Liverpool 4-0 Spurs – Reds Cruise Into Top Spot

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By Jonathan Carroll

Tim Sherwood hinted that Liverpool may be nervous about their title run in prior to Sundays game at Anfield but it was Spurs who looked out of sorts. Brendan Rodgers let his players do the talking in the form of goals from Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and an own goal from Younes Kaboul. Liverpool are now top of the league with six games to play. Win all six and they will be crowned champions.

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Liverpool v Tottenham: Don’t lose your nerve

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By Séamus Leonard

After seven straight Premier League wins in a row, Liverpool now has seven games remaining in a season that could yet be a historic one for England’s most decorated club. Continue reading

Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland – Reds March On

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By Jonathan Carroll

Brendan Rodgers watched his side scrape a deserved win over lowly Sunderland on Wednesday evening. The win was fully deserved but the reds made it difficult for themselves by inviting pressure late on. A stunning Steven Gerrard free-kick in the first half and a John Barnes-esque curler from Daniel Sturridge made it 2-0 early in the second half. Ki Sung pulled one back for Sunderland who threatened late on through Adam Johnson but John O’Shea failed to direct his header on target.  Continue reading

Man United 0-3 Liverpool – Rodgers Can Make Reds Reign Again

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By Jonathan Carroll

Realistic expectations for this current Liverpool squad were a top four finish at the start of the season. Some television pundits thought even that was a bridge too far. There have been many questions arising over the course of the season in relation to how Liverpool would fare. Brendan Rodgers has without question, been learning on the job (see Southampton at home). What is clear however is that he has a philosophy and an adaptability with a squad of players whom he had no hand in purchasing. His coaching ability is there for all to see and this Liverpool team are gaining momentum at just the right time. Continue reading

Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool – Improving Reds Make A Case At The Emirates

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By Jonathan Carroll

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

Fulham 2-3 Liverpool – “We Are Not Title Contenders”

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By Jonathan Carroll

Brendan Rodgers post match interview with Martin Tyler on Wednesday night included a reference from Tyler that Steven Gerrard’s winning penalty and the resulting celebration was one of possible title contenders. Rodgers didn’t agree with Tyler but instead wisely opted with the route “we’ve got to keep pushing”. While no direct acceptance was made in relation to Liverpool being contenders, a direct “We are not title contenders” would be a better approach. This Liverpool squad is young. Title run in experience is lacking. Rodgers needs to let the squad focus on playing without pressure so he can instill that belief that they can win the title behind closed doors but publicly alleviate pressure. Continue reading

Fulham v Liverpool: Three points, and nothing but three points

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By Séamus Leonard

How do you follow up a performance that captain Steven Gerrard described has one of the “top three” since he started his illustrious Liverpool senior career way back in November 1998? The Reds’ scintillating 5-1 demolition of Arsenal at the weekend has certainly made everyone sit up and take notice, but they’ll be back lounging in their seats soon enough unless Gerrard & Co do the needful against basement side Fulham on Wednesday night. Continue reading