Mario Balotelli vs. Livorno: Video and They Weren’t Nice With Me

Liverpool’s search for a world class striker to replace Luis Suarez looks to have reached its culmination with the Reds confirming yesterday afternoon that they’ve completed the signing of Mario Balotelli from AC Milan. The move has been met with almost universal approval on Merseyside with the powerful Italian’s successful first stint in the Premier…


Brendan Rodgers on Manchester City Loss: Post Match Interview and Re-Focusing for the Weekend

Dwelling on any loss to long will do you more harm than good; in particular, ones against top sides tend to be talked about and analyzed more than others, but at this early point in the season, moving on and moving forward is the name of the game. A pair of goals from Manchester City…


Liverpool (1) Manchester City (3): Rusty Reds Fall To Clinical City

Although neither side quite hit the beautiful heights over the 90-minutes that we witness from these two last season, Manchester City showed why their being pipped to retain their title with a comprehensive victory over Liverpool as new signing Mario Balotelli watched from the stands. Brendan Rodgers side took the game to the defending champions,…


Manchester City Preview: Too Soon for Too Much Excitement

It’s a bit early in the season to be discussing potential title deciders, but when the points are tallied up in May, it’s the meetings with the likes of Manchester City that can have a real impact on where you end up in the race for the title. While finishing top spot may not be…


Manchester City Build Up: Pellegrini Ain’t Hearin’ It, Dzeko Expects the Unexpected and Hart Prepares for a Scrap

As last season reached its climax, Liverpool looked set to claim their first title of the Premier League era after Philippe Coutinho’s winner handed the Reds victory over Manchester City at Anfield. Well, we all know what happened from there. Although they continued to push the Citizens to the final day of the season, a…

August 28, 2014 · by News Desk · News

Liverpool bound?

Despite the chatter linking Liverpool with a move for Barcelona midfielder Alex Song quieting down over the last few weeks, the whispers are starting to increase in volume with reports out of Spain suggesting that the Reds are the front runners for the Barcelona midfielder’s signature.

With Lucas likely to leave the club — either permanently or on loan — before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is thought to be keen on bringing in a replacement for the Brazilian with Song his number one choice. Although a the Catalan club are pushing for a permanent move, the Northern Irishman is keen on a try before you buy deal and is looking to bring him in on loan before making up his mind.

August 28, 2014 · by News Desk · News

Mario getting to know his fellow newbies

While the rest of the Liverpool squad took a well deserved day off following the 3-1 defeat to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City on Monday, new signing Mario Balotelli reportedly trained alone in an attempt to get his fitness levels back up to the appropriate levels.

Although he participated in a good portion of AC Milan’s pre-season matches — including a meeting with his new side in the Guinness International Champions Cup — apparently the striker isn’t quite up to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers high expectations. The Northern Irishman has hinted heavily that his newest charge could still be handed a debut when his side face off against Tottenham Hotspur this coming Sunday, but he also said that the Italian still has some work to do.

August 28, 2014 · by News Desk · News

Keep calm and keep makin’ paper.

With a spell on the sidelines through injury almost a certainty for Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson, the 30-year old will have a lot of time to think about his future with talks over a new deal at Anfield stalled.

It’s believed that the Reds wanted to extend the experienced defender’s contract, but on a reduced wage — something Johnson doesn’t appear willing to compromise on. The fullback, who has been at the Merseyside club since moving from Portsmouth back in the summer of 2009, is one of the Reds highest earns with a wage reportedly hovering around the £110,000 per week mark. As of late, his form has hardly justified that exorbitant amount which has left the two sides at a stalemate.

August 28, 2014 · by News Desk · News

Been there, won that.

Following last nights round of League Cup fixtures — which, it has to be said, we thoroughly enjoyed — Liverpool have drawn Middlesbrough at Anfield in the third round of the competition.

Sandwiched between Premier League clashes with West Ham United and Everton, the Championship side will travel to Anfield for the first time since the Reds ran out 2-1 winners back in August of 2008. Liverpool supporters everywhere have fond memories of the League Cup having one it on eight seperate occasions — the most recent coming under the watchful eye of Kenny Dalglish back in 2012 when his side saw off a persistent Cardiff City outfit on penalties.

August 28, 2014 · by News Desk · News

Best of luck

Although Dutch side were initially looking to take Liverpool youth team striker Kristoffer Peterson on loan, today the Reds have announced that he’s made a permanent move to the Eredivisie outfit.

The 19-year old, who scored twice during Liverpool’s pre-season fixture list and was included in the team that competed in the Guinness International Champions Cup in North America, was unfortunate to never make a senior competitive appearance for the Anfield outfit despite showing immense promise during the summer. With Reds manger Brendan Rodgers bringing in a number of attacking players during the transfer window, first team football unfortunately never looked to be a possibility for the Swede, and even though the boss wanted to keep him in their set-up, a shot at finding regular action was too tempting for the youngster.

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