Steven Gerrard hails Celtic boss as ‘fantastic man manager’

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has hailed Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as a ‘fantastic man manager’ prior to the Hoops’ Champions League playoff tie against Astana tonight.


The former Reds midfielder was previewing the game on BT Sport where he spoke about the influence Rodgers had in his career.

“He’s top drawer. He’s very slick on the training ground, he’s a fantastic man manager, he makes you feel good and confident all the time. He helped me an awful lot. People might not think that but he helped break my game down and change my game so you’ve got to give him a lot of credit.” he said while speaking to Gary Lineker.

Rodgers celebrated a domestic treble with Celtic last season, but their Champions League outing was still a disappointment as they finished last in their group. Celtic have beaten the likes of Linfield and Rosenborg to reach the playoff stage of the competition this season, and fellow BT Sport pundit Steve McManaman also heaped praise on Rodgers for his efforts.McManaman said:”What you have to remember is they did it the hard way Celtic. Yes, they played Linfield early on and dispatched them quite comfortably, but to go and beat Rosenborg when they are top of their league and well into their league, that’s always a difficult game Rosenborg.” Read more »

VAN DIJK’S MESS EXPOSE NAÏVE LIVERPOOL

After years of searching for a capable heir to folk-hero Jamie Carragher and failing multiple times, Liverpool FC came close to a player capable of closing the gap left behind by the former Kop captain – Virgil van Dijk.


The Dutch international on what seems to be an eerie cycle of spending two years at every club he’s being since starting out at Eredivisie side Groningen could have sworn to have started silent preparations to move to Anfield.

The story started out as the Red Army fortified by the prospect of their qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, enhancing their ability to entice premium players to Anfield, got involved in a transfer rumour with the Southampton defender.

Yeah, that’s not a crime until you – Liverpool in this case – refuse to openly deny the rumour and allow it to linger on till the Saints management got pissed by the manner with which the Fenway Sports Group-owned club decided to go about the business.

For years, since the Reds fell into the low-quality pool of the Europa League, signing top players have been more of a nightmare. Read more »

LIVERPOOL PAY TRIBUTE TO LUCAS

Liverpool organized a tribute for their long time player Lucas Leiva.


The Brazilian has spent a decade at Anfield so the club made out time to celebrate him. Former skipper Steven Gerrard was available as he led the tributes for the Brazilian star.

The club’s biggest personalities were there at a special dinner in Leiva’s honour on Monday at the new Main Stand at Anfield. Former star Jamie Carragher joined Gerrard to thank Leiva for a decade of hardwork.

Gerrard took to his social media account to wish Leiva a goodwill message that reads: “10 years a Red. Congratulations Lucas Leiva,” adding a photo of both of them. Read more »

Steven Gerrard reveals which player he would love to see in Liverpool

The 2017 January Premier League transfer window started on the 1st of January and concluded in the 31st of that same month.


This is a very important period of time for clubs that are competing in any European League as manages have the chance to upgrade their respective squad by signing new players while releasing some of their own at the same time.

Leicester City was reinforced by the arrivals of OnyinyeNdidi and MollaWague. Pep Guardiola signed Gabriel Jesus after offloading £27 million in the Brazilian player. Almost all the other clubs that are currently competing in the Premier League signed a few players as well.

Liverpool is one of the few clubs that did not sign any new players, the only arrivals that made their way to Anfield were LazarkMarkovic and Adam Bogdan as they came back to Anfield because their respective loan deals with their former clubs had reached it’s end. Read more »

Liverpool was lucky

Liverpool goal scorer Sadio Mane said that his team was fortunate to snatch a late winner in the derby game against Everton.


He believes that Everton has played a great defensive game and that they were looking to get a draw from the match but Liverpool did not lose hope of winning the game.

He said that it is Liverpool’s fighting spirit that allowed them to score a late goal and win the match. However, he thinks that it was a deserved goal given that they were the only side that tried to win the game and that they were positive throughout the whole match.

Mane scored a goal late during the game when he connected with a rebound that came off the post following a fierce shot from Daniel Sturridge.

Sadio Mane said that he is happy to have scored a goal for the game and believed that this is only down to luck. He said that he was in the right place at the right moment and this allowed him to score an important goal for the team. Read more »

Steven Gerrard’s Exit Has Helped Liverpool, Says Ryan Giggs

One of the greatest regrets for Steven Gerrard has been the inability to win the Premier League title despite a glittering career that saw him win a whole host of other trophies including the Champions League.


The closest Gerrard came to winning the title was in two seasons when the club finished as the runners up. Now, Liverpool are in a position to challenge for the title for the first time since the departure of Gerrard. Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes that the absence of the former Liverpool captain would actually be a blessing in disguise for the Merseyside outfit.

Gerrard is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders to have graced the Premier League since the turn of the millennium. However, Liverpool became so heavily concentrated on this one-star player that they forgot functioning as a team according to Giggs. The former United winger says that the absence of Gerrard means that the club has had an opportunity to replace the former England international with someone who would fit seamlessly into the team and not stand out. Read more »