Why Liverpool Loaned out Andy Carroll

September 5, 2012
It seems an apparently crazy decision to have loaned out Andy Carroll and sign no replacement players whatsoever. In fact, it was the second of these decisions that was crazy, although Fenway Sports Group have understandably pointed to the £100 million that Kenny Dalglish spent on players, from which little return has been gleaned as of yet. Carroll was loaned out because, firstly, he does not and will never fit into Rodgers' preferred style of play or system. While the argument that Carroll offered a handy option off the bench is an understandable one, Fenway's are not likely to be overly... Read more...

Are Liverpool going to finish above Everton this season?

September 4, 2012
At this point in time all the available evidence would seem to point to Everton finishing emphatically above Liverpool. The Toffees have begun the season in confident fashion, winning their first two games, and though they lost at West Brom last time out, several presentable chances were missed. LFC by contrast are languishing in the relegation zone. However, one needs a bit of perspective at a time like this. Everton would dearly love to have players of the quality of Suarez, Gerrard, Sahin, Allen, Agger, Johnson and Reina in their side. While Everton's style of play is effective to a degree, it... Read more...