In Failure, Luis Suarez Shows Big Goals to Come

By Sam Mathius

Via Wikimedia Commons

Via Wikimedia Commons

The gap in talent between a Liverpool first team member and an average fan, like myself, is wide. It’s incredibly massive, to be honest. The gap between the club’s regular starters and bench players is much less significant. These are two truths that are fairly obvious. However, these are two truths that play an important role in just how much of a star a player will be. A young Luis Suarez surely made minced-meat of Uruguayan youths just as David N’Gog did with to Parisian ones.

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Ta-Ra, Carra

By Christopher Boulay

As you’ve probably heard, Jamie Carragher is ready to call it a career effective at the end of the season. Continue reading

Tonic for a Tough Loss: Three Famous Liverpool victories against Manchester United

By Bill Farnham

I hate losing to Manchester United. I don’t care if it’s at Anfield or at Old Trafford. I would rather beat Manchester United than beat Everton any day of the week. Maybe it’s because I’m not a Scouser or because I’m not from Liverpool, but it’s always the Manchester United games that get my blood pumping.

In light of last Sunday’s “glorious failure,” I thought that I would remind myself of some of my favorite Liverpool – Manchester United games from the last few years to ease the pain of the past few days (and a season where we have yet to record a league win). Nothing beats watching a replay of Liverpool thrashing Manchester United, except for watching it live of course.

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The Premier League returns: WBA v Liverpool

By Christopher Boulay

The turbulent summer in Liverpool is quickly approaching a crescendo, as the transfer window will be closed in a fortnight, and the club is finally playing Premier League football again. Manager Brendan Rodgers leads the Reds into The Hawthorns this weekend to play West Bromwich Albion.

The match could be a tricky one for Liverpool, as there is a familiar face on the other side of the pitch.

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Oussama Assaidi to join to Liverpool from Heerenveen

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool’s official website announced today that the team had agreed to a transfer deal with Dutch side Heerenveen for winger Oussama Assaidi, 24. The team expects the Moroccon International to undergo and pass his medical at Melwood.

Assaidi has scored 20 goals in 68 appearances for Heerenveen and been capped by Morocco 22 times after making his debut in February of 2011.

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Caught in the Net of Liverpool FC

By James Watkins

We are in unique position here at The Red Letter. We are Reds, as well as Americans. We are displaced Scousers, in a sense, resolute in our commitment to the honor and tradition of Liverpool Football Club.

We have a dual allegiance. It is an allegiance that rests primarily with the club itself, in a history of passion and commitment unrivaled in the modern game. But it is also one defined by our identity as Liverpudlians abroad. We have a responsibility to this network as well, and to offer support and encouragement to our fellow Reds across the country. Continue reading

Summer Transfer Rumors – Part One

By Justin Fitzgerald

As Liverpool fans in Boston sweat out the summer heat in anticipation of a July friendly match against AS Roma, across the pond club brass is undoubtedly doing a little sweating of their own in the latest transfer window. It’s certainly no secret that recent personnel changes were made as a direct result of the previous signings failing to live up to their billing. It’s a results driven league and transfers made under Dalglish and Comolli simply didn’t get it done, so don’t be surprised if wholesale changes are made under the new reign of Brendan Rodgers. If nothing else, the teams Rodgers put out at Reading and Swansea had a certain fluidity and creativity about them that the Irishman will definitely be looking to recreate.

He certainly has his work cut out for him. With Lucas and Charlie Adam coming off serious injuries, and Dirk Kuyt moving on from Liverpool to pursue the next chapter of his career, the first order of business for the new skipper will undoubtedly be to shore up an aging and depleted midfield. Steven Gerrard turns 33 next season and will need to have his playing time managed in order to avoid serious recurring injuries. This most glaring deficiencies however lie in the wings and not in the central midfield. With Gerrard, Shelvey, Spearing, Henderson and the potential returns of Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani there are options and a bit of depth, yet aside from the skipper there are also doubts that these players can re-create the same free-flowing pass and move style of football that Rodgers’s sides have implemented in the past. Look for the Reds to add some creativity, a bit of guile, and hopefully a touch of class to the middle of the pitch. Continue reading