Lucas Leaver?

Lucas Leaver?

Earlier today, I wrote for the Latest News section about the divisive figure that is Alberto Moreno but the Spaniard is a mere amateur at dangerously dividing the fan base in comparison with the focus of this evening's scribbles - Lucas Leiva. The affable Brazilian will always have his fans because he is patently a fellow of tremendous character and has done the club redoubtable service over a decade. However, there have been many fans who simply never took to the …
Inter's Ranocchia to Shore Up the Liverpool Defence?

Inter's Ranocchia to Shore Up the Liverpool Defence?

With the injury crisis the club are currently involved in it's not a surprise that many media outlets all over the world linking any player with functional legs with the club. Liverpool are currently without all four of their senior centre-backs for the trip to Exeter and links to different centre-backs are appearing daily. One such rumour has seen Inter Milan centre-back Andrea Ranocchia linked with a 10 million Euro move to Anfield within the next week. Reports suggest a …
The lowdown on Liverpool Target Marko Grujic

The lowdown on Liverpool Target Marko Grujic

Rumours surfaced early last week that Liverpool were in talks with Red Star Belgrade over the signing of their talented midfielder Marko Grujic. I'm going to go out on a limb here and saying not many people watch the Serbian League so to most this player is a bit of an unknown. There's something refreshing about being linked to a player the masses haven't already formed an opinion on. It causes a buzz on social media as people clamber for …
The Case for the Liverpool Defence Part 2: ‘Midfield and Beyond’

The Case for the Liverpool Defence Part 2: ‘Midfield and Beyond’

In Part I, I looked at the individual members of the back ‘5’ (including the GK), and the most likely rotational or still to return individuals, each with their own pluses and minuses. In Part II, I want to look at the midfield options and striker responsibilities relative to defence, the overall strategy and tactics employed (the two are not the same) and how the gears of overall defence do – and often don’t – mesh. Liverpool essentially have six …
You Will Not Be Allowed To Win | Liverpool's 1st European Campaign

You Will Not Be Allowed To Win | Liverpool's 1st European Campaign

Part Two: ‘You will not be allowed to win…’ - The first part of the series available here: Part 1 In Liverpool’s first season in European competition, they had surprised a lot of people. English pundits and reporters who didn’t think they were up to it, foreign reporters and pundits who had never heard of them and experienced European clubs who thought they knew better. They had made a lot of friends along the way with the quality of their …