Klopp vs Mourinho: Different Ways To Win

Klopp vs Mourinho: Different Ways To Win

Where do you stand on crest-pointing and badge-kissing? I only ask because of the mixture of amusement and irritation I felt watching Jose Mourinho leave the Old Trafford pitch yesterday. The professionally sullen gilet-fancier was pulling one of those teenage girl Instagram-selfie faces, whilst pointing, very exactly, with his right index finger, to the AON logo beneath the Manchester United badge. It was, at best, an unintentionally hilarious comment on the rampant commercialisation of the modern game and at worst …
With Klopp, Guardiola And Mourinho, Who Needs Footballers?

With Klopp, Guardiola And Mourinho, Who Needs Footballers?

Predictably, there's been quite the response to Liverpool's away point at the Etihad on Sunday evening. As ever, one needed to be circumspect in one's choice of outlet for news/opinion, as so much of what is uttered about the Redmen can be discounted as either one-eyed agenda-driven guff or bland anodyne piffle. Equally predictably, this column will eschew the divisive in-house stuff and try to mine some rare delight from the weekend's proceedings, even if it must be by way …
Playing United Still Leaves Me in Bits

Playing United Still Leaves Me in Bits

I hate playing United, me. I love beating them, that bit is fantastic and gives me a sense of satisfaction that is difficult to explain. The losing part pretty much goes without saying, especially with our old mucker Jose in charge of them now, but I just hate playing them. Maybe it's down to my blood pressure resembling a thermometer in the Nevada dessert at midday before the game even kicks off - the word tense doesn't come close. I …
Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview: Old Rivalry, New Perspective

Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview: Old Rivalry, New Perspective

Liverpool make a short trip up the M6 on Sunday to face Manchester United in one of the biggest fixtures in the English football calendar. With United having experienced something of a fall from grace in recent years, the game takes on a slightly rarer meaning with the Red Devils, majorly in-form, chasing the Reds, with Jürgen Klopp's side looking to put further distance between themselves and the team their fans love to hate. THE DETAILS Match: Manchester United vs …
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool: The Most Feared Team In The Land

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool: The Most Feared Team In The Land

When was the last time an opponent took on Liverpool, played their natural game and got the better of the Reds? When did a game finish and you genuinely thought, “they’ve gone toe-to-toe with us there, and deserved their win”? It has barely happened in 2016/17 to date, if at all. Arsenal were their usual selves on the opening weekend and were dispatched of by Jurgen Klopp’s men, and Chelsea were outplayed by a more superior outfit the following month. …
Kornmayer & Nemmer - Liverpool's Best Signing of the Summer

Kornmayer & Nemmer - Liverpool's Best Signing of the Summer

On the 12th of April, in the midst of Liverpool Football Club’s hectic schedule during the latter stages of season’s past, Liverpool hijacked Bayern Munich’s backroom staff. Andreas Kornmayer, now Head of Fitness and Conditioning for the Reds was to move to Merseyside, joining Jurgen Klopp to make his players the fittest in the league. About a month later, Liverpool once again pinched nutritionist Mona Nemmer from the German Champions. Klopp made significant changes to his backroom staff over the …
As Jurgen Klopp says: 'Let's Stay Cool'

As Jurgen Klopp says: 'Let's Stay Cool'

Top of the league, Klopp at the helm, and a rampant Liverpool team, faced with a set of upcoming fixtures, that on paper, look more than winnable. Yet Jürgen Klopp has stated clearly to cool any early title talk, and once again, he's right. The 'feel-good' vibe around Anfield, and amongst the Liverpool FC fanbase,  which I noted as 'Klopptimism' in my most recent piece, has transcended into delirium following the brutal decimation of Watford, at home. We need to take …
Liverpool v Manchester United: Pragmatism or Poor Performance?

Liverpool v Manchester United: Pragmatism or Poor Performance?

Oh, Lord this is going to be tricky. Before I start on this complex and somewhat tricky standpoint, I’d like to issue the following caveats. Firstly, I don’t like anything to do with Manchester United. I’m one of those people who finds themselves wiping their hands on their jeans if I accidentally brush one of their shirts in a sports shop. Ridiculous at my age, but there we are. Secondly, I don’t like Jose Mourinho. If I were to bump …
Observations from Liverpool's draw United

Observations from Liverpool's draw United

It wasn't what the majority had hoped to witness but the Reds finally ended United's winning streak at Anfield on Monday night. It didn't go to plan. Liverpool didn't blitz their bitter rivals. They didn't get revenge on Mourinho for 2013/14. But they did successfully manage to highlight just how one dimensional the special one actually is. As someone on Twitter said, United have gone from beating teams 8-2 to using that as a formation. Liverpool should have anticipated this but they failed …
Memphis Depay - Liverpool's Best Failure

Memphis Depay - Liverpool's Best Failure

Roughly sixteen months ago, Liverpool social media were furious once again, as we always are during every transfer window, at the club’s failure to bring in an explosive talent with quality, and at such a tender age in Memphis Depay. Coming to Liverpool would’ve made the most perfect sense in our eyes, well, in mine at least. To me, he would be the best replacement for Raheem Sterling, who’s departure from Anfield was all but concluded. The Memphis Depay transfer saga …
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