Loris Karius: Inside the Mind of a Goalkeeper

Loris Karius: Inside the Mind of a Goalkeeper

Recently, I found myself reviewing my notes for my FA level 1 coaching course, and came across the FA's "Four Corner Model" of long-term player development. In the four corners are "Technical/Tactical", "Physical", "Social" and, lastly, "Psychological". Very often, we focus on the technical/tactical and physical aspects of the game when we look at or analyse teams and players at the expense of those other two aspects, indeed, there's far more glamour and associability with the technical and physical sides …
Only One Goalkeeper Makes Sense for Liverpool

Only One Goalkeeper Makes Sense for Liverpool

With the Liverpool fanbase in resounding agreement over the sudden need to upgrade the goalkeeper position who is the player to take the number-one kit for the next ten years? https://twitter.com/jeramye/status/1000466433879478274 KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM The Reds are in need of a ‘keeper clear-out, but that shouldn’t include Loris Karius, especially after the news of the concussion he suffered during the Champions League Final. Sell Simon Mignolet and Danny Ward as they deserve to play somewhere, but Loris Karius …
Klopp's Liverpool Untitled... For Now

Klopp's Liverpool Untitled... For Now

Some will say this Liverpool team failed, that they stalled at the final hurdle. Ending another exhilarating campaign with nothing to show for it, Klopp’s failure to win in six straight finals may be a source of humour for rival fans. It may even have some fans questioning whether his tenure has truly been a success. It was just one of those days; ninety minutes bereft of luck with a series of unfortunate goalkeeping errors and an untimely injury to …
So, you want to sell Loris Karius?

So, you want to sell Loris Karius?

There are two major reactions from Saturday night’s painful Champions League final loss to Real Madrid. 1 - Ramos’ da sells Avon 2 - Everything else is Karius’ fault Liverpool can’t do anything about the former, but the latter they are in full control of. If decisions were made via Twitter poll, Loris Karius would be gone, bagged, tagged and sold to the highest bidder by end of day on Sunday. Let’s say that you got your wish. Karius is …
Reds can hold heads high after Kiev defeat

Reds can hold heads high after Kiev defeat

So the final that we all looked forward to with bated breath didn't quite turn out as hoped. But there was no shame in losing to Madrid in the manner we did. Even in defeat, the signs were there that this team is already hitting new levels. After a brave start to the game where we looked to take the game to Madrid in a controlled and composed manner, Madrid struck the first blow. In his usual cynical manner, Sergio …
Time For Liverpool To Prove Nice Guys Can Finish First

Time For Liverpool To Prove Nice Guys Can Finish First

Bias exists in football, there is no doubt about that. We all overly heap praise on the teams we support and the players we love, while those we dislike must do something magical to earn a similar level of adoration. One thing that has nothing to do with favouritism, however, is just what a likeable bunch of players Liverpool have nowadays. Sure, we will instantly warm to our own players more than Man United or Everton fans would, but even …
Liverpool Must Avoid Summer Repeat Of 2002, 2009 & 2014

Liverpool Must Avoid Summer Repeat Of 2002, 2009 & 2014

What do the summers of 2002, 2009 and 2014 all have in common? Liverpool ballsed up every one, that's what. On those three occasions, the Reds had a wonderful chance of kicking on after near-title-winning campaigns, only to come crashing back down to reality after recruiting poorly and allowing rivals to pull clear again. Gerard Houllier started off the trend 16 years ago, after a fantastic Arsenal team were forced to win their remaining 13 matches to clinch the Premier …
Observations as the Derby Ends in a Drab Stalemate

Observations as the Derby Ends in a Drab Stalemate

The Merseyside Derby ended in yet another dull stalemate as Liverpool and Everton played out a 0-0 draw. The result ensured that Liverpool stayed in the top 3 as they look forward to the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. The 'put-together' line up With one eye on the Champions League, and the mounting injury concerns meant that there was a real struggle putting together a cohesive lineup. The line up had the returning Clyne start for the first …
How Detrimental is Klopp's Loyalty to Liverpool?

How Detrimental is Klopp's Loyalty to Liverpool?

Despite possessing many qualities and being a world class manager our boss still has his weaknesses. Last week I talked about how Klopp has built a new identity for the club, transforming the way us as supporters and opposition fans now look at us. We're no longer a club who has to sell a long-term project or reminisce about past glories because big Jurg and his team are starting to consistently deliver on the pitch creating a new legacy. Having …
LFC Keeper Targets: Jack Butland - written off too early?

LFC Keeper Targets: Jack Butland - written off too early?

With rumours circulating that Liverpool are interested in bidding for top goalkeeping talents such as Alisson of Roma or Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, it's easy for fans to get carried away with the prospect of Liverpool possible breaking the world record fee spent on a goalkeeper. I personally would run down the street with my top off, swinging my shirt above my head singing You'll Never Walk Alone if Liverpool managed to end their goalkeeping nightmare by bringing Oblak …
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