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 …
Liverpool's Defence: The Lost Art Of Keeping A Clean Sheet

Liverpool's Defence: The Lost Art Of Keeping A Clean Sheet

…And Liverpool’s right centre back conundrum. Ever since the halcyon days of Jamie Carragher’s partnerships with Sami Hyypia and Daniel Agger Liverpool fans haven’t witnessed a truly balance centre half pairing at Anfield. We’ve seen Skrtel, Kolo and a selection of left sided centre halves trying to fill the void at right centre back. The club’s transfer committee and last two managers have bought in a growing list of specialist left sided centre backs. Sakho, no doubt the club’s best …
Ragnar Klavan: The Stop Gap

Ragnar Klavan: The Stop Gap

Liverpool Football Club is in dire need of a central defender, but that’s been the case for a few years now. A few months ago, I was originally satisfied with our current depth. We had Sakho, Lovren, new boy Joel Matip, then there’s Joe Gomez who’d make his return after a long spell out last season, and maybe even Tiago Ilori as our options, which I thought would be more than enough for this season. But that changed a few …
Liverpool's Transfer Committee Shows Patience is Necessary

Liverpool's Transfer Committee Shows Patience is Necessary

Liverpool have this reputation in the transfer market for being grossly negligent in their recruitment of players. Make no bones about it, Liverpool have spent recklessly in the past and signed some average players for extortionate fees. There's no denying that and there's no escaping it. As supporters of the club it's our cross to bear. Fans of other clubs taunt us with the fees we've splurged on players like Andy Carroll, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Christian …
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