LIVERPOOL: WHO ARE YOU? I REALLY WANNA KNOW

LIVERPOOL: WHO ARE YOU? I REALLY WANNA KNOW

CONFUSION rules my mind when I think of my football team these days. This Liverpool team confuses me. Brendan Rodgers confuses me. Question marks are everywhere and never more so than now in the aftermath of defeat to Real Madrid and prior to the impending visit of...
ON THIS DAY: REDS SMASH EIGHT PAST BESIKTAS

ON THIS DAY: REDS SMASH EIGHT PAST BESIKTAS

ANDRIY VORONIN and Peter Crouch probably aren’t a strike partnership that anyone would expect to lead a team to a rout in European competition, much less to the Champions League’s biggest ever margin of victory. Sometimes real life is truly stranger than fiction....
ON THIS DAY: 6-3? EVANS HELP US

ON THIS DAY: 6-3? EVANS HELP US

IN the pantheon of great Anfield nights an unconvincing victory over FC Sion of Switzerland in the second round of the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup hardly stands out. That said, 18 years ago today we were treated to a quite ridiculous game of football at our...
ON THIS DAY: RAFA COMES TO ANFIELD

ON THIS DAY: RAFA COMES TO ANFIELD

TWELVE years have passed since Rafael Benitez first introduced himself to Anfield. And what an introduction this was. The Spaniard arrived on Merseyside for a Champions League clash with his Valencia team on this very date back in 2002. The then reigning champions of...
ON THIS DAY: DERBY DELIGHT

ON THIS DAY: DERBY DELIGHT

FOURTEEN years ago today a little bit of derby history was made. Everton came to Anfield under Walter Smith to face Gerard Houllier’s Liverpool and – perhaps more importantly for our blue brethren – Nick Barmby in the first Anfield derby of the Millennium....
I’D LOVE US TO WIN THE MICKEY MOUSE CUP

I’D LOVE US TO WIN THE MICKEY MOUSE CUP

ERIC Cantona’s smug face. That’s the immediate image that flashes in my mind whenever the FA Cup is mentioned. Eric frigging Cantona. The build up seemingly started at about 3am. My mum was on snack duty, diligently replenishing my supplies throughout the day as I sat...
TIME FOR RODGERS TO FOCUS ON THE REAL PROBLEMS

TIME FOR RODGERS TO FOCUS ON THE REAL PROBLEMS

BRENDAN RODGERS and some of his players should be buying Mario Balotelli a pint at some point this week. It’s the least they could do for the deserved scrutiny he has unwittingly helped them to avoid. Naively swapping shirts a few seconds too early has unsurprisingly...
NOT LOVING LOVREN: MY DEJAN DESPAIR

NOT LOVING LOVREN: MY DEJAN DESPAIR

AS we all know, Didier Deschamps was once firmly in the running to become Liverpool manager in the not-too-distant past. If the former World Cup-winning captain keeps an eye on the Reds these days, then I reckon he might be a little perplexed by one of Brendan...
BALOTELLI CRITICS ARE JUST SO LAZY

BALOTELLI CRITICS ARE JUST SO LAZY

GRAEME SOUNESS, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and that no mark troll Adrian Durham are just some of the public figures who have thrown their hats into the public ring this week. Plenty of others have already had their say. Criticism is rife and it’s anything but...
MARIO BALOTELLI: JUST STOP TALKING, BRENDAN

MARIO BALOTELLI: JUST STOP TALKING, BRENDAN

BRENDAN RODGERS likes to talk. He loves reciting a story with a happy ending. Especially if he stars in it. It’s safe to say that right now the Liverpool manager has built up plenty of goodwill with the club’s fanbase and the media at large. He deserves it. He’s done...
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