A positive start for Jurgen Klopp amidst injury woes
Oct21

A positive start for Jurgen Klopp amidst injury woes

Jurgen Klopp managed to collect a 0-0 draw away to Spurs in his first match as Liverpool boss on Saturday, and I personally think he did a great job under the circumstances. The Reds were already suffering from a potentially difficult situation regarding injuries, but it became desperate when the news filtered through of Daniel Sturridge’s knock prior to kick-off. The first big name ever-present on the injury list is that of Jon...

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Thanks Brendan, but you just weren’t good enough for Liverpool
Oct07

Thanks Brendan, but you just weren’t good enough for Liverpool

When Brendan Rodgers was unveiled as the new Liverpool manager on June 1, 2012, I have to admit I had mixed feelings about his appointment. As somebody who was thrilled to see Kenny Dalglish back at the club and perhaps being a bit naive, I thought Dalglish had earnt himself another season, especially after winning a cup, and so I was perhaps unwilling to accept a somewhat unproven Northern Irishman into the fold. Brendan Rodgers had...

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Liverpool’s Europa League focus
Sep10

Liverpool’s Europa League focus

As you are probably aware, the Europa League draw was completed two weeks ago and Liverpool have found themselves nestled in Group B alongside Bordeaux, Rubin Kazan and FC Sion. The matches will see the Anfield faithful travel 860 miles to Switzerland, 870 miles to France and a whopping 2,500 miles to Russia. A long-haul trip is never a desired aspect of the Europa League draw however, with all things considered, it’s not too...

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The Daniel Sturridge Factor
Aug26

The Daniel Sturridge Factor

With talk emerging that Daniel Sturridge could return to the Liverpool side ready for the Manchester United fixture in three weeks’ time, I wanted to take a look at what our injured striker has to offer. Last season he only managed to feature on 12 occasions, but alongside Luis Suarez he was one half of a formidable partnership. Can he reignite that spark with his new team-mate Christian Benteke? In the 2013-14 season, Sturridge...

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Can Benteke play as a lone striker?
Aug12

Can Benteke play as a lone striker?

So, thankfully Liverpool managed to collect all three points on Sunday after a stunning strike from Coutinho. It was a pretty drab performance otherwise for the Reds and I, like many other Liverpool fans, was keeping a close eye on that man, Christian Benteke. My first post for Shoot made comparisons between Benteke and Balotelli, and on Sunday you would have done well to tell the difference. Balotelli, love him or loathe him,...

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Anfield through the Years
Jul30

Anfield through the Years

As the 650 tonne roof truss was fitted onto the Main Stand last week, I thought I would take a look back at the history of Anfield and how it’s changed over the years. As we all know, the ground was originally the home of our blue shirted rivals Everton Football Club but it’s been Liverpool’s since 1892. Three years after making Anfield their home, the team behind Liverpool Football Club began work on a brand new stand in the same...

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