Why Liverpool's Young Talent Are Unlikely To Succeed

Why Liverpool's Young Talent Are Unlikely To Succeed

A lot of discussion in pre-season has been made of Liverpool’s young talents, and how much they are likely to feature for the club next season. But the sad truth is that the majority of them simply have no future at Liverpool Football Club, and it’s okay to admit that. Looking at the current clutch of young players, and focusing specifically on those who have been in and around the first team, or have been touted as such, there is …
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 …
Statistical Analysis: Is Liverpool's Defence Really That Bad?

Statistical Analysis: Is Liverpool's Defence Really That Bad?

*The stats in this article are gathered manually from Squawka. Minutes include stoppage time. Offensive, Defensive and Net rating are the totals per 100 minutes.  It's silly season yet again. A lot has been made of Liverpool's transfer dealings and the Virgil van Dijk saga in particular. And while without a doubt the Dutchman will improve our current squad (check out the scouting report by Alex Barilaro) he has become a sort of a messiah for some supporters. Naby Keita …
Are Klopp's January Decisions Costing the Reds Millions in July?

Are Klopp's January Decisions Costing the Reds Millions in July?

If you want to make a Liverpool supporter sick to their stomach, ask them to think back to January.  It was not a fun month.  What was looking like a juggernaut of a team lost Mané to AFCON, Coutinho and Matip to injury and suddenly we were struggling against lower league competition. Klopp did what he could to right the ship and eventually found a formula that wasn’t as entertaining, but brought results and a finish in the Champions League …
Roberto Firmino: Klopp's Crown Jewel

Roberto Firmino: Klopp's Crown Jewel

Liverpool's new number 9, Roberto Firmino, is starting his third season at the club, and it's set to be his biggest and most challenging yet. Over the course of his Liverpool career - spanning 90 appearances, in which he has scored 23 times - Firmino has blossomed into one of the league's finest forwards, with a well-rounded game, making him vital to Jürgen Klopp's side. His importance to the Liverpool side cannot be understated. Tite, the Brazilian national team coach, …
How Liverpool's Midfield Could Look Next Season

How Liverpool's Midfield Could Look Next Season

Naby Keita has been linked with a move to Liverpool for some time now. Plying his trade in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig, he was one of the standout performers during the 2016/17 season which rightfully saw him named in the team of the season. Naturally, that’s seen him attract the interest of clubs across Europe and Liverpool are ready to smash their club transfer record for the second time in a £70million deal this summer. Should such a move …
It's Time To See A More Ruthless Roberto Firmino

It's Time To See A More Ruthless Roberto Firmino

There was a moment last season that made you realise Roberto Firmino was a notch down from the very best finishers in the business. Sent clean-through in a tight contest at Southampton in November, the Brazilian’s attempt at an outside-of-the-foot finish went horribly wrong. He may have only missed the target narrowly, but it was a chance that had to be taken, especially when it comes to title aspirations. Liverpool drew 0-0, and two priceless points were dropped. Similar scenarios …
How Should Klopp Use His Forwards?

How Should Klopp Use His Forwards?

With Mohamed Salah signed, attention naturally shifts to prospective signings in midfield and defence. However, with the Under-20 World Cup winner, Dominic Solanke, added to the ranks, Liverpool now have a large group of offensive players readying themselves for the coming season. How then should Klopp use and manage this group of very different, and talented players; will a formation switch get the best out of them, and should Klopp look to trim down this attacking group? In the most recent …
Loris Karius: Forgotten But Not Gone

Loris Karius: Forgotten But Not Gone

Amid all the summer madness of transfer talk, as well as the constant praise for goalkeepers Simon Mignolet and Danny Ward, Loris Karius is now a player going completely under the radar. Having arrived as a devilishly handsome, highly-rated young German, it was no surprise to see him filling column inches and gaining immediate admirers last summer. He felt like the answer to Liverpool's ongoing goalkeeping issues.  Things didn’t pan out the way the 24-year-old would have hoped for, however, …
How Will Mohamed Salah Fare at Liverpool?

How Will Mohamed Salah Fare at Liverpool?

In the most recent edition of the Gags Tandon Show, Gabriele Marcotti, from both ESPN and The Times, featured as the guest: profiling Mohamed Salah and discussing potential concerns that Liverpool fans may have. For many Liverpool fans, their main concern is why Mohamed Salah, a player that could not establish himself at Chelsea is now one of Liverpool's primary targets, and, by extension, is he of the quality Liverpool need to improve in order to build towards those Premier …
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