The build up to Norwich away was all about taking the same intensity from the Manchester City game and applying it to the lowly canaries. Realistically that was always going to be a big ask seeing as the emotional and physical drain that the previous Sunday must have taken out of Brendan Rodgers and his team. Norwich did play their part in making life more than difficult however. Continue reading →
Compared to Liverpool’s last appearance at the Emirates stadium in November, Sundays FA Cup game was a vast improvement in comparison. Liverpool dominated the game for large spells and were unlucky not to get a replay when Luis Suarez was blatantly tripped by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the box. Referee Howard Webb arrogantly waved a finger at Suarez’s appeal and decided to play on. Liverpool supporters and players alike were mystified. Continue reading →
Much has been made of Brendan Rodgers and his sides inability to beat those sides placed above Liverpool in the Premier League. Sundays game against Tottenham Hotspur was not a typical performance from the reds this season. After falling behind to a second strike from Jan Vertonghen Liverpool looked to be floundering. A smart substitution from Rodgers to regain a foothold in midfield was to replace the impressive Phillippe Coutinho for Joe Allen. A move that will be cast aside by doubters as a lucky move or even at the time a negative tactic across countless social media forums no doubt. Credit must go to Rodgers and Liverpool for playing poorly for long periods of the second half and still finding a way to win. This was a gutsy win from a team that usually dominates and fails to take all three points. Sunday, Liverpool failed to dominate but fought all the way and bagged all three points. Better to be lucky than good sometimes. Continue reading →
The finger of blame lays at a few doorsteps on Monday morning as Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers try to put together the post-mortem on Liverpool’s FA Cup campaign for 2013. Indeed Rodgers is not exempt from blame himself, naming Sebastian Coates and Jack Robinson in the back five after hardly racking up first team starts. Inexperienced to say the least.
Liverpool traveled to Stamford Bridge on Sunday looking to extend their good run of form against Chelsea. The reds are unbeaten in five league games but their form has been poor since Brendan Rodgers took over. On current league form Chelsea were clear favorites in this game before kick-off.