A Critical Look at Loris Karius

A Critical Look at Loris Karius

Please note that this article was written before the Southampton game. Over the years, Liverpool have had persistent goalkeeping problems that have ultimately contributed to the club being unable to make decisive surges forward to win silverware. Liverpool’s last trophy was won in 2012 with Pepe Reina between the sticks, and a year later Simon Mignolet was signed to assume the position for the club moving forward. Since then, Liverpool haven’t won any form of silverware and the current manager …
It's the Hope That Kills You

It's the Hope That Kills You

It’s the hope that kills you... a famous saying that can be attributed to almost any situation in life. Some important, some less so but it seems to perfectly sum up the current situation at Liverpool F.C. To be blunt and please excuse the language but ... WHAT THE F**K are we doing? Where is this club going? What are our aims and ambitions? What’s the plan? Who are the players that are going to make us achieve these ambitions? …
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Reds Retribution?

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Preview - Reds Retribution?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Jonathan Moss Date & Time - Sunday, February 4th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 21/20, Draw 13/5, Spurs 12/5 Form Liverpool Form On Tuesday night, Liverpool did what they had to. A calm, composed, and professional performance from Klopp's men led to a convincing 3-0 win at Huddersfield. The midfield of Henderson, Can, and Milner, certainly lacked a creative spark and any real incisiveness but they eventually passed their way into the Huddersfield area …
Liverpool's Old Guard Barely Hanging On

Liverpool's Old Guard Barely Hanging On

For Liverpool supporters, transfers can never come fast enough. We always want to push that revolving door a little faster until we find a combination of players that starts filling up the trophy cabinet again. However, glance at the squad from 2013/14 season, just four years ago and you’ll notice that only a few faces remain. The crocked club captain; Jordan Henderson. The want-away striker; Daniel Sturridge. The freshly sentenced right back; Jon Flanagan. And the benched ‘keeper; Simon Mignolet. …
Don't Believe The Hype - Liverpool 2 West Brom 3

Don't Believe The Hype - Liverpool 2 West Brom 3

Won a big game, have we? And thus Liverpool become Liverpool. While the Manchester City game was an undoubted highlight of the season, with Jurgen Klopp’s red men swamping all over the champions elect, it also marked the point where things went wrong. Firstly there was the Swansea game where Liverpool were second to every ball and then the delay-ridden debacle at Anfield on Saturday night when they slumped to lowly West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup. Albion and …
Observations as Liverpool Crash Out of FA Cup

Observations as Liverpool Crash Out of FA Cup

Liverpool slumped to their second successive defeat on Saturday night, crashing out of the FA Cup fourth round for the third season in a row. Ending all chances of capturing a trophy this year, The Reds produced a very abject performance as West Brom secured their second win since August - one of which came against Exeter City. Bobby Firmino gave the home team a good start after Jonny Evans was caught dwelling in possession. Mohamed Salah raced through on …
Liverpool 2-3 West Brom: VAR the star as Reds exit FA Cup

Liverpool 2-3 West Brom: VAR the star as Reds exit FA Cup

West Bromwich Albion recorded a shock win at Anfield, beating Liverpool 3-2 to march into the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Reds' expense. A mad opening ten minutes saw three goals before VAR took over, two huge decisions that both went for Liverpool, although the Reds couldn't use it to their advantage. West Brom would eventually extend their lead to 3-1, Mohamed Salah's second-half goal just a consolation as Liverpool were beaten. It all looked set to …
Liverpool Player Ratings As They're Bossed By The Baggies

Liverpool Player Ratings As They're Bossed By The Baggies

Honestly, reckon the FA Cup is overrated anyway. I'm more of a Barclays Asia Trophy kinda guy. Liverpool 2-3 West Brom. They actually had the ball in the net five times, did the Baggies. The beauty of VAR and all that, Liverpool still managed to mess it up. Onto the ratings... Simon Mignolet (5): Where’s Danny Ward? Have you ever seen a goalkeeper mess up for two goals that were conclusively ruled out by VAR? Now you have! He was …
Backs To The Wall Time For Karius

Backs To The Wall Time For Karius

Loris Karius faces a defining period in his Liverpool career, with Jurgen Klopp confirming that the German has surpassed Simon Mignolet as the club’s No.1 goalkeeper. Signing from Mainz in 2016, the 24-year-old arrived having been voted the second best ‘keeper in the Bundesliga behind Manuel Neuer. With such prestige to his name, fans naturally believed he’d be the man to add some real quality in between the sticks and help solidify an unreliable defensive line. However, things haven’t quite …
How far Liverpool have come under Klopp

How far Liverpool have come under Klopp

With Barcelona having lost 1-0 on Wednesday night, Liverpool are now currently on the longest unbeaten run in Europe's top five leagues. Since losing 4-1 to Spurs in October, Liverpool took stock, restructured tactically, and have not just been resurgent, but prepotent. In the 18 games following that defeat to Spurs, Liverpool have gone on to score 3 or more goals in 12 of those (66pc of games). But this is not just the story of Liverpool finally getting their …
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