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Liverpool FC - A Fond Farewell

Started on 5 January 2015 by InvertedWingbacks
Latest Reply on 20 January 2015 by MisterLister
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Gerrard: This Season Will Be My Last

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Captain Fantastic: Gerrard announced his decision to leave his boyhood club today


Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard has today announced his intention to leave his boyhood club when his current deal expires at the end of this season. Gerrard, now 34, made his Liverpool debut in 1998 against Blackburn Rovers, and has since made 475 league appearances for his club, scoring 111 goals in the process.

Gerrard's Career has not been short of Silverware, with the Liverpool Captain racking up 11 winner's medals in his time at the club, including the Champions League, FA Cup, European Super Cup and what is now the Europa League. But one medal is still missing from that glittering display.

"Before I leave, I want to help this club to the League Title. It is the one thing I haven't won yet, and all summer I blamed myself for that. I'm ready to lead the boys into this season, and Brendan and I have discussed some great plans for the club. This is my last season here, and I want to end on a high."

Of course, speculation is rife as to where Gerrard will end up, with manager Brendan Rodgers refusing to be drawn on the subject, instead preferring to focus on the next 12 months, as Gerrard plays out his last season in the famous Red of Liverpool.
With speculation rife about him ending up in the MLS hopefully you can paint a better picture for the future of an England legend, silverware or no silverware there have been fewer finer english midfielders.

Hats off to Stevie G.
A Gerrard story, it was inevitable...

But can TaT pull it off?
Good luck! :)

Liverpool: Where To Now?

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Filling A Gap: Who Will Step Into the Gap Left By Suarez?


Last season, Liverpool became the epitome of the phrase "so near, yet so far" as they finished runners-up to Manchester City in one of the most nail-biting season Finales the Premier League has ever seen. Of course, last season, Luis Suarez was leading that Liverpool line, and a somewhat suspect backline was protected by the knowledge that the Uruguyan would score regularly enough to bring home the points. Supported by the likes of Sterling, Sturridge and Coutinho, Suarez thrived, earning himself a place at the World Cup. And then it all went wrong.

After the now infamous Biting incident against Italy, Suarez made a swift exit from Anfield, moving to Barcelona in a big-money deal. It was important that Brendan Rodgers approached this season with a definitive idea of where that money would be spent...and, for all intents and purposes, he's done exactly that. But will it be enough? With the likes of Rickie Lambert and Italian Badboy Mario Ballotelli bolstering the forward line, and Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic providing yet more attacking cover, while only Dejan Lovren has been bought in defence, some fans are expressing concern that the eccentric defensive performances from last season are not yet a thing of the past. But what does Rodgers need to do?

At Left-back, Spaniard Alberto Moreno has been brought in, and his pace and trickery will give Liverpool an extra cutting edge. Capable of playing almost anywhere on the left wing, the 21 year old is a solid all-round player, with his impeccable technique accompanied by great timing in the tackle, and enough pace to match almost any Premiership striker.

In the heart of defence, the loss of Daniel Agger hit Liverpool fans hard. Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho remain from last season, with Kolo Toure demoted to the reserves to make way for new face Dejan Lovren. As a defensive tro, it is difficult to pick holes, but fans will be concerned that not enough support is provided to prevent the errors which marred the club's season last year

At Right-back, Glen Johnson has shown multiple times that he's not at the level he was a few years ago when he joined from Portsmouth. Now 29, and despite his physicality, Johnson doesn't fit into the system which Rodgers looked to play last season - going forward, his technique lets him down, and defensively there are too many slip ups to be defensible.

In goal, Simon Mingolet is a capable starting goalkeeper, but his backup, in the form of Brad Jones, has long been a cause for concern. If Liverpool are to mount another serious challenge, Mingolet will have to be steered away from any complacency, and the quickest way to do that, is to sign a second top-class goalkeeper.

In the attacking and midfield areas, Liverpool seem solid. Fans will undoubtedly look to Rodgers to remove some deadwood, and strengthen the right-back and goalkeeping positions before the start of the season...but will Rodgers look to youth, or Big-name signings?
I doubt Liverpool have the bank to bring in anyone as good as Suarez, but you can surely bring in some great new players for other positions!
A good summary of Liverpool at this point in time, but with you at the helm i'm sure the Suaraz shaped hole (bite mark?) won't be as devastating as it seems to have been in real life!
thanks ladies!

I'm hoping the signings already made in the attacking department will be enough, and i can focus on developing the defence, which is where the issues are most likely to come from
I'm really enjoying this so far! Good luck!
Great start to this story!

It will be awesome to see the Reds dominating the EPL again!

Good Luck mate!
Good luck! Happy there's another Liverpool story that I can read now :)

Liverpool Announce Trio of Signings

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Heavy-Hitter: Dortmund's Right-Back Kevin Großkreutz Joins The Reds

Liverpool have today announced a Trio of signings ahead of the new Premier League season. Kevin Großkreutz arrives from Dortmund in a deal reportedly worth up to £14.75m, and Liverpool fans will be delighted to see Rodgers moving to steady the defence. The German's pace and power will be a welcome change from Glen Johnson's less than inspiring performances, and the German's ability to play all over the pitch makes him an incredible asset for the Reds.

Standing next to Großkreutz on the Anfield turf was another very welcome face. Bosnian stopper Asmir Begovic also joins up, moving from League rivals Stoke in a £7m switch to provide competition for the sometimes erratic Simon Mingolet. The 27 year old's Handling and Command of his penalty area will reassure Liverpool fans, as will his reaction time - one of the lowest in the league.

So far, so good for Liverpool - A solid defender, and a dependable goalkeeper. However, it Wouldn't be a transfer window without some investment in youth, and completing the trio, Brazilian Douglas Coutinho was representing the youngsters of the world. At 20 years old, the Striker is touted as one of the next big things to come out of Brazil, and joins for a fee of £5.5m. Some may say that's a lot of money for a striker who hasn't proven himself yet, but Douglas Coutinho has a massive future ahead of him.

As the Reds prepare to jet into China for a pre-season tour, Großkreutz and Begovic are off on holiday, with the former celebrating his country's World Cup win. Begovic is recovering from a hamstring injury which marred his early pre-season, but club staff are hopeful that both will return in time for the club's return to home soil at the end of July
Some solid signings there! Looking forward to seeing how Douglas Countinho plays!
Thanks man!
Nice Read so far, As Much a BPL title would top of Gerrard leaving I think any Silverware and Top4 is a nice fitting

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