Liverpool Fans and Their Great Expectations

Liverpool Fans and Their Great Expectations

Southampton 1-0 Liverpool. A truly dreadful display, that could have seen the end of Liverpool's EFL Cup ambitions if not for an impressive performance by Karius, and woeful finishing on Southampton's part. To take my mind off the defeat, I decided to watch a film, and Christopher Nolan's magnum opus was on television, The Dark Knight. Rather surprisingly I found an intriguing parallel that Heath Ledger's The Joker raised, when in conversation with Harvey Dent,
"...nobody panics, because it's all part of the …
EFL Cup Semi-Final Preview: Reds Look to Bounce Back

EFL Cup Semi-Final Preview: Reds Look to Bounce Back

It has not been the best start to 2017 for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. In the 2 games that the Reds have played, they have had two draws. The first one - a 2-2 stalemate at Sunderland - might be excusable, given that it kicked off less than 48 hours after a taxing game against Manchester City. But Sunday's goalless draw in the FA Cup against Plymouth Argyle is inexcusable. Even with the much-changed team, Liverpool should be beating Plymouth. So, …
The January Transfer Window - A Time For Trust

The January Transfer Window - A Time For Trust

And so the time is upon us once again. As December draws to a close, the sense of excitement and anticipation increases with the prospect of the of the January transfer window opening once more. Twitter is abuzz as the rumour mill goes into overdrive, irritating clickbait articles spread like a common cold and everyone throws in their two pennies worth as to who their club should or shouldn’t be signing. As a Liverpool fan, transfer windows are as exhausting …
Tactical Analysis - Rotations and Movement pull Stoke apart

Tactical Analysis - Rotations and Movement pull Stoke apart

Celebrating the Quiet People: Wijnaldum & Klavan

Celebrating the Quiet People: Wijnaldum & Klavan

The recent victories against Middlesbrough and Everton have thrust the usual names into the spotlight. Adam Lallana took the headlines in the North East and, a few days later, fans of both colours were all about Sadio Mane, either with a deep, nourishing love in their hearts or with a ‘jammy redshite bastard’ tone. I'd like to drag these stars from the stage for a minute and focus on those in the background. It’s Christmas after all. Share the wealth. …
Why Liverpool looking at Yunus Malli makes sense

Why Liverpool looking at Yunus Malli makes sense

Ever since Jurgen Klopp was appointed as manager, Liverpool have been tentatively linked to about 90% of the players plying their trade in the Bundesliga. No doubt he arrived at Anfield with a list of players he wanted the recruitment team to cast an eye over. So far the Reds have signed Joel Matip, Loris Karius and Ragnar Klavan from teams in Germany. If reports are to be believed that number will be rising in January with the likes of Niklas Sule, Jonathan …
Everton v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

Everton v Liverpool Preview - Key Battles

It doesn't get much bigger than this. Well maybe it does, for Liverpool, but definitely not for Everton. Derby day is among the most special of the season and this time, both sides head into the big day in good spirits. The Blues arrested an awful run of form with a big win against Arsenal on Tuesday and Liverpool won their first game in three with a clinical display at the Riverside Stadium against Middlesbrough. But as the old cliche …
Did Coutinho pass the Centre-Midfield Audition?

Did Coutinho pass the Centre-Midfield Audition?

Philippe Coutinho in centre-midfield in a Jurgen Klopp side. It was an experiment many Liverpool fans had wanted to see for quite some time but it's unlikely many would have wanted the switch to happen under such circumstances. Adam Lallana, a player who was playing arguably his best football since signing for the Reds, limped off 20 minutes into the victory over Swansea with a groin injury. To the surprise of many Klopp opted to move Coutinho to a more withdrawn …
Attack, Liverpool's best form of defence

Attack, Liverpool's best form of defence

Three games into the new Premier League campaign, Liverpool have conceded six goals, whilst scoring just five. Experiments with players operating in new positions, no clear preferred back five, or defined midfield protection, result understandably in questions being asked, even at this early stage. The mistakes and uncertainty will fail to alleviate fans fears, that the defensive frailties of seasons past, have once more not been addressed this summer. When Jürgen Klopp arrived, the area I thought he'd address first …
Klopp Earned The Benefit Of The Doubt

Klopp Earned The Benefit Of The Doubt

After a long, gruesome two months, the transfer window has officially been shut, the last grain of sand in the hourglass has fallen and it’s certain that Liverpool Football Club can not, and will not bolster their squad despite a series of minor injury scares to certain key players, added by one who seemed to be exiled in his own country, not to mention the evident flaws in our team. It’s been all but told. The transfer window is something …
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