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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mario?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mario?

It is a more than well documented fact that Mario Balotelli has endured what can only be described as a lack-luster start to his Liverpool career. The Italian forward has only managed two goals and his performances have seemed to lack energy and determination at times. However, it is only just the start of his career at Anfield, and there ... Read More »

Rodgers Needs Time after Stuttering Start

Rodgers Needs Time after Stuttering Start

Liverpool’s slow start to the season continued last night as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Swiss side Basel in the Champions League group stages. In a game where The Reds once again failed to live up to expectations set be the sensational performances of last season, they once again conceded a sloppy goal, calling their defense into question ... Read More »

Balotelli and Gerrard seal win for nervy Reds

Balotelli and Gerrard seal win for nervy Reds

A late strike from Mario Balotelli and an even later penalty from Steven Gerrard saw Liverpool edge past Ludogorets on their return to the Champions League at Anfield last night. After toiling to break down the resilient Bulgarian champions for most of the game, Balotelli showed great strenght, control and composure to slot his first Liverpool goal in the 82nd ... Read More »

Shankly’s Legacy Walks On

Shankly’s Legacy Walks On

Today would mark the 101st birthday of a true legend of the game. A man who came to a club, put his stamp on it and that stamp is still there today. Bill Shankly not only revolutionised Liverpool Football Club during his time there as manager, but he paved the way for all others after him to follow and build ... Read More »

Busy Reds Building Exciting Squad For Next Season

Busy Reds Building Exciting Squad For Next Season

With the signatures of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic already secured this summer, it seems like Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers intends to continue to spend big over the remaining weeks of the close season. The Reds obviously have a huge budget, this season what with the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75m, as well ... Read More »

Five Things Alexis Sanchez Could Bring To Liverpool

Five Things Alexis Sanchez Could Bring To Liverpool

As a deal to take controversial striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona looks increasingly likely to materialise, rumours surrounding the future of Chilean Alexis Sanchez are also appearing thick and fast. It has been widely reported throughout the media that the Catalan club are prepared to offer Sanchez to Liverpool as part of the deal to bring Suarez to the Camp ... Read More »

Di Maria Breaks Swiss Hearts

Di Maria Breaks Swiss Hearts

An Angel Di Maria strike two minutes before the end of extra time sent Switzerland home from the World Cup. After what was arguably one of his worst performances in living memory, the Real Madrid man slotted home a composed finish after an assist from Lionel Messi in the 117th minute. It almost was not enough to seal Argentina’s place ... Read More »

Dutch Courage should Inspire England

Dutch Courage should Inspire England

The Netherlands’ thumping 1-5 victory over Spain last night is just what all football loving England fans could have wished for. The game had it all, a poor penalty decision, goals, shock and more goals as Holland demolished a very ordinary and pedestrian Spanish team. Louis Van Gaal’s team went into the game as huge underdogs, and understandably so, as ... Read More »

Could Football Really Come Home?

Could Football Really Come Home?

With less than a month to go before the FIFA World Cup gets underway in Brazil, build up is well underway for the squads involved and their adoring fans back home. The same thing happens each time the competition rolls around: everyone thinks about buying a shirt, flags begin popping up on every corner, extensive newspaper coverage is given to ... Read More »

Period of Shame for Man Utd

Period of Shame for Man Utd

It is not often that arguably the biggest club in the world find themselves in such a bad light. After what was a shocking season by their standards, Manchester United have continued to perform poorly off the pitch well into the off-season of the Premier League. The descent into this mess began with the intense speculation that surrounded David Moyes’ ... Read More »