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Can Tottenham Have a Say in the Title Race?

Posted on December 30th, 2018

For many, this Premier League season is shaping up to be a two-horse race. Defending champions Manchester City look like they are going to have their work cut out if they are to be the first team to win back-to-back titles since 2009. A look at for Paddy Power’s latest Premier League outright odds suggests that even […]

Liverpool 2005/2018 Combined XI

Posted on September 20th, 2018

4-4-2 or 4-3-3? Or maybe experiment with a back three, a pair of wing-backs and a No 10 in a 3-5-2 formation – or is that 5-3-2? There are almost infinite ways to line-up 10 outfield players, and that’s before getting to the players themselves. Take Liverpool, for example. They’re one of the most exciting […]

Liverpool backed by 65% of punters to be crowned Champions League winners

Posted on May 8th, 2018

The football season is coming to an end but the best prize in Europe is still on offer, as we begin to prepare ourselves for another exhilarating Champions League final. This time we see an interesting matchup as surprisingly formidable attacking side Liverpool go up against regular European cup winners Real Madrid, with it arguably […]

Who Will Win This Year’s Premier League Season?

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

After last season’s weird but wonderful finale that saw Leicester crowned as champions, who fancies a bet on this year’s proceedings? In an incredibly tough season, six or more teams must squeeze into the top four places, only one of which can be the title winners. Use our fun-size guide to figure out who think […]

Assessing each of the Current top Four’s title Credentials

Posted on November 9th, 2016

The general consensus among footballing pundits is that after ten Premier League matches we are provided with a good indicator of how the league could look at the end of the season. Going into the third international break after eleven rounds of fixtures, England’s top flight certainly looks as though it is taking shape. Only […]

Does Daniel Sturridge have a Future at Liverpool?

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

It’s been an extremely exciting start to the season for Liverpool fans. Just over a year into his Anfield project, Jurgen Klopp has transformed a side lacking in quality and confidence, into one of the hardest working, most fearsome attacking sides in the Premier League. He might take an extremely hands-on approach to man management, […]

How will Liverpool shape up under Jurgen Klopp?

Posted on January 16th, 2016

Jurgen Klopp has set about stamping his authority at Liverpool after Brendan Rodgers’ tenure came to an end, with the highly-rated German making an immediate impact. The former Borussia Dortmund manager arrived in October with the club failing to reach the heights of the 2013/2014 season when they came within touching distance of the Premier […]

Domestic football is back

Posted on November 20th, 2015

The last week has been dominated by international football, which, unless you are interested in the odd friendly, or your nation is involved in the Euro play offs, this would be better described as the international break, because it feels like a break from football. Not a welcome break, just a break. Well, don’t worry, […]

Liverpool’s Best Formation

Posted on September 28th, 2015

Liverpool returned to winning ways in the league on Saturday with a 3-2 win over Aston Villa. The win has lifted some pressure from Brendan Rodgers who has been under a lot of media scrutiny. Rodgers came out after the match – which saw a welcome return to the goals of Daniel Sturridge who had […]

Season review 2014/15

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Popular Players It’s possible to view a list of the most popular players on Starting Eleven over the life of the site, but it would be interesting to see who are the most popular players for season 2014/15, and how that compares to the all time list. The top ten of players of all time are: […]