Joseph Norton

Journalism student at the University of Sheffield & a huge Liverpool fan

Will Klopp Trust Liverpool's Youngsters to Deliver Next Season?

Will Klopp Trust Liverpool's Youngsters to Deliver Next Season?

Having watched Klopp very closely over the past year and a half, it has become clear that there is one trait that he values above anything else and that's trust. A player can have all the ability in the world but if the German doesn't trust him to fit into his system and to play the way he wants them to then you simply won't have much of a future at Anfield. Klopp is so particular about both his defensive …
Can Sturridge & Origi be trusted to be Firmino's back ups next season?

Can Sturridge & Origi be trusted to be Firmino's back ups next season?

With reports emerging that Klopp is happy with our frontline heading into next season it's time we took a closer look at whether the options of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Domonic Solanke and to a lesser extent Danny Ings are good enough and reliable back ups to Liverpool's new number 9 Roberto Firmino. Personally I'm a big fan of Firmino leading the line for this Liverpool team, he possesses every attribute a striker playing in Klopp's system requires, he holds …
Why Lallana should still be lining up in Liverpool's midfield next season

Why Lallana should still be lining up in Liverpool's midfield next season

With the imminent signing of Mo Salah it looks increasingly certain that Philippe Coutinho will be moved back into midfield next season to add some much needed creativity from deeper areas. The Reds found it hard to break down teams who played with a low block last season, therefore, having someone like Coutinho on the ball more often in central areas, dictating the play can only have a positive impact on the team. However, due to this change many fans …
Why Liverpool Should Renew Their Interest in Ben Chilwell

Why Liverpool Should Renew Their Interest in Ben Chilwell

Left-back has been a position that Liverpool have struggled with over the past couple of seasons and although James Milner has done an admirable job there this season the Reds are in desperate need of a specialist left-back. There was outrage amongst much of the fan base when it became clear Milner would be Liverpool's first choice going into last season with Alberto Moreno his deputy. Personally I'm a big fan of Milner and think he is much better at …
Profiling Liverpool's Squad Depth Ahead of Next Season

Profiling Liverpool's Squad Depth Ahead of Next Season

After Liverpool secured qualification into the Champions league for next season, attention turned to the summer transfer window and who the Reds would be signing to both improve and bolster their squad heading into next season. One of Liverpool’s main weaknesses this season has been their lack of squad depth, which has been highlighted following injuries to key players such as Coutinho, Mane and Lallana. When the Reds have everyone fit they are as good as any team in the …
An improvement but still not a successful season for Liverpool

An improvement but still not a successful season for Liverpool

Liverpool's win over Middlesborough ensured that the Reds returned to the Champions league for only the second time since 2009, how times have changed ayy. So with Champions league qualification confirmed how should this season be looked upon? There is no doubting the importance of CL football, without it due to Liverpool's wage structure we would've had very little chance of recruiting our top transfer targets such as Virgil Van Dijk and Naby Keita. However, can this season really be …
The 4-4-2 Diamond is Perfect for Liverpool

The 4-4-2 Diamond is Perfect for Liverpool

Liverpool travelled to the London stadium for the first time in a game which had a cup final feel about it, win and the Reds would be three points away from Champions League football, lose and Liverpool would be reliant on either Man City or Arsenal dropping points. Fans were understandably extremely cautious after a number of inconsistent results and poor performances over the last month. However, with Lallana and Sturridge returning to the starting line up and the prospect …
Divock Origi - Pace, Potential and Patience

Divock Origi - Pace, Potential and Patience

After yet another draw at home on Sunday, there was one man who took the brunt of criticism after his laboured and abject performance leading the line for Liverpool... it's time to talk about Divock Origi. One of the main reasons for the Belgian international receiving so much scrutiny was down to many fans clambering for the return of  Daniel Sturridge. While I would've liked Sturridge to start, it is clear that Klopp doesn't trust him to play from the …
Can's Acrobatics Edge Liverpool Closer to Champions League Football

Can's Acrobatics Edge Liverpool Closer to Champions League Football

Liverpool edged closer to a crucial top four finish after a tight 1-0 against Watford at Vicarage Road. The Reds are now three points above Manchester City in fourth and more importantly four points ahead of Manchester United in fifth after both teams dropped points at the weekend. A game that lacked real quality throughout will be remembered for a moment of sheer brilliance from Emre Can. The German scored what has to be one of the goal of the …
Assessing Klopp's Tactical Options for Watford

Assessing Klopp's Tactical Options for Watford

After yet another home loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend, that's the Eagles' third win in as many visits to Anfield, and the Reds' chances of top 4 are hanging in the balance. As a result, Liverpool's trip to Vicarage Road on Monday night becomes all the more important. Despite winning the previous two away games at Stoke and West Brom, this Liverpool side has looked far from their fluid best and are still struggling to find the solution …