What difference a year makes, just a year ago we were lead by a certain Roy Hodgson who came out with a Liverpool team that look like they were out to defend their premiership status. Signings like Poulsen, Konchesky , Jovanovic & Cole were brought in and one kept wondering, is this a real Liverpool side or a bad prank someone was playing.
This year, Liverpool started the season under the leadership of the manager that all Liverpool fans have been praying will be given the job, Kenny Dalglish. A massive overhaul has been underway at anfield. For me it was a very brave transfer window. Unless you are the owners of Man City or your name is a Roman Abramovich, money will be looked at with both eyes wide open. Owners will encourage the sale of unwanted players before taking out the cheque books to sign new ones. Liverpool went out early and started signing the players that was required to compete, signing pure quality.
Only at tne tail end of strengthening the squad was when the players started leaving Liverpool, mostly bench warmers and players who were clogging up the cash flow. Inspite of all the transfer activity, would you believe that an astounding £30 million has been wiped from the wage chitty, and a little over £20 million raised in funds.
The team have started the season well, the players who are surplus to requirement have been removed and we have a lean squad that is packed with quality now. Its perfect, a good 4 months to run the show with this squad and a period where the squad will be evaluated while Damien Comolli and his scouting team go identify the best possible signings that can be brought in during the next transfer window.
It is indeed great leap forward of unprecedented proportions
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I have been a Liverpool supporter since 1989, i was barely 10 years old when we got some English Football coverage on the tele and for some reason, me and my mates at that time felt a connection with the team, we watched the likes of Grobbelaar,Alan Hansen ,Steve Staunton, John Barnes, Jan Mølby and Ian Rush to name a few mesmerizing the field with wearing their Candy kit. The team went on to win the Division 1 tittle, the top league in England at that time. Continue reading »
Liverpool FC is now on twitter! Now i receive updates and straight on my tweets! Awesome
PS – Found Gerrard’s Tweet as well, not too sure if its the real deal?!
If the form guide is anything to go by Liverpool is finally hitting some kind of form in the BPL. They are on a 8 game run since their last lost and scoring a staggering 24 goals in 8 games! With Benitez under fire from the American owners, Rafa had to let the results do the talking and the team responded with some awesome results.
Arsenal (H) 1-1
Cardiff City (H) 2-1
Blackburn Rovers (A) 0-0
Besiktas (H) 8-0
Fulham (H) 2-0
Newcastle United (A) 3-0
FC Porto (H) 4-1
Bolton Wanderers (H ) 4-0
To me Rafa has become more cautious in his approach, he is now taking games to teams and not worrying on seting up may he’s team according to how the opposition may come out to field.I feel this is key to ensuring they continue winning.The core of the team has got to be fixed and changes need to be done,players gain access to the first team based on form and fatigue. This is very important in the league at least! The manager can rotate and chop and change in cup games because that is a different cattle of fish.