Reuters Soccer Blog

Patience not always a virtue in Hodgson’s case

January 7, 2011

SOCCER-EUROPA/The Liverpool owners’ decision to use this weekend’s break for the FA Cup as a chance to sit back and ponder the club’s future under Roy Hodgson is a rare patient act in the hasty world of soccer but it might not end up doing the manager any favours.

Hodgson calls for fan support as decisions loom for Henry

December 30, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/When New England Sports Ventures finally bought Liverpool in October new owner John W Henry did not have to wait long to understand the enormity of the challenge he faces to turn around the fortunes of England’s most successful club.

Lucas hints at brighter Anfield future

November 8, 2010

SOCCER-EUROPA/Lucas Leiva has often been dismissed as a mediocre battler with little or no star quality, but the much-maligned midfielder’s performance against Chelsea marked him out as an influential part of Liverpool’s recent recovery.

Comolli appointment a step into the sabermetrics unknown for Liverpool

November 4, 2010

SOCCER-EUROPAThe appointment of Damien Comolli as Liverpool’s director of football strategy represents a step into the unknown for the Anfield club, with statistical analysis likely to replace the traditional eye for talent in the transfer market.

Champions League podcast, episode 3

October 19, 2010

This week the podcast panel discuss the clash of European aristocracy at the Bernabeu, where nine-times winners Real Madrid host seven-tiems champions AC Milan, plus the Wayne Rooney saga and the plight of Liverpool.

Hodgson fends off Liverpool crisis talk but…

October 18, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/With their new owners perched in the stands and the shackles of their long-running takeover saga finally cast off, the Merseyside Derby was meant to be the dawn of a new era for Liverpool.

Liverpool have new owners – what they need now is Torres back to his best

October 15, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/LIVERPOOL-SALEBuying Liverpool may prove the easy part for new owners who will be expected to spend freely to rescue the five times European champions from their worst start to a season in more than 50 years.

Liverpool board leads 2-1 in court cases with end now in sight

October 14, 2010

SOCCER-LIVERPOOL/Here we go again. After another legal victory in the High Court for the Liverpool board and main creditor RBS, all eyes turn to Dallas, where a new hearing on the ownership battle is underway.

Liverpool board wins right to sell but another court battle looms

October 13, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/LIVERPOOL-COURT

Updates at 0029 GMT, Thursday after Texas court injunction and Liverpool statement.

Mixed reactions for Liverpool fans over possible sale

October 6, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Liverpool supporters will be glad to be possibly getting rid of their current U.S. owners but probably did not envisage another set of Americans taking over.