Browsing Lucas Leiva

Liverpool FC – Daniel Sturridge Needs a Striker Next to Him

Posted on 18 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

Despite the enthusiasm, Raheem Sterling doesn’t create another SAS partnership with Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool, as their second half of an opening win clearly showed, need another striker to make their best formation work. Rickie Lambert might not be the best solution, but for now he’s the best solution for a dual-striker partnership the club has. More

Liverpool FC – Luis Suarez Needs Better Players

Posted on 27 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Instead of focusing on how the referee cost them at least a point, Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers should focus on how to improve as a team around Luis Suarez, doing everything he can to ignore the bias from officials and two and three players marking him, only to let Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling mess up the glorious chances he set up for them. 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 – Steven Gerrard Needs a Better Midfield Partner

Posted on 15 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Into his seventh season with Liverpool, Lucas Leiva is still someone that needs to prove his value to the club over and over again. In a central midfield consisting of only two players right now – Steven Gerrard and Lucas, it seems like the Brazilian simply isn’t good enough for what the club is trying to do and achieve. More

Liverpool FC – Steven Gerrard Can’t Keep Playing Like an Old Man

Posted on 3 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

If last season was somewhat of a Renaissance for Steven Gerrard, this year feels more like the beginning of a wake, as an illustrious career is reaching its final stop, with the Liverpool captain looking like a player who has had too many matches and too many surgeries weighing down on his legs, body and soul. More

Liverpool FC – Luis Suarez is Overweight and Rusty But Not For Long

Posted on 26 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

If there was any question about the level of commitment and professionalism Luis Suarez has, the effort and performance he gave on his return-from-suspension match for Liverpool erased those questions. He’s going to need a match or two to find his bearings again, but it doesn’t seem like too much of a concern, as he wasn’t too far away from scoring on his season debut. More

Liverpool FC – Philippe Coutinho is Indispensable at the Moment

Posted on 17 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The perfect start wasn’t going to last forever, but the sharp decline in quality of attacking football after Philippe Coutinho left the match with an injury caused some serious doubts about Liverpool and their ability to keep on their undefeated streak, as the debuts of Victor Moses and Mamadou Sakho weren’t enough to pull this team back up from the moment they stopped trying to win the match. More

Liverpool FC – Steven Gerrard the Key to Prolonged Success

Posted on 10 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Even if he is the oldest player on the team, soon to turn 34, Steven Gerrard continues to be irreplaceable for Liverpool, switching roles over the years but remaining just as important, only in a different way than in the past, to the prospect of success that has eluded the club for quite some time. 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