Do Liverpool need a new striker?

Do Liverpool need a new striker?

The 2016/17 season was, broadly speaking, a successful one. Attaining Champions League football was the bare minimum for a 'successful season', but under Klopp's leadership, the team did so. In the process, Liverpool scored 78 goals in the league, at an average of just over two per game. Coutinho and Mané both scored 13 in the league, whilst Roberto Firmino contributed with 11. Whilst it is a positive that the goalscoring burden is shared across the forward line, what Liverpool …
Unpopular Liverpool Trio Silence The Doubters In The Derby

Unpopular Liverpool Trio Silence The Doubters In The Derby

At every club, there are players who are divisive figures - ones who will never receive a single ounce of praise from a section of the support. Liverpool has had too many to mention down the years, but three who currently stand-out are undoubtedly Dejan Lovren, Lucas Leiva and Emre Can. The Reds trio receive more stick than anyone - Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno may have something to say about that - and their performances are so often ridiculed …
Liverpool 3 Everton 1: Player Ratings

Liverpool 3 Everton 1: Player Ratings

Liverpool continued their good home form against Top 6 rivals with a convincing win against the blue side of Liverpool. It's always a particularly satisfying win when beating Everton but doing the double over them means the Red side are totally dominant this season. Anyway, back to the game - here are the ratings for the game. Simon Mignolet (7) - Had very little to do. Made a good save from a deflected shot. He would appreciate more such afternoons. Nathaniel Clyne …
The Merseyside derby and the perfect Christmas present

The Merseyside derby and the perfect Christmas present

So, here it is, Merry Christmas reds, and what a superb early present we got this past Monday with our win across the park in the dying embers of the game vs our Merseyside rivals. Sadio Mane sparked jubilant scenes in the away end with his 94th minute winner vs Everton, but what was more impressive than the win itself was the performance and stand-out gap in quality between the two sides. Everton, as tenacious as they were, tried to …
Everton 0 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Everton 0 Liverpool 1 - Player Ratings

Liverpool left it late to snatch all three points in the Merseyside Derby, with Sadio Mane capping his first appearance in the fixture with a decisive goal. Daniel Sturridge was the orchestrator, letting fly from outside the Everton box only for the ball to come off the post, where Mane was on hand for an easy tap in. The Senegalese international has hit the ground running since his summer move and his stoppage time winner will have endeared him to …
Observations from Liverpool's late win against Everton

Observations from Liverpool's late win against Everton

Imagine in the summer, before the fixture schedule was released, someone told you we would go to Goodison Park just six days before Christmas and win 1-0 thanks to a scrappy goal in added-time. Obvious response would have been "Oh yeah, if Carlsberg did football matches"  sort of one, followed swiftly by a "but imagine the Everton fume if that actually happened". Well it has. It was scrappy. The ref bottled it. Everton fans booed. It was your stereotypical derby and you …
Everton vs Liverpool Preview: Can the Reds end Toffees' home record?

Everton vs Liverpool Preview: Can the Reds end Toffees' home record?

Liverpool play their final fixture before Christmas on Monday, and it's only the small matter of an away trip to Everton. Indeed, the first Merseyside Derby of the season again falls away from Anfield, whilst there's also the intriguing tactical battle sure to come from Ronald Koeman and Jürgen Klopp's first face off in this grand old fixture. THE DETAILS Match: Everton vs Liverpool Stadium: Goodison Park Date: Monday 19th January Time: 20:00 BST Referee: Mike Dean FORM The Reds …
Are Liverpool Dark Horses for the Title?

Are Liverpool Dark Horses for the Title?

It's a new dawn in the Premier League. Not just in terms of more money than ever being pumped into the league effectively evening the playing field somewhat, but more importantly, never before have people been able to find a collection of the most influential managers in world football today within the same league at the same time. It's a who's who of managers as Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola join Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino, Slaven …
Time to go two up-top for Liverpool?

Time to go two up-top for Liverpool?

The blueprint for Brendan Rodgers' successful Liverpool side in 2013/14 is being used by a few teams that are surprising the Premier League this season. Two mobile strikers who combine pace and power. It's not a revelation of course, the two man strike force is something we're accustomed to seeing in the Premier League. However we were used to seeing a different dynamic. It used to be a little and large partnership. One big striker and one smaller striker. When …
Which Loaned Out Players Will Thrive Under Jurgen Klopp?

Which Loaned Out Players Will Thrive Under Jurgen Klopp?

Jürgen Klopp is a manager that can really get the best out of a player. The German’s ferocious manner and attitude can act as the catalyst for big performances as his charges take the lead from their manager and play at the same tempo Jürgen prowls at the touchline. This is probably his biggest attribute as a manager, and there have been a few instances in which players have shone under Klopp and then failed to live up to expectations …
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