Lowered Expectations Now Par

Theres a scene in "Meet the Parents" where Robert De Niro (Jack) tells Ben Stiller (Greg) about his inner circle and how once you're outside the circle, its extremely difficult to get back in. Liverpool FC have been outside the circle ever since Graeme Souness took over. Back in the early nineties the club stuck... Continue Reading →

Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea – Hindsight is 20/20

By Jonathan Carroll   It was a game that Liverpool needed only a point from. A game that Chelsea really needed to win in order to stay in the title race. Brendan Rodgers didn't back in down in trying to go straight at Chelsea from the off and take the game by the scruff of... Continue Reading →

Norwich 2-3 Liverpool – Another Step Taken

    By Jonathan Carroll The build up to Norwich away was all about taking the same intensity from the Manchester City game and applying it to the lowly canaries. Realistically that was always going to be a big ask seeing as the emotional and physical drain that the previous Sunday must have taken out... Continue Reading →

Liverpool 3-2 Man City – Fortune Favors the Brave

  By Jonathan Carroll Sundays win over Manchester City could prove to be crucial in deciding where the title ends up. It was a game that had everything. A rampaging Liverpool team that ripped City apart for the first twenty five minutes. A comeback from the visitors that rocked the home team and truly tested... Continue Reading →

West Ham 1-2 Liverpool – A Test of Character

By Jonathan Carroll Sunday saw the reds travel to London to take on Sam Allardyce's West Ham. In true big Sam fashion, Brendan Rodgers will have prepared his team to face a physical onslaught with a good helping of long balls into their eighteen yard box. West Ham who are now relatively safe from relegation... Continue Reading →

Liverpool 4-0 Spurs – Reds Cruise Into Top Spot

By Jonathan Carroll Tim Sherwood hinted that Liverpool may be nervous about their title run in prior to Sundays game at Anfield but it was Spurs who looked out of sorts. Brendan Rodgers let his players do the talking in the form of goals from Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and an own goal... Continue Reading →

Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland – Reds March On

By Jonathan Carroll Brendan Rodgers watched his side scrape a deserved win over lowly Sunderland on Wednesday evening. The win was fully deserved but the reds made it difficult for themselves by inviting pressure late on. A stunning Steven Gerrard free-kick in the first half and a John Barnes-esque curler from Daniel Sturridge made it... Continue Reading →

Man United 0-3 Liverpool – Rodgers Can Make Reds Reign Again

  By Jonathan Carroll Realistic expectations for this current Liverpool squad were a top four finish at the start of the season. Some television pundits thought even that was a bridge too far. There have been many questions arising over the course of the season in relation to how Liverpool would fare. Brendan Rodgers has without question, been learning... Continue Reading →

Fulham 2-3 Liverpool – “We Are Not Title Contenders”

  By Jonathan Carroll   Brendan Rodgers post match interview with Martin Tyler on Wednesday night included a reference from Tyler that Steven Gerrard's winning penalty and the resulting celebration was one of possible title contenders. Rodgers didn't agree with Tyler but instead wisely opted with the route "we've got to keep pushing". While no direct acceptance was made in relation to Liverpool being... Continue Reading →

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