The Scouser Report

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The Scouser Report – Liverpool’s Saturday Dominance Lost In The Glare Of City & United’s Sunday

It wasn’t 5-1 or 8-2, but Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Bolton was just as entertaining and complete as the play of the two Manchester clubs. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Stop Worrying, Liverpool Fans

Sean O’Brien sits in for Daniel Doran and wonders why Kopites are so concerned about every result. Do they not yet believe that the days of Hicks and Gillet are behind them? Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool Spank The Arsenal

The Reds are quite happy that it’s another top team’s turn to struggle. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool Will Never Find A Better Time To Catch The Gunners At Home

Daniel Doran thinks that the Gunners are low on ammo. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool Overshoot Their Objective

Suarez gives the Kop a souvenir but not victory. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool v Sunderland, Time To Get Serious

On Saturday, both theory and practice go out the window. Now it’s time to do. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Does Steven Gerrard Need Liverpool More Than They Need Him?

Andrew Beasley realises that time waits for no Liverpudlian. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Why Aren’t Liverpool Fans Asking Where’s Alberto?

It’s not easy, but Liverpool has made£20 million disappear. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report — Emiliano Insua: The Answer To Liverpool’s Left-Back Problems

Andrew Beasley thinks the Scouser Report should get a second opinion regarding who should be first choice left back for LFC. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Jose Enrique and The Left Back Dilemma

The Scouser Report runs the rule over the prospect of Jose Enrique in a red shirt. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva Rises From Passenger To Player Of The Year

Earning accolades hasn’t been easy for Lucas Leiva at Anfield. Not that he hasn’t deserved them, according to Andrew Beasley. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Unveiling Stewart Downing, Liverpool’s Future On The Left

Andrew Beasley examines why Stewart Downing may have been worth the price for Liverpool and why he wasn’t. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Soccernomics, Moneyball and Liverpool’s Transfer Policy

Daniel Doran examines the Liverpool version of Moneyball. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Is Andy Carroll Liverpool’s Tactical Conundrum?

Andrew Beasley debuts on the Scouser Report with a by-the-numbers analysis of how Kenny Dalglish might incorporate Andy Carroll into the pass-and-move system. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Steven Gerrard’s Injuries And Charlie Adam’s Signing

With Steven Gerrard now unavailable for Liverpool’s pre-season Asian Tour, apparently due to injury, does Charlie Adam become a more important signing for the club? New Scouser Report correspondent, Daniel Doran, has the answer. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: On Liverpool Fans, Torres, Mascherano & Free Passes

An interview with the former Liverpool midfielder, ahead of the Copa America, got Martin Palazzotto to wondering why Javier Mascherano has escaped the level of wrath that the Kop leveled at Fernando Torres for a similar betrayal? Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Charlie Adam or Stewart Downing For Liverpool? Take Your Pick

Is Charlie Adam surplus to Liverpool requirements? Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool Endures The Fourth Sign Of The Apocalypse

Having poured through the writings of Nostradamus, WFC can find no reference to Liverpool wearing a blue third kit, but supporters are treating the development like the end of the world, nonetheless. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Summer Reading On John Henry’s Liverpool, Discretion & Baseball

An in-depth look at the Liverpool owner’s record as a baseball man and how it has prepared him for his tenure at Anfield. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Is The Time Right For Liverpool To Welcome Back The Ultimate Prodigal Son?

Clive, Hargreaves, Wilson and Momma all have one thing in common and if you haven’t kopped to what it is or just who this article is about… well, I don’t know what’s thrown you off but you can get back on track by just clicking Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool Hope That The Lean Years Are Relatively Short

Liverpool’s season came to a less happy ending than it seemed it might a fortnight ago. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool Let Up Against Spurs

And there will come a day, soon after the king reclaims his own, when the Sun is obscured by dark clouds. Yet, the cock shall crow twice and the reeve shall look away. On that day there will be grief and woe. The criers will wail and the faithful will gnash their teeth. — Prophecy from the Book of Woy Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool Rushing Headlong Towards Spurs

LFC have followed up big matches with such intensity that the danger now becomes letting up against Spurs in a match that could determine both sides European status next season. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool asks Juventus, What Price Honour?

For once, a player who didn’t honour his contract may not get his way, after all. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report – Liverpool Singe A Mournful Toon

Liverpool have begun to look like a contending side once again. After finally proving they can play up to their level rather than down to their opponents, the Reds must now focus on Fulham and not get caught looking ahead to a match with Spurs that may settle the final English place in Europe. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Liverpool Pay A Heavy Price For Draw With Arsenal

Liverpool still have a shot at European play next season but, with the injury bug running rampant throughout the squad, it may be all they can do to hang on to sixth place. Jamie Carragher, Andy Carroll and Fabio Aurelio all came off with various complaints – actually Carra had no complaints as he was out cold – in the 101 minute match which ended with two penalties at the death. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: LFC Sing An Early Easter Carroll

Andy Carroll took flight, Dirk Kuyt made his usual critical contribution and Kenny Dalglish had plenty of reasons to smile. Liverpool’s win over Man City on Monday night almost seemed too easy but there’s no rest for the wicked as a trip to Arsenal is up next. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report: Why Are LFC Supporters Still Fixated On Fernando Torres?

Stephen Brandt, who also posts his own LFC blog, Collecting Cups the Liverpool Way, is taking over the reins of the Scouser Report for the foreseeable future. We hope you like what you read from Stephen, as we’ve promised to keep him on for at least as long as Roman Abramovich keeps Fernando Torres. Which, of course, presents an ulterior motive for his first post. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report – Kenny Dalglish Has A Lot Of Work To Do

After an uninspired Europa League performance against Braga, Matt Dalton is concerned about Liverpool sliding back into the apathy the squad exhibited under Roy Hodgson. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report – Liverpool vs Manchester United

Matt Dalton is happy the Reds put on so dominant a display against United on Sunday but wishes they’d spread the wealth more judiciously, rather than blowing it all on one afternoon. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report – The Honeymoon Is Over For The New, Improved Liverpool

The emotional surge which has produced good results and strong play since Kenny Dalglish assumed command has suddenly gone missing, revealing that the club still has work to do. Matt Dalton offers his advice on what still needs doing and provides a shopping list for King Kenny’s summer spree. Continue reading »

The Scouser Report – Rafa’s Underappreciated Liverpool Legacy

Rafa Benitez has borne much of the criticism for Liverpool’s fall-off after their second place finish and many have pointed to his abbreviated stay at Inter as further proof of his shortcomings. It turns out, though, that he may have done a few things better than anyone is willing to admit. Continue reading »

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