Maracana dreams will motivate Coutinho and Lucas

By Sam Mathius

I always enjoyed history classes. Although I may not remember every single date, coronation or revolution discussed in the various courses I’ve taken over the years, one idea has stuck with me. It’s a simple concept that a high school history teacher beat into his students’ heads: timing is the biggest factor in greatness. Continue reading

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Liverpool 5-0 Swansea – Reds Find Scoring Touch

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By Jonathan Carroll

Following a trip to Russia in the Europa League which included the usual dominance of chances and possession for Liverpool, without taking anything from the game, it was a refreshing experience to see Brendan Rodgers’ men get their just rewards on Sunday at home to Swansea. The final score of 5-0 was fully justified and a much needed boost before attempting to overturn the Zenith Saint Petersburg tie in the Europa League which Brendan Rodgers must now orchestrate a comeback from two goals down. Continue reading

Liverpool 0-2 West Brom – Familiar Theme at Anfield

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By Jonathan Carroll

After so many identical games this author should have learned his lesson and drawn up an outline of the typical Liverpool game this season. The type of game in which Brendan Rodgers’ side dominate possession, chances, shots on goal, you name it. The twist in the tail is that they somehow contrive to allow this domination amount to nothing and lose the game at the death. Continue reading

Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool – Opportunity Wasted at the Emirates

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By Jonathan Carroll

After witnessing his side get dumped out of the FA Cup last Sunday to Oldham, Brendan Rodgers wanted to see a response from his team. He got just that. His side lead 2-0 after sixty-minutes. That lead was lost in less than ten minutes as the game went back and forth in the last twenty minutes. Continue reading

Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland – Rodgers Plans Taking Shape

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By Jonathan Carroll

On Wednesday evening Liverpool swept aside Sunderland with Luis Suarez once more the player lighting the fuse to the victory at Anfield. Suarez scored two and set up Raheem Sterling for the other Liverpool goal. It wasn’t just Suarez this time, there were a number of reasons to be optimistic for Liverpool supporters. Continue reading

QPR 0-3 Liverpool – Suarez Destroys Lowly Rangers

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By Jonathan Carroll

After being outmuscled and outworked by a superior Stoke City team on Boxing Day Liverpool looked to bounce back against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday. Once more it was the Luis Suarez show and with the striker leading Clint Hill and the rest of the Rangers back four a merry dance all afternoon. Suarez bagged two quality goals all of his own making and defender Daniel Agger headed home a third. Continue reading

Stoke 3-1 Liverpool – Two Steps Back at the Britannia

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By Jonathan Carroll

Not long after Liverpool hammered Fulham 4-0 at home and took a step forward in getting back to somewhat decent form, Brendan Rodger’s men took two steps back at the Britannia with an atrocious display. It all started so well on Thursday evening as Luis Suarez skinned Ryan Shawcross and the Stoke defender then proceeded to haul down the Liverpool striker. Howard Webb had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Steven Gerrard dispatched the penalty. 1-0 Liverpool. Time to sit back and hit Stoke on the counter, soak up the pressure and pick Tony Pulis’s men apart with passing. Continue reading