Nathaniel Clyne: Liverpool Are Missing Their Steadying Influence

Nathaniel Clyne: Liverpool Are Missing Their Steadying Influence

Nathaniel Clyne is never going to be a player you try to emulate at school, at five-a-side or on Sunday league pitches. You’re never going to have his name on the back of your shirt. He is a footballer with very little flamboyance - a quiet character who gets on with his job and doesn’t make headlines on or off the field. Ignore these things, though, because Liverpool are really missing their understated, underrated right-back more and more by the …
Gini Wijnaldum - Improve Or Be Dropped

Gini Wijnaldum - Improve Or Be Dropped

I'm not usually a fan of criticising or singling out a player for a poor performance - especially considering the reactionary nature of some Liverpool supporters on social media or at the stadium. However, a string of below-par performances simply cannot be ignored. And in Georginio Wijnaldum's case, it's no different. The Rotterdam-born central midfielder has a dexterous side to his game, but he also at times fails to stand up and be counted. The Dutchman signed for Liverpool in …
Liverpool vs Manchester United - Premier League Match Preview

Liverpool vs Manchester United - Premier League Match Preview

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Martin Atkinson Date & Time – Saturday, October 14th 2017 @ 12:30 BST FORM To put it simply, Man United are red hot. Liverpool aren't. United have drawn one game in the season so far, a 2-2 away draw at Stoke, and have won all their other games. Liverpool have had only one win since beating Arsenal 4-0 before the last international break. The reversal of fortunes that the previous international fortnight …
Do Liverpool FC Really Lack Leaders?

Do Liverpool FC Really Lack Leaders?

Liverpool doesn’t have any leaders on the pitch… Or so the argument goes lately amongst the club's supporters. But, is that really true. Is leadership what the Reds are lacking? A quick glance at Liverpool’s squad and you’ll notice several players who have been chosen as captains by other managers, other teams, international and club sides. Jordan Henderson isn’t just Liverpool’s captain, he’s England’s captain. Phil Coutinho was selected as Brazil’s captain for the first time over the summer. Gini …
The Gini Wijnaldum Away Day Conundrum

The Gini Wijnaldum Away Day Conundrum

On 17th May 2015, as PSV Eindhoven’s game with ADO Den Haag entered injury time in the Kyocera Stadium, Georginio Wijnaldum scored to give the Rood-Witten a late goal and, subsequently, a 2-3 win. PSV were already champions and the Dutchman was soon to be on his way to the Premier League, but that goal would become significant in his career. It was to be the last time that he would score an away goal in a domestic match. Since then …
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 …
Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

The transfer window is over, the international break is over. It is now time for some real football. And what a way to kick the Premier League back off, as Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will face off for the third time in English football, with Liverpool winning 1-0 at Anfield last season before a 1-1 draw at the Etihad. For Liverpool, the team news will be interesting. It is …
Mignolet Benching An Encouraging Sign

Mignolet Benching An Encouraging Sign

Leading up to the Sunday match against Arsenal rumors started spreading about Simon Mignolet being not only benched, but completely out of the squad in favor of Danny Ward and Loris Karius. Why is Klopp doing this?  That’s so unfair to Simon!  The Twitter grievances started to flow, calling out Liverpool’s manager for seemingly reckless behavior. In his pre-match presser, Klopp confirmed the rumour, but stated, “We spoke about it yesterday. It’s just that I want him to have a …
Why bigger challenges than Hoffenheim lie ahead for Emre Can

Why bigger challenges than Hoffenheim lie ahead for Emre Can

Okay, first things first. Liverpool Football Club have got to tie Emre Can down with a new deal ASAP. There is no two ways about that. From the potential that Can has shown, it is clear that he has it in him to become a superstar midfielder. The man has the ability to do everything you need from a midfielder, be it as a no. 6 or as a box-to-box midfieder. Against Hoffenheim, the third goal encapsulated what Can is …
Have We Just Witnessed Anfield’s Greatest Team Goal?

Have We Just Witnessed Anfield’s Greatest Team Goal?

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing in life - we all love harping back to the past and convince ourselves they will forever be the best days. When it comes to selecting the greatest, most significant things to have happened in sport, art, science, nature and whatever you can think of, we invariably go way back in time, relatively speaking. In film, it is seen as a sin if you don’t consider Citizen Kane, Casablanca and Gone with the Wind as …
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