Alex Barilaro

Aspiring Journalist from Melbourne, Australia. Football Hipster before it was cool.

Watford v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles to Look Out For

Watford v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles to Look Out For

Make or break time. You get the feeling that Liverpool fans will be repeating that sentence before every game between now and the end of the season, but with the Manchester and London derbies providing Liverpool’s best chance to regain control of their own fate, the Monday night clash at Vicarage Road is one of Klopp’s most important affairs of the season. Liverpool haven’t lost two in a row in the league all season. They won’t want to start now. …
The Case for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Case for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Ahh, the summer time. Predominantly known for its pleasant weather, or, if you’re an avid football fan, the sheer amount of back and forth information – more often than not false – being spread amongst this curious concept known as the “rumour mill.” Which takes us to the man in question. The rumour being spoken about is that of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s potential move from Arsenal to Liverpool. It’s gained traction after a couple of reliable sources began to spin the …
Recent Results Show why Reds Need a Striker

Recent Results Show why Reds Need a Striker

Liverpool need their own Sergio Agüero. There’s no need for foreplay, or context, or even to reflect on the glory days of yester-year, when Liverpool were famed for their mercurial number nines. All one needs to see is the reaction from Manchester City following James Milner’s penalty. They came at Liverpool, they scored a goal, and they left gaps in their team for Klopp’s counterattack to exploit. Make no mistake; Liverpool punished City for leaving those gaps. They did everything …
Does Coutinho Belong in the Midfield?

Does Coutinho Belong in the Midfield?

Since the turn of the New Year, Liverpool’s form has dipped – there can be no doubting that. Teams seemed to have picked up on Jürgen Klopp’s kryptonite: a low block, without any ambition to attack, frustrating and uncompromising in defensive stature. Palace, Hull, Swansea, Leicester; the reminders don’t need to be stated. What does, is the alarming form of the golden (adopted) son of the Red half of Merseyside; one who embodies the closest thing to a “superstar” that …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview - Key Battles

Ah yes, that feeling’s back. Following the elation Liverpool provided its fans at Anfield against a top-four rival in Arsenal, the mood should be all smiles and utter confidence. So why the sense of trepidation, the caution, and the preparation for disappointment at home to a newly promoted side? Well, it’s probably to do with the fact that Liverpool managed to lose to a Swansea team that hadn’t won a game since Gangnam Style was in fashion, a Hull City …
How Alberto Moreno Could Help Break Buses

How Alberto Moreno Could Help Break Buses

It must be said, Liverpool have been on and off lately. That’s putting it rather mildly. To have such fantastic showings against Chelsea and Spurs, and then to produce…whatever THAT was against Wolverhampton and Hull; it’s indicative of a side with a fantastic plan A – one that gets the better of most teams who want the ball, but without a proper plan B. Of course; the idea that every football team necessarily needs a plan B when things aren’t …
Brandt or Pulisic? Which Young Gun Fits Best?

Brandt or Pulisic? Which Young Gun Fits Best?

There’s certainly been no hiding Klopp’s fancies. Reliable information is at a premium in this day and age, but two pieces of information all have gotten behind in recent times are Liverpool’s pursuits of two of the Bundesliga’s most captivating young attackers. It’s more than justified as well; Sadio Mané’s absence from Liverpool has been detrimental to the way the once mesmeric attack functions, and has brought up the lack of depth Klopp has in his attack. A young, dynamic, …
Why Liverpool Need to Fix their Achilles Heel

Why Liverpool Need to Fix their Achilles Heel

The defeat against Swansea. Really, the article could be summed up in a tweet, with plenty of characters to spare. The defeat at the weekend to a spirited and resolute Swansea side encapsulated everything wrong with Liverpool’s team over the last six or seven seasons. It hasn’t been fixed yet, and it needs to be Jürgen Klopp’s imperative to resolve what has been Liverpool’s Achilles heel for far too long: stupid mistakes in stupid positions to allow stupid goals. From …
Liverpool FC: Let's See How Far We've Come

Liverpool FC: Let's See How Far We've Come

Perspective is often the rarest of commodities in football. Swept up in the bustling action of the season, results are often what matter the most. The mood of a fanbase is determined by the way their team is playing, and more importantly, whether or not they won their last three games. Winning three in a row; now that’s grounds for celebration. Losing three in a row, and the mood will be one of despair. Anything in between – and it’s …
Defenders for Liverpool to Target in January

Defenders for Liverpool to Target in January

Virgil van Dijk Perhaps the most obvious choice; given Liverpool’s affinity with buying Southampton players as of late; but Virgil van Dijk may well be the one key Southampton player Liverpool actually spend money wisely on. Of course, Sadio Mane and Nathanial Clyne were shrewd, if not slightly over-priced; but van Dijk has the potential to fix a glaring problem in Liverpool’s lineup; having a partner for Joel Matip that can be relied upon. The travesty that occurred against Bournemouth …
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