Why Liverpool Will Always Be Bigger Than Any One Player

Why Liverpool Will Always Be Bigger Than Any One Player

It took all of eight minutes to remind Anfield of one very special fact. Liverpool Football Club is bigger than any player. Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain’s driving run, emphatic finish and impassioned celebration perfectly emblemised the oft-romanticised ‘Liverpool spirit’ – the idea that you don’t buy a great player, rather a player becomes great in the cauldron that is Anfield. Like a gladiatorial pit in Rome; Anfield’s coliseum atmosphere is what decides the fate of its competitors, not their previous reputation or …
Reborn Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Continues To Excel

Reborn Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Continues To Excel

If ever a day summed up why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's decision to trade Arsenal for Liverpool last August was an inspired one, it was Sunday. As the 24-year-old was sat preparing for the Reds’ eagerly-anticipated clash with Man City, his former club were blowing a lead and suffering defeat at Bournemouth, languishing in sixth-place in the Premier League in the process. In a parallel universe, Oxlade-Chamberlain could easily have been lining up at Dean Court in a horribly average Arsenal team …
Why the 3-4-2-1 makes the most sense for Klopp's Post-Coutinho Liverpool

Why the 3-4-2-1 makes the most sense for Klopp's Post-Coutinho Liverpool

Like Alonso, Torres, Mascherano, Sterling and Suarez before him, Philippe Coutinho has been lured away by one of the bigger fish in world football. As a result, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp are left with the task maintaining what is widely considered to be an upward trajectory without their most influential player. It is fortunate, at least, that the departure of the Brazilian comes just as Adam Lallana looks ready to rejoin the midfield - Liverpool's number 20 is one of …
Are Liverpool Supporters Underrating Their Own Team?

Are Liverpool Supporters Underrating Their Own Team?

As Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired home Liverpool’s fifth goal against Swansea on Boxing Day, there was almost a flippant feeling of, “oh well, there’s another goal to add to the tally” from some. A 5-0 win in years gone by would have been lauded to the roof, but this has just become the norm under Jurgen Klopp. It no longer feels special to trounce a fellow top-flight club, or Champions League opposition, for that matter. We are all well aware of …
Liverpool's Future Pinned To Twin Fullbacks

Liverpool's Future Pinned To Twin Fullbacks

The Premier League’s top six clubs dream about having English talents good enough to bring all the way through from their academy systems and into the first team.  Liverpool are fortunate to have one of these rising stars in 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold.  Blessed with speed, intelligence, a powerful shot and outstanding passing range, Alexander-Arnold is not only one of the jewels of the academy, he’s a local lad. Just one problem...  His favoured position is currently occupied by another English …
Liverpool's New-Found Squad Depth Paying Dividends

Liverpool's New-Found Squad Depth Paying Dividends

Since Liverpool stopped ruling English football in 1990, there are many reasons why a return to the summit of the game has continued to evade them. There have been dreadful signings, bemusing managerial appointments, unprofessional squads and rivals spending vast chunks of money, among many others factors. One of the Reds' greatest Achilles heels has been a lack of squad depth - something that has held back many of their best teams over the last quarter of a century. The …
Oxlade Chamberlain: Shrugging off irrational criticism to prove his worth to Liverpool

Oxlade Chamberlain: Shrugging off irrational criticism to prove his worth to Liverpool

Football fans as a whole love to criticise players right from the get-go, as was the case when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool in the summer. Moving from Arsenal for a reported fee of £35million, he was labelled a flop after failing to catch the eye after coming on as a sub. Question marks were raised about the club’s investment in the Englishman given his eye-opening injury record and severe lack of contributions in the final third. Said question marks were …
Observations as Liverpool and Chelsea Share The Spoils

Observations as Liverpool and Chelsea Share The Spoils

Liverpool and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening, with Mohamed Salah's second-half goal cancelled out by a rather fortuitous effort from Willian. Here are the observations from the match. Mohamed Salah shines against former-club Here we are again; another Liverpool game, another goal for Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian winger produced another impressive display for the Reds, showing incisive movement throughout the ninety minutes to cause some real problems for his former-club. During his time at Chelsea, Salah …
The end of Klopp's Liverpool 4-3-3?

The end of Klopp's Liverpool 4-3-3?

Enough has been said and written about the shift in system that Liverpool employed at West Ham on Saturday evening. Whether you look at it as a 4-4-2, a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-2-2-2 depends on how you see it, and how the game changed. But one definitive conclusion that can be drawn from the game at the London Stadium is that Liverpool did not play the 4-3-3 that we have come to be associated with. There were two centre-backs in …
Creativity from Liverpool's midfield....where is it?

Creativity from Liverpool's midfield....where is it?

After dominating yet another game of football in the league but not doing enough to win it, questions need to be asked as to where our creativity is coming from. Yes, we're creating chances & should be more clinical in front of goal but are we anywhere near our fluid and devastating best...not a chance! This time last season we had scored 18 goals and looked like a real force, this year we've scored four goals fewer and still look …
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