Assessing Liverpool's Midfield For The Impending Season

Assessing Liverpool's Midfield For The Impending Season

Much has been made of Liverpool’s potential business this summer, particularly in the midfield department. While Jurgen Klopp has plenty of quality options to choose from, with his side achieving a top-four finish and subsequent return to the Champions League, a much busier fixture list will bring heavier demands. That will put more pressure on his midfield options and could well see some additions over the next few months as a result. Should that be the case, what is it …
Liverpool FC: More Than Just a Football Club

Liverpool FC: More Than Just a Football Club

On Thursday afternoon, Liverpool FC's Twitter account tweeted a video of the new CEO, Peter Moore, detailing how Liverpool FC would be a proud member of Liverpool Pride: https://twitter.com/LFC/status/888042309505470464 I was not prepared for the comments that followed in response to the tweet. Similarly, the same type of comments were directed at Peter Moore, who also tweeted the same video. Initially, taken aback, I remembered that intolerance and homophobia within football are something that, even now, in 2017, is a prevalent …
The Jürgen Effect

The Jürgen Effect

Downing to Mané Poulsen to Keïta Carroll to Salah Above, are just three examples of how the type and profile of Liverpool FC's transfer targets have shifted under Jürgen Klopp in comparison to Hodgson and Dalglish, at the start of FSG's tenure. After several unsuccessful transfer windows which saw high spending, but minimal real gains in terms of quality and improvements to the team, Liverpool FC's current transfer policy appears to be heading in a very different direction to that …
Naby Keïta: A Statistical Analysis

Naby Keïta: A Statistical Analysis

In my first profile of Naby Keïta, I looked at his personal qualities, attributes, and statistics, and then compared him to Gini Wijnaldum, the player who Keita would likely replace in the starting XI, should Liverpool persist with the staggered 4-3-3 system that was broadly successful during the 16-17 season. In this piece, however, I'll be looking at Naby Keïta's statistics in comparison to the rest of Liverpool's midfielders, in respect to some other Premier League box-to-box, or key midfielders, as …
The Reds' Midfield Conundrum

The Reds' Midfield Conundrum

With the transfer window officially opening on Saturday, it's no secret Liverpool could well be big spenders this summer. Last season's 4th placed finish did ensure that the Champions League group stages are within touching distance ahead of next season - but in equal measure, it offers plenty of scope for improvement ahead of next term. It should be another exciting year for Liverpool FC, you can get tickets for next Liverpool game here. Centre-back and left-back have been heavily touted …
How Liverpool's Midfield Could Look Next Season

How Liverpool's Midfield Could Look Next Season

Naby Keita has been linked with a move to Liverpool for some time now. Plying his trade in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig, he was one of the standout performers during the 2016/17 season which rightfully saw him named in the team of the season. Naturally, that’s seen him attract the interest of clubs across Europe and Liverpool are ready to smash their club transfer record for the second time in a £70million deal this summer. Should such a move …
With Klopp Keita Crazy, What Can Gini Wish For?

With Klopp Keita Crazy, What Can Gini Wish For?

With the Liverpool fan base going crazy over Paul Joyce's 00:08 truth bombs and continued links to the marvellous Naby Keita, one must feel for Georginio Wijnaldum. Although he's currently enjoying a well earned break from football and seemingly posing for a series of well crafted Grand Theft Auto covers, the Dutchman would be forgiven for considering his place in the Liverpool squad amid all the Keita links. Why Gini? If Liverpool are, as many believe, going to prize Leipzig's …
What are Liverpool's transfer requirements this summer?

What are Liverpool's transfer requirements this summer?

There is a multitude of content available in relation to transfer rumours and deals this summer, whether they be prospective, completed or just idly speculated upon; but for the purposes of this article, I want you to forget potential target names and forget price tags. I know that is a difficult thing to do with your favourite team, especially given that football is such an emotive sport and the passion and personal investment involved in being a supporter. We all …
Henderson & Can: Why Can't Liverpool Supporters Rate Both?

Henderson & Can: Why Can't Liverpool Supporters Rate Both?

There seems to be a bizarre, unwritten rule among much of the modern day Liverpool fanbase: it is a sin to rate both Jordan Henderson and Emre Can. Quite where this has stemmed from remains a mystery, but there seem to be two distinct camps, with very few rating the duo in roughly equal measure. Football in 2017 is as tribal as it has ever been throughout history, but sadly, that tribalism doesn't only exist among rival supporters. Nowadays, fans …
Discussing Liverpool's Alternative Options To Naby Keita

Discussing Liverpool's Alternative Options To Naby Keita

Having hit the Bundesliga by storm during the 2016/17 season, Naby Keita has attracted rife interest from across the globe. Jurgen Klopp has identified the midfielder as one of his priority targets this summer, but with RB Leipzig set to dig their heels in and rebuff any approach for their star man, Liverpool may need to look elsewhere. I asked some of the Anfield Index writers who they would like to see at Anfield should a move for Keita fail …
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