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 …
Leicester City v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Leicester City v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

After what seems like an eternity, Liverpool are back in action in the Premier League, as they travel to Leicester to take on the beleaguered champions on Monday night. Leicester City are currently without a manager as they sacked Claudio Ranieri at the end of last week, after a tumultuous season sees them well and truly in the relegation dogfight. It is fair to say that the greatest ever story in modern football could have the most ugly ending come …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Leicester v Liverpool & How Changes to the Kick-off Impacts the Fans

Leicester v Liverpool & How Changes to the Kick-off Impacts the Fans

Over the last few years I’ve started to enjoy non-footballing weekends like the last one. Sure, the match-day sense of expectation with the accompanied stomach cramps of anxiety and dread are always welcome,  but every now and then time off is a nice thing. A stress-free couple of days to end the week. Thanks to the lads kindly donating our 4th Round tie to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool did not play at the weekend, yet there was still a game which interested …
Leicester City Await For Liverpool: How Nervous Are You?

Leicester City Await For Liverpool: How Nervous Are You?

First, an acknowledgement - every game between now and season's end, the whole baker's dozen, will be dubbed HUGE. If Jürgen Klopp's Redmen go on a winning run, the potential for comparative success will drive the hysteria. If they are patchy, the need for players and coach to PROVE THEIR WORTH AND AVOID THE SUMMER AXE will create a furore around each fixture. Only in the unlikely event of utter capitulation in successive weeks will the enormity of each match …
Do these loan players have a future with the Reds?

Do these loan players have a future with the Reds?

There are a number of notable players currently enjoying spells away from Anfield, but with only three months left of the season, will they be welcomed back into the squad come the summer or will they be shipped out again, temporarily or permanently? There are currently 13 senior players out on loan; ranging from former PSG captain Mamadou Sakho at Crystal Palace to 22-year-old striker Jack Dunn at Tranmere Rovers. Some of them are quality players who just needed game …
The Positive Realism Of Jürgen Klopp

The Positive Realism Of Jürgen Klopp

In the tragi-comic dystopia that passes for the 21st century, maintaining a world-view that is both realistic and positive is quite the mental and emotional workout. The gloomier types amongst us often claim realism for themselves and, quite understandably, given the hellish state of the planet, they insist that positivity is the preserve of the naive. However, since it was just an adolescent column with a dream of the big-time, Latest News has always tried to keep the two plates …
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