What do we expect to see of Jon Flanagan?

What do we expect to see of Jon Flanagan?

Once hailed the ‘Scouse Cafu’ for his solid season in 2013/14, in which he played Left Back for the majority of the season, Jon Flanagan now finds himself Liverpool’s fourth choice Right Back.  He earned himself a call-up to England’s World Cup team for his terrific campaign, albeit he only made an appearance coming off the bench in a warm-up friendly against Ecuador. Just how has he found himself become so low in the pecking order? Through no fault of …
Observations as Liverpool throw two points away vs Sevilla

Observations as Liverpool throw two points away vs Sevilla

Liverpool succumbed a 2-1 lead in the second-half to throw two points away against Sevilla in their first game of the Champions League group stages. The Reds started the game in the worst possible fashion, with Dejan Lovren delivering another woeful defensive error that allowed Ben Yedder to slot into the net from close range. Off balance and careless with his footing, the Croatian was caught out to put Jurgen Klopp's side under pressure after just five minutes. However, at …
Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla: Player ratings from a frustrating night at Anfield

Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla: Player ratings from a frustrating night at Anfield

A disappointing one, that. Liverpool were better, much better, than Sevilla for large parts. The Reds' attack gave the Spaniard's defence hell, and the Reds know they should have walked off the pitch with all three points, and preferably eleven men. So, a 2-2 draw will irk most - myself included. But, Liverpool showed enough tonight to suggest that they can top this group, and if Firmino scores his penalty then we don't spend the next three days dissecting a …
Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla: Two goals apiece and two dropped points

Liverpool 2 - 2 Sevilla: Two goals apiece and two dropped points

Competition: Champions League Group Stage Date: 13th September 2017 Venue: Anfield The Champions League returned to Anfield tonight for the first time since 2014. We’ve won it five times, you know? Yes, Liverpool have won Europe’s premier club competition five times in their illustrious history. They didn’t do themselves proud in their last showing three years ago. Now was the chance to put that right, starting tonight. Teams Liverpool lineup - Karius, Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Salah, …
The Etihad Anomaly - time to move on from City

The Etihad Anomaly - time to move on from City

When Sadio Mane was given his marching orders at The Etihad on 37 minutes on Saturday, I, along with, I assume, many others, instantly felt a pang of inevitable defeat. Gary Neville agreed - the spectacle was over - the game was over - call me defeatist, but for me, I couldn't see any way back. Upon receiving the red, perhaps wrongly, for me, it was simply a matter of damage limitation. This wasn't a Rafa/ Houllier team of defensive compactness we were watching, …
FSG: The Next Seven Years

FSG: The Next Seven Years

Liverpool’s complex relationship with their owners closed another chapter as the calendar turned to September. Despite the Transfer Window ending in relative disappointment, the club made several astute deals again this summer on the acquisitions they did complete as well as on selling end.  The problem for most supporters is that they didn’t make enough deals on the incoming side to satisfy the entire fanbase.  The Reds do so well in fact on the selling side that it often hurts their cause from …
Liverpool v Sevilla Preview - Time to heal the wounds

Liverpool v Sevilla Preview - Time to heal the wounds

The Details Venue - Anfield Referee - Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) Date & Time - 13th September 2017 @ 19:45 BST It’s amazing the effect that football can have on you. In the aftermath of Saturday’s collapse at the Etihad Stadium, it has taken me the best part of two days to finally gather myself enough to write this match preview. I guess “deflated” is the best way to describe how I’ve felt since Sadio Mané collided with Ederson and the rest of …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain compared to LFC's midfield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain compared to LFC's midfield

Liverpool's new signing, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, costing a reported 35-40m GBP fee, will arrive and provide some much-needed squad depth and quality. For a midfield, that only three games ago, I, and many other fans criticised for not being proactive or creative enough, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems a step in the right direction for the club in addressing that issue. However, after two barnstorming midfield efforts - against Hoffenheim and Arsenal - in which Can, Wijnaldum and Henderson all looked imperious, where …
So Much More To Come From Mo Salah

So Much More To Come From Mo Salah

Moving to a club of Liverpool’s size, even if you have plied your trade at equally giant footballing institutions in the past, can be a very tough thing to adjust to. Your every move is scrutinised, both on and off the pitch, and if you don’t hit the ground running, it doesn’t take too long for the rumblings of discontent to start. Liverpool have had many players to have suffered in this respect down the years, many of whom never …
Liverpool beat Arsenal by four, let the season begin!

Liverpool beat Arsenal by four, let the season begin!

Arsenal rolled over like a puppy as Liverpool produced a devastating attacking display to whack the Gunners by four on Sunday evening. Jürgen Klopp's side were improved at the back, impressive in midfield and imperious going forward. The pre-match decision to drop, rest, whatever, Simon Mignolet for Loris Karius was much talked about, but mattered little thanks to fantastic display's from those in front of the German. Joe Gomez again filled in capably for Trent Alexander-Arnold, filling in himself for …
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