Transfer Time: A Brief Cautionary Tale

Transfer Time: A Brief Cautionary Tale

It's really far more than anyone should be expected to bear, you know. There is no way to manoeuvre the minefield that is transfer speculation and retain one's mental equilibrium. I like to think I'm a comparatively calm man, having had my stoicism tested by the slings and arrows over the years, but there's something about the unique cocktail of Liverpool's uncertain fate, the huge investment we have all placed in the importance of Champions League football and the attendant …
Three Potential Signings for Liverpool this summer

Three Potential Signings for Liverpool this summer

As is always the case with a club that are almost exclusively in transition between coaches and have a relatively high turnover of players in their squad, Liverpool and their fans are inundated with links to players from around the globe. Whether it is agent posturing, touting his players’ availability around in the media in order to garner interest, or journalists making stabs in the dark, however, the vast majority of these links are unfounded and ultimately come to nothing. …
Mixing It Up - Klopp's coaching and Liverpool's Cash

Mixing It Up - Klopp's coaching and Liverpool's Cash

The fume has always been a constant feature of LFC’s transfer window in the Twitter era. Failing to land a target and LFC targeting underwhelming players always set LFC’s” twittersphere” ablaze for days. Also a constant feature is the penchant of journalists and agents to link every man who calls football his profession to a transfer to Liverpool. One change in this summer’s transfer window is the concept of “a perfect Klopp” player. Being linked with an underwhelming name, for …
Don’t Get Down over Transfer Talk

Don’t Get Down over Transfer Talk

Wimbledon. The British Grand Prix. Glastonbury. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. All much loved and well established summer staples. For Liverpool fans, online transfer speculation can be added to that list. Once football seasons end (and occasionally before they draw to their usual disappointing conclusion for supporters of the Reds), fans’ attention diverts immediately to transfer talk. Initially, supporters assess the squad for weaknesses based on the previous nine months of frustration and heartache and identify areas of the team they …
The end of Liverpool?

The end of Liverpool?

Mourinho. Guardiola. Conte. Wenger. Klopp. If there was an Expendables movie for football managers, it would surely include all five of these esteemed and widely respected managers, all of whom have a history of success at the top level. Yet whilst the movement of two of the most impressive managers of recent years, in Mourinho and Guardiola, to the Premier League is a spectacle for both the neutral observer and fans of competition teams alike, it may well herald the definitive end …
Alternatives to Gladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud

Alternatives to Gladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud

As things stand Gladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud is currently the top target for Liverpool this Summer. Reliable journalists like Paul Joyce reported Liverpool's interest a few weeks back and since then most of the reports from various online publications highlight this. As we all know though, things can change with Liverpool and how they brief the media. Next week another player could be the 'top target' and the club will be 'doing all they can to sign them'. Liverpool's recent …
Another Summer of Change ahead for Liverpool

Another Summer of Change ahead for Liverpool

Everybody is for sale, kind of. There are bounties on the heads of the majority of Liverpool players as we head into open season also known as the Summer transfer window. Every single player has a price. Chairmen may talk a big game but at the end of the day they're just like every other salesman in life - they're trying to talk up the price. The transfer window is just one gigantic car-boot sale but instead of the customary …
Liverpool Need a

Liverpool Need a "Real" Marquee Signing This Summer

It seems to me that a marquee signing means different things depending on who it is you speak to. Some will argue it's already a recognised star, some will say it's a player that takes your team to the next level but the majority of people will say it's an expensive signing. The actual definition of a marquee signing is 'exceptionally popular or skilled'. Adam Lallana is labelled as our summer marquee signing due to the fact he was the …
Rating Liverpool's Summer Signings, Halfway Through 1st Season

Rating Liverpool's Summer Signings, Halfway Through 1st Season

The 2014 summer transfer window was certainly an eventful one. If Luis Suarez was not biting an Italian in Brazil, Mario Balotelli was being welcomed into Melwood by ice buckets of all sorts. Whilst the former opted to exit the club due to aggravating back problems due to continuously carrying the club in the 2013-14 season, the latter joined the Anfield club in a 15 million pound move that shocked the footballing world. Six months on, and we find ourselves pondering the 'ifs' …