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 …
Liverpool lack imagination to overcome Hull City

Liverpool lack imagination to overcome Hull City

It is fair to say that Liverpool have been a disappointment at the start of 2017. They have been knocked out of both domestic cups with losses to Wolves in the FA Cup and Southampton in the EFL Cup. Along with the poor form in the cup Liverpool have yet to win a league match this year with draws against Manchester United, Sunderland and Chelsea and a loss to Swansea City. Prior to the turn of the year there was …
Can: We Are Still The Same Team

Can: We Are Still The Same Team

Footballers, often understandably short-term in their thinking, can be excused more than most for a touch of solipsism when it comes to their finite careers. There are only so many years for the average player to try to amass a reasonable financial buffer to aid the transition into the next 5 decades-or-so of their lives. Of course, in the case of those who are good enough to spend those years in the employ of top-level teams, the urgency to squirrel-away post-football …
Mourinho Jibes At Klopp Fall Flat

Mourinho Jibes At Klopp Fall Flat

The power of perception is a wonderful thing. The way in which two individuals see something can differ so wildly as to make one question whether or not they're speaking about the same episode. On Tuesday night, Neil Swarbrick copped an earful of Jürgen Klopp's momentary righteous indignation. It was massively entertaining for us Liverpool fans, a chance to see our manager literally mouthing defiance of Chelsea at officialdom, a moment of spontaneous and raw emotion. It was also, in hindsight, …
Gerrard Absolutely Delighted With Klopp

Gerrard Absolutely Delighted With Klopp

In a genuinely chilling development, it appears as though the world of Trumpian politics is beginning to bleed into the football sphere. Following his team's aggregate victory in the EFL Cup semi-final last night, an increasingly creepy looking Jose Mourinho refused to acknowledge the reality that Manchester United had just lost the second leg 2-1. Sporting a buzz-cut that only added to his unnerving appearance, the sullen Portuguese eye-gouger presented an "alternative fact" to the assembled hacks. The score, you see, …
Mignolet: Everyone Chips In

Mignolet: Everyone Chips In

Recently, Latest News has been succumbing to an innate desire to ramble but every so often one of Liverpool's finest has so much to say for themselves that the bulk of this column will be their words and you, dear reader, are spared the meandering nonsense and anecdotal piffle that often greets the wary click of your mouse. This morning is such an occasion, for in an interview with the Liverpool Echo, Simon Mignolet, that figure of so much fan …
Fortress Anfield: Where's

Fortress Anfield: Where's "Phase Two"?

As Jurgen Klopp builds and strengthens Liverpool FC on the pitch, and his staff toil away, quietly and almost thanklessly in the background, it's about time we brought attention back to Anfield and its development. The Main Stand has been a delightful addition to 'Fortress Anfield', but word on the expected 'Phase Two' of Anfield's redevelopment has been surprisingly quiet. Had I not have been searching hopelessly for returned tickets for Premier League home fixtures, late into the night, I probably, …
Coutinho: We Have Big Objectives

Coutinho: We Have Big Objectives

In the early hours of Monday morning, with the latent antipathy towards Manchester United still pulsing in the back of our poor battered heads, Latest News used the platform provided by AI Towers to witter inanely about the Sky Sports narrative that Liverpool's performance had ruined. There were so many glaring examples of a bias in the presentation of that narrative that your scribbler could not possibly have mentioned them all in what is supposed to be a quick read …
Matip Absence May Continue

Matip Absence May Continue

Yesterday, as that maestro of the machinations of modern football instructed his preposterously expensive team to get the ball wide and bombard the Liverpool penalty area with crosses and diagonal bombs, this scribbler can't have been alone in thinking that it would have been an altogether more forlorn exercise if Joel Matip had been free to take his place at the heart of the Liverpool rear guard. Jose Mourinho looked on with smug satisfaction as the preening Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his …
Klopp: We Were Better

Klopp: We Were Better

"We were the better side, played better football, had a better plan." Jürgen Klopp "We stopped them playing but they also did very well from the defensive point of view." Jose Mourinho
Everybody loves a good story, especially here at Latest News. The creation of narrative is as old as we are as a species. The past, after all, is just a story that we tell ourselves, so the same thing should work for the future, right? Well, not really. …
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