Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Kings Transformation

By Tom Eckett 

Ever since Kenny Dalglish walked through those Anfield gates in January 2011, with Liverpool languishing 11th in the table, the King’s side has gone from strength to strength. With wins over the likes of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (twice), Man City and Man United, how has King Kenny been able to change Liverpool so dramatically over the past year or so?

There is no doubt that Dalglish is one of the best motivators in the Premier League ever since the days of Jose Mourinho perhaps and this was a key factor in the rapid progression of Liverpool’s fortunes. This was noticeable in his first game in charge and I hate to remind you of this day when United beat us in the FA Cup but we could already notice a change in the players’ attitude as one could see the way they wanted to play for each other and for their manager. Roy Hodgson was not in the same league as Kenny when it came to the motivational side of management and in my view that is absolutely crucial at a club like Liverpool. The players needed to be able to feel again what is was like to walk out onto Anfield and know that they could win any game and that is what Dalglish was able to bring to Liverpool.

Shrewd signings have also been key to Dalglish’s transformation of the club. The likes of Luis Suarez, Jose Enrique and Craig Bellamy have been incisive in Liverpool’s success. Suarez has become one of the focal points of the team and his name is always first on the team sheet. After just a few weeks of him signings us the fans were already chanting ‘Fernando who?’ at the Kop end as Suarez’s performances have been majestical. Andy Carroll and Stuart Downing have still yet to prove themselves sufficiently but I believe that all they need is enough game time to become fully moulded into Dalglish’s and Liverpool’s style of play. Jose Enrique, signed for £5.5 million has been instrumental in a solid back four this season and for me he has been the signing of the season for Liverpool. What impressed the critics the most about Dalglish was the way he went about the Torres saga he was able to make it so we did not need Torres. His final crushing words on the subject were ‘no player is bigger than the club’ and that summed up the situation perfectly.

Dalglish’s appointment of Steve Clarke was decisive factor in his transformation. Clarke’s influence on the training field as the tactician has been world class and it has been instrumental in the change in mood around Anfield. Liverpool over the past year have become a different force thanks to Dalglish and Clarke and while Dalglish’s player management has been second-to-none, Clarke has been able to make a noticeable difference in the way we play. The decision to play 5 at the back against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was a pure masterstroke by Clarke and his appointment was no less dazzling.

I am struggling to run out of superlatives for Dalglish and what he has done for Liverpool is a pure blessing but he must continue his success and qualify for Europe if he is going to be able a true title challenge next season.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Is this a target of ours?

I love Syrup

Its not likely but a possible target could be the Magpie monster, Demba ba. The only thing Kenny doesnt know, is he loves syrup.

The question is: Could we provide enough syrup for the big man himself? #Dembaba #Syrup

What is your secret? Post Below:

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Liverpool Vs Stoke: Match Report

Another missed chance. As we rack up our seventh home league draw, we begin to wonder why.. Was it Bellamy not staring that brought us that shame? We weren't at the Britannia so we can only wonder how this happened. Before the game,  I predicted 2-0 Liverpool, however today was not to be.

Dirk Kuyt was our only serious chance wasted, a chance from 8 yards out that would have seen us climb to 5th above Arsenal, despite them having a game in hand. A frustrating afternoon for all Red's fans was marred by a missed header by Skrtel over the bar, and a debatable shout for a penalty by the former magpie, Andy Carroll.

Kenny Dalgish started an adapted formation, playing 5 defenders, 4 midfielder's, and Kuyt alone up top. This tactic was sure not to concede, however it was clear that we simply struggled to build and create the chances needed. Anfield's crowd once again home early, another frustrating day that brought only 1 point home.  While staying unbeaten at home, we could potentially now call Anfield 'the fortress', however 7 draws in 11 home games is not a record to boast about. King Kenny needs to sort his home game tactics once and for all. In my opinion, it is madness not starting Bellamy, who has netted six goals so far this season since joining on a free-transfer from Manchester City. 5 defenders...really? We can do better than that, making the most of Henderson does not come through defensive tactics, he is an attacking player and needs all the support he can get.

I was not able to be there today or in fact watch the game so there is not much else to report. However all I am left to say is that: Kenny needs to sign a World Class Striker, to knock the goals in whilst Suarez is banned, and when back double the trouble.

Ollie Ayton, LFC Blogspot - @o_ayton

Liverpool Vs Stoke: Starting XIs

Reina, Johnson, Coates, Skrtel, Enrique, Carragher, Adam, Henderson, Gerrard, Downing, Kuyt

Sorensen, Woodgate, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Delap, Whelan, Palacios, Etherington, Walters, Crouch

Friday, 13 January 2012

Wilfried Zaha - Palace's Young Superstar

The latest young star to sweep the transfer pages of the tabloids is 19 year old Wilfreid Zaha. The Ivorian Coast-born striker has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs due to a number of eye-catching performances for his Championship outfit, Crystal Palace. Having appeared 43 times last season, being featured in every League match, the youngster is fast becoming a vital element to Dougie Freedman's side.

ZAHA: Despite his Ivory Coast origins, the young striker is eligible to play for England and has appeared twice for the U19's

  So far this season, the right winger has netted five times, including three in the Carling Cup. Palace currently lead 1-0 in the first leg of their cup tie against fellow championship side, Cardiff, with a trip to the Cardiff City Stadium to come on the 24th January. On the 20th of December last year, Zaha signed a five and a half year deal with Palace, essentially commiting himself to the club for the forseeable future. However, recent interest from clubs such as Newcaslte United, Liverpool and Manchester United have cast doubts over his career at Selhurst Park.

A number of tabloids have released stories concerning an apparent £10million bid for the right-winger from the Liverpool managment. The Palace manager did not rule out the sale of the player, however it would be unlikely if he departed before the second leg of Palace's Carling Cup semi final. If the club reach Wembley, Freedman will hope it will be enough to hold onto the player at least until the Summer transfer window.

Zaha's captain at Palace, Paddy McCarthy has warned the boy superstar that jumping ship from Palace too early would be a bad move in a career with huge potential. The skipper described the England youth international as a 'special talent' and 'The most naturally gifted individual I [McCarthy] have come across in my career'. Such high praise from such an experienced footballer, however may not be enough to keep the young striker at the club, with the promises of bigger things in the Premier league.

Peri Mould, @peri_mould

Match Preview: Liverpool Vs Stoke

By Frank Sale (Guest Writer)

After two successive cup games, Liverpool return to league action this Saturday afternoon with a home fixture against Stoke City. The Reds have already met Tony Pulis` men on two occasions this season, suffering a contentious 1-0 defeat at the Britannia in September before gaining a degree of revenge a month later with a 2-1 victory in the Carling Cup.

Dalglish's side have been far too inconsistent at home this season. While they are unbeaten in 10 league matches at Anfield, they have drawn four of them. However, since the return of Steven Gerrard, Liverpool's frail look since Suarez's absence, not to forget Lucas', who was outstanding for the Reds, has suddenly disappeared. Gerrard has led from the front since his return, and after seizing an important advantage in their attempt to reach Wembley for the first time since 1996, Liverpool will be hoping to continue their impressive recent run of form.

A clash with Tony Pulis' Stoke is the first of three very winnable games for Liverpool, with meetings against Bolton and Wolves to follow. Liverpool will host Tottenham and travel to Old Trafford for a clash with Manchester United after those first outings. Stoke have been on a rise of their own however, and are not to be underestimated. Recent progress in the FA Cup following a 1 3 away victory against League Two side Gillingham and entering the round of 32 in the Europa League is indeed worth the praise. Also, with the Potters being the current incumbents of the eighth spot in the League, it is safe to say that all is well at the Britannia. But, Anfield is a very hard place for them to go on Saturday and Matthew Etherington and Jonathan Walters, who have both laid on five assists this campaign, will need to produce their best if Stoke are to come away with anything.

Liverpool will be brimming with confidence after recent results and I expect them to come away with a comfortable three points. The Reds will be without Lucas and Suarez, with Spearing 'touch and go' according to Dalglish. Henderson will be the player to watch this weekend after his impressive, energy-sapping performance vs Manchester City, and along with Downing, Adam and Bellamy will provide a strong source of pace and creativity behind Gerrard, who could start just behind Carroll. Former Red Peter Crouch will lead the attack for Stoke and will be trying to score his first goal against them in his ninth attempt.

Stoke have scored just eight goals away from home so far this season. Only Fulham have a worse record having netted just six times on their travels. Equally worrying for the Potters is the fact that Liverpool have conceded just eight times at home in the league, a statistic bettered only by Arsenal and Manchester City. All games kick off at 3PM tomorrow.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Kenny Must Look Long Term

 By Alex Kelly  (Guest Writer)

In light of the news today that Steven Gerrard will be signing a new contract we must take note of the virtues of home grown talent. He has been the beating heart of Liverpool FC for over 10 years and a Scouse talisman to all its population. A leader of Liverpool and an idyllic figure to the upcoming, promising youth players. Having joined the club at the age of nine, the Merseyside-born youngster was no stranger to the club nor to its prolific history. He was nurtured and preserved by the club, putting him on the path to become one of the greatest players ever to have walked through the tunnel at Anfield. And the club didn’t have to spend £50 million to land him. The skill required was patience – to fend off prospective buyers, to keep Steven content and to wait until he was ready. If Liverpool hope to regain its pride and return to its dominant nature then it must be prepared to hold on to its youths and nurture them into fulfilling their full and utmost capacity.

It is impossible not to talk about Liverpool’s future without mentioning Andy Carroll. Nicknamed “Big ‘un”, the Newcastle-born giant has done little to impress us all and I share the fans’ frustration in thinking WHY? Why has the once Geordie sensation gone from hero to zero, from greatness to nothingness and, more importantly, from goals to no goals? Bought for the ludicrous sum of £35 million, Carroll faces a cynical media placing pressures on him that he just can’t handle. With the overwhelming expectation of one city, Andy Carroll has bolted – his touch is clumsy, his finishing has been average and his prolific heading ability has been…well shy of what we’ve expected. Yes, there have been glimpses of brilliance and yes there is still promise but the required consistency has been lacking. Had it not been for two sensational saves from Joe Hart and Mark Bunn then maybe we wouldn’t have these doubts…but we do. This same situation bodes for Chelsea in the acquisition of Fernando Torres – with all the expectation, he has been unable to perform at the constantly high level expected of him. This is why Dalglish must look to the youths of Liverpool, rather than blindly splash out the cash on superstars. Look what Villa did with Darren Bent - a rash and quick fire decision that has not paid dividends.

Again I go back to Steven Gerrard - first able to perform to the top of his game without expectation or pressures due to his anonymity. Kenny must hold onto the likes of Spearing, Kelly, Flanagan, Shelvey and so on if he is to build for the future. Time is the key virtue. If we look to the history books, Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t bring immediate success to Manchester United. Known as "Fergie's Fledglings", youngsters such as Giggs, Scholes, Beckham, the Neville brothers and Nicky Butt would become the building block for a club that has since dominated English football for 20 years. Fergie always had an eye for the future and has had youths in his squad for the long term future – this is something Kenny must aspire to do.

A club cannot be made in the space of a transfer window. With Man City, we have seen the time taken to harbour a great football club. To say Kenny isn’t looking to the future would be out of the question – the club is in prime position to progress, with several players showing improvement and promise. Kenny must resist temptation to be impatient with young players or to buy/sell players with out unfathomable consideration. He must nurture and give the youth a burning incentive to be great. If he does this, Liverpool FC will only be reaping the benefits.

Twitter - @alexkelly1234

Gerrard Commits Future To Liverpool

Gerrard Signs New Long Term  Contract

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has signed a new long-term contract that will almost certainly last until the end of his career. Gerrard, who made his Liverpool debut in November 1998, has also agreed to take an ambassadorial role when he retires in the coming years.

It has been a great past couple of days for the star, scoring the only winning goal from the spot against Manchester City last night and now signing this contract.

"I'm very happy. It's a very proud day for myself and my family," said Gerrard, after signing the deal.

Gerrard has made an astonishing 556 appearances for Liverpool and that figure continues to increase as he puts his injury fears behind him. 394 of his appearances come in the Premier League.

Will he surpass one-club man Ian Callaghan, who play 640 league games... Time will tell.

Gerrard in Numbers

  • 566 Liverpool appearances
  • 144 Liverpool goals
  • 89 England caps
  • 19 England goals
  • 1 Champions League winners' medal
  • 2 FA Cup winners' medals
  • 2 League Cup winners' medals
(Source: BBC Sport)

Ollie Ayton, LFC Blogspot - @o_ayton

Defense: Crucial to Success

Daniel Aggers injury-free season has been instrumental to Liverpool's impressive defensive record
Liverpool currently lie second in the table in the Premier League's defensive record. Having conceded only 18 goals, home and away, they only sit behind the premier league leaders, Manchester City.

Liverpool have developed over the 2011-12 season, a well balanced back four that has been notoriously hard to penetrate. Dalglish's aquisition of Newcastle left-back Jose Enrique has provided an extra dimension down the left wing, mirrored by Glen Johnson's presence on the opposite side of the field. Kenny has developed a system shich allows both wingbacks to link with their respective winger. Jose Enrique has epitemised this with his positive running and link up play especially with Craig Bellamy. However, this style of play can also leave the half-backs exposed, when a wing back is left stranded up field, but once again the pace that Liverpool have is crucial in maintaining the shape of the back four.

Jamie Carragher is one of Liverpool's longest serving defenders, with 473 caps under his belt. However, the sublime form of both Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel have kept him and the promising young Uruguayan, Coates, out of the side. Agger and Skrtel have formed a tight partnership, and both have emerged as commanding presences in the air. Skrtle's defensive frame of mind allows him to make crucial interventions into the game, such as his goal line clearance off Dembe Ba's deft chip in the Premier League fixture against Newcastle.

Despite Liverpools lack of finishing touch up front, their defensive record has assured that we will not give away goals easily either.

City Feedback VIDEOS

Kennys not happy with  the press. He's a true Red, a true gaffer that will always stand by his players.

This is why we are the best fans in the world. Here we combine forces with the Gunners to take down the 'Arsenal reject'. Quality Video.

Ollie Ayton, LFC Blogspot - @o_ayton

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Carling Cup Match Report: Liverpool Vs Manchester City

Steven Gerrard gives Liverpool the edge at 13mins
Liverpool will go to the second leg of the Carling Cup Semi Final with a 1 goal advantage. A penalty given away by Stefan Savic's foul on Daniel Agger, appearing to be slight accidental contact, however there was no questioning the decision. Steven Gerrard stepped up to fire into the bottom left corner beyond the reach of Joe Hart to score on his first Carling Cup start since December 2007. This defeat now leaves City with the last two home matches inside a week both being defeats, following their FA Cup loss to Manchester United at the weekend.

Liverpool started brightly and from the start it was clear that we wanted it more than the home team. Before the goal pressure was consistently piled on their defensive 3rd. Our efforts were rewarded with the penalty calmly taken by the captain, Steven Gerrard. Even after the goal, pressure continued with a volley from downing off a corner being saved only by Joe Harts fingertips. At 30 minutes, possession was equal, however we had summed 5 shots on-target as opposed to City's 0 on-target. Joe Hart as always was City's saviour, as he has been on many occasions this season, most significantly in our 1-1 draw at Anfield on 27th November.

Carroll seemed sharp early on, and looked like he was taking his opportunity to impress with his first start since Newcastle. Mario Balotelli had a frustrating night, having been doubtful before the game, nothing seemed to be going right for him. After being taken down by a soft shoulder from Charlie Adam, he went for Adam only to be stopped by James Milner, clearly a peace-keeper amongst the Eastlands set up. Roberto Mancini was quick to act before he became overly frustrated replacing him with Samir Nasri on 38mins.

There were a couple of vital saves that Pepe Reina put in, in particularly from Nasri soon after he came on, and then by the City captain Micah Richards with a powerful header requiring lightening reactions.

The second half was much more even, and most of the pressure was put on Liverpool. Dalglish acted wisely, putting on both Enrique and Carragher for Downing and Bellamy. Playing almost six at the back for the last 30 minutes made it near impossible to be penetrated by the weakened Manchester City team.

The BBC commentator could only say bad things for Manchester City, I quote " City this is the worst they've been at home all this season, looking distinctly average. But we cant take anything from Liverpool".

All in all, another great performance by the Reds, that sees us come away with a well earned result.

The 1-0 advantage can only be a bonus in light of the 2nd Leg in a fortnights time.

Even as a neutral, I would be putting money on LFC to get to Wembley. We can only hope and avoid injuries.

Liverpool won at 3/1 with Ladbrokes.

Ollie Ayton, LFC Blogspot - @o_ayton


Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy both start for Liverpool in tonight's Carling Cup semi-final, first-leg clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Kelly, Downing, Henderson, Gerrard, Spearing, Bellamy, Carroll. Subs: Doni, Enrique, Coates, Kuyt, Carragher, Adam, Shelvey.

Source: liverpoolfc.tv
----------Bellamy --- Carroll ----------

Ollie Ayton, LFC Blogspot - @o_ayton

The Return of Craig Bellamy

On 20th June 2006, Craig Bellamy, the highly talented Welshman with a notoriously fiery temprament, signed for Liverpool FC for £6 Million. Bellamy was sold to West Ham United in 2007 for £7.5m. He then moved to Manchester City for undisclosed fee believed to be around £14m. On 31 August 2011, Bellamy completed a move back to former club Liverpool from Manchester City.

Since his return to Liverpool, it seems that Bellamy is back to his best, making a real impact on the style of play that we attack with. His aggressive, fast, direct mentality has resulted in Bellamy scoring 4 in 13 appearances, creating many more. 

Craig Bellamy has a habit of scoring against his former clubs and Liverpool fans will be hoping the Welshman continues this trend against Manchester City tonight. However, as he revealed this week, Bellamy takes no real pleasure in scoring against his former teams.

Since returning to Liverpool, Bellamy has scored against former teams Norwich and Newcastle, and whilst it's great for Liverpool, Bellamy doesn't see it as anything special. He told LFC TV:

"I don't get too much satisfaction scoring against previous clubs. I'm very respectful, and I have to appreciate that that I owe a lot to every club I've played for."

It is clear Bellamy is looking forward to tonight's game against his former club Manchester City:

"This is the kind of game that gives you a real buzz - it is why you play for Liverpool and this is what it brings."

"This club is used to getting to semi-finals and finals and all we can do is give it our best and see where it takes us"

We should see Kenny take the chances with  Andy Carroll and Stewart downing both back on the scoresheet. Vincent Kompany is banned following his failed appeal. Both Toure brothers are away at the Africa Cup of Nations. David Silva is doubtful.

All this suggests the result should be in our favour, but I hope to see Maxi and Gerrard started, Kenny will learn from the mistakes at the Ethihad last week.

It will be close, but lets all hope we come out on top, or with a couple away goals.

Ollie Ayton, LFC Blogspot  - @o_ayton


This is Vincent Kompany's response to the rejected appeal of the red card he received on Sunday versus Manchester United:

Dear all,

I appealed because I obviously completely disagreed with the interpretation of the officials on the day but that happens in football and we move on. I wonder though if we are now going to see an unprecedented wave of red cards on match days because we sanction "if's" and "maybe's"? Are we going to look back at video evidence for every single challenge that goes unnoticed by the officials, look at different scenarios and potential outcomes of what could have been considered a good tackle and then sanction it? Players and managers are starting to expect more sending offs from referees and I think it's for the wrong reasons. My understanding is that English football prides itself on the hardness, the fairness and the tradition of its game. That is why hundreds of millions of people tune in to watch Premier League football and English referees have always been a key factor to that success in my opinion. So I don't agree with people saying that referees in this country aren't doing well as I think they are the best in the world. Hopefully common sense will prevail again in the future and I for one hope not to see consistency in sending offs and suspensions when the intent of a player is to win the ball.

I'd like to add to this that I waited for the suspension to be confirmed before making any comments on the matter as I didn't want to give the impression that I was using the media as a tool to benefit my own personal agenda in this case. I'm not speaking on behalf of the club or anybody else, this isn't me defending myself, this is just me raising a genuine concern.

If football fans decide I'm wrong in raising these concerns then I will have no problem in accepting the fact that times are changing again for our game.

Vincent Kompany.

Liverpool FC Vs Manchester City FC : Carling Cup Preview

Liverpool FC Vs Manchester City FC : Carling Cup Semi-Final; First Leg
Etihad Stadium
Kick Off: 7:45pm


Third Round: City 2 - 0 Birmingham.   Scorers: Hargreaves, Balotelli
Fourth Round: Wolves 2 - 5 City.   Scorers: Milijas, O'Hara; Johnson, Nasri, Dzecko (2), Scapuzzi
Quarter Final: Arsenal 0 - 1 City.  Scorers: Aguero

Silva (ankle)
Dzeko (knee)
Yaya Toure (African Cup of Nations)
Kolo Toure (ACON)
Kompany (suspended - straight red card)

Probable Lineup:
                        Zabaleta  Lescott  Savic  Clichy
                                  De Jong       Barry
                        Milner                            Johnson
                                     Balotelli  Aguero


Second Round: Exeter 1 - 3 Liverpool.  Scorers: Nardiello; Suarez, Rodriguez, Carroll
Third Round: Brighton 1 - 2 Liverpool.  Scorers: Barnes; Bellamy, Kuyt
Fourth Round: Stoke 1 - 2 Liverpool. Scorers: Jones; Suarez (2)
Quarter Final: Chelsea 0 - 2 Liverpool. Scorers: Rodriguez, Kelly

Lucas (knee)
Suarez (8 match ban)
Wilson (loan)

Probable Lineup:
                       Johnson  Skrtel  Agger  Enrique
                               Adam       Henderson
                           Bellamy  Gerrard  Rodriguez


Liverpool have overcome four tough away games to progress to the semi-final stage in their attempt to win the cup for the first time since the 2002-3 season (then named Worthington Cup). Manchester City have progressed through a shorter route to the cup, finding difficulty only in their Quarter Final versus Arsenal, which they surpassed only due to an 83rd minute goal from Argentine star Sergio Aguero.
These two teams met last week in the premier league, out of which City emerged as 3-0 winners. The scoreline was somewhat flattering to the men in blue, as Liverpool were once again wasteful with their chances. A tight encounter which was seen earlier in the season at Anfield should be expected tonight, with Mancini  expressing his intent to win at least one cup every season. Liverpool themselves have taken the League Cup very seriously this season, scoring far more prolifically than in the Premier League. Luis Suarez is their top scorer with three goals, but no less than 5 other players have found the net.
With the absence of Vincent Kompany, due to a two footed challenge on Nani in City's FA Cup tie against their Manchester rivals on Sunday, City will be without their captain and arguably unsung player of the season.

I am predicting a very close game tonight, with both teams putting out strong outfits in hope of attaining the first silverwear of 2012, with the final sure to consist of a weaker team. (Crystal Palace or Cardiff)
Match Prediction: Manchester City 1 - 2 Liverpool

Peri Mould (twitter: @peri_mould)

Do we have a corrupt FA?

As Im sure you all know, Suarez has been the target for the FA in the past months. An FA statement said the 24-year-old Uruguay striker had used words that ‘included a reference to Mr Evra’s colour’ when United and Liverpool met at Anfield on October 15, which amounts to a serious breach of the governing body’s rules.

After having spent a further four days considering evidence from the disciplinary hearing, Suarez also found himself with a compulsory £40,000 fine. On top of his Evra incident he was then banned a further game and fined £20,000 for a gesture aimed at fulham fans. This however, wasn't deemed adequate enough for the FA. Our Club were given a further £20,000 for failure to control our players.

There has been speculation that Suarez has received interest from many other clubs, as Im sure this is true, despite being primarily reported on the likes of CaughtOffside.com and dailymail.co.uk , both which often just make up stories, similar to the sun. [NB. If you really are a true LFC fan, DO NOT BUY THE SUN.  www.donotbuythesun.co.uk YNWA]. In my opinion, one of King Kenny's best aspects is creating a great team chemistry and Suarez has become part of our set up extremely quickly. It is clear that he is loyal to the club, this was shown last week when we offered him a week off to clear his mind, however he insisted he continued to train with the team. 

However all the recent speculation, could change his mind and drive him away. I hope he stays with us as he is totally innocent and shouldn't be driven away by all those people who jump on the band-wagon and don't even know the full story. I hope teams don't terrorise him when he plays away as it might upset him and make him leave, at home he will always be loved so hopefully this is enough to keep him with us. Evra said, 'don't touch me you south american' and Suarez replied with with 'por que negro' which means, 'why black?'. I think both comments are the same so if Suarez is racist then so is Evra. The only difference is Evra reported him first and he plays for the FA's favourite team, Man Utd.

Finally, if the FA continue to pick out Suarez, Liverpool players or in fact any foreign player (from any team), it will become evident that something needs to be done. Time will tell, in the wake of the John Terry/Anton Ferdinand situation, we can only to see the outcome until we really know the situation of the FA. (However, he is the English captain) Mmmm...

Ollie Ayton (@o_ayton)


Welcome to our new LFC Blog.

@peri_mould and @o_ayton have decided to start this to bring all the latest LFC News, Gossip and Rumours straight to your screen. We will also include the latest news from around the footballing world. And sometimes maybe couple of tips and our pedictions.

First game up:
KO: 7:45pm
Carling Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg

Will follow up.

What Next For Tevez?

Simply entering 'Carlos Tevez Rumours' into google returns thousands of results:
Tevez to Corinthians?
Tevez to Internazional?
Tevez to Milan?
Redknapp wants Tevez at Tottenham...

Carlos Tevez must be the most sought after player in the world. The reason Teves has become so desirable in the entire footballing world is because of the high profile fallout between him and Mancini. After Tevez had refused to come of the bench in Manchester City's Champions League group game versus Bayern Munich, Mancini publically said that Teves' time at the club is 'finished' and that he wants him 'out of the club'. However in an recent interview Mancini stated 'I dont know, I know there could be interest because I read it in the newspaper, but I dont know any more news'.

As soon as the January transfer window opened, speculation about the controversial Argentinian began, but who will be able to match his enormous salary and transfer fee? Only time will tell...

Verdict: Heading out of City, but where to?

What do you think? feel free to post comments..

Peri Mould, LFC Blogspot
Ollie Ayton, LFC Blogspot

Twitter: @peri_mould , @o_ayton

Response To Caught Offside Rumours: Andy Carroll

Caught Offside: the footballing website that claim to bring you the 'latest football news, transfer rumors and footballing gossip'. This is the website where the majority of your false transfer window rumors will originate...love to bring up a fantastical rumor in hope of sparking debate of some sort.
The latest of their near-impossible transfer stories is that of Andy Carrol's return to Newcastle FC. The site claim that the 23 year old who 'has been struggling for form since his move to Liverpool last January' would consider a move back to Weirside for only £10 million, a £25 million loss on what Dalglish payed for him in January 2011.
However, the 6ft 3' Geordie's agent responded almost immediately, saying that the striker is 'happy at Liverpool' (source: BBC Sport). Personally I feel that there is absolutely no chance of this deal going ahead, with Newcastle unwilling to spend large sums of money under Mike Ashley, and Liverpool unlikely to sell the young forward for anything less than £25 million. Further, with a long term contract, many playing years in him and a squad around him increasing in quality all the time, he would have to be a very stupid man to leave Liverpool Football Club now.

Verdict: Just rumors, nothing more to it.

But what do you think? Feel free to post any comments.

Peri Mould, LFC Blogspot
Ollie Ayton, LFC Blogspot