To #RodgersOUT fans,

I must admit to being pretty sick and tired of you all. Now this article is not one that will defend Brendan Rodgers to the hilt, nor is it an article of a fan who accepts ‘average’ as some twitter warriors have labelled me. My family pay about £1700 a year for our season ticket, so trust me…we don’t go to games to watch defeats or accept average performances. I expect success as a Liverpool fan but I also appreciate the modern difficulties of the club, so for those of you who want to level that at me; shut up. You’re an idiot. I rarely completely dismiss opinions of fellow fans, so trust me; you’ve annoyed me to a fair extent to get that response.
Ever since Gerard Houllier joined Liverpool, we have being desperate to produce youth. It was an obsession with Gerard Houllier and later Rafa Benitez. Rafa would bring in players from every part of the world and give them trials. Senior players at Liverpool revealed how once a month, Rafa would bring over trialists from Spain as he believed they were better than the other players in the academy.
The Liverpool Under 21s played against Tottenhan, they came in as an unbeaten side, however after the 90 minutes the reds lost 1-0 against Tottenham.
Life at West Ham started off with a bang for Carroll. He was instrumental in his debut against Fulham. We won the game 3-0 and he played part in all three of our goals, although he never grabbed one for himself. All of a sudden, in typical West Ham fashion, Andy Carroll goes down with an injury that kept him sidelined for a month.
He came back and continued to put in good performances although he was failing to find the net, but he and Nolan proved to be a solid partnership as most of Nolan’s goals have been influenced in some way by Andy Carroll.
I think the first point worth noting is that we have improved greatly at Anfield this season. The Norwich game among others showed we are capable of actually hitting the back of the net this season while alos keeping them out at the other end. I think we managed 5 or 6 wins at home last season, this season after 12 home games, we have 6 wins. We should be adding a few more while keeping oppositions at bay, we have conceded just 10 times at home this season. The other tarnish on that record is the preventable defeats against Arsenal, Man United and Aston Villa. Suarez also seems to finding the back of the end at home which seemed to be a struggle for him. We have Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton to play at home yet, so the race for the top 4 and our improving home record might look a little better or worse at the end of the season. West Brom have gone off the boil recently after flying as high as a Europa League place earlier in the season. I think they are too good to go down, but I don’t think they will be happy with their final league position, which could end up below the top 12. They only have 3 away victories so far, which is only made look bad by the fact they’ve been beaten 7 times on their travels. They need to tighten up if they want to move back in the right direction in the table.
Martin Kelly recently signed a new contract with Liverpool, a deal that was roundly welcomed by fans given the form he’s displayed over the past few seasons. His performances at right back have shown potential, and it is clear he has enough skill to be in the first team now, rather than just being ‘one for the future’. He’s certainly not been perfect, but largely he’s been solid, meaning many have marked him down as a potential regular Liverpool full-back for years to come. Now, with a longer-term deal in place, it seems Kelly may be able to try and fully establish himself into the full-back role.
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Jamie Carragher – A Tribute
Today, as many of you know, Jamie Carragher announced his retirement from Liverpool FC. The number 23 has made over 700 appearances for the Anfield club, and has been a fantastic servant to the club over the past years, and leaves behind a reputation of a solid, humble and brilliant defender. Although Carra has not featured too regularly in the past few years, appearing mainly in cup games, he did make an important contribution to our 2-2 draw with Arsenal, his experience and footballing knowledge denying the Gunners all 3 points.
Although Jamie was never one for coming forward from the back (with 5 goals in his career) he was never a dirty player, and always helped lead on the field as Liverpool’s vice captain, and ever the support for Kop legend, Stevie Gerrard. My personal memories of Carragher pinpoint upon the famous 2005 Champions League Final, in which he controlled the Liverpool defence to perfection. In 2006, he let in an unfortunate own goal, but in typical Carragher style battled through to drive the team on to the wonderful victory it was.
Ever red until the end, the Bootle lad, and a Liverpool trainee, has been nothing but good for Liverpool, and I wish him all the best for his retirement.