Samuel Makori

Liverpool News: Theo Walcott To Join The Reds?

on July 17 2012 3:45 AM
Liverpool News: Theo Walcott To Join The Reds?

Theo Walcott is the latest player to be linked with a move to Liverpool.

The 23-year-old currently plays for Arsenal and is meeting the Arsenal top brass this week in an attempt to discuss issues relating to his long term future at the club.

The last time a senior Arsenal player (Robin Van Persie) held such a discussion it ended up in an announcement that heralded the parting of ways between player and club. Many Arsenal fans will be hoping that this scenario will not replicate itself in Walcott's case as well.

Liverpool are keenly monitoring the discussions and seem ready to pounce if there is a stalemate. It is rumoured that the club may be willing to part with as much as 15 million pounds for Walcott's signature. Judging by past experiences this offer may be too much for Arsene Wenger to ignore. Chelsea are also in the frame having indicated that they would enter into a bidding war for the player with Liverpool if he decides to leave Arsenal.

LIVERPOOL NEWS: BRENDAN RODGERS MAKES FABIO BORINI HIS FIRST SIGNING.

on July 13 2012 2:53 AM

Liverpool is reported to have agreed on a fee of 12 million pounds with Roma for the signature of Fabio Borini.

The deal is as good as done subject to Borini passing a medical and will be Brendan Rodger's first signing as Liverpool coach.

So what qualities made Rodgers decide to sign up Borini?

Fabio Borini may not be well known to many football fans who follow the English Premier League but the 21 year old prodigy is already a seasoned player at the highest level.

The Italian international who previously played for Roma entered into the football scene at the tender age of nine years initially playing for Bologna in Italy before joining Chelsea in 2007 as a youth player at the age of 16 years.

Borini's talents blossomed at Chelsea where he played for the reserves and instantly became their top striker netting 10 times in 11 appearances including scoring 5 goals in one game against Birmingham in 2010. He also featured for Chelsea at the senior level in the Champions league.

LIVERPOOL NEWS: TIKI TAKA THE NAME OF THE GAME

on July 12 2012 2:35 AM

Since the tenure of legendary tactician Johan Cryuff and later Louis Van Gaal and Frank Rijkaard, Barcelona FC have dazzled the world with their intricate passing game. Tiki taka, as the system of play is now known, has captivated audiences all over the world.

Pleasing to the eye and enjoyable to watch, tiki taka is characterized by short passing movements and emphasis on maintaining possession. Andres Montes the late Spanish broadcaster is credited with coining the term whilst commentating during the 2006 World Cup.

The Spanish, also known masters of tiki taka, utilized a high tempo form of the system at the recently concluded Euro 2012 with outstanding success.

Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers has indicated that he wants to re-invent the system of play at Liverpool by introducing a variant of tiki taka.

Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Will Celtics' Victor Wanyama Be A Good Purchase For The Reds?

on July 09 2012 9:53 AM
Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Will Celtics' Victor Wanyama Be A Good Purchase For The Reds?

English Premier League clubs Liverpool, Stoke and Queens Park Rangers are rumoured to be chasing the signature of Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.

The 21-year-old Kenyan international joined Celtic in July 2011 and has been a revelation for Neil Lennon's side since he made his debut appearance for the club.

Liverpool did not live up to expectations last season and finished a disappointing eighth in the final standings. Much of Liverpool's problems stemmed from the fact that goals were hard to come by and save for Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, the rest of the Liverpool strikers were blunt in attack.

It can be argued that the deficiency of goals was a result of an ineffective midfield with the consequent effect being a shortage in supply of quality balls to the strikers.

FIFA: Is Goal-Line Technology A Good Idea?

on July 06 2012 4:16 PM

On June 27, 2010, England met Germany in a World Cup second round match. Hopes were high for the English who believed this would finally be their year. All they had to do was vanquish the Germans and romp into the quarterfinals. It was easier said than done.

The Germans stormed to an early 2-0 lead before the English scored a goal through Matthew Upson. It seemed that the tide may have finally been turning in favor of the English. Then, a moment of controversy soured the captivating tie.

Barely a minute after Upson's goal and after a sweeping move by the English, midfielder Frank Lampard saw an opportunity to take a shot at goal. He took the chance, crashing a long range effort off the crossbar that clearly crossed the line. The referee however did not allow the goal but instead waved the Englishmen's protestations away and ordered for the game to continue.

The English were deflated. The Germans took the initiative and scored two more goals crushing the English 4-1. The clamor for goal line technology reached a crescendo that day.

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