Ryan Dobney

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 …
Five Best Liverpool League Wins at Stamford Bridge

Five Best Liverpool League Wins at Stamford Bridge

Friday marks not only the return of Friday Night Football on Sky, but also Liverpool’s seasonal visit to Stamford Bridge, where they shall be hosted by the rejuvenated Chelsea. The rivalry between the two clubs is steeped not only in past European encounters but also based on a cultural rivalry. North vs South, political adversaries and a Southern hatred of the famed scouse humour are just a few to mention. For eighteen other sides, Stamford Bridge has been a near …
Southampton's Famous Five and How They Rated at Liverpool

Southampton's Famous Five and How They Rated at Liverpool

It has become common knowledge on not only Merseyside, but throughout football, that since 2014 Southampton has become identifiable with being a feeder club to the Reds. Spending in excess of £95m on the five acquisitions, Liverpool have been able to prize the Saints’ top talents almost yearly, starting under then manager Brendan Rodgers. This shows no signs of coming to a halt, as yet again lightning struck twice (or should I say for the fifth time) as Liverpool delivered …
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