Queens Park Rangers comes to Anfield on Sunday as the curtain draws on what has been a disappointing season, to say the least, for home side Liverpool. However, all the arguments over what has gone wrong and how it can be corrected next season will cease for 90 minutes as Reds fans bid a fond farewell to one of the club’s most loyal and reliable servants, Jamie Carragher. 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 →
The term season-defining is used too frequently in football circles, but for Liverpool, next week’s second leg Europa League clash with Zenit St. Petersburg will determine how the closing months of the club’s season will play out.
Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique will miss six weeks of action with a hamstring tear. Liverpool’s official site confirmed the Spaniard’s injury today, ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup match with Mansfield Town. Enrique suffered the injury in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over QPR on Dec. 30.
Disclaimer: This article may or may not contain sarcasm.
I remember a time when watching a Liverpool game was enjoyable
Watching Liverpool these days is what I imagine a colonoscopy to feel like – awkward and painful, yet slightly comforting in a weird way. Did I mention awkward?
While my fellow Liverpool friends celebrated Liverpool’s come from behind win on Sunday, I couldn’t help but think, “What the hell did I just watch?” It seems that being in the bottom-half of the Premier League table for the first 15 games of the season has numbed me to a concept that only teams of the highest caliber subscribe to: finding a way to win. This ethos is something that Liverpool blatantly refuses to follow.
Lucas Leiva solidified the Liverpool midfield in his return from another long-term injury in the team’s 1-0 win over Southhampton at Anfield this weekend. (Courtesy md.faisalzaman Wikicommons)
By Kevin Koczwara
Lucas Leiva barely got to feel the grass underneath his cleats in August for Liverpool before tearing his thigh muscle in what was suppose to be his triumphant and much anticipated return after a lengthy and greuling injury-recovering period. It wasn’t. Lucas had to come off because of injury in Liverpool’s second game of the season, which was against the reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City.
It was not what Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool supporters wanted to see. Liverpool’s best player in 2010-11 season and the best player at the beginning of the 2011-12 season, before an injury sidelined him in December, was again set to miss time with another injury. The only good news, it wasn’t related to the ACL injury he had just finished recovering from — Lucas went off injured on December 1, 2011 after colliding with Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata in a League Cup match and was out until August of 2012.