Why Liverpool Need to Fix their Achilles Heel

Why Liverpool Need to Fix their Achilles Heel

The defeat against Swansea. Really, the article could be summed up in a tweet, with plenty of characters to spare. The defeat at the weekend to a spirited and resolute Swansea side encapsulated everything wrong with Liverpool’s team over the last six or seven seasons. It hasn’t been fixed yet, and it needs to be Jürgen Klopp’s imperative to resolve what has been Liverpool’s Achilles heel for far too long: stupid mistakes in stupid positions to allow stupid goals. From …
Lucas Leiva: The Intangible Benefits of Liverpool's Most Experienced Player

Lucas Leiva: The Intangible Benefits of Liverpool's Most Experienced Player

I’m pleased it was Lucas. For all the talk of Jurgen’s ambitious new shavers coming in to kick start the FA Cup campaign, it took the oldest head in red to beat his man at the near post and thunder in from close range. A goal from the other end of the Woodburn/Leeds scale. Old man comes in and saves the day rather than a new buck makes a good start for Liverpool. As a man of advanced years I …
Liverpool FC - A Review of 2016

Liverpool FC - A Review of 2016

With another trip around the sun completed and the festive period behind us (by the time you read this), let’s look at the Red year and see exactly what we have and haven’t learned. January A brand new year lay ahead. A time for renewal and rejuvenation. A chance to draw a line under everything and begin again with the fresh wash of a new year across our backs. It took ten minutes for Liverpool to concede a goal and …
Liverpool's Team of 2016

Liverpool's Team of 2016

It's cliche I know but a year in football is a long time. If you compared December 2015 and December 2016 they're almost unrecognisable. After the Boxing Day fixtures in 2015 Liverpool were in 8th position with 27 points and a -1 goal difference. Watford and Crystal Palace where both ahead of the Reds and Everton were just a single point behind. Going into the game against Stoke City on the 27th December Liverpool are 2nd in the league with 37 …
One Football's Liverpool FC - End of Year Awards

One Football's Liverpool FC - End of Year Awards

It's been quite the entertaining year as a Liverpool supporter. Here are my end of year awards for 2016 for Liverpool FC, in conjunction with OneFootball. Best XI Coutinho Firmino Mane Can Henderson Lallana Milner Sakho Matip Clyne             Karius I've gone with Karius in goal because I think Liverpool have had good results on the whole with him in between the sticks and I believe in the long term he will improve and become …
Liverpool's Late Winners

Liverpool's Late Winners

Learning to Love the Fat Lady’s Tune When Sadio Mané reacted fastest to the rebound, breaking Everton hearts on Monday night, he unleashed the most primal act in all of us. If you weren’t at Goodison, then, like me, you were up off the couch, fists clenched with the most guttural of roars leaving your throat. Relief, coupled with mild disbelief, takes over. You watch the players celebrate, dreading the linesman’s flag, then you hear Mike Dean’s whistle during the …
The Dejan Lovren Conundrum

The Dejan Lovren Conundrum

Whenever a club signs Dejan Lovren a free instruction manual should be provided on what to do and what not to do to get the best out of him. Similar, in many ways, to the guidelines set out if you were to have a Gremlin, I suppose. Instead of the "don't feed them after midnight" spiel it's been replaced by a few simple rules: - Don't partner him beside the reckless, poorly disciplined Alberto Moreno because he shouldn't have to sweep up after …
Why Liverpool shouldn't buy in the January Transfer Window

Why Liverpool shouldn't buy in the January Transfer Window

It's still November folks, but already my twitter timeline is starting to fill up with posts discussing the potential Liverpool signings during the upcoming January transfer window. People are debating the credibility of the links & how reliable the website it's from is or isn't. Some journalists are being hailed as extremely knowledgable on all things Liverpool football club, while others are being dismissed as chancers & clickbait merchants. I'm well aware that clubs are constantly scouting & assessing players, …
Potential Bundesliga replacements for Mamadou Sakho

Potential Bundesliga replacements for Mamadou Sakho

If you need proof that Jürgen Klopp can be as ruthless as any other manager, just ask Mamadou Sakho. The French defender became a cult figure amongst large sections of the Liverpool fan base with some heroic performances, particularly in the run to the Europa League final. Despite looking ungainly, he is very effective on the ball and this, coupled with his defensive ability put him in pole position to be a cornerstone of Liverpool's defence going forward. However, he …
Liverpool are still a work in progress

Liverpool are still a work in progress

The start to this season has been very positive for Liverpool - Jürgen Klopp's men are level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League; the football is entertaining and confidence is high. It's too early to get over excited, but things are looking up at Anfield and belief is growing amongst supporters. Klopp's intention of turning doubters into believers is bearing fruit. However, it should be remembered that this is still a work …
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