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  1. Palace vs. Liverpool could shape two title chases

    Richard Jolly

    Think of it as a title decider. It is just that the title in question is not the Premier League. Instead Crystal Palace against Liverpool serves as a shootout for the Manager of the Year award. A widespread assumption is that turning Liverpool int...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  2. Tactics Board: A pair of Chelsea buses, Giggs' attacking intent

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL 0-2 CHELSEA Brendan Rodgers accused Chelsea of parking "two buses" in their 2-0 win at Anfield. What he meant, perhaps, was that they had two defensive blocks: a back four shielded by a central midfield trio. Both stayed deep, the defen...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Tactics Board: Coutinho the right man for Liverpool

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL 3-2 MANCHESTER CITY Sometimes Brendan Rodgers' two aims seem mutually exclusive. The Liverpool manager looks to outnumber the opposition in midfield. He also tries to cram in as many attacking players as possible. It requires compromise ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. Three Things: Liverpool vs. Manchester City

    Richard Jolly

    A frantic game at Anfield saw Liverpool run out 3-2 winners over Manchester City. Here are three things from a big game in the context of the English Premier League title race: 1. Liverpool are in the driver's seat Because Manchester City have ...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  5. Three things: Liverpool vs. Tottenham

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL, England -- Three observations from Liverpool's 4-0 home thrashing of Tottenham at Anfield. 1. Liverpool grasp their chance With Manchester City drawing and Chelsea losing on Saturday, opportunity knocked for Liverpool. They answered....

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  6. Three Things: Liverpool vs. Sunderland

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL, England -- A trio of thoughts from Liverpool's 2-1 win vs. Sunderland. 1. Job done -- now for the tougher tasks There were huge cheers when, deep into added time, Luis Suarez won a throw 100 yards from Simon Mignolet's goal. It was a...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. Liverpool threaten to smash glass ceiling

    Richard Jolly

    For some, mentions of 1984 conjure thoughts of an Orwellian nightmare. For others, it provides memories of Liverpudlian bliss. In an otherwise bleak time for Merseyside, its teams performed a clean sweep, winning three of English football's major dom...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  8. Tactics Board: Liverpool's diamond, selfless Santi

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER UNITED 0-3 LIVERPOOL The constant in Brendan Rodgers' ever-changing tactics is a desire for a numerical advantage or, at the very least, parity in the centre of midfield. The Liverpool manager believes games are controlled in the middle...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  9. Rodgers' Liverpool are legitimate contenders as Moyes' misery con...

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER -- The game was approaching the half-hour mark when the Stretford End revived one of its favourite chants. "Have you ever seen Gerrard win the league?" the Manchester United supporters asked innocently. They haven't. They may in a coup...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  10. Role reversal from Manchester to Merseyside

    Richard Jolly

    Some put the past behind them as they head into retirement, letting bygones be bygones and consigning old enemies to the depths of their memory banks. Not Sir Alex Ferguson, however, who used the pulpit that publishers granted him to take a few parti...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  11. Prem, Liga title races changing perceptions of managers

    Richard Jolly

    Remember the 2004 Intertoto Cup? Those who answer in the affirmative are almost certainly in a small minority. They might include Sartid Smederevo, who recorded the biggest win in that year's competition -- an 8-0 thrashing of the equally low-prof...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  12. Tactics Board: Henderson works hard for Liverpool

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL 4-3 SWANSEA Jordan Henderson began the game against Swansea with one league goal for the season and ended it with three. His touch map indicates why: his winner came from around five yards out -- Brendan Rodgers subsequently said he had ...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  13. Three Things: Liverpool vs. Swansea

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL, England -- A trio of thoughts from Liverpool's 4-3 win versus Swansea. 1. Liverpool are mounting an exciting title challenge If it is hard to ignore the drama of an incredible game, the facts are worth considering. Liverpool are one...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  14. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defends Ian Ayre over Yevhen Konop...

    Richard Jolly

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    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  15. Three Things: West Brom vs. Liverpool

    Richard Jolly

    WEST BROMWICH -- Liverpool's progress for a top-four finish was stalled after a 1-1 draw at West Brom. Here are three thoughts from Sunday's early Premier League clash ... Carelessness could cost Liverpool Fourth place was Liverpool's for the tak...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  16. Defensive woes continue to hinder Rodgers and Liverpool

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL -- It is a concept their watching owner ought to find easy to understand. Liverpool are a team of two halves. John W. Henry comes from a sport in baseball where the division between offence and defence is clearer than it usually is in fo...

    Blog | January 18, 2014