Liverpool's Can Plan

Liverpool's Can Plan

With attention turning back towards the pitch and Liverpool’s nine game unbeaten run going into the match against Manchester City there was a perceptible lack of negativity in the LFC universe this week … Like clockwork, the media and social-media panic mongers filled that void with Emre Can’s contract status. The Reds’ midfield strongman is surprisingly still on his original £55K per week deal which expires at the end of the 2017/18 season. Rival clubs would be able to sign …
A Guide to Jurgen Klopp's Midfield Set Up

A Guide to Jurgen Klopp's Midfield Set Up

Thanks to the internet, football fans from all over the world are able to voice their opinions on any, and every, topic relevant to their chosen football club. The growth of social media sites, in particular, provides all fans with voices which, although generally considered a positive, can lead to debacles such as the tracking of those planes and cars shuttling potential transfer targets. Overall, however, the input fans now enjoy as a result of the evolution of social media …
Analysing Liverpool's Summer Window

Analysing Liverpool's Summer Window

It was a pretty busy window for Liverpool this summer, albeit less busy then some would have liked given Paul Joyce's remarks on the eve of deadline day. Reports of Jurgen Klopp splurging £175million proved to be widely off the mark in the end, with The Reds getting one deal over the line in the final 24 hours, adding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to their ranks. He accompanied four other new additions to the squad - Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke, Andy Robertson …
Liverpool's Summer Window: Through the Looking Glass

Liverpool's Summer Window: Through the Looking Glass

The transfer window is not like any other window. When you open most windows, you know what you will be getting. If it’s a wet day, raindrops will slant their way into the room. If it’s a breezy day, you know the curtains will rustle but the room will feel much fresher. But given that Liverpool qualified for the Champions League last season for only the second time during the reign of current owners Fenway Sports Group, did the Americans, …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain compared to LFC's midfield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain compared to LFC's midfield

Liverpool's new signing, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, costing a reported 35-40m GBP fee, will arrive and provide some much-needed squad depth and quality. For a midfield, that only three games ago, I, and many other fans criticised for not being proactive or creative enough, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems a step in the right direction for the club in addressing that issue. However, after two barnstorming midfield efforts - against Hoffenheim and Arsenal - in which Can, Wijnaldum and Henderson all looked imperious, where …
Naby Keita is a Red - Take a Bow, Michael Edwards

Naby Keita is a Red - Take a Bow, Michael Edwards

So Naby Keita is a Red. In sensational style, it was announced on Monday and confirmed on Tuesday morning by the club, that a deal had been struck to bring main summer target Naby Keita to the club next summer in a deal worth his £48m release clause plus a premium for signing him early, believed to be between £3m and £7m. And what a deal. Now I’m not here to wax lyrical about Keita. Plenty of other people have …
Why the last piece of LFC's puzzle is a ball carrying midfielder

Why the last piece of LFC's puzzle is a ball carrying midfielder

Liverpool have kicked off the 2017/18 season in some style, taking seven points from a possible nine in the Premier League whilst cruising through their Champions League qualifier with surprising ease. Moreover, off the pitch, the rejection of Catalan advances on Phillipe Coutinho in conjunction with big money bids for Thomas Lemar and Naby Keita (the latter, of course, being successful) seems to indicate a refreshing, positive attitude from Liverpool's heirarchy that bodes well for the future. Liverpool, it seems, …
One Transfer To Save Liverpool's Summer

One Transfer To Save Liverpool's Summer

Keita, Van Dijk, Oxlade Chamberlain... rinse and repeat.  The 2017 summer transfer window passed the annoying stage several weeks ago.  Since the signing of Mo Salah, the remaining names on the list haven’t changed, neither have Liverpool made any apparent progress in getting these deals over the line.  All three would be big additions to a squad with more holes than the old Hitachi kit you have hanging in your closet, but one major problem in concluding these deals is that there is …
It's time for Emre Can to start dominating football matches

It's time for Emre Can to start dominating football matches

Putting contract issues aside, this season will be a decisive one for Emre Can. Whether he is to have a long term future at Anfield is still unknown but what is clear is that the injury suffered to Adam Lallana which is due to keep him out for at least two months and the ongoing problems with Phil Coutinho means the German powerhouse has a great opportunity to stamp his authority on this team. Despite questions still remaining as to …
Liverpool’s Midfield Trio Must Be Kept Apart

Liverpool’s Midfield Trio Must Be Kept Apart

Before Philippe Coutinho decided to cause trouble and Adam Lallana picked up a lengthy injury, Liverpool’s best possible starting lineup was a mouthwatering proposition. Assuming your approach was as gung-ho as mine, it was easy to envisage Coutinho and Lallana ahead of a deep-lying midfielder, with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino further wreaking havoc in attack. To have that quintet all on the same pitch at once is enough to blow any team in Europe away on its …
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