Jean Michael Seri: A Perfect Alternative To Naby Keita

Jean Michael Seri: A Perfect Alternative To Naby Keita

With Liverpool coming up short in their pursuit of Naby Keita so far this summer, and any such deal looking increasingly unlikely to arise, for the time being at least, Liverpool have reportedly shifted their interest to Nice’s Jean Michael Seri. He’s a player that’s widely sought after across Europe, especially within the Premier League where Arsenal and Tottenham have shown prior interest. So then, just who is he and should Liverpool be focusing their efforts on acquiring his services? …
Observations as Liverpool edge ahead in first-leg against Hoffenheim

Observations as Liverpool edge ahead in first-leg against Hoffenheim

And breathe… It was a nervy night for us Liverpool fans as the first-leg of the Champions League qualifier got under way with a trip to Hoffenheim. Shaky straight off the bat, the German outfit looked capable of causing real problems for Klopp’s side, who’s defensive frailties are well documented. That was confounded by an 11th minute penalty which raised more than a few heart rates around Merseyside. However, The Reds rode the rapids and came out on top thanks …
Watford 3 Liverpool 3: A Tactical Breakdown

Watford 3 Liverpool 3: A Tactical Breakdown

Completely bewildering, yet almost oxymoronically, so very familiar; Liverpool's 3-3 draw was, for the most part, a frustrating game, with a blisteringly good period of play for Liverpool sandwiched between two periods that were hard to watch. To really understand how the game progressed, and key points within it, we shall look at the goals, specific players, and positioning across the game. First, though, we're going to need some of the stats from the game to flesh out the general …
Hoffenheim v Liverpool Preview - Klopp returns to his homeland to face CL debutants

Hoffenheim v Liverpool Preview - Klopp returns to his homeland to face CL debutants

The Details Venue: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena Referee: Bjorn Kuipers Date & Time: August 15th, 2017 @ 19:45 BST Form Hoffenheim, like Liverpool, only started their competitive season this past weekend. They faced lowly FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt in the DFP Pokal, claiming a solid 1-0 win away from home. They did, however, show some good form over the summer with good wins and plenty of goals against Standard Liege, Derby County and Bologna. [caption id="attachment_29125" align="aligncenter" width="273"] Julian Nagelsmann[/caption] Julian Nagelsmann is …
Stay Calm and Trust Klopp

Stay Calm and Trust Klopp

It's an obvious thing to state and it can perhaps come across as being somewhat condescending, but the transfer window does not close until 11pm UK time on Thursday 31st August. So, at the time of writing this, there's still nearly three more weeks to go. However, it seems that final judgement, in all its absolution, has already been passed by many. Don't get me wrong, I think our transfer window has been a little underwhelming up to now. The …
Is Naby Keita the Phil Coutinho Replacement?

Is Naby Keita the Phil Coutinho Replacement?

Will this transfer window end? First Liverpool were getting van Dijk, then they were apologising for getting van Dijk, then they were getting Keita, then they weren’t getting Keita at any price. Salah seemed to take a millennium, Liverpool effectively traded a bang-average Kevin Stewart for a potential-laden Andy Robertson, and the future of Phillipe Coutinho seemed comfortable, given the lack of real disruption. And then, it didn’t seem all that comfortable. So, should Liverpool give into Phillipe Coutinho’s demands …
Observations as Liverpool throw away two points against Watford

Observations as Liverpool throw away two points against Watford

Given the thrills of the unpredictable, hair-raising Premier League that the media tells us we should embrace and love for it's uniqueness, that all seemed a little predictable. Liverpool were behind, level, behind, level, ahead and level in a topsy-turvy opening clash with Watford, one that finished 3-3. It was disappointing, but perhaps not a terrible point come the end of the season, especially if we get past Hoffenheim. Observations were there to be made, and here they are. PRAISE …
Philippe Coutinho: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Philippe Coutinho: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Earlier this week it was reported Philippe Coutinho would only leave Liverpool if a deal was to be done amicably. This ensured the ball was in the club’s court. As long as we reject any offers, Coutinho would remain a Liverpool player come the start of September. A morning and afternoon of twists and turns have thrown the Brazilian’s near future up in the air. FSG made an official statement this morning which declared:
‘The club’s definitive stance is that …
Coutinho's Transfer Request Changes Nothing - And Everything

Coutinho's Transfer Request Changes Nothing - And Everything

After three hours of absolute chaos, the dust settled on the news that Philipe Coutinho had officially handed in a transfer request, almost immediately after Liverpool released a statement saying that he would categorically not be leaving the club this summer. Whether the club released the statement and Phil reacted, or the club knew the request was coming and got out ahead of it, we may never know. In a confused tangle of leaks, various sources reported he had handed …
Anfield Index Writers' EPL Predictions - 2017/18

Anfield Index Writers' EPL Predictions - 2017/18

Here are the predictions you've all been waiting for... The Anfield Index writers have put their forecasts on the record for all of you to judge in May. Let us know what we got wrong in the comments below. Adam Petruccione (@adampetruccione) Top 4: 1. Manchester City 2. Arsenal 3. Spurs 4. Manchester United Relegation: 18. West Brom 19. Burnley 20. Brighton POTY: Alexis Sanchez YPOTY: Tommy Abraham Champions League: Real Madrid Pep Guardiola will prove to be the best… …
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