A Fitting Understudy - Trent Alexander-Arnold

A Fitting Understudy - Trent Alexander-Arnold

Every player remembers making their first start in the Premier League, but few get to experience such an occasion in the manner Trent Alexander-Arnold did. The lack of depth in the full back positions for Liverpool was one of the major concerns heading into the season. With James Milner filling in at the back, Alberto Moreno is one of the only natural left backs at the club and the fact that he’s hardly covered himself in glory only emphasises Liverpool’s …
EFL Cup Semi-Final Preview: Reds Look to Bounce Back

EFL Cup Semi-Final Preview: Reds Look to Bounce Back

It has not been the best start to 2017 for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. In the 2 games that the Reds have played, they have had two draws. The first one - a 2-2 stalemate at Sunderland - might be excusable, given that it kicked off less than 48 hours after a taxing game against Manchester City. But Sunday's goalless draw in the FA Cup against Plymouth Argyle is inexcusable. Even with the much-changed team, Liverpool should be beating Plymouth. So, …
Ojo Reckons Young Reds Will Be Fine

Ojo Reckons Young Reds Will Be Fine

Jürgen Klopp has just been telling the assembled hacks that Philippe Coutinho is likely to have some minutes against Southampton and that Joel Matip is close to a return and, to be entirely honest, the world seems like a better place. I'm thinking especially of those poor damaged souls I referred to in this morning's article - the OH DEAR GOD, NOT ANOTHER GAME merchants. The return of our most potent attacking threat alongside our most effective defender will be a …
12 Days of Kloppmas

12 Days of Kloppmas

On the first day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the second day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Two Derby wins, And Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the third day of Christmas, My true love sent to me, Three defensive errors, Two Derby wins, And Jurgen Klopp’s appointment at LFC On the fourth day of Christmas My true love sent to me, Four goals at City, Three defensive …
Why Liverpool Need Jordan Amavi

Why Liverpool Need Jordan Amavi

During the latter stages of the previous transfer window, Liverpool were linked with French national Jordan Amavi from Aston Villa. But a tweet from Aston Villa’s new owner saying the Frenchman would remain at Villa Park meant the end of the possibility of a move. As you can see, I’m still hoping the links between him and Liverpool revive over the January window with Aston Villa currently in a position in the table where promotion doesn’t seem all that likely …
James Milner - Right At Left-Back

James Milner - Right At Left-Back

At the end of the transfer window, Jurgen Klopp looked at his left back options, nodded and moved on. With Alberto Moreno throwing himself about with reckless abandon, the German gave the shirt to the 30 year old James Milner, knowing that the Yorkshireman would simply get on with it. Left back was done as far as he was concerned, though some questioned the wisdom of having a veteran player in such a demanding role. Eyebrows were also raised at …
Spurs v Liverpool: Key Battles

Spurs v Liverpool: Key Battles

The demons of the Burnley defeat are still around, but Liverpool did well in avoiding a potential banana skin in the EFL Cup against Burton with a resounding win. It gets a lot tougher for the Reds over the weekend, with a visit to White Hart Lane, a ground on which we've seen some crazy highs and crushing lows. Spurs have made a sluggish start to the season, opening with a draw against Everton and an unconvincing win against Palace, where …
Finding an Alternative to Moreno Isn't that Easy

Finding an Alternative to Moreno Isn't that Easy

Odds are if you ask a random Liverpool fan what part of their squad needs an upgrade they'll say the left-back position. Alberto Moreno is the current incumbent of the role and despite being at the club for two seasons he's still yet to really nail the position down as his own. A series of questionable performances has done nothing to endear himself to the Liverpool faithful and after an arse clenching opening 45 minutes against Arsenal it appears as though …
A Tactical Look at Moreno's Performance Against Arsenal

A Tactical Look at Moreno's Performance Against Arsenal

After the humbling of Barcelona last weekend many Liverpool fans thought the Reds would fly out of the traps against a weakened Arsenal side. What fans witnessed in those opening 45 minutes was the complete opposite. A dozy opening 45 minutes saw Arsenal mount attack after attack and look destined to take a 1-0 lead into the half-time break. Then Philippe Coutinho happened.  The Coutinho free-kick was the fright Liverpool desperately needed. It was the bucket of cold water being poured …
Why I would pay the £20m for Jonas Hector

Why I would pay the £20m for Jonas Hector

Jonas Hector is one of the latest players to be linked to Liverpool, with 1.FC Köln reportedly wanting £20m for the left-back. The sale of Brad Smith leaves Jürgen Klopp with no other specialist in the squad for that position to rival Alberto Moreno, whose injury has prompted the links with Hector to resurface. The club were also said to be in pursuit of Leicester City youngster Ben Chilwell, but with him signing a new contract, it appears any deal …
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