LIVERPOOL: WHAT NEXT FOR JOE ALLEN?

SINCE the dark stormy days of May — and in particular May 24th and the 6-1 reverse to Stoke — the tone of debate on Liverpool’s fortunes for the coming season has gradually grown brighter. Many will now happily tell you the winds have changed, and...
JOE ALLEN: IS HE GOOD ENOUGH FOR LIVERPOOL?

JOE ALLEN: IS HE GOOD ENOUGH FOR LIVERPOOL?

ON one of our shows recently, after the Crystal Palace cup game, Steve Graves said that Joe Allen ‘couldn’t Joe Allen himself out of being lightly thought of by many at Anfield’. If Mignolet or Balotelli have a run of nine out of 10 games there will...
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: IS ALLEN THE KEY?

WITH the sun beaming on a hot August day in 2012, the future looked bright as Brendan Rodgers took charge of his first Premier League game as Liverpool manager against West Bromwich Albion, writes MATT KENNY. Much of the pre-season talk had focused on how quickly...
LIVERPOOL: LUCAS AND GERRARD – STOP IT, BRENDAN

LIVERPOOL: LUCAS AND GERRARD – STOP IT, BRENDAN

ACCENTUATE the positives, eliminate the negatives. That’s exactly what Liverpool did during the second half of last season. Brendan Rodgers’ team was far from perfect during 2013-14 but – crucially – as the season went on he got them focused on what they could do...
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH….WHO?

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH….WHO?

By DAVID SEGAR THAT was the January transfer window that wasn’t. At the end of 2013, every Reds fan seemed to be in agreement that Liverpool needed more players. However, that didn’t appear to be the opinion of Brendan Rodgers, or the transfer committee,...
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