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Posted on 16. Aug, 2011 by Siddharth Sastri.
This weekends game against Arsenal offers the perfect platform to begin our push for a top four place. Even though a number of fans (including me) are disappointed after we dropped two points at home against Sunderland, there is still enough reason to believe that we will prevail against Arsenal this weekend. We couldn’t have [...]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2011 by Siddharth Sastri.
I’m still not sure how tactically astute King Kenny is, but if there’s one thing he is good at doing, it is coaxing good performances from players who weren’t performing up to the mark under his predecessor. The likes of Torres, Meireles, and even the much-maligned Poulsen have improved considerably under Dalglish. Yet, even under [...]
Posted on 29. Nov, 2010 by Siddharth Sastri.
Let me begin by saying that although I feel gutted that we came away with nothing, it was a great game to watch. A neutral spectator would have loved this game, with some truly end-to-end stuff being played. However, that still doesn’t take away from the fact that we were beaten, and we could have [...]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2010 by Siddharth Sastri.
The last three games have seen a resurgent Liverpool play like what we expected of the Liverpool of old. Simultaneously, the same three games have seen two players completely confound old expectations; Lucas and Maxi. These two players, especially Lucas, have been immense over these games and actually give us a midfield presence. Last year [...]
Posted on 28. Sep, 2010 by Siddharth Sastri.
This season, in 12 games, Liverpool have conceded 13 goals. Excluding the relative minnows faced in the Europa League, the count is 10 goals in 7 games. Compare this to Chelsea’s tally of two goals conceded in 6 games and it’s evident that we have a problem in defence. With all the focus on Torres [...]
Posted on 14. Sep, 2010 by Siddharth Sastri.
In 2007, Stephen Warnock was sold to Blackburn. Due to his good form for his new club, the Englishman eventually ended up at Villa before being capped by England. He is arguably better than any of the left backs we have had since his sale (with the possible exception of John Arne Riise, who took [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2010 by Siddharth Sastri.
There is talk of including Ryan Babel as a makeweight in the Carlton Cole deal. This would represent a major loss for Liverpool since Cole is a decent striker at best while Babel has the potential to be one of the most explosive players in the next few years. Also, right now, a player like [...]
Posted on 24. Aug, 2010 by Siddharth Sastri.
The fact that a player as technically adept as Aquilani couldn’t be guaranteed a significant first team role clearly shows Hodgson’s thoughts about where he’s going to play Gerrard. Although this Liverpool team has an abundant supply of talented as well as experienced defensive midfielders in Poulsen, Lucas, and Mascherano, without Aquilani they lack a [...]