Liverpool FC: The Rivals

Liverpool FC: The Rivals

It’s a crying shame what’s happened to West Ham United. Seriously. How a decent club has fallen. True, they’ve always been a side liable to go down every five or so years, but they’ve never been a club to betray their footballing principles. They may have the odd knobhead and the occasional embarrassing celebrity fan, but so have we. Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for them. It spoke volumes that the streets of Cardiff following the 2006 FA …
No need for panic after Swansea defeat

No need for panic after Swansea defeat

The Swansea defeat was a real kick in the teeth for Liverpool. After a weekend where all bar one of our top 4 rivals gained maximum points. Yet it is too early to panic after previously going on such a long, unbeaten league run. Context Klopp's team is still creating good goal-scoring chances. The team can do more to create better quality chances. However, sometimes the finishing touch can be lacking. This, compounded by the team's inability to deal with a …
Fantasy Premier League Insight: GW9 - City Flying

Fantasy Premier League Insight: GW9 - City Flying

With GW8 behind us, let's reflect on what transpired and MY WORD! what a game week. All the focus was on Anfield as two Juggernauts did battle; the match itself was a let down as it finished honours even. The games to follow produced some of the more unexpected results Man City once again showed us why they are pretty much nailed on for the title, smacking seven goals past Stoke City. Even with Aguero out, City assets just keep …
Fantasy Premier League Insight: GW7 - Strikers Paradise

Fantasy Premier League Insight: GW7 - Strikers Paradise

When was the last time we had 5 dominating strikers in #FPL  (Kane, Aguero, Lukaku, Lacazette, Morata) While the holy trinity of Kane, Aguero and Lukaku were absolute MUST haves going into GW6, were you really surprised when #FPL threw another curve ball with Morata and Lacazette stepping up with 17 and 13 points respectively? I honestly can't think of another season where we've had this many strikers performing well at the same time; it definitely has the feel of …
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, …
Liverpool FC: A Reality Check

Liverpool FC: A Reality Check

Just 24 hrs ago, many of us were relishing the prospect of  Mane, Salah and Firmino tearing apart the likes of Otamendi and Stones. 4 wins in 5 matches in August had all but made us title contenders. We had the "best" attack in the league. We had a midfield trio that out"pressed" anything and everything in its path. We didn't need Coutinho because there was no place for him in the starting XI at this rate. Exactly 24 hours …
Liverpool's Manchester Litmus Test

Liverpool's Manchester Litmus Test

Most of the question marks over Liverpool’s ability to challenge for titles this season have been over their squad depth – and rightly so. But this implies that there is a general consensus amongst Liverpool fans that in general the starting team is good enough to compete with the very elite – at least at Premier League level. However this season, that hypothesis hasn’t been put to the test. Until now. That’s not to say that Liverpool haven’t been brilliant …
Do Liverpool need a new striker?

Do Liverpool need a new striker?

The 2016/17 season was, broadly speaking, a successful one. Attaining Champions League football was the bare minimum for a 'successful season', but under Klopp's leadership, the team did so. In the process, Liverpool scored 78 goals in the league, at an average of just over two per game. Coutinho and Mané both scored 13 in the league, whilst Roberto Firmino contributed with 11. Whilst it is a positive that the goalscoring burden is shared across the forward line, what Liverpool …
Tale of Liverpool's Season: Doubters to Believers

Tale of Liverpool's Season: Doubters to Believers

Jürgen Klopp had one true ambition this season. Turning doubters into believers. An impressive pre-season, capped off with a 4-0 demolition of Barcelona at a sold-out Wembley Stadium had expectations running high already. But it was the 4-3 victory over Arsenal in the very first game of the season that really got people talking. Sadio Mané was the replacement for Raheem Sterling that Liverpool FC had so desperately needed. Roberto Firmino was well and truly into his groove, Gini Wijnaldum's …
West Ham vs Liverpool Preview: Reds can't choke as gap tightens

West Ham vs Liverpool Preview: Reds can't choke as gap tightens

Liverpool could move to within an inch of the Champions League or throw a season's work of worth away as they make their first visit to the London Stadium, visiting West Ham United on Sunday. THE DETAILS Match: West Ham United vs Liverpool Venue: London 'Olympic' Stadium Referee: Neil Swarbrick Date: Sunday 14th May Time: 14:15 BST FORM Liverpool are left with the narrowest of leads in terms of the Champions League places after they failed to win at home for the …
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