Friends Of Liverpool

A frustrating end to a topsy-turvy season with a disappointing defeat to mid-table Aston Villa.

Liverpool went into the game aiming to qualify for Europe and to finish the Season on a high, but that just did not happen.
Kenny Dalglish sent out his team without Andy Carroll, Maxi and Glen Johnson, who all cried off with various injuries and it showed in the performance on the pitch.
Liverpool started well enough without really penetrating the Villa defence and when young Jay Spearing went off with an ankle injury to be replaced by 19 year old Johnjo Shelvey, we lost our shape and bite in midfield.
Stewart Downing scored for Villa in their only attack off the first-half when he smashed home a thunderous drive from a Mark Albrighton cross to leave it 1-0 to the home team at half time.
Liverpool played better in the second-half with sometimes good passing and threatened Brad Friedel on a few occasions.
Suarez was lively as usual, Miereles threatened at times and there was some good efforts by the away team, but it was a second defeat in a row for Liverpool, who finished 6th, one place better than last season.
However, under three different Managers in Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson and now Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool have fallen short.
It is plainly obvious that a major overhaul of the team and squad is needed to challenge for trophies.
We lack quality in midfield, on the wings and maybe upfront too.
Lots of names have been mentioned: Marveaux, Hazard, M’Villa, Long, Diego etc.
As long as we buy some quality players for the whole team from back to front,
I will be happy enough that we will challenge for the top honours next season.
There is no doubt that we have the right Manager and coach in Dalglish and Clarke, now it is time for Fenway Sports Group to deliver.

gakpo liverpool

Liverpool stun rivals Manchester United to Sign Cody Gakpo

Could Liverpool’s Boxing Day be any more perfect? If beating Aston Villa 3-1 (Hyperlink previous article) for a valuable three points wasn’t enough, the announcement of marquee signing Cody Gakpo was certainly enough to delight Liverpool fans across the world. And this is how social media reacted. It was firstly PSV Eindhoven that announced the […]

Read More
mo salah warming up before liverpool game

Festive fixtures see Premier League resume but Liverpool need a fast start

The English football season is now back up and running following the completion of the FIFA World Cup, but how much work do Liverpool have to do to catch up? They are currently occupying 6th place in the Premier League, well below their usual high standards. Disappointing defeats at the hands of Leeds United, beaten […]

Read More
jurgen klopp liverpool double winning bus parade 2022

Why the 2021-22 season was Liverpool’s finest ever

Jurgen Klopp’s charges stayed in every single competition to the last game and second. Does that therefore rank as their greatest ever season? In winning both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup after a decade and more in both cases, as well as narrowly missing out on the Premier League title and the Champions League, […]

Read More