPOOL: TOO LITTLE TOO LATE?

WITH February looming, Liverpool sit in eighth place in the Premier League table. They are out of the Champions League, face a tricky fourth round replay at Bolton in the FA Cup next week and were eliminated by Jose Mourinho’s latest band of not so merry men in the...
Liverpool: Here We Go Again

Liverpool: Here We Go Again

THIS weekend was the moment that belief degenerated into hope for me. I no longer have any degree of certainty that Brendan Rodgers turns this around. I still think the season is salvageable (have you seen the state of the Manchester United side that currently sits in...
LIVERPOOL: WIN THE NEXT SIX

LIVERPOOL: WIN THE NEXT SIX

CRYSTAL Palace, Ludogorets, Stoke City, Leicester City, Sunderland and Basel. When you’re managing a team in desperate need of victories, you can’t ask for a more appealing set of fixtures than that. Those six are the opponents Liverpool face before a trip to Old...

ON THIS DAY: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN BARNES

JOHN BARNES turns 51 years old today. Unarguably one of the greatest players to wear a Liverbird upon his chest, the majesty of Barnes’ Liverpool career cannot be served justice by the written word. Fortunately, the Jamaican born maverick’s playing days were captured...
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