Why Liverpool Need Daniel Sturridge

Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Originally published on Premier Punditry.

Forget the premature reports of Liverpool Football Club’s demise — the sort of reports my fellow contributors, and a good deal of Premier League pundits out there at large, are all too willing to revel in. Liverpool will persevere as it always has; whatever the current travails on the pitch, they are nothing we won’t overcome, because this is a massive club that has success ingrained in its very fiber. Doomsayers can doom-say all they want; we survived Hicks and Gillett and the Roy Hodgson era. We can cope with a 0-3 defeat at home to the champions of Europe. Continue reading

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Football Eats Its Young

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Originally published on The Anfield Wrap.

No outfield player at Liverpool Football Club has played more minutes through the first eight weeks of the season than Raheem Sterling. Not the inexhaustible Jordan Henderson, nor the preferred centre-back pairing of Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel. At the age of 19 – when most of us were sleeping in through class and making all sorts of mistakes we’d rather forget – he’s become an indispensable asset to one of the biggest sporting institutions in the world. Continue reading