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England legend slams Arsenal’s Ozil as a quitting liability

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Mesut Ozil has been slammed for his display against Stoke City yesterday, being singled out as a 'liability' for Arsenal. The German international has come under similar criticisms on a number of displays last season, and it appears as if nothing has changed. "We've all seen him [Ozil] on his day and he's a world [.

Arsenal Debate: Is Aaron Ramsey getting ahead of himself?

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I know that Aaron Ramsey has been excellent for Arsenal at times, and I have also seen him in a terrible run of form at other times, (and he also spends his fair share of time in the treatment room) so I am of the opinion that he needs to build up his consistency first [...]

Blackburn CAN do Arsenal a HUGE favour in FA cup

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While Arsenal were inflicting more misery on Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool for the second game in a row, we handed a great advantage to Blackburn Rovers, the Championship side that will try to return the favour by knocking the Reds out of the FA cup on Wednesday. I am not taking anything for granted as [.

Why Arsenal fans should be HAPPY United beat Liverpool

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I know that a lot of Arsenal fans were hoping for a draw in the local derby between Manchester United and Liverpool at Anfield yesterday. With both clubs appearing to Arsenal´s biggest rivals for a top four finish, a draw would have meant that we had a decent gap of three points above United. But [.

Why Arsenal MUST make use of LIverpool fatigue!

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It would have been a lot better for Arsenal if the Championship side Bournemouth had given Liverpool a rougher ride in the Capital One cup quarter-final last night. Extra time and penalties were what we really wanted, but the Gunners can still make use of that game to our advantage. The fact that Bournemouth got [.

Why Arsenal MUST give Arteta a new contract…

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Mikel Arteta has just one year left of his current contract with Arsenal. I have seen some comments suggesting that it is time for the Spaniard to move on, while there have been reports of interest from Serie A club Fiorentina. Personally, I am hoping that Arsene Wenger, instead of selling him this year or [.

Parlour on how Ramsey can become an Arsenal legend…

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Parlour on Ramsey by Ash In the latest of reports surrounding Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey this week, former Gunner and current Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has revealed how he believes Ramsey can become as good as Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard. The young Welshman is a slightly different type of player to Gerrard but [.

Liverpool

Steven Gerrard: 710 Games, 186 Goals [Infographic]

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This is something I should have finished over the summer, but when I didn't, I promptly forgot about it. Whoops. A lack of football – or even any interesting football "news" – during yet another international break at least gave me the opportunity to finally do so.

COMOLLI CRITICISES LFC ON SPENDING BIG: WRONG DANIEL

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Former Liverpool Director of Football Daniel Comolli has criticised Brendan Rodgers and the owners for spending big on seven new signings this Summer.



He claims that last years signings should be given more time to settle in, rather than buying big this year: "When you gamble as much money as they did last summer, you have got to give players a chance, and changing everything again sends the message to the players brought in last summer that they will not get a chance," Comolli added in an interview with TalkSport.

Liverpool Top 10 Goals 2014-15

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So this is a couple of weeks later than usual. Sorry about that. I could blame life, or work, or other Liverpool things I've been working on –all true – but the fact is that I haven't been in a hurry to relive last season. I'm sure you understand.

You can find previous Top 10 videos (at least the ones which haven't been taken down) by scrolling through here (otherwise known as the "videos" tag on this blog).

Steven Gerrard's Liverpool Teammates [Infographic]

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Self explanatory, really. That's a lot of names. 160 of them. And it only includes Liverpool players who actually played with Steven Gerrard. So, a handful of players who made a handful of Liverpool appearances – e.g. Richie Partridge, Samed Yesil, Brad Smith, etc –aren't on the list.

On Steven Gerrard

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How are you supposed to adequately or appropriately sum up 17 years of Steven Gerrard?

The above graphic seems a decent start, if I may say so myself. Third-most in all-time Liverpool appearances, behind only Ian Callaghan and Jamie Carragher. The fifth-most goals, the highest total for a Liverpool midfielder.

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard urged to be part of England coaching staff

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Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard urged to be part of England coaching staff - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England manager Roy Hodgson stated that he would like to have former England captain as a part of his coaching staff.

Gerrard has worked with the former Liverpool manager on several occasions, with the duo working together for Liverpool as well as England.

George's Premiership Predictions May 16 2015

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The Premiership is all but done and dusted. Chelsea are champions and the top four basically settled: Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United.

The latter two square up at Old Trafford with third place possibly at stake.

Elsewhere Europa League hopefuls Southampton take on FA Cup finalists Aston Villa.

TOURE TO START V ARSENAL

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Liverpool face into a vital game against Arsenal without the suspended Steven Gerrard & Martin Skrtel at the Emirates.

Gerrard is expected to be replaced by the fit again Lucas Leiva in midfield.

The real debate is at the back where Skrtel's unfair suspension has opened the door for either Dejan Lovren or Kolo Toure to start for the Reds.

LIVERPOOL IN CRISIS AS NOW STURRIDGE IS INJURED

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With the news breaking that Daniel Sturridge has a hip injury and has returned to Liverpool from the England party, this is yet another blow to our hopes of ending the season in the top four.
Gerrard Suspended Skrtel Suspended Sturridge Injured
With Steven Gerrard banned for three games after the Utd game stamp and then Martin Skrtel bizarrely also getting a three game suspension for accidentally standing on De Ghea's foot as his momentum took him through, things were bad enough.

GERRARD SET TO PLAY ON THE RIGHT AS ALLEN RETAINS HIS PLACE

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Liverpool face a crunch-game this Sunday against old enemies Man Utd at Anfield, kick-off: 1:30pm.

The big question is: Will Steven Gerrard start and where should he play?

A lot of debate about this in recent days, but Brendan Rodgers said in his Press Conference on Friday that his Captain is central to the team and has a lot to offer Liverpool between now and his end of Season departure to Los Angeles.

A STEP BACKWARDS BR

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Liverpool took a step backwards against Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday evening.

A 0-0 scoreline was a poor return against a struggling Everton side when they were there for the taking.

For some reason, known only to himself, Brendan Rodgers decided on a defensive approach to this game, this was his philosophy early on in the Season where Liverpool constantly struggled to win matches.

LIVERPOOL TEAM TO PLAY VILLA: NO GERRARD

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LIVERPOOL'S PROBABLE TEAM LINE-UP:



Liverpool will look to extend their 7 game unbeaten run in all competitions against Paul Lambert's struggling Aston Villa side on Saturday.

Captain Steven is expected to miss the game as he recovers from a slight hamstring strain while Raheem Sterling is due to start up-front after his rest in Jamaica.

Suarez on ‘irreplaceable’ Gerrard & his replacement plan

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Suarez on 'irreplaceable' Gerrard & his replacement plan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has claimed that Liverpool's Steven Gerrard is irreplaceable and that it would be impossible for manager Brendan Rodgers to fill the void left by departing captain.

Scholes: I only ever wanted to play for one club… unlike Gerrard

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Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he will be leaving Liverpool this season, despite being offered a new contract, to make sure that he can one day retire without having any regrets. He has confirmed today that he will be trading Liverpool in for an MLS club.

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, who, unlike Gerrard, is a one-club man, says he only ever wanted to play for United, which is why he retired when he did, instead of leaving for a big money contract abroad.

POSSIBLE LIVERPOOL SIDE IN WIN OR BUST BASEL MATCH

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Champion's League: Day 6:
Tuesday 9th Dec 2014
Liverpool v FC Basel


Liverpool head in their final make or break match-day game against FC Basel knowing that only a win will guarantee entry into the Knock-out stages of The Champion's League.

GERRARD RETURNS AS JOE ALLEN LOSES OUT: POSSIBLE TEAM

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Liverpool played their most solid professional game of the 2014/15 season to date with a resilient display against Stoke culminating in a deserved win for the Reds thanks to a determined header from Glen Johnson of all people.

Well done Glen, Stevie G was rarely missed as Liverpool solidified midfield and defence with Toure the standout players in a victory owing more to resilience and determination than anything else.

Gerrard denies rift with Rodgers as Liverpool offer extension

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Gerrard denies rift with Rodgers as Liverpool offer extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Club captain Steven Gerrard denied rumours of a rift with manager Brendan Rodgers amidst reports of a contract extension.

The reds registered their first victory in a while, against Stoke City, this weekend.

Liverpool Transfers: Three players who can transform the Reds’ season

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Liverpool Transfers: Three players who can transform the Reds' season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following an incredible title challenge last season, few would have expected Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool to start the season as badly as they have. Regardless of the departure of Luis Suarez, the man who was instrumental in Liverpool's astonishing rise from mediocrity last season, the 100m plus influx of talent provided much optimism for the fans.

Arsenal tactics – Should we copy Liverpool and England’s diamond formation?

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Arsenal's Formation in 4-4-2 Diamond– The Liverpool and England Way By Supertuur In the 2013/14 season two teams really stood out with their goal scoring capabilities, Liverpool with Suarez and Sturridge and City with Augero, Negredo, Dzeko and Jovetic. Besides the quality of their strikers what was the other reason they scored so much?

He’s at it again! Bias boy Owen predicts Arsenal downfall

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Maybe I am wrong about Michael Owen having a huge bias against Arsenal and for his former clubs, Liverpool and Man United. Maybe, but I do not think so, as the former England striker seems to go out of his way to criticise us and predict doom and gloom for the Gunners. That is probably [...]

The Gaal of Manchester United – SY #41

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This Week on the Soccer Yanks Podcast: The first leg of the UCL Semi-Finals proved there are two ways to play defensive football, UEFA talks down FFP sanctions and Barcelona transfer ban, Mourinho's home EPL record at Stamford Bridge comes to an end, Moyes breaks various records in his wake, the United manager search is on, Manchester City injury woes, and short lists with for Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year.

Liverpool's Title Dream Nears Under Rodgers' Guidance

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The kindling of belief in Liverpool's title run is one which began in the best way possible. With Rodgers at the helm, this season's Liverpool players have been pushed to be versatile, able to play in various positions, in any formation. The continuous tinkering of formation by Rodgers has shown its results: a 3-0 win with a 4-3-3 at Manchester United, 4-0 against Everton and 5-1 against Arsenal playing with a 4-2-3-1, and now the 3-2 win over Manchester City with the midfield diamond 4-4-2.

Liverpool's Title Dream Nears Under Rodgers' Guidance

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The kindling of belief in Liverpool's title run is one which began in the best way possible. With Rodgers at the helm, this season's Liverpool players have been pushed to be versatile, able to play in various positions, in any formation. The continuous tinkering of formation by Rodgers has shown its results: a 3-0 win with a 4-3-3 at Manchester United, 4-0 against Everton and 5-1 against Arsenal playing with a 4-2-3-1, and now the 3-2 win over Manchester City with the midfield diamond 4-4-2.

Rodgers praises Lucas but will he be at Anfield next season?

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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Brazilian Lucas Leiva's attitude in overcoming an injury which was initially thought to be a longterm one fearing the 27 year old would not be ready for the world cup .However Rodgers applauded his mentality and determination to force his way back into the Reds' first team plans.

Gerrard: Liverpool are genuine title contenders. Agree?

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What a night for a Liverpool supporter!!Liverpool had the chance to put the final nail on Manchester United's coffin and boy the Reds did it on style.

Liverpool were worthy winners, superior in every department from back to front .The score line did not please Brendan Rodgers side as it could have easily been five or six nil up, who are now 14 points ahead of their old foes in the Barclays Premier League.

A Footballer’s Essentials Gerrard can’t leave the...

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A Footballer's Essentials

Gerrard can't leave the dressing room without his armband. Zizou hit the pitch in his iconic golden boots. With a minimalist approach, illustrator TheLimeBath captures the essentials that the world's best footballers need to control the game.

Find more of The Lime Bath's work here.

Arsenal get BIG praise from Iniesta and Gerrard(kind of)

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There seems to be a tendency in the English media to ignore Arsenal's credentials and find all sorts of reasons to suggest that doom and despair is just around the corner. In a way I think it has helped the players and given them an extra incentive to prove people wrong, but it is nice [...]

Major League Soccer

Dan the Man

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I mentioned on Twitter today that I could have made my entire "Galaxy teammates adjusting to Gio" piece all on Dan Gargan's quotes.

To prove it, I'll just leave the ones I didn't use right here.
We understand the elements (heat in Dallas). It's not going to be a surprise. We got a good result on the road in Colorado.

POSITIVITY: Always Look on the Bright Side of MLS

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Major League Soccer has been filled with so much cynicism that, before the recent news that the CBA has been reached, Iwaslooking to politics for feel-goodmaterial. Well, maybe not that bad, but with the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations (which I pictured as Che Guevara and Mr.

The Retirement Club

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Over the past week news broke that Liverpool and former England captain Steven Gerrard would end his sixteen year run with the club and join Major League Soccer as a member of the L.A. Galaxy. This is great news, but it also proves MLS has not fully reached the apex..

The Rest

Stevie's Thoughts

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I wondered what Steven Gerrard thought about getting to the Galaxy fairly recently and getting asked so many questions about his new teammate, Gio Dos Santos.
Steven Gerrard in Los Angeles


Turns out, he doesn't mind much at all.

POSSIBLE LIVERPOOL TEAM V STOKE: GERRARD RESTED

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After Wednesday's draw with Ludogorets, Brendan Rodgers may decide to persist with the tactic of deploying Lucas Leiva in a defensive role against Stoke on Saturday.

The Brazilian, often overlooked by the Manager, turned in a creditable display in Sofia by offering dominance in midfield and he prevented many attacking moves by the Bulgarians.

Gerrard, Sturridge and Welbeck Star in Ridiculous World Cup Ad

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As far as World Cup Commercials go this has to be right up there with the worst of them?

Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck are the unfortunate star's of this brutal Mars ad which is down right ridiculous to say the least!