Analysing Liverpool's Season Player By Player

Analysing Liverpool's Season Player By Player

And breathe... A confident and composed 3-0 victory at home to Middlesbrough confirmed Liverpool's spot in the top-four. A clear sign of progression for Jurgen Klopp's first full season in charge at the club, and a platform from which summer transfer dealings will likely stem. With the season now drawn to a close, it's time to take a look at Liverpool's players and assess their campaigns as a whole. Goalkeepers Simon Mignolet – 7 Mignolet has gone from strength to …
How The Perfect Liverpool Squad Should Look Next Season

How The Perfect Liverpool Squad Should Look Next Season

Another season has been and gone, but unlike so many at Liverpool since they decided to stop winning everything, 2016/17 has left us with a feeling of great warmth. The Reds’ title challenge may have fizzled out after a very promising first four months, but sealing Champions League qualification has to be seen as a huge positive. It is very easy for Liverpool fans to have a sense of entitlement, given the club’s incredible history both domestically and in Europe, …
Henderson Injury Uncertainty Typifies The Season

Henderson Injury Uncertainty Typifies The Season

Yesterday, I shared my own foolishness with you all in an altruistic attempt to spare the lovely readers and listeners of this column the needless torment I had inflicted on myself by engaging earnestly with the relentless tales of players in and players out at Anfield. It was a lamentable episode in your columnist's recent history and one I'd have been happy to keep quiet, but there's a greater good here, damn it. This is public-service broadcasting and the moral …
Henderson, Henderson, Wherefore Art Thou Henderson?

Henderson, Henderson, Wherefore Art Thou Henderson?

Three games left in the battle for top-four and Liverpool have to make do without their skipper. Jordan Henderson has now missed the last eleven games and as we enter the final stages of the campaign, Alex Ferguson's comments from 2013 become all the more poignant. The former-Manchester United manager made some rather damning comments in regard to Henderson four years ago, stating:
"We looked at Jordan Henderson a lot and Steve Bruce was unfailingly enthusiastic about him. Against that we noticed that Henderson runs …
Positivity Around Anfield: How Do We Cope?

Positivity Around Anfield: How Do We Cope?

What with the revelations about plans for further expansion of Anfield, the decision to dedicate an entire stand to Kenny Dalglish, the proposed state-of-the-art training facility in Kirkby and a rumoured bumper transfer spend in the summer, one could be forgiven for thinking that things were looking reasonably positive for Liverpool Football Club. This is a truly novel concept for a lot of supporters, but when you add to the mix the heady combination of a clutch of rivals dropping …
Emre Can Deserves All The Inevitable Praise

Emre Can Deserves All The Inevitable Praise

Emre Can deserves this. In the following days, maybe even weeks, he’s going to be eulogized by Liverpool fans, waxing lyrical over his talents and all rushing to be the ones to claim that they always believed in him, as his spectacular bicycle kick, Liverpool’s goal of the season despite Phil Coutinho’s best efforts, gifted Liverpool a 1-0 win over Watford that puts them one big step nearer to Champions League football. And he absolutely deserves it. And it was …
Four Games. Twelve Points.

Four Games. Twelve Points.

This is no time for faint hearts. This is no time for shrugs and voices whining ‘What? We have to win all four of them?’ The Mancunian derby did all it could to help the Reds out so let’s not throw away that luck by going into the final sprint with chewed lips and winces. It all comes down to this. Watford. Southampton. West Ham. Middlesbrough Four sides. Four teams. One good but one we’ve already battered, the swines who …
The Gerrard Obsession - Where Banter Goes To Die

The Gerrard Obsession - Where Banter Goes To Die

There has been a tragic lack of truly iconic figures to have graced the Premier League in recent times. That, at least, is the only logical conclusion one can come to in the face of the overwhelming obsession the fans of so many other clubs have with Liverpool's former captain, Steven Gerrard. From Stoke to Exeter, from Old Trafford to St. Mary's, the supporters of these clubs, quite often when not even playing against the Redmen, will sing their deeply …
Individual Inconsistency Continues To Haunt Liverpool

Individual Inconsistency Continues To Haunt Liverpool

Sometimes, you can’t help but wonder if Liverpool actually enjoy doing things the hard way. Sunday’s insipid 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace was one of the poorest showings of the season, at a time when such a flat display was inexcusable. Jurgen Klopp had a bad day at the office, making his substitutions too late and seemingly failing to get his players revved up for the occasion. Far too many Reds were nowhere to be seen on the …
Emre Can: Silencing The Impatient Doubters

Emre Can: Silencing The Impatient Doubters

“Sell Emre Can in the summer”, ”he’s such an average player”, “I’d rather Kev Stewart started ahead of him now”. Bet you’re feeling a little foolish if you uttered words of that ilk with regards to Emre Can earlier in the season. Keep it quiet, but I may even have had a few digs too, which I regret.  Modern football absolutely loves a scapegoat, and few sets of supporters do it better than Liverpool fans. It doesn’t matter how well …
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