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Liverpool FC – Philippe Coutinho Creates Magic, Jordan Henderson & Joe Allen do the Dirty Work

Posted on 2 Mar, 2015, by in Soccer

The season is starting to look better and better for Liverpool, getting magical performances from Philippe Coutinho, surprising flair from the hard working Jordan Henderson while Joe Allen, flying under the radar, develops into a trustworthy defensive midfielder. More

On Liverpool Being For Real

Posted on 17 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Unfortunately, you can only live so much on the glory of your past achievements. Liverpool’s impressive win in White Hart Lane bought Brendan Rodgers a lot of credit for the way he’s shaped and molded this team into something that has turned not only into one of the more enjoyable sides in the Premier League, but possibly also one of the best. More

Liverpool FC – Luis Suarez Rules Supreme & Better Without Steven Gerrard?

Posted on 16 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Two points to focus on after the impressive Liverpool win at White Hart Lane: Luis Suarez is playing better football than anyone in the world right now, not just the Premier League. The other? Having a midfield consisting of Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva might be better than having Steven Gerrard in it. More

Liverpool FC – A Chance to See How Important Steven Gerrard Really Is

Posted on 10 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Throughout the last couple of seasons I’ve heard grumblings from some Liverpool fans about the importance of Steven Gerrard, suggesting that it may be time for him to step aside and start some matches off the bench instead of being a midfield rock in the lineup. Well, with his hamstring injury keeping him out for at least a month, we’re going to find out very soon. More

Liverpool FC – Luis Suarez Should Be Angry With Joe Allen

Posted on 24 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

Putting another performance to demonstrate he’s the best striker in the Premier League isn’t enough for Luis Suarez, who is always hungry for more. Pinpointing the disappointment of only coming away with a 3-3 draw from their derby match against Everton, it all falls down to the moment Joe Allen missed an incredibly easy shot instead of passing to the more capable Suarez, wide open right next to him. More

Liverpool FC – Joe Allen & Jordan Henderson Fighting For the Final Midfield Spot

Posted on 6 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s no guarantee Liverpool will be playing with three in the midfield next season every match, but it’s one of the more popular formations for Brendan Rodgers, which has Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva chalked up as irreplaceable players in his lineup. The third spot? Either Jordan Henderson or Joe Allen. More

Liverpool FC – Brendan Rodgers Doesn’t Need to Make Too Many Changes

Posted on 14 May, 2013, by in Soccer

From pessimism early on, to fierce optimism later, and a more realistic approach as Liverpool end the 2012-2013 season without a European spot clinched for next season. And still, Brendan Rodgers has plenty of attacking talent on the team: Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and others, which leaves him in need of a less than drastic change to push Liverpool a little bit higher next season. More

Mousa Dembele is the Best Passer in the Premier League

Posted on 8 May, 2013, by in Soccer

When it comes to long passing accuracy, the ability to change momentum and turn defense into attack or simply switch wings, no one is more accurate than Mosua Dembele of Tottenham, leading the Premier League in this category among players who have attempted more than 100 passes for 35 yards or more. More

Liverpool FC – Brendan Rodgers Fails With Martin Skrtel & Joe Allen

Posted on 17 Mar, 2013, by in Soccer

After four matches with 15 goals, you’d think that Brendan Rodgers has learned from his mistakes, but apprently, it takes more than half of a season of trial & error to remember that A) Martin Skrtel is an international centre back, but not a very good one and B) Joe Allen shouldn’t start in matches or be left alone in the defensive midfield. More

Liverpool FC – Luis Suarez Very Happy About Philippe Coutinho

Posted on 3 Mar, 2013, by in Soccer

If you thought Luis Suarez was happy about getting a striker to play next to in Daniel Sturridge (missing the match due to injury), having an attacking midfielder in the mold of classic playmakers like Philippe Coutinho feeding him through balls is probably making him, and everyone on the Liverpool team, more than slightly happy. More