After yet another dreadful week in the recent history of Liverpool Football Club, attention will thankfully return to the field of play when the Reds travel to St James’ Park to lock horns with a Newcastle United side still flirting with the possibility of relegation. Continue reading →
With seven games to go in the English Premier League, Liverpool’s hopes of European football next season depend as much on the results of the teams around them as on Brendan Rodgers’ side’s own fortunes. Continue reading →
Liverpool heads to East London on Sunday to take on one of the most impressive clubs of this Premier League season. However, Brendan Rodgers’ side needs to find a way to win without its best goalscorer.
Luis Suarez is suspended from the match due to card accumulation, and this now puts the club in a position many supporters feared at the end of the summer transfer window. There are now no first team forwards fit in the squad. This will be problematic, as Suarez leads Liverpool with 10 goals in 15 league matches. The makeshift squad setup will need to be perfect to keep pace with West Ham. Jonjo Shelvey will likely have to play out of position to lead the attack for the Reds. Continue reading →
The most remarkable thing about Liverpool’s season so far (apart from having experienced the club’s worst league start after five matches for 101 years) is the number of young faces we’ve seen wearing the red and, um, nightshade.
John Henry introduces himself to the squad in the most awkward fashion possible.
I’m not sure what type of reception the Liverpool owner expected to receive from players in the locker room, but his brief exchange with Danny Ward and Krisztian Adorjan was hard to watch. Ever the smooth talker, Henry eased the tension with a casual, “Do you know who I am?” Based on the reaction of the two players – awkward smiles and shifting glances – he might as well have gone with “Krisztian, I am your father.” Either way, you can’t help but feel bad for the club’s sugar daddy here in Boston. He’s just trying to help. Plus, the I-should-have-stayed-in-my-box-seats shrug as he quickly shuffled away was brilliant.
Fox Soccer Channel’s extended advertisement documentary Being: Liverpool premiered Sunday, taking us behind the scenes of the legendary club. Check back every Monday for a recap of our favorite moments from each episode.
1. Best job at the club: Lucas’ personal trainer
There’s an awful lot of Lucas love out there from Liverpool supporters. The gaping hole that his injury left in the midfield is only equaled by the hole in our hearts at watching him be stretchered off in that Carling Cup tie against Chelsea — and again in the Manchester City match several weeks ago. We can sing songs and send well wishes over Twitter, but Paulo Barreira is the only one who gets to show the Brazilian how much he really cares.
As the transfer window slammed shut at 11:00 pm GMT, I couldn’t help but think to myself: “Did that just happen?” Within a matter of a few hours, Liverpool loaned out their £35 million pound England striker to West Ham and failed to secure either Clint Dempsey or Daniel Sturridge as a replacement. To make the situation even more difficult to swallow, details emerged that Liverpool only offered £4 million for Clint Dempsey. For those keeping track, the American scored 23 goals for Fulham last season.