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 …
Klopp: Nobody Can Beat Us

Klopp: Nobody Can Beat Us

How you viewed one particular moment of last night's draw with Chelsea probably says quite a lot about you. Now, there will never be any moral judgements from Latest News, unless you happen to be a small-handed puppet of the deep state, and so we will not hazard any guesses as to what your reaction might reveal about your character. When pantomime villain Diego Costa had his penalty batted away by Simon Mignolet, the camera picked out a notably, well, 'energised' Jürgen Klopp. …
Henderson: Liverpool In A Good Way

Henderson: Liverpool In A Good Way

Today, on Sky Sports' dedicated news channel, a fellow in a suit, nominally a broadcast journalist, stood in front of a monitor which displayed a visual representation of all that is wrong with the world. There, emblazoned in garish colour was the legend "Fan Emoticons On Merseyside" above two yellow faces. The Everton one was smiling and the Liverpool one was angry. This, you see, was a helpful aid for encapsulating the complex mix of emotions felt by fans of …
What Do Liverpool Fans Expect From Klopp?

What Do Liverpool Fans Expect From Klopp?

Sometimes life serves up a day on which the only requirement is a stoical attitude of endurance. Today, my fellow Reds, is one of those days. It began, for Latest News at least, with a slow dawning of the enormity of tonight's Premier League fixture with Chelsea at Anfield and all the attendant irrationality and anxiety that such a match brings. Before those uneasy emotions had even fully taken possession of us, we then realised that it is also Bi-Annual Jim …
Will Coutinho And Liverpool Bounce Back?

Will Coutinho And Liverpool Bounce Back?

For some reason, most of Latest News' downtime of late has been spent immersed in dystopian fiction. Not the frothy likes of The Hunger Games, mind you. No, the precious spare moments that come our way have been spent listening to well-spoken gents narrating George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Given the state of the world at present, this choice of reading matter seems deliberately grim but sometimes, when times are tough, you just have to double-down and …
Is Klopp Responsible For The LFC Decline?

Is Klopp Responsible For The LFC Decline?

"Oh my god...I'm back. I'm home. All the time it was...We finally really did it. You MANIACS! You blew it up! God damn you! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!" Taylor, Planet of the Apes, 1968
For a bookish and angsty pre-teen in the rural Ireland of the 1980s, the spirit-shocking profundity of the final scene of 1968's Planet of the Apes cannot be understated. Before Reagan and Andropov's tense relationship was replaced by the more hopeful détente between the …
Is Carragher Correct About Sturridge?

Is Carragher Correct About Sturridge?

The proliferation of former Liverpool players in the punditry business is downright odd. As analysts go, they range from the thoroughly dour and old-school likes of Dean Saunders and Ronnie Whelan to the occasionally insightful and earnest likes of Graeme Souness, to the hopelessly anodyne likes of Cockney clothes-horse, Jamie Redknapp. This is to say nothing of BT's Michael Owen, a man so vanilla that he can make flying helicopters over Dubai seem as bland as an Alan Partridge outside …
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