Assessing Liverpool's Midfield For The Impending Season

Assessing Liverpool's Midfield For The Impending Season

Much has been made of Liverpool’s potential business this summer, particularly in the midfield department. While Jurgen Klopp has plenty of quality options to choose from, with his side achieving a top-four finish and subsequent return to the Champions League, a much busier fixture list will bring heavier demands. That will put more pressure on his midfield options and could well see some additions over the next few months as a result. Should that be the case, what is it …
Does Andy Robertson join as Liverpool's starting left-back?

Does Andy Robertson join as Liverpool's starting left-back?

As Liverpool confirmed the signing of Andy Robertson from Hull City on Friday afternoon, there was widespread relief amongst the fan-base. Given the Scot's impressive form for Hull and potential to grow, the feeling is there that Liverpool may have finally found the solution to their left-back issue. We've seen the likes of Dossena, Konchesky, Flanagan and Moreno all unsuccessfully occupy the starting position at the club, to the extent that we've ended up using midfielder James Milner there. Surely …
Liverpool keen on Naby Keita

Liverpool keen on Naby Keita

With the Premier League season less than a month away, preparations are in full swing. There has already been a number of big money moves and many more are likely to be on the horizon. One move we may see is Naby Keita heading to Anfield, however, Jurgen Klopp faces a tough fight for the midfielder. RB Leipzig have issued a hands-off warning to Liverpool, though that is unlikely to deter Klopp too much. The Reds remain 2/5 with the …
Naby Keïta: A Statistical Analysis

Naby Keïta: A Statistical Analysis

In my first profile of Naby Keïta, I looked at his personal qualities, attributes, and statistics, and then compared him to Gini Wijnaldum, the player who Keita would likely replace in the starting XI, should Liverpool persist with the staggered 4-3-3 system that was broadly successful during the 16-17 season. In this piece, however, I'll be looking at Naby Keïta's statistics in comparison to the rest of Liverpool's midfielders, in respect to some other Premier League box-to-box, or key midfielders, as …
What Has Happened To Liverpool's Fanbase?

What Has Happened To Liverpool's Fanbase?

Liverpool supporters pride themselves on being one of, if not the best, fan base in the world. It is something that has been associated with the Reds throughout history, and while a certain level of bias will always be involved, I have often thought no set of fans are quite as passionate, intelligent and proud of their team. Anfield creates European nights like no other, supporters come together tremendously in moments of adversity and managers and players across the globe …
Why Liverpool Fans Do In Fact Need A Reality Check

Why Liverpool Fans Do In Fact Need A Reality Check

I don’t write columns very often. A combination of being too busy with work and not really being arsed make this the first thing I’ve written in a year. I normally prefer to just spew my thoughts en masse onto my Twitter account and leave you to figure out what I’m trying to say. But you’ve driven me to this. The following is YOUR fault. You know who you are. If you don’t, maybe you relate to one of these. …
Liverpool's Summer: Don't Panic!

Liverpool's Summer: Don't Panic!

There’s something hypocritical about being a football writer. Every now and then you’ll pen an article calling for calm or even asking for silence of the bawling masses when ‘the fume’ gets a little too much. ‘Everybody relax’ you’ll shout like a Roman emperor trying to hush the Coliseum while you make your mind up about who’s living and dying today. This is all well and good but, of course, your actual words do nothing but add to the general …
With Klopp Keita Crazy, What Can Gini Wish For?

With Klopp Keita Crazy, What Can Gini Wish For?

With the Liverpool fan base going crazy over Paul Joyce's 00:08 truth bombs and continued links to the marvellous Naby Keita, one must feel for Georginio Wijnaldum. Although he's currently enjoying a well earned break from football and seemingly posing for a series of well crafted Grand Theft Auto covers, the Dutchman would be forgiven for considering his place in the Liverpool squad amid all the Keita links. Why Gini? If Liverpool are, as many believe, going to prize Leipzig's …
Discussing Liverpool's Alternative Options To Naby Keita

Discussing Liverpool's Alternative Options To Naby Keita

Having hit the Bundesliga by storm during the 2016/17 season, Naby Keita has attracted rife interest from across the globe. Jurgen Klopp has identified the midfielder as one of his priority targets this summer, but with RB Leipzig set to dig their heels in and rebuff any approach for their star man, Liverpool may need to look elsewhere. I asked some of the Anfield Index writers who they would like to see at Anfield should a move for Keita fail …
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