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  1. Deadline day disappointment looms

    Kristian Walsh

    The end is nearly here. The final day of this putrid, sideshow of a month is upon us. Thirty days have passed, and just one remains. Even that may have expired by the time you read this. This article will self-destruct in five, four, three ... And...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  2. Liverpool provide Merseyside magic

    Kristian Walsh

    On a night like this, a night where Liverpool beat Everton 4-0, it is probably worth letting the Kop -- transformed into a carnivorous gorge of hedonism -- describe 90 minutes of Merseyside madness: Liverpool are magic. - Tyler: Three things: Live...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  3. Rodgers' dilemma over setup not a happy one

    Kristian Walsh

    There is a footballing maxim used any time there is a hint of competition for places in the team: It's a nice dilemma to have. A brief sortie into the sport's vast archive reveals dilemmas of all wonderful shapes and sizes. Steve McClaren had one ...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  4. Salah failure must not ruin plan to strengthen

    Kristian Walsh

    The parks are littered with red-faced joggers, their shorts as tight as their lungs. The wind is swirling, biting and lacerates the skin. Toys are put back in their boxes, never to be used again, their 48-hour shelf life truly over. This is January. ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. Rodgers prepares for maiden third season

    Kristian Walsh

    Brendan Rodgers is slowly edging toward uncharted territory. He is already there, in a way. Never before has he managed a side top of the Premier League at Christmas; never before has he been in the reckoning for Champions League qualification when B...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. Easy target Suarez isn't the only controversial person in the Pre...

    Kristian Walsh

    Football exists in its own world, a strange world, one far removed from reality. The moral code is jumbled, the traditions are odd, and the expectations are unreasonable. This is a sport where Sam Allardyce is the 13th highest-paid manager in the wor...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  7. Rodgers dealt midfield lesson in Villa draw

    Kristian Walsh

    If Brendan Rodgers is still learning while sitting in the Liverpool dugout, then consider this one of his harshest yet. If Liverpool are to be successful this season, Lucas Leiva or Joe Allen must play. This 2-2 result and performance triggered re...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  8. Liverpool's attacking genius paving Euro road

    Kristian Walsh

    This is probably the thousandth time it has been said, but needs saying again: Liverpool's 5-3 win against Stoke showed they are a serious football team, a football team that is serious about reaching their expectations this season. - Usher: Luis ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  9. Sturridge return timely as Suarez reunion looms

    Kristian Walsh

    When a team has spent five years out of the Premier League's top four, an 11-day break of league competition when nestled inside it will always be welcome. Maybe nestled isn't the word. Liverpool have sat upon, teetered over and cherished fourth p...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  10. Second half subs end deja vu feeling vs. Oldham

    Kristian Walsh

    For 45 minutes, there was an unwelcome sense of deja vu on Merseyside. This may have been Anfield and not Boundary Park, and the majority who watched from the sides wore red instead of blue, but this was still a Liverpool side struggling against a de...

    Blog | January 05, 2014
  11. Rare 2-0 win signals Liverpool's resilience

    Kristian Walsh

    On New Year's Day, Liverpool won 2-0. Believe it or not, it's a rare scoreline for the Merseyside club. It has been over two years -- Dec. 18, 2011, to be precise -- since those words were written. It is the first time in 107 competitive games, an...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  12. Rodgers shifts the focus after City defeat

    Kristian Walsh

    One thing cannot be overstated enough: Referee Lee Mason, of Bolton, Greater Manchester, is not a corrupt or biased official. Although his competency to referee has been questioned after his showing in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Liverpool, his in...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  13. No room for sympathy with first place at stake

    Kristian Walsh

    Of all the clubs in English football to comment on the current plight of Cardiff, Liverpool must rank among the most qualified after their three-year horror with former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Though the Americans did not change the c...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  14. In praise of Brendan Rodgers

    Kristian Walsh

    Brendan Rodgers has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. His Liverpool side are second, he manages one of the world's absolute best in Luis Suarez and he even had the honour of hearing his name sung -- loudly, with actual meaning -- around White ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  15. Spurs' stability of recent years offers Liverpool motivation

    Kristian Walsh

    Robbie Keane, Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric, Charlie Adam, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sebastien Bassong, Rafael van der Vaart, Gareth Bale, Martin Skrtel, Roman Pavyluchenko. This is not the second verse to a Billy Joel song, no matter how melodic it sounde...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  16. Gerrard injury may prompt unfair criticism of Rodgers

    Kristian Walsh

    It was inevitable, they said. Punting the ball toward goal for the thousandth time in six days, Steven Gerrard felt a twinge, a pull, a problem for Liverpool -- a two-second movement which is expected to result in up to six weeks on the sideline. ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013