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Kenny makes cute move in turning to Clark

January 10, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPKenny Dalgish resisted the temptation to surround himself with Liverpool “old boys” on Monday when Steve Clarke was named as first team coach at Anfield.

Dalglish needs a quick fix to hint at hope for future

January 8, 2011

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Kenny Dalglish may not be a long-term solution as Liverpool manager but his appointment will give hope to disgruntled fans and provide a fillip to the club’s underperforming players.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Liverpool’s midfield not as much to shout about

September 13, 2010

 

SOCCER-EUROPA/In the heady days of Istanbul and Athens when Liverpool fans considered anything less than a trip to the Champions League final a disappointing campaign, the Kop would regularly belt out: “We have the best midfield in the world.”

Toothless Liverpool losing touch already

August 24, 2010

Liverpool’s current plight was laid bare on Monday when they were humbled 3-0 by Manchester City — a result which left Roy Hodgson’s side fourth bottom of the Premier League.