Adam Petruccione

Transfermageddon: Liverpool's Doomsday Plan

Transfermageddon: Liverpool's Doomsday Plan

A week from August.  Less than three weeks from Liverpool’s opening match of the season. The Reds have signed one of the best forwards in Italy, a promising young left-back, and stole a striker prospect from a rival. Our two biggest targets in terms of value and publicity have become quite elusive to acquire while at the same time, two European giants, Barca and Juve, are now circling ominously over midfield stars, Phil Coutinho and Emre Can. Tick tock.  Tick …
Liverpool, It's Time For Scouse Wife-Swap!

Liverpool, It's Time For Scouse Wife-Swap!

You may have tried to forget a 2003 reality show called Wife Swap which started in the UK and later ran in the US and other parts of the world.  The simple premise was that wives, usually frustrated with their actual husband and children, would be sent to live with a different family for two weeks.  You could count on each episode devolving into a flurry of insults and once in a while the audience was treated to full-on physical violence.  All of …
Klopp's Young Giants Pave Reds

Klopp's Young Giants Pave Reds "Route-1"

Impact off the bench. Not since Ryan Babel nearly a decade ago have Liverpool had a reliable impact sub. For Jurgen Klopp it hasn’t been for a lack of trying.  During his first few months with Liverpool he made use of Benteke, Steven Caulker and even goalkeeper Shamal George as an auxiliary striker off the bench. Liverpool’s manager hasn’t been afraid to get creative when the Reds have needed to chase a game.  However, last season because of injuries and …
Are Klopp's January Decisions Costing the Reds Millions in July?

Are Klopp's January Decisions Costing the Reds Millions in July?

If you want to make a Liverpool supporter sick to their stomach, ask them to think back to January.  It was not a fun month.  What was looking like a juggernaut of a team lost Mané to AFCON, Coutinho and Matip to injury and suddenly we were struggling against lower league competition. Klopp did what he could to right the ship and eventually found a formula that wasn’t as entertaining, but brought results and a finish in the Champions League …
Mbad Idea: Liverpool Already Have Their Number 9

Mbad Idea: Liverpool Already Have Their Number 9

Reports of Liverpool’s chase for Kylian Mbappe have lingered throughout May and June.  The Reds have been tracking him for quite a while and have not been put off by his rocketing notoriety or his price-tag.  Good for them.  Let’s be honest, if he were signed it would change perceptions among supporters and rivals alike and Jurgen Klopp would find an effective way to use him. However, with Mané a key addition last year and Salah brought into the fold last …
Liverpool's Transfer Saga: A Sign of Things To Come

Liverpool's Transfer Saga: A Sign of Things To Come

Liverpool’s bungled signing of Southampton centre-back Virgil Van Dijk and subsequent apology might seem to be something only the Reds could pull off. Any fan might think Liverpool alone are capable of allowing a transfer saga to crash and burn this spectacularly. While the Reds are surely culpable, this type of transfer related drama is likely to become commonplace in the weeks, months and years to come. The confluence of relaxed Financial Fair Play rules, and an avalanche of new …
Deja Vu All Over Again: Liverpool's Summer Madness

Deja Vu All Over Again: Liverpool's Summer Madness

Ah, the Summer of 2014… World Cup fans on Copa Cabana beach were lining up in front of a poster of Luis Suarez and Liverpool were lining up new signings for our return to the Champions League. The moment Giorgio Chiellini pulled down his shirt to reveal a Suarez shaped bite mark on his shoulder we all knew El Pistolero would be among the outgoings. Though Suarez could never truly be replaced, surely the club would do whatever it took …
Emre Can: Should Liverpool Let Go?

Emre Can: Should Liverpool Let Go?

Excitement... despair… euphoria. The LFC Twitter rumour-mill has roared to life since the close of the Premier League season. Lost in the up, down and up again speculation surrounding Mo Salah and Virgil Van Dijk has been a report from the Daily Star that Juventus are after one of Liverpool's handsomest. Supposed quotes from “people close to Can" appeared on Twitter saying that the player was “ready to cash in” with a move to Turin. A FICKLE HISTORY In the …
Will Reds Come Up Short with Phil In Midfield?

Will Reds Come Up Short with Phil In Midfield?

The run-in to the 2016/17 season gave Liverpool fans a tantalizing view of what’s to come with Phil Coutinho’s move into a central midfield position, picking the ball up from the back and ending the careers of several would-be tacklers on his way forward. With 3 goals to go with an assist in the last two games there is a lot for Reds supporters to be excited about. Coutinho's West Ham highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8On5xZihFg Quotes from Klopp suggest that Phil will …
Fitness & Depth: Liverpool's Summer Needs

Fitness & Depth: Liverpool's Summer Needs

With silly season upon us, every radio host, back page editor and ITK Twitter expert will be theorizing on who Liverpool might be bringing in as the Reds prepare to make their return to the Champions League. Of course with Liverpool supporters there's always the added dimension of Fenway Sports Group. Are you #FSGIN or #FSGOUT? Are FSG spending enough? Are they allowing Jurgen Klopp to build a big enough squad? Do they have enough "ambition?" Rarely in any of …