Liverpool head off to White Hart Lane for their next Premier League encounter, 3 points
separating them from 'Arry's Boys in the table where they sit 9th and 6th respectively behind a top
four that are starting to pull away from the chasing pack.
The Reds haven't travelled well under the guidance of Roy Hodgson, whose away statistics
throughout his career are best left to one side and looked at only when your optimism is at its
Liverpool presently sit in 9th position of the Premier League, fact.
From the possible 42 that have been on offer so far this season, they have not even collected
half of those and sit on 19 points after 14 games and a minus goal difference in the hands of Roy
Hodgson, not good enough you would normally say with little interest in a second thought on the
Liverpool's problems in recent months, even years, have been very well documented but is unrest
and off field problems and failings at the leading Premier League sides the cause of a much closer
EPL end to end or has competition just stepped up across the board?
Manchester United's finances continue to come under scrutiny while Wayne Rooney thought he
wanted pastures new, across the City at Eastlands Manchester City's star studded squad looks set
for a January sale as Mancini continues to play too much of a defensive card with his attacking
talent for many a fans liking.
An article by Joey. You can also follow Joey on Twitter at @joey_lfc
John W. Henry not only has blacker eyeballs than anything unfortunate enough to be still
swimming around the Gulf of Mexico but he's also a very clever man. When I was still suckling in
1981 JW Henry was establishing his own company and within 10 years had two offices and one of
largest commodity brokerage firms in America and was /is considered an extremely gifted commodities
An article by Taf McDoanld. You can also follow Taf on Twitter at @mcdonaldtaf
I never wrote about Rafa's departure at the time, I think it would have just been a post full of
expletives. But as Roy continues to struggle at Anfield I see tweets about Rafa's return, while he
also struggles at Inter.
December 2 sees the launch of theÂ latest issue (number 5), which includes an
exclusive and extensive interview with Liverpool legend, Sir Roger Hunt, who remains the most
profilic marksman in the league in Anfield history.
As always the independent LFC magazine "for the fans & by the fans", put together by the rather
talented Gareth Roberts, boasts a number of articles contributed by some of the best football
writers around, this time including Oliver Kay of The Times and well known Reds author
Paul Tomkins, whose latest offering "Pay As You Play" has recently stormed in to the book
An article by Arun Chowdhury. You can follow Arun on Twitter at @arun_chowdhury
So after the performance versus Chelsea hopes were raised of Liverpool fans after a dominant
display versus the champions. The hope that there would be some form of consistent attacking
football to ensure that Liverpool would continue to pick up the points that are needed to keep
climbing up the table.
Liverpool got back to winning ways at Anfield, as the first half performance given by the Reds
was more than enough to leave West Ham without any answers. A result that moves Liverpool up to
ninth in the Premier League, just three points off Bolton Wanderers in fourth place.
West Ham were poor on the day to say the least, getting the basics across the back four as often
wrong, as they did right.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, affectionately known as God, will leave the shores of
Australia in mid-February and return to the UK to take a coaching role at the MK Dons.
The 35-year-old will see out his remaining playing time for Australian side Perth Glory and then
link up with MKÂ Dons manager Karl Robinson, who knows Fowler from his time as an Anfield Academy
As Liverpool prepare to take on West Ham at Anfield, its injuries that are the main talking
Liverpool find themselves without captain Steven Gerrard for the game and several others,
following injury on England duty, an injury that was confirmed as a "significant" grade two
hamstring tear by Dr Peter Brukner when the player returned to Melwood for assessment.
An article byÂ Owain Gethin Williams You can follow Owain on Twitter at @gethno1
Liverpool went into the Chelsea game confident after a run of 3 consecutive. Gerrard's
hatâ€“trick in midweek against Napoli gave everyone a much needed lift going into a difficult
match. Rumours were circulating that Glen Johnson would be starting on the right of midfield, which
in my opinion is where he should be playing as his attacking play outshines his defensive
DEBTS, DEVOTION AND DRAMA â€“ A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF â€˜OUR LIVERPOOL'
LIVERPOOL FC fan, lecturer and former sports journalist Chris Shaw spent 12 months speaking to
fellow Reds during a time of turmoil on and off the pitch. The result is a new book, Our
Liverpool, which provides an insight into the support for a club with a proud tradition and
record of success.
Glen Johnson looks set to make his first appearance back for the Reds tonight after missing the
last four games, as they face the visit of Napoli at Anfield in the Europa League. But does it need
to be solely at right back?
Johnson, a naturally attack minded wing back more than a defensive minded full back has looked a
shadow of his normal self this season, with a mixture of injury, lack of confidence and tactical
changes since the arrival of Roy Hodgson credited as being the main reasons for the dip in form, a
change that has also filtered through at International level.
Napoli are the next arrivals at Anfield as the Europa League beckons once more, Liverpool will
be looking to make it a third win in a row as Roy Hodgson samples an up turn in form if not an up
turn in popularity.
With one eye on the visit of Chelsea at the weekend, the likes of Steven Gerrard and Fernando
Torres could well be rested once more although Hodgson remained tight lipped on the subject,
preferring to "add a little excitement" as to who would take the field with the side already
Liverpool have confirmed that Joe Cole will be out of for approximately two weeks following the
medical scan results on the Â hamstring injury he sustained in the 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at
the weekend, which saw the player replaced by David Ngog in the 61st minute.
Cole was assessed by the Melwood medical staff on Monday, the typical 24hrs after the injury was
sustained and the scan results of the scan have indicated that he has suffered a hamstring strain
as opposed to a tear.