Why one player alone can't replace Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool

Why one player alone can't replace Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho is leaving Liverpool. This won't come as a surprise to many as it was pretty clear since the player went on strike in the summer that it was only going to be a matter of time. Many supporters including myself are however extremely concerned about losing Coutinho this month. The Reds are in great form, 17 games unbeaten across all competitions, comfortably in the top 4 just 3 points behind second-place Manchester United and into the last 16 …
Riyad Mahrez: The Man To Reignite The 'Fab Four'?

Riyad Mahrez: The Man To Reignite The 'Fab Four'?

It’s widely known that Riyad Mahrez wants to leave Leicester City, with the Algerian keen to test himself at a top Premier League club and make the next step in his career. There’s a wide berth of interest too, with all of the top-six linked to the winger at one time or the other. With Philippe Coutinho jetting off to Barcelona, Liverpool could be in the market for a replacement this month. Thomas Lemar seems top of Klopp’s list according …
5 Players to Replace Phil Coutinho

5 Players to Replace Phil Coutinho

Thomas Lemar The man who this writer once described as being the creative force behind Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar is the man being touted as the replacement for Phillipe Coutinho. There’s a good reason Monaco’s price tag is yet to waver from the €90 million mark – that is the reflection of his importance to Leonardo Jardim’s side. Though a winger by position, Lemar’s dribbling ability and creative incision are belied by a willingness to do the hard yards, and …
Liverpool v Leicester City Preview - The First of Two Tough Games in a Row for Klopp's Men

Liverpool v Leicester City Preview - The First of Two Tough Games in a Row for Klopp's Men

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Neil Swarbrick Date & Time - Saturday, December 30th @ 15:00 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 2/7, Draw 9/2, Leicester 17/2 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool got back to winning ways against Swansea on Boxing Day. A comfortable first-half performance was improved upon after the break when the Reds extended their one-goal lead to run out 5-0 victors in the end. Looking at the xG stats below, we can see that the Reds should have won all …
Leicester City 2 - 3 Liverpool: Back to Winning Ways

Leicester City 2 - 3 Liverpool: Back to Winning Ways

The Details Date: 23/9/17 Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester Background As a result of those strange fixture anomalies that football can sometimes provide us with, Liverpool had to revisit the King Power Stadium this evening. Leicester, of course, had been the venue for the Reds' early exit from the Carabao Cup last Tuesday night. The two starting elevens today were vastly different from those on Tuesday night, however. Leicester welcomed back players like Vardy, Mahrez, Schmeichel, Maguire and Andy King. While …
Mahrez On The Move: Should Liverpool Be On Alert?

Mahrez On The Move: Should Liverpool Be On Alert?

Signing for a fee of £400,000 in 2014 from Le Havre, Riyad Mahrez played a key part in Leicester’s unexpected Premier League title win in 2015/16. The 26-year-old scored a total of 15 goals in the top flight that season, with another 10 goals and seven assists to his name this season. A campaign with two very different fortunes saw The Foxes finish 12th in the league but get further than any other English team in reaching the Champions League …
Liverpool v Leicester City: Key Battles

Liverpool v Leicester City: Key Battles

After the international break, the Reds are back in action in the Premier League. And what better way to do that, than to welcome the champions to the new Anfield. Nine thousand more fans that will back the Reds and a majestic looking Main Stand will greet Leicester City as they arrive at one of only two away grounds where they lost last season. For the Reds, they go into the game on the back of having four points from …
Liverpool vs Leicester City Preview: All Eyes on the Main Stand as the Reds Return Home

Liverpool vs Leicester City Preview: All Eyes on the Main Stand as the Reds Return Home

Liverpool host Leicester City in their first home game of the 2016-17 season on Saturday evening, as the newly renovated Main Stand makes it's first appearance to the nation. There'll be 54,000 packed inside Anfield in what's expected to be a full house, the Reds entertaining the champions in front of the biggest home crowd Liverpool have seen in over 40 years. FORM Having just had the first (dreaded) international break, we're now well into the season, having already played …
Roberto Firmino - Exposing The Myths

Roberto Firmino - Exposing The Myths

Social media blew up in response to an interview that BT Sport pundit and former Liverpool player Michael Owen gave to the Daily Mirror. In it, Owen was asked about current Reds star Roberto Firmino and his response was surprising; he said he was split on him and claimed that he’d played well against Manchester City and Chelsea earlier in the season, but didn’t do it enough and was only giving one good performance in five or six games. That, …
The De-Evolution of Philippe Coutinho

The De-Evolution of Philippe Coutinho

I remember when we signed Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan. I hadn't seen much of him other than a few games at Espanyol and the odd Inter game, one of which being their 4-3 victory over Spurs when Gareth Bale grabbed a hattrick. It was the Welshman that grabbed the headlines but I was quietly impressed by with the Inter number 29. Such tight close control, an eye for a pass and the technique to execute it. He had that …
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