With 32 Premier League games played in its 2013/14 campaign, Liverpool stands atop the table with 71 points. Manchester City and Chelsea are the only other realistic contenders for the title, with the former lying four points behind the Reds but, perhaps crucially, with two games in hand. Continue reading →
Without Luis Suarez and away from home, Brendan Rodgers knew this day would come following the clubs inability to sign goalscorers in the summer. With an already depleted first team, young, inexperienced and with a serious lack of depth at most positions, the task was steep. What isn’t taken into consideration is the fact improvement occurs in developing players. First team football for the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jonjo Shelvey and “Suso” has seen them improve and catch the eye at the same time.
Liverpool heads to East London on Sunday to take on one of the most impressive clubs of this Premier League season. However, Brendan Rodgers’ side needs to find a way to win without its best goalscorer.
Luis Suarez is suspended from the match due to card accumulation, and this now puts the club in a position many supporters feared at the end of the summer transfer window. There are now no first team forwards fit in the squad. This will be problematic, as Suarez leads Liverpool with 10 goals in 15 league matches. The makeshift squad setup will need to be perfect to keep pace with West Ham. Jonjo Shelvey will likely have to play out of position to lead the attack for the Reds. Continue reading →
The most expensive English player ($55.2 million) ever finds himself in a precarious situation. Unwanted by Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool, Andy Carroll will spend the 2012/13 Premier League Season on loan at newly promoted West Ham United. Carroll joins up with former teammate and friend Kevin Nolan — the two played together at Newcastle United — and into a system set up by manager Sam Allardyce that will fit the big center forward’s direct style of play.