PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Ryan_Ruffgrain
 
Comments: 3
Article views: 458
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Ryan_Ruffgrain's badges.
 

Premier League Season Preview: Liverpool

23 July 2014, 08:51

Liverpool Football Club and manager Brendan Rodgers, specifically, could not have come in for higher praise given their exploits to finish second in the Premier League last season. For the first time in almost too many years to count, Liverpool had consistency on their side as they romped to noteworthy victories over Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Everton and bitter rivals Manchester United.

In fact, at the midpoint of the season, Liverpool had scored more first-half goals than Manchester United had goals in total. Without meaning to labour the point, The Reds managed to score more first half goals than any other team in the league, and only Manchester City performed marginally better in the opening 15 minutes of games over the course of the league season.

Of course, the bulk of these Liverpool goals bore the stamp of Luis Suarez’s genius – his forty-yard strike against Norwich being one of his standout efforts. His partnerships with both Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge showed that the little maestro is not quite as selfish as once thought.

But perhaps most impressive is Suarez’s movement both on and off the ball – he never stops running. As a result, his markers often lose concentration or tire of keeping on his shoulder, and he has a unique ability to capitalise on the slightest of half chances.

Of course June 24th changed everything; Suarez’s bite on Giorgio Chiellini has the striker suspended for nine internationals and for all football-related activity for a total of four months. This means that he would miss nearly half the season, and when a player earns a weekly wage in the region of £200 000 and is ineligible for action for that length of time due to his own foolishness, makes keeping him on one’s books so much harder to justify.

Having that said, he had signed a lengthy contract extension in December 2013, so the club still had a considerable bargaining chip in their negotiations that took Suarez to Barcelona for £75million. But it also meant that Barca could play on the idea that The Reds may no longer wish to be associated with a player with a nasty stigma attached, perhaps more so with Suarez himself feeling vilified by the British press over the last season or two.

Please click on the following link to read the remainder of this article, comment and vote: http://ruffgrain.com/2014/07/23/premier-league-season-preview-liverpool/

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Zama Moyo
Africa Must Stop Rising and Start...

My contention is that, unless two issues are acknowledged and attended to, we may find ourselves punting 2016 as Africa’s big year, then 2017, and so on. Read more...

2 comments 118 views
Submitted by
Gideon Joubert
Don't disarm my SAPS

Campaigning for the disarmament of citizens is a repellent pastime in itself, and is but a degree removed from demanding that the police themselves be disarmed as well.  Read more...

6 comments 62 views
Submitted by
Tendani Siala
The Mystery of R700bn Corruption ...

Many people seemed quite happy to accept the R700bn figure at face value without any question. Read more...

8 comments 393 views
Submitted by
PeterTracey
Decisions, decisions

Some things are not as easy as they seem. Read more...

0 comments 289 views
Submitted by
James Matoma
Bafana is a national embarrassmen...

How can the minister of sports and recreation, Fikile Mbalula, claim that he was satisfied with Bafana Bafana’s performance? Read more...

18 comments 824 views
Submitted by
Kalibanache
Clive Derby-Lewis and the rest of...

Forgive. Forgive me, forgive other people. Forgive is to forget, otherwise you have not forgotten.  Read more...

24 comments 720 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Games on Sale!

Save up to 60% on selected games. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.