Do Reds Fans Know What They Have In Klopp?

Do Reds Fans Know What They Have In Klopp?

Liverpool fans are the daftest and most emotionally volatile bunch of people on the planet. Now, before you start to type your opprobrium and disdain for that opinion in the comments section, save the righteous indignation for some other platform, because Latest News openly admits to fitting cozily into both categories. There is no point to football if it doesn't embrace wild oscillations of emotion and moments of sheer silliness. Whether it's a half-formed opinion bellowed passionately at the television, an …
Can Lallana And Liverpool Be Winners?

Can Lallana And Liverpool Be Winners?

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing. ALWAYS BE CLOSING. A-I-D-A. Attention, Interest, Decision, Action. Attention – Do I have you attention? Interest – Are you interested? I know you are, because it’s fuck or walk. You close or you hit the bricks. Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross
Popular culture is full of people theorising about what makes a winner. From the vulgar to the sublime, you can't swing a cat in a Hollywood archive without battering the unfortunate moggy off …
Klavan: Fans Will Have A Big Impact

Klavan: Fans Will Have A Big Impact

Today, The Echo and liverpoolfc.com are running a story about how a lucky punter can win the chance to play 'paddle-tennis' with Jürgen Klopp. Apparently, a £5 donation to the Liverpool Foundation means any fan who is not yet a member of the burgeoning #KloppOut movement can enter into a raffle, the prize of which is a day with the big amiable German. Elsewhere, the club is being touted as next summer's most feckless spenders and the perpetual transfer tittle-tattle train …
The Ugly Lovren Witch Hunt

The Ugly Lovren Witch Hunt

Between 1644 and 1647, Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled Witchfinder General, wandered England deciding whether or not women (it was mostly women) had made a covenant with the Devil and were, therefore, heretics to Christianity. Once Hopkins and his zealous chums had 'confirmed' their thesis, the unfortunate object of their accusation was declared a witch and given a 'trial.' You know how this went. Religious fanaticism and deeply held misogynistic beliefs do not make for tolerant appraisal and the women accused, over …
What Do We Want From Klopp And Liverpool?

What Do We Want From Klopp And Liverpool?

Are you adrift on an undulating sea of football-based emotion? Are your thoughts oscillating uncertainly between bleak despair and manic attempts at forced positivity? Perhaps, you’ve long-since settled at the bottom of that metaphorical ocean and developed a fevered interest in, let’s say, sea anemones. Well, that just makes you a Liverpool fan, my friend, and your experience is shared by us all. In what some folk condescendingly dub 'the real world,' there is currently such deep-state-induced chaos at play, such …
Fresh Stint Of Swell Ayre

Fresh Stint Of Swell Ayre

After ten years at the club, Ian Ayre, the oft-maligned face of Liverpool's commercial and financial departments, is to leave the club, with the glowing tributes of John W Henry and FSG ringing in his ears. The Liverpudlian will take a position with TSV 1860 Munich on an unconfirmed date in the near future and will ride his Harley-Davidson serenely out of Anfield for the final time at the end of February. After playing what the official website has called a …
Can: We Are Still The Same Team

Can: We Are Still The Same Team

Footballers, often understandably short-term in their thinking, can be excused more than most for a touch of solipsism when it comes to their finite careers. There are only so many years for the average player to try to amass a reasonable financial buffer to aid the transition into the next 5 decades-or-so of their lives. Of course, in the case of those who are good enough to spend those years in the employ of top-level teams, the urgency to squirrel-away post-football …
Lallana And Klopp On Anfield Atmosphere

Lallana And Klopp On Anfield Atmosphere

Once upon a time, when Latest News was wont to mug for the camera in a previous incarnation as a jobbing thespian, an opportunity arose to share some screen-time with the stars of a comedy film being made in Dublin. It was little more than a bit-part, a chance to improvise a comedic line or two with a genuine legend of Hollywood. There were three of us tasked with walking up to said icon and offering a reaction to his …
Mourinho Jibes At Klopp Fall Flat

Mourinho Jibes At Klopp Fall Flat

The power of perception is a wonderful thing. The way in which two individuals see something can differ so wildly as to make one question whether or not they're speaking about the same episode. On Tuesday night, Neil Swarbrick copped an earful of Jürgen Klopp's momentary righteous indignation. It was massively entertaining for us Liverpool fans, a chance to see our manager literally mouthing defiance of Chelsea at officialdom, a moment of spontaneous and raw emotion. It was also, in hindsight, …
Can Klopp And Liverpool Stay Cool?

Can Klopp And Liverpool Stay Cool?

You know when you've arranged with family or friends that, owing to financial circumstances, you are definitely NOT doing the present thing this Christmas/birthday/whatever? And you know the way that seems like absolutely the correct call at the time and you're definitely okay with it? And do you also know that pang of ludicrous and illogical disappointment when the day arrives and you are indeed present-free? That is very much the feeling that gnawed at Latest News on the drive to work …
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