Ryan Dobney

Paper Planes or Red Arrows... are Liverpool back?

Paper Planes or Red Arrows... are Liverpool back?

The paper planes are a thing of the past, the swashbuckling Spurs slaying Red Arrows are back in the business. Or are they? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it will be a while until we can say Jürgen Klopp's reds are back in the sky. What happened during the month of January was nothing short of a disaster. Liverpool were dumped out of every competition they were involved in, which additionally included the race for the …
A Liverpool Problem, Not a Klopp Problem

A Liverpool Problem, Not a Klopp Problem

A lot has been said recently with regards to Liverpool’s latest slump in form, that saw the Reds lose three home games in a row, go from the red arrows to paper planes and relinquish their chance in two very good cup competitions. Probably for the first time in his tenure, fans are (and rightly so) asking questions of manager Jurgen Klopp, and this is well within anyone’s rights to do so. That being said, I do have to disagree with …
Go and get... Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Go and get... Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Jurgen Klopp has been tight lipped and dismissive of possible January additions, but a raid on Arsenal could see a Liverpool title charge gain further momentum. Option Despite mixed opinions of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, his acquisition into the current squad would be a boost of much needed resources. In an attacking sense, Klopp is in need of signings with main man Sadio Mane away at the AFCON. Oxlade-Chamberlain would not only plaster the deficit of losing Mane, but with European football …
The Merseyside derby and the perfect Christmas present

The Merseyside derby and the perfect Christmas present

So, here it is, Merry Christmas reds, and what a superb early present we got this past Monday with our win across the park in the dying embers of the game vs our Merseyside rivals. Sadio Mane sparked jubilant scenes in the away end with his 94th minute winner vs Everton, but what was more impressive than the win itself was the performance and stand-out gap in quality between the two sides. Everton, as tenacious as they were, tried to …
Gerrard and Torres... Can their feats be reproduced?

Gerrard and Torres... Can their feats be reproduced?

So, it has been well documented amongst commentators and fans alike that this Liverpool side, charged by the wizardry of Philippe Coutinho and the heavy mental approach of manager Jurgen Klopp, look the real deal. The reds so far this season have scored 40 goals, and after the 14 games we have had, this is the highest amount of goals at this stage we as supporters have experienced in 121 years. The swashbuckling and sometimes (always) samba dancing front three …
Why we owe Steven Gerrard his return

Why we owe Steven Gerrard his return

Liverpool legend deserves a return to Anfield despite mixed opinions. Sunken to his knees, staring into the abyss of Selhurst Park, Steven Gerrard knew it was over. His dream of lifting the Premier League title with Liverpool, had disappeared faster than he fell to allow Demba Ba THAT goal the previous week. “Devastation” was the word Gerrard used to describe how he felt on the final day, with regards to the outcome of the season. There was neither optimism for the …
Sadio Mane or Raheem Sterling? Statistical Observations

Sadio Mane or Raheem Sterling? Statistical Observations

Just this past Monday, Dominic King of the Mail Online, produced an article stating how Manchester United nullified the effectiveness of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, during the recent stalemate at Anfield. Where he might have been correct in this statement, it was clear to see that Jose Mourinho’s significant attention towards the Senegalese forward, in itself harboured the biggest compliment for Mane. ‘Half spaces’ is what Jurgen Klopp defines as space on a pitch, where defenders do not know whether to …
The Dejan Lovren question

The Dejan Lovren question

The question surrounding the transformation undergone by Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is not only complex, but his upturn in fortune is also a mystery to many a Reds fan. I would like to cast your minds back to August 29, 2015 and Liverpool had just been humiliated, humbled and simply outclassed by a West Ham team, that resulted in a 3-0 Anfield defeat. The fan inquest that shortly followed West Ham’s first win at Anfield since 1963, solely (and on …
Danny Ings bridges football and reality gap

Danny Ings bridges football and reality gap

There has always been the resounding criticism towards the business of football that footballers are out tune with reality with fancy sports cars, ballooned wages and the vast array of public affection (and hatred) clouding players’ minds. What is often seen with this privilege that footballers enjoy is, exaggerated egos, societal attitudes that places themselves above anyone and a greed that is usually unparalleled. Faced with this reality, fans are usually out of touch with their footballer counterparts and this …
Liverpool and lessons from the past

Liverpool and lessons from the past

BOOM, BOOM! Was the sound we repeatedly heard from the mouth of Jurgen Klopp at Stamford Bridge following Jordan Henderson’s golazo this past weekend, and this has become a sound identifiable with that of Liverpool fans which signifies optimism one might say. Fans are excited (rightly so) by the start of the new Premier League season, as the Reds lie in 6th after a start that involved four away games, three trips to London and a game against the current …
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