Alexander-Arnold Looking Very Much At Home

Alexander-Arnold Looking Very Much At Home

James Baldwin once wrote that "perhaps home is not a place but an irrevocable condition." People, by nature, attach a massive significance to the concept of where we belong. We struggle all our lives with trying to reconcile the spectrum of emotions that our native place can evoke in us. Indifference, hatred, fierce pride - we feel them all if we live long enough. If you're a foreign fan of Liverpool FC, you'll have encountered both the warmth of the …
How Gini Put on a Magic Show against Spurs

How Gini Put on a Magic Show against Spurs

"Yeah, but what does he actually do? We paid £25million for a quicker Joe Allen, didn't we? There's no output, he misses sitters and he's pretty safe on the ball." This was a perpetual argument/debate earlier on in the season when it became apparent that Gini Wijnaldum wasn't going to fulfill the expectations so many had of him made he made the trip South to join Liverpool from Newcastle United. Wijnaldum arrived at Anfield in the summer with it all to …
Liverpool's Win Against Spurs is a Gentle Reminder

Liverpool's Win Against Spurs is a Gentle Reminder

Liverpool's win against Spurs was Jurgen Klopp's men putting the league on notice. The Reds went into the evening kick-off on Saturday having not won a game since the turn of the year. Swansea City, Wolves, Plymouth and Southampton had all turned to Anfield, frustrated the hosts and walked away with something to show for it. Fortress Anfield was in ruins. Liverpool were a wounded animal and Spurs could have taken full advantage of it had they been smart. They …
Both Wijnaldum and Can Have Roles to Play This Season

Both Wijnaldum and Can Have Roles to Play This Season

Farewell then, Tottenham Hotspur. They came, they saw, they met a frosty-faced Senegalese who wanted a word. Despite a dislike of them which has survived decades and has no basis – though maybe it had something to do with Glenn Hoddle’s louche hair and tight shorts – I do find them fascinating. In the 90s they took many a ropey midfielder off our hands just as they slowed down (Redknapp, Murphy, Leonhardsen) so I’m grateful for that, but they’ve always …
Wijnaldum: Klopp Believes In Us

Wijnaldum: Klopp Believes In Us

"Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime." Rupert Pupkin, King of Comedy
In Martin Scorsese's King of Comedy, the central protagonist, the splendidly monikered Rupert Pupkin, is a quietly unhinged man with delusions of grandeur and dreams of celebrity status. Pupkin, whose dark psychopathology eventually sees him resorting to kidnap and extortion, is fuelled by the kind of impervious self-belief that others find ludicrous. The film is an unsettling masterpiece and its prescience about the …
Observations from Liverpool's win against Spurs

Observations from Liverpool's win against Spurs

So that's what it feels like. A win in the league. The first three points since New Year's Eve when Pep Guardiola's Manchester City got the full Jurgen Klopp treatment. Truth be told it's the first time we've looked like a Klopp side since the turn of the year. The performance against Spurs had everything we'd become accustomed to as Liverpool fans earlier on in the season; hunger, desire, passion, confidence and a bit of swagger thrown in for good …
Liverpool's Blunt Midfield Needs Sharpening

Liverpool's Blunt Midfield Needs Sharpening

Ever since the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley in the second game of the Premier League season there have been concerns as to whether or not Liverpool can break down teams who look to park the bus. It's been a slow burner with the Reds putting the likes of Leicester City, Watford and Hull City to sword in an aggregate win of 15-3. But over recent weeks it's become apparent Klopp's men do in fact have difficulty breaking teams down. …
Wijnaldum: Reds Must Get In A Flow

Wijnaldum: Reds Must Get In A Flow

"Yes, but what does he DO?" How many times have you heard, or perhaps even uttered, that question in relation to the contribution of Georgino Wijnaldum to the Liverpool team? The Dutchman, signed by Jürgen Klopp last summer, has been quite a divisive figure amongst Reds-watchers since his arrival. It was clear from the start that Klopp considered him to be an integral part of his side and, as Liverpool swashbuckled their way through the opening half of the season, the man …
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 …
Klopp Out? Only A Fool Would Want The Liverpool Manager Sacked

Klopp Out? Only A Fool Would Want The Liverpool Manager Sacked

Remember those optimistic Autumn days of 2015, when the entire Liverpool fanbase felt as united as it had done for many years? It was glorious. The arrival of Jurgen Klopp was an incredible statement of intent by the club, and the reaction that followed his appointment was bordering on hysteria. He was the one we all wanted, unless you were trying a bit too hard to be different and whinging about his "rubbish final year at Dortmund". This was a …
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