LIVERPOOL: WHAT NEXT FOR SIMON MIGNOLET?

LIVERPOOL: WHAT NEXT FOR SIMON MIGNOLET?

REMEMBER the Burnley game on Boxing Day? Remember when Simon Mignolet played chicken with a backpass heading out for a corner and lost? Remember how everyone’s head exploded because the only other credible alternative for the position of Liverpool goalkeeper was a man...
LIVERPOOL FOUR (4) SWANSEA ONE (1)

LIVERPOOL FOUR (4) SWANSEA ONE (1)

HALF time and it is probably Liverpool’s best Anfield first half of the league campaign. Damning in one sense. Encouraging in another. There is tons of progress here since Sunderland. Tons of football. These footballers look like something approaching...
LIVERPOOL 2 ARSENAL 2

LIVERPOOL 2 ARSENAL 2

IT is a good job I didn’t write this immediately after the match. I was furious and frustrated. Furious for all the reasons you’d be furious: Liverpool not capitalising on their dominance, being weak as kittens in defence in key moments. Basically what we...
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...
MIGNOLET: WAS GARY NEVILLE RIGHT?

MIGNOLET: WAS GARY NEVILLE RIGHT?

By David Preece CRITICISMS are to goalkeepers what cricket balls are to batsmen. You’re constantly fending them off. Sometimes the criticisms hit hard and leave a bruise on your confidence that can take a while to disperse, only massaged away by a combination of...
LIVERPOOL: BLURRED (BACK)LINES

LIVERPOOL: BLURRED (BACK)LINES

AT his pre-West Ham press conference, Brendan Rodgers suggested that he was rather irked by all the ‘experts’ voicing their opinions on the way his team plays. That is perfectly understandable. However, I am not an expert, so here’s what I think. It...
LIVERPOOL: MIGNOLET CAN REIN SUPREME

LIVERPOOL: MIGNOLET CAN REIN SUPREME

THAT is why Pepe Reina isn’t here any more. Simon Mignolet can be criticised for many things. The continued lack of improvement in his kicking is infuriating. His unconvincing juggling of crosses jangles the nerves. The lack of presence he exudes compared to his...

INTERVIEW: SIMON MIGNOLET

SIMON MIGNOLET, Jordan Henderson, Kolo Toure and Philippe Coutinho were called up by the club to help launch the new 2014-15 LFC home kit at an event in Liverpool city centre. After emerging from a shipping container outside the Hilton, the trio of outfield players...
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