Oxlade Chamberlain: Shrugging off irrational criticism to prove his worth to Liverpool

Oxlade Chamberlain: Shrugging off irrational criticism to prove his worth to Liverpool

Football fans as a whole love to criticise players right from the get-go, as was the case when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Liverpool in the summer. Moving from Arsenal for a reported fee of £35million, he was labelled a flop after failing to catch the eye after coming on as a sub. Question marks were raised about the club’s investment in the Englishman given his eye-opening injury record and severe lack of contributions in the final third. Said question marks were …
West Ham United V Liverpool: Opposition Scouting Report

West Ham United V Liverpool: Opposition Scouting Report

Liverpool’s visit on Saturday sees them encounter a team with a baffling array of form. Many Reds will look at the Hammers’ incredible turnaround at Wembley against Spurs in the Carabao Cup and wonder just which West Ham will turn up. That night, on the same ground where Liverpool failed miserably days earlier, Andre Ayew (2) and Angelo Ogbonna overturned Spurs’ 2-0 half-time lead in an inspired comeback. Such was the Hammers’ form coming into that game that it looked …
West Ham vs Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

West Ham vs Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Liverpool travel to the London Stadium, knowing that top four is very much within their grasp, and a win against West Ham could be enough to see them over the line. But West Ham will be a tough team to beat, as they have three clean sheets in their last three home games, and are five league games unbeaten. So here are the key battles for Sunday’s game. Aaron Cresswell vs Nathaniel Clyne Cresswell has been one of the shining …
The Dejan Lovren question

The Dejan Lovren question

The question surrounding the transformation undergone by Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is not only complex, but his upturn in fortune is also a mystery to many a Reds fan. I would like to cast your minds back to August 29, 2015 and Liverpool had just been humiliated, humbled and simply outclassed by a West Ham team, that resulted in a 3-0 Anfield defeat. The fan inquest that shortly followed West Ham’s first win at Anfield since 1963, solely (and on …

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