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Liverpool FC: A Championship-Caliber Team or Not?

Posted on 2 Sep, 2014, by in Soccer

There’s no magic formula to winning championships. It’s never just about having a defense that rarely conceded and keeps clean sheets. It’s never just about scoring enough that no matter how bad your defense is, teams will never catch up to you. Each season brings a different set of stories, intangibles and deciding factors. Sometimes it’s just luck, as some like to see that day on April 27, when Liverpool lost 2-0 to Chelsea at home and the first place they gained two weeks earlier by beating Manchester City. 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 Gets His Goals Eventually

Posted on 8 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Unlike previous years, Liverpool are picking up the points they’re meant to, which means that through a comfortable opening schedule, they’ve had very few results one could call disappointing. However, things get tougher very soon, and for that, it’s going to take a lot more than Luis Suarez and his incredible scoring ability to remain among the top 4 with a slight advantage in the race to a Champions League ticket. More

Liverpool FC – Iago Aspas Can Fill in For Daniel Sturridge

Posted on 4 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Sometimes when a player like Daniel Sturridge gets injured, the problem isn’t filling in for him with someone who can produce at the same level. Liverpool need a forward for Luis Suarez to play off of, but not necessarily someone who is going to score a goal almost every match. Despite his disappointing start to life in the Premier League, Iago Aspas can be this solution. More

Liverpool FC – Luis Suarez & Philippe Coutinho Can’t Be the Only Ones Trying

Posted on 3 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

If Brendan Rodgers needed any more proof that his Liverpool side still aren’t up for a title challenge in a match that showed too many disparities between them and their rivals, with only Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho up to the challenge of beating a team that’s one of the best in Europe. More

Liverpool FC – Mamadou Sakho Has a Bright Future at His New Club

Posted on 18 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

It seems like Mamadou Sakho arriving at Anfield has come just in time, with Daniel Agger picking up a rib injury that might keep him out for at least one match. The French centre back isn’t completely match fit, speaking English or in sync with any of his defensive partners, but there’s plenty to be optimistic about. More

Daniel Agger, the Most Important Player on Liverpool FC

Posted on 21 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Maybe as preliminary decision or simply because they haven’t been successful in acquiring their desired targets in the transfer market, Liverpool are quite short at centre back going into the 2013-2014 season, making Daniel Agger the most important player on the team in this campaign. More

Liverpool FC – Kolo Toure is the Centre Back They Need

Posted on 20 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

While Liverpool have been quite busy (and unsuccessful) in the transfer market this summer looking for a centre back, one of their lower-profile signings, bringing in Kolo Toure on a free transfer, might have been the answer to their defensive problems. More

Liverpool FC – Daniel Agger Still Waiting for a Partner

Posted on 24 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

After managing to keep the outside interest in Daniel Agger into a non-threatening situation for yet another summer, Liverpool still have to find their Danish centre back a partner to pair up with in the middle of their defense. 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