Liverpool have been given a major chance to rekindle their hopes of a top four finish after seeing Manchester City lose yet another match in the Premier League.
After having been title contenders for the most of the campaign, poor form throughout 2015 has seen Manuel Pellegrini’s team drop to the position of fourth place with six games remaining. The positive aspect for Liverpool, whose Champions League hopes appeared to be destroyed after the 4-1 defeat against Arsenal, have been rekindled after City lost against Manchester United on Sunday. Liverpool have the opportunity to narrow the seven point deficit to the fourth spot when they take on Newcastle at Anfield on Monday night.
Newcastle have little to play for and this is seen as a great opportunity for Brendan Rodgers to provide some confidence into the team. Liverpool managed to end a sequence of back-to-back defeats by getting a 1-0 win over Blackburn in the FA Cup replay to reach the semifinals of the competition. This will provide them with a huge boost going into the match against Newcastle. Despite concerns about the fitness of striker Daniel Sturridge, manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to play the England international. He has called upon Sturridge to play through the pain for the rest of the campaign. Continue reading
The summer transfer window is on the horizon and this is a period of time that allows players to make a switch to another club. Rumors always start floating around as the contracts of certain players reach their end.
As.Roma’s Daniele de Rossi is one of the players who recently has been linked with a move outside of the Italian League, Serie A. At the age of 31, the Italian midfielder is reaching the last few stages of his career and retiring is an option that players start considering at this age. Continue reading
Getting one over on arch rivals Manchester United at Anfield would be sweet revenge for the painful 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford, but the upcoming game could mean so much more to Liverpool than mere bragging rights.
The Reds have put themselves in a wonderful position to challenge for a consecutive top four finish, but with just nine Premier League fixtures remaining, securing three points has become much more important than performing well.
With Chelsea and Manchester City looking relatively secure to finish in the top four, Liverpool find themselves in the midst of a five-horse race for the two remaining Champions League spots, and while the Reds may arguably be the most in-form side, facing the team directly above them will be their biggest challenge yet. Continue reading
The winter transfer window ended a few weeks ago and Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers did not make any big changes or signings in January but even though nothing really happened in the squad, Brendan Rodgers remains happy and confident about how his team has been developing which is why the manager decided not to have an active transfer window.
“With the group of players we have and obviously the market dictates it as well. I am happy with how the team and the squad is developing and between now and the end of the season we’ll look to continue with that improvement. We would want to keep all the players here.”
Mario Balotelli was one of the few players in the team of Brendan Rodgers who was being linked with a move outside of Liverpool after having endured a disastrous campaign with Liverpool as the Italian forward has only managed to score 1 Premier League goal in 13 appearances. Continue reading
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has dismissed any concerns that the squad does not have faith in Brendan Rodgers because he feels that the former Swansea man is the right person to lead the club.
Rodgers has come under heavy firing for the poor first-half to the season. Liverpool find themselves in the eighth place after 19 games, which is a far cry from the top three places that they occupied at this stage last season. Despite this poor start, the possibility of finishing with a Champions League spot at the end of the campaign still remains for the club.
Liverpool are only eight points behind Manchester United in the third placed and Henderson reckons that if the club puts together a run of matches like they did last season, they can get into the top for once again. Liverpool went on a 16 match unbeaten run at the start of 2014 to go within a point of winning the Premier League title. After having dropped only two points in the last three matches, Henderson feels that Liverpool are on the cusp of rediscovering their form. Further, they are also set to welcome Daniel Sturridge back to the team in the coming few weeks. The England international has missed much of the first half due to persistent injury troubles.
“The manager has been fantastic ever since he came to the club.He’s working really hard for us on the training field to ensure that tactically we are better and improving all the time.It’s up to us as players to ensure we put that into practice on the pitch and we definitely did that against Swansea. We got our just rewards for that. It’s been hard on everyone. We’ve gone from winning every week to not winning as often,” said Henderson.