Matip, Wijnaldum & Mane Proving Klopp Should Be Trusted This Summer

Matip, Wijnaldum & Mane Proving Klopp Should Be Trusted This Summer

Many past Liverpool managers have experienced utterly disastrous summer transfer windows. Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers all spectacularly failed to build on near title-winning seasons in 2001/02, 2008/09 and 2013/14, respectively, with dross such as El Hadji Diouf, Salif Diao, Philipp Degen, Alberto Aquilani, Paul Konchesky and Christian Poulsen bought in. Even Kenny Dalglish, for all his understandable God-like status at Anfield, decided to sign Jose Enrique, Charlie Adam and Andy Carroll. When the end of Jurgen Klopp’s …
Mr Liverpool - Ronnie Moran

Mr Liverpool - Ronnie Moran

It’s never easy writing a tribute when someone’s no longer around. You think of all the things you want to say or should have said such that should the person you’re writing about read it, they’d do so with a smile on their face until the very last word. Writing when the person's gone only leaves a hollow that forever will remain empty. The smiling, shining demeanour of Ronnie Moran is one that will stay forever. 44 trophies over 50 …
Liverpool's Champions League Fate Is In Their Own Hands

Liverpool's Champions League Fate Is In Their Own Hands

Liverpool continued their unbeaten record against the top six sides on Sunday in a thrilling and frantic 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad. James Milner opened the scoring from the spot to give the perfect response to the surprisingly hostile reception he received at his former club, before Sergio Aguero equalised from a low cross into the box by Kevin de Bruyne. The Reds had a golden chance to take all the spoils when Roberto Firmino squared for …
Liverpool and Manchester City: Similarities and Momentum

Liverpool and Manchester City: Similarities and Momentum

This is the story of two sides. One is full of quality throughout their starting XI. It’s brimming with pace and verve on the occasions when everything works, yet with a soft underbelly and a stuttering approach to the game when things run the other way. They’re more than capable of going on a run to fire them up the league, but are somehow riveted with doubts and mental weakness when the going gets tough. Understandable, given that their manager …
With Klopp, Guardiola And Mourinho, Who Needs Footballers?

With Klopp, Guardiola And Mourinho, Who Needs Footballers?

Predictably, there's been quite the response to Liverpool's away point at the Etihad on Sunday evening. As ever, one needed to be circumspect in one's choice of outlet for news/opinion, as so much of what is uttered about the Redmen can be discounted as either one-eyed agenda-driven guff or bland anodyne piffle. Equally predictably, this column will eschew the divisive in-house stuff and try to mine some rare delight from the weekend's proceedings, even if it must be by way …
A Big Summer Ahead for Klopp

A Big Summer Ahead for Klopp

Since the turn of the year, Liverpool have been inconsistent at best; the Reds have played well in getting results against the big teams (beating Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, and taking points off Chelsea and Manchester United), but have struggled against the lower-ranked sides (losing to Swansea City and Hull, failing to beat Sunderland, and even last weekend’s win over Burnley wasn’t pretty). This is Klopp’s biggest problem, as it was Rodgers before him, and Dalglish’s before that. It could …
Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview: Top Four Battle Turns to Manchester

Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview: Top Four Battle Turns to Manchester

Liverpool face a shaken Manchester City side on Sunday in a huge clash that could play a big role in deciding which teams finish in the Premier League's top four come May. THE DETAILS Match: Manchester City vs Liverpool Venue: Etihad Stadium Date: Sunday 19th March Referee: Michael Oliver Time: 16:40 BST FORM After failing to win a Premier League game this year until February, Liverpool appear to have stumbled towards some form, having won three of their last four …
Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool have back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in 2017. If ever the Reds needed a boost in confidence ahead of a daunting trip to the Etihad Stadium, the games against Arsenal and Burnley have provided just that. Pep Guardiola's side will be still nursing their wounds from Wednesday's humbling Champions League exit in Monaco. The Spaniard will no doubt be under pressure, as his first season in the English league increasingly threatens to go haywire. City are not …
Rating Liverpool Players' Consistency in 2016-17 - PART ONE

Rating Liverpool Players' Consistency in 2016-17 - PART ONE

There has been plenty of talk of Liverpool's inconsistencies throughout the 2016-17 campaign. After a hugely impressive start to the season, it's been another disappointing year and what had the potential to be a successful campaign, has turned into an unpredictable final few months. Liverpool have the best success record against teams in the top six and they picked up a number of commanding victories against their rivals at the beginning of the season. Wins against Arsenal and Everton on …
Liverpool vs Burnley Preview: Will the Turf Moor Debacle be Banished?

Liverpool vs Burnley Preview: Will the Turf Moor Debacle be Banished?

Liverpool will be wrestling with inconsistency as they look to continue their hunt for a top four place this Sunday, with a hime fixture against Burnley. THE DETAILS Match: Liverpool vs Burnley Venue: Anfield Date: Sunday 12th March Time: 16:00 BST FORM The rampant Reds defeated Arsenal last weekend with a style and brand of football that's not been seen enough since the turn of the year, winning 3-1. That made it two wins in three after the victory over Spurs a few weeks …
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