LIVERPOOL: “HELLO, IS THAT IAN RUSH?”

LIVERPOOL: “HELLO, IS THAT IAN RUSH?”

ON this day in 1988, Ian Rush returned to Liverpool for £2.7m after just one season at Juventus. The Welshman added 139 goals to his Liverpool tally in his second spell, finishing his Anfield career with a club record 346. So for most Reds then, the name Ian Rush...

LIVERPOOL: WHAT NEXT FOR ADAM LALLANA?

LET’S start with the things Adam Lallana can’t do. I’m happy to mention those things. Adam Lallana can’t run really fast. Adam Lallana can’t win endless physical battles with giant centre-backs. Adam Lallana can’t… no,...
MERSEY PARADISE LOST: A LESSON FROM HISTORY

MERSEY PARADISE LOST: A LESSON FROM HISTORY

IT might be the dullest smartarse pub quiz question in the world. Which professional club’s ground is closest to the Mersey? Astonish your friends by revealing it’s Stockport County. Then look deep in their eyes and realise how little they can stand you. But Edgeley...
LEARNING AND UNLEARNING

LEARNING AND UNLEARNING

SOME people have never recovered from June 2010. Barely a year since Liverpool’s most ferocious title challenge in years, five years since Istanbul, six years since a period which brought us trophies, belief and Luis Garcia – it was over. At the stroke of a private...