Midfielders in Defence: For how much longer?

Midfielders in Defence: For how much longer?

As Liverpool suffered yet another calamitous defeat, the repetitive thought was how much longer could Liverpool afford to deploy this make-shift back line? James Milner When Milner was touted to be the first choice left-back in August, there was a mixture of amazement and worry at the decision. His initial performances seemed to be meeting the need of the hour, though he was consistently beaten down his side. But as the games passed, teams were more than happy to let …
Are the Kids All Right for Liverpool?

Are the Kids All Right for Liverpool?

Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling. Six names that invoke differing opinions amongst Liverpool fans, but whatever their legacy, those six names are the only ones to have come through the youth academy system and successfully establish themselves as first team regulars during the Premier League era. There have been others, such as Dominic Matteo, Martin Kelly and Jon Flanagan who have had spells in the first team, but never really established themselves …
Wounded Liverpool Welcome Wolves to Anfield | FA Cup 4th Round Preview

Wounded Liverpool Welcome Wolves to Anfield | FA Cup 4th Round Preview

To say that Liverpool are wounded is an understatement. Talks of a crisis may yet be premature, but there are certainly chinks in the armour that Jurgen Klopp needs to rectify as soon as he possibly can. They welcome a Wolverhampton Wanderers side who have blown hot and cold recently. They beat Stoke in the previous round of the FA Cup, and followed that up by beating Aston Villa in the Championship. But their most recent game was a 3-1 …
Observations from Liverpool's win at Plymouth

Observations from Liverpool's win at Plymouth

Liverpool made hard work of it but they're through to the FA Cup fourth round. A Lucas Leiva header - yes, the Brazilian scored, pick yourself up off the floor - was enough to secure a 1-0 win over Plymouth but it was by no means comfortable. The home side had chances to score and clipped the outside of the post with a great effort in the second-half. You should never be negative when you've won, because that's the important …
Klopp Content With The Kids

Klopp Content With The Kids

If we're all completely honest with ourselves, yesterday's 3rd round FA Cup match against Plymouth at Anfield was everything one would expect to emerge from the disorientating fug of the post-Christmas period. It was the Redmen, but it wasn't really. It was a competitive match, but it wasn't really. Jürgen Klopp was clearly on the touchline and yet also appeared to be in the stand looking decidedly non-plussed. As Alberto Moreno jogged over to ineffectively strike his twentieth corner of the game, this scribbler …
Observations from Liverpool's draw against Plymouth Argyle

Observations from Liverpool's draw against Plymouth Argyle

A disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Plymouth means the Reds have a tricky replay to contend with in amongst an already difficult month of January. It's something they could have done without but it's our own doing after not showing enough class to finish off the League Two outfit. Liverpool were utterly dominant but did nothing with the ball. They didn't even trouble the Plymouth goalkeeper. It was a glorified defence vs attack training session and there's now a …
Gomez Back On Klopp's Radar

Gomez Back On Klopp's Radar

October 2015. That's when Joe Gomez last featured for Liverpool's senior side. October 2015, when, on England U23 duty, the promising then 19 year old suffered serious injury and began a very long journey back to recovery. The last few appearances he had made before getting crocked had perhaps removed a little of the lustre that accompanied his initial impression on Reds' fans, but it is testament to the enduring nature of those earlier showings that so many fans are …
James Milner - Right At Left-Back

James Milner - Right At Left-Back

At the end of the transfer window, Jurgen Klopp looked at his left back options, nodded and moved on. With Alberto Moreno throwing himself about with reckless abandon, the German gave the shirt to the 30 year old James Milner, knowing that the Yorkshireman would simply get on with it. Left back was done as far as he was concerned, though some questioned the wisdom of having a veteran player in such a demanding role. Eyebrows were also raised at …
Finding an Alternative to Moreno Isn't that Easy

Finding an Alternative to Moreno Isn't that Easy

Odds are if you ask a random Liverpool fan what part of their squad needs an upgrade they'll say the left-back position. Alberto Moreno is the current incumbent of the role and despite being at the club for two seasons he's still yet to really nail the position down as his own. A series of questionable performances has done nothing to endear himself to the Liverpool faithful and after an arse clenching opening 45 minutes against Arsenal it appears as though …
Still Spaces To Fill At Liverpool - A Left Back Please

Still Spaces To Fill At Liverpool - A Left Back Please

AI writers have got together and what will follow will be a series of articles where in an ideal world scenario, if we could still have one further acquisition to enhance the Liverpool playing squad who would it be, and what position would that player fill. As we know Liverpool have been very busy in the off season bringing in a number of players, in attacking positions  we now have numerous options to cause opponents problems, and how Jurgen Klopp …
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