Karius: We Can Turn It Around

Karius: We Can Turn It Around

Instagram enthusiast Dejan Lovren took to his preferred social media platform to wish Emre Can a happy 23rd birthday today. For once, the Croat was not driving at the same time and his heartfelt sentiment was accompanied by the inevitable selfie with the German. "Happy birthday, my brother," Lovren gushed. "Think that you're a top player in my eyes." Without doubt, the post will have enraged the angry ants that swarm Liverpool fan forums looking for opportunities to be outraged, but for this writer …
Klopp: Reds Will Strike Back

Klopp: Reds Will Strike Back

"We will strike back, we will be a different team, a different side, everything will be different at Anfield. So, for us, it's still possible to go to Wembley, and that's the target." Jürgen Klopp
On balance, it felt like the worst 90 minutes of Jürgen Klopp's time at the Anfield helm. Obviously, the pain of witnessing the impotent, and often incompetent, staggering about of many of our established stars was exacerbated by having the unfolding shambles bathed in the greenish yellow …
Sturridge Could Be Perfect For Klopp

Sturridge Could Be Perfect For Klopp

Listening to Jürgen Klopp speak about Daniel Sturridge is intriguing. Anyone who's ever had to manage people at any level will find themselves brimful of empathy for the affable German when he is asked to respond to questions about his gifted but often absent striker. People are more fragile than they like to believe and as the person entrusted with eliciting the best possible performance from someone, one must remember that. The trick is to disguise one's frustration, accentuate the positive …
Moreno Wants A Trophy

Moreno Wants A Trophy

Alberto Moreno is one of those players whose name is guaranteed to elicit a reaction whenever it is mentioned wherever supporters gather to discuss the Redmen. Those discussions are likely to be characterised by wild oscillation between two polar positions. You see, people tend to either love or loathe the Spaniard's presence in Liverpool's starting XI. The Liverpool fans I know are never shy about making definitive pronouncements on players and Moreno has been a topic of furious debate since his …
The League Cup Is Still Important

The League Cup Is Still Important

The League Cup is irrelevant. The Champions League, despite bearing little resemblance to its previous incarnation, is the main pot to win and while the F.A Cup will always be the main domestic cup competition, the – God help us – EFL Trophy has been relegated to the lowest of tournaments. It’s an embarrassment to the footballing calendar. No one is remotely arsed about it. Jesus, even Birmingham City won it a few years back. League Cup Schmeague Cup. However, …