Posts tagged: Steven

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 »

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 »

Steven Gerrard said that he would return to Liverpool at some point in his career

Speaking at a question and answer session in the States, Steven Gerrard has told fans that he will return to Liverpool at some point of his career.

He said that he missed his hometown as well as his friends and that he will return at the appropriate time.

However, he was keen to state that this is not going to be in the immediate future as he is still happy at LA Galaxy. He said that he did not want to create any rumors that he is going to leave the club soon.

He stated that he and his family were happy to live in California, but there are some things that he missed. For instance, he missed some friends and relatives residing in England and above all he missed going to Liverpool game.

He added that he has spent 35 years in Liverpool and that Liverpool is his home. Although he considers California as a second home, he said that there is nothing compared to life in Liverpool.  Indeed, this is the place where he has grown, and this is where his friends and relatives are. Read more »

Jamie Carragher has branded the Europa League comeback against Borussia Dortmund

Jamie Carragher has branded the Europa League comeback against Borussia Dortmund as one of the best nights at Anfield in the club’s history.

Liverpool secured a 4-3 win over the German outfit in order to progress to the Europa league semifinals 5-4 on aggregate. The two teams had managed a 0-0 draw in the first leg. Dortmund were one of the favourites to win the tournament and looked in an extremely strong position after taking a 2-0 lead in their away game at Anfield. However, Liverpool responded in brilliant fashion.

Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang have been regarded as a lethal partnership in European football. Liverpool were stunned after conceding two goals inside the opening 10 minutes. Yet, they managed to not get deflated with the setback. Belgian international Origi pulled one back just at half-time, but the two-goal advantage was restored by striker Marco Reus in the 57th minute. Even then, Liverpool refusal to accept defeat saw them go on a stunning spree in the last 30 minutes. Philippe Coutinho and defender Sakho scored to get the club back on level terms, but they still needed a goal because Dortmund were going through on away goals. The most impressive comeback was completed with an injury time goal from defender Lovren to sign Liverpool through. Read more »

Henrique wants to secure a regular starting role in Brisbane Roar

The Brazilian born winger of Brisbane Roar, Henrique originally joined Brisbane Roar back in 2009 with the purpose of serving as a backup option for Reinaldo but Henrique has slowly been getting more and more playing time in the main team of the Australian side.

Henrique still hasn’t turned into one of the most influential or important players in the team of John Aloisi as his playing time is limited but even though he is mainly serving as a substitute and back-up option in the Australian outfit, Henrique has stated that he wants to stay with the club for as long as possible.

The contract of Henrique is reaching it’s last stages as it only has around 6 months before expiring and the Brazilian born performer is hoping that what he has accomplished so far has been enough to impress the manager John Aloisi and offer the 30 year old player a new contract.

“Every week I’ve been scoring goals. I am not sure about contracts now. I am just essentially on my football and I’m pretty sure if I keep playing like I have been, the contract will sort out. For me, for my family, it is a big thing. I am really happy to be Australian,” Henrique said.

The 30 year old player wants to continue working hard in Brisbane Roar and eventually seal a consistent spot in the main lineup of John Aloisi, this is something that he has failed to do despite having joined the Australian outfit over 5 years ago. Read more »

James Milner would be named as the new captain of Liverpool

Amidst rumours that James Milner would be named as the new captain of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers has decided to retain the armband with Jordan Henderson.

The former Sunderland midfielder stepped in place of Steven Gerrard last season whenever the influential midfielder was available. He appears to have learned a lot from the role without affecting his performances. This appears to have been a major reason behind Rodgers being confident that Henderson will be able to lead the team into the new era. The 25-year-old moved to Anfield in 2011 for around £ 16 million from Sunderland.

He has stated that it was a huge privilege for him to lead a club like Liverpool. Henderson admits that it is great pressure but he is hoping to deal with it in the same manner as Gerrard. The 35-year-old led the team for more than a decade in the best possible way. Apart from doing the job on the pitch, a Liverpool captain should also be an example off the pitch. Henderson has revealed that he has learned a lot of Gerrard in the last few years and he is hoping to implement them in the coming campaign. Henderson’s first job will be to get his team back into the top four. Read more »