The Liverpool Delusion

The Liverpool Delusion

Human beings are a species that seek meaning, and self-worth, sometimes over-inflating their own self-worth to feel better about themselves. Nowhere is the overinflation of self-worth more visible than that of certain fans' attitude towards Liverpool Football Club. An extremely strong start to the season had pundits and fans across the country lauding Jürgen Klopp and his team; Liverpool were heading in the right direction, FSG had made the right call, appointing Klopp, the summer transfer policy was good, and …
Mario Götze: Should Liverpool Pass or Pounce?

Mario Götze: Should Liverpool Pass or Pounce?

Hey everybody! It's that time of year again, and once again Liverpool are "linked" with Mario Götze. The 24 year old World Cup winner returned to Borrussia Dortmund this past summer for a fee of around 20m, but yet again Mario has struggled to find his feet. This has become a common theme with the German since his initial transfer from BVB to FC Bayern in 2013, as he's yet to kick on from his breakout 12/13 season at Dortmund …
Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview: Revenge for Ranieri?

Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview: Revenge for Ranieri?

Liverpool face Leicester City on Monday evening in one of the few games this season where there will be little attention on Jürgen Klopp and his Reds, in comparison to the other team. Claudio Ranieri is Dilly Ding, Dilly Gone. Leicester City are without a manager at the time of writing. Surely time for Liverpool to prey on their vulnerabilities, and pick up a second successive win? THE DETAILS Match: Leicester City vs Liverpool Venue: King Power Stadium Referee: Michael Oliver Date: Monday 27th …
Liverpool Must Create A Shakespearean Tragedy

Liverpool Must Create A Shakespearean Tragedy

You all know the predictable narrative for Monday night. Your world-weary mates and naysaying Twitter gurus have already told you what will happen. Leicester City, following their remarkably cynical decision to axe Claudio Ranieri, will benefit from the 'new boss bounce,' or at least some sort of 'caretaker convalescence,' as the delightfully monikered Craig Shakespeare takes temporary control of first team affairs. Liverpool, needing desperately to build upon the foundations of the win against Tottenham, will come immediately unstuck against …
Why This Summer Is Genuinely Liverpool's Biggest In Recent Memory

Why This Summer Is Genuinely Liverpool's Biggest In Recent Memory

I know that some of you will have read that headline, tutted to yourself and thought, “we say that every year”. You’re right, to be fair. Every summer that comes along, we tell ourselves that this is the one that will see Liverpool reach the next level. The one that will finally end the wait for that elusive Premier League title. We said it in 2002, 2009 and 2014, following the Reds’ best attempts at lifting the trophy since its …
Maybe No News Is Good News For Liverpool

Maybe No News Is Good News For Liverpool

Unbelievable. Well, I warned you, gentle reader. Our beloved model pro, one-game-at-a-time, controversy-eschewing Reds do not make for good copy when we are on a two-week mid-season break. So far, this morning, and Latest News has waited ALL morning, there has not been so much as a whiff of anything newsworthy. We were dangerously close to this becoming one of those dreaded opinion columns, y'know, like that Downey fella used to write, when the midday news dump brought a couple …
Paper Planes or Red Arrows... are Liverpool back?

Paper Planes or Red Arrows... are Liverpool back?

The paper planes are a thing of the past, the swashbuckling Spurs slaying Red Arrows are back in the business. Or are they? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it will be a while until we can say Jürgen Klopp's reds are back in the sky. What happened during the month of January was nothing short of a disaster. Liverpool were dumped out of every competition they were involved in, which additionally included the race for the …
Matip Says Nothing Controversial!

Matip Says Nothing Controversial!

Writing this column every day presents some interesting quandaries. Latest News, unlike the vast majority of other LFC pages, will never resort to clickbait titles. This has a massively detrimental effect on page views but it's a point of principle. FIVE PLAYERS KLOPP ALMOST SIGNED is the type of thing readers are free to make themselves clinically dumber by reading elsewhere. However, during a spell like the current one, where the only 'news' of note is about future building projects and …
The scary impact of the Liverpool front four

The scary impact of the Liverpool front four

There has been enough talk about a Liverpool revival as the Reds beat Spurs 2-0 at Anfield last Saturday to end a wretched run of form that saw them pick up three points from five Premier League games from January till the first week of February. One wouldn't disagree when you say that the talk has been spurred by the reunion of the Reds' best attacking. Since the game against Watford on the November 6th, the game against Hull on February …
Alexander-Arnold Looking Very Much At Home

Alexander-Arnold Looking Very Much At Home

James Baldwin once wrote that "perhaps home is not a place but an irrevocable condition." People, by nature, attach a massive significance to the concept of where we belong. We struggle all our lives with trying to reconcile the spectrum of emotions that our native place can evoke in us. Indifference, hatred, fierce pride - we feel them all if we live long enough. If you're a foreign fan of Liverpool FC, you'll have encountered both the warmth of the …
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