Wijnaldum A Better Fit For Liverpool Than Emre Can

Wijnaldum A Better Fit For Liverpool Than Emre Can

After a positive 1-1 draw with runaway leaders Chelsea, many thought Liverpool had turned a corner, putting their dismal January form behind them to kick on and fight for a top four spot. However, the predictability with which Liverpool slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Hull City marked a new low for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are in serious risk of their season fizzling out into nothing. Much of the pre-match talk was about the return of Adam Lallana, Sadio …
Liverpool lack imagination to overcome Hull City

Liverpool lack imagination to overcome Hull City

It is fair to say that Liverpool have been a disappointment at the start of 2017. They have been knocked out of both domestic cups with losses to Wolves in the FA Cup and Southampton in the EFL Cup. Along with the poor form in the cup Liverpool have yet to win a league match this year with draws against Manchester United, Sunderland and Chelsea and a loss to Swansea City. Prior to the turn of the year there was …
Liverpool must finish in the top four - but will it improve transfer activity?

Liverpool must finish in the top four - but will it improve transfer activity?

Liverpool's ultimate aim for the 2016-17 season must be to finish in the top four and secure a place in the Champions League. All of the top teams in the Premier League are fighting to play in Europe but will Liverpool's transfer activity really benefit from competing in the elite competition? Jurgen Klopp came under criticism in January due to Liverpool's lack of activity - and rightly so. Whether or not it was because he was unwilling to buy or …
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 …
Let's Put January Behind Us, It's Time To Kick On

Let's Put January Behind Us, It's Time To Kick On

Liverpool endured a torrid January, exiting both the EFL and FA Cup in just four days while seeing their challenge against Premier League leaders Chelsea lose momentum. Winning just one of nine fixtures in all competitions, the Reds' performances were a stark contrast from the free-flowing attacking football we were shown earlier in the season. A year long unbeaten run at Anfield came crashing down, with three defeats in the space of a week against Swansea, Southampton and Wolves. Subsequently, …
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 …
Observations from Liverpool's draw against Chelsea

Observations from Liverpool's draw against Chelsea

"Encouraging" That's one way to describe the performance in the second-half tonight against Chelsea. It wasn't the swash-buckling, all action, interchangeable attack we'd become accustomed to earlier on in the season but there were signs it was awakening from a winter slumber. There was movement, incisive passing and an attacking edge that we'd been lacking in recent weeks and it was good to see. We made Chelsea, the runaway league leaders, look average. That, in itself, is quite the feat. …
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 …
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