Calculating Luis Suarez’s punishment 4

You’re going to hear this a lot over the coming days: “Is biting someone during a football match really worse than a two-footed tackle or a swinging elbow”. How much you hear that is going to depend on how strong a punishment FIFA ultimately assess Luis Suarez and how it compares with other violent conduct(…)

Has Luis Suarez’s Liverpool value really suffered over the last 24 hours?

Has Luis Suarez’s Liverpool value really suffered over the last 24 hours? 1

There’s no introduction necessary, because the whole world saw Luis Suarez doing what he did yesterday and there can be absolutely no debate about any of it. So let’s get straight into it: There’s a school of thought now which suggests that Suarez’s character could have an impact on his transfer value and that his(…)

Real Madrid and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling?  Mischief making

Real Madrid and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling? Mischief making 1

Terrible, terrible job from John Cross. If you’re a British journalist who has been sent to Brazil to cover England’s progress, it must be a very strange time at the moment.  There’s no anticipation, there’s nothing really to discuss, and days are presumably spent making ever more facetious comments about Wayne Rooney, Roy Hodgson and(…)

‘Head-turning’ time for Liverpool and Adam Lallana

‘Head-turning’ time for Liverpool and Adam Lallana 2

Adam Lallana’s World Cup commitments - which are now set to come to an end - have subdued the stories about his Southampton future for the last two weeks, but the Liverpool Echo runs a story this morning claiming that Brendan Rodgers isn’t done with his pursuit of the attacking-midfielder. Supposedly - and we are(…)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling: Performance for England (Graphics)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling: Performance for England (Graphics) 0

How can you not have been impressed with Raheem Sterling last night? He cramped in the second-half and he fell foul of the climate, but before that he was so dynamic and fearless - it really was great to watch an England player with that level of self-confidence.  And, actually, there was a play-making, ball-playing(…)

Liverpool & Emre Can: Daylight robbery

Liverpool & Emre Can: Daylight robbery 0

Emre Can, as we’ve known for some time now, is heading for Liverpool and the fee involved is absolutely scandalous.  Really, whoever it was at Leverkusen who sanctioned such a low release-clause 12 months ago should be in fear of their job - think of what £10m buys a club in the British market and(…)

How Rickie Lambert will fit-in at Liverpool

How Rickie Lambert will fit-in at Liverpool 0

So, it’s fair to say that Rickie Lambert is not going to Liverpool to displace either Luis Suarez or Daniel Sturridge in the first team, but the forward will provide useful squad variety to the forward line. Lambert isn’t really the targetman he’s portrayed as, because although he can play as an attacking pivot he’s(…)

Imminent Liverpool signing Emre Can: Statistics and thoughts

Imminent Liverpool signing Emre Can: Statistics and thoughts 2

When rumours of Liverpool’s interest in Emre Can first appeared, it was easy to be sceptical; those who have watched him play for Leverkusen will probably agree that he’s different from the typical Brendan Rodgers player.  He’s not slight, his game isn’t reliant purely on his first-touch or his passing range, and he has a(…)

Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool season: Statistics

Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool season: Statistics 0

When you think of the English national team, you do tend to imagine a situation where in-form players are moved around to accommodate those with bigger reputations.  Hopefully, that’s not a trap Roy Hodgson falls into this Summer and fingers-crossed he decides to use Daniel Sturridge in a central role rather than as an ill-fitting(…)

Liverpool in danger of revisiting ‘British player tax’ with Adam Lallana 6

Adam Lallana is a good player and he’s had a very good season for Southampton.  However, the amount of money Liverpool are supposedly ready to pay for him is…absurd. The Mirror’s David Maddock - who is generally pretty plugged-in  to events on Merseyside - has Liverpool paying around £40m for Lallana and Dejan Lovren. For(…)

Luis Suarez still an exit risk for Liverpool 4

The transfer rumours have start to appear again, and for the second Summer in a row Luis Suarez is being linked with a move Real Madrid.  The Uruguayan has drawn some attention recently for not being more publicly forceful about his future, but that seems to be more about press-related mischief than an actual desire(…)

Alberto Moreno and Liverpool? Yes, yes, and yes. 1

In addition to whatever plans Brendan Rodgers has for Adam Lallana and Yevhen Konoplyanka, the Liverpool manager is expected to make some significant improvements to his defence this Summer. With that in mind, the Liverpool Echo are claiming that Alberto Moreno is ‘top of his wish list’. That’s hardly a surprise if it’s true, because(…)

Despite Liverpool’s interest, Adam Lallana should defer the decision on his future 1

Reports today seem to suggest that Liverpool have made an approach to Southampton for Adam Lallana, and with the promise of Champions League football at Anfield that has the potential to be a head-turner.  Anfield would be a tempting environment for any player in Lallana’s situation, but this is an important decision for him and(…)

Adam Lallana, Liverpool, and transfers for the sake of transfers 0

Sky Sports News carried a story this morning about Liverpool’s interest in Adam Lallana and suggested that the likely Premier League runners-up will attempt to complete the transfer before the player leaves with England for the World Cup. Lallana has clearly had an outstanding season and so interest in him was inevitable, but how much(…)

« Older Entries Newer Entries »