Goretzka's Pro-Active Approach Makes Him An Ideal Signing For Liverpool

Goretzka's Pro-Active Approach Makes Him An Ideal Signing For Liverpool

There’s been a lot of rumours floating about in recent weeks and few seem to be making as much noise as Leon Goretzka to Liverpool. With 12 months remaining on his contract, the Schalke midfielder is being scouted left, right and centre as attentions slowly begin to turn to the January window. Despite securing the services of Naby Keita for the 2018 season, Jurgen Klopp’s side could do with midfield reinforcements in January, with a lack of ingenuity and creativity …
Scouting Kerem Demirbay - Hoffenheim's Electric Man

Scouting Kerem Demirbay - Hoffenheim's Electric Man

As Liverpool stormed into the Champions League group stages with an effervescent performance, their opponents seemed awed by the big stage. Julian Nagelsmann’s men fell victim to Liverpool’s superb attacking impetus, though their achievement is no less impressive. Hoffenheim got to the Champions League qualifying stages off the back of a tremendous campaign, with a young and idealistic manager who has vowed to play a brand of exciting football. One of that brand’s chief proponents has been Kerem Demirbay, who …
Liverpool's Uncharted August

Liverpool's Uncharted August

Early in July we all  had our favorite Liverpool writer we looked to for transfer intel, but those usually clued-in were mostly silent.  Into the void stepped a new batch of ITK’s with exotic ties to unnamed “sources” from far away lands. We quietly hoped they had it right.  They didn’t. Curiously, they were all telling similar tales, that Liverpool would at least have the second of their top three targets leaning on walls and swapping stories about their Istanbul …
5 Players In Need Of A Loan Move This Summer

5 Players In Need Of A Loan Move This Summer

Liverpool are set for a crucial summer transfer window with quality additions needed to get the squad ready to fight on all fronts ahead of a new campaign. Mohamed Salah has started the trend, making the move from AS Roma in a £36.9million deal. The ex-Chelsea man’s high-profile move sees him as the club’s new record transfer, replacing Andy Carroll, much to the delight of the fan base. Plenty more players are expected to pose for the infamous Melwood lean, …
Why Klopp Should Sell Sakho

Why Klopp Should Sell Sakho

With Sakho's return to training at Melwood, and the Virgil Van Dijk saga seeming to offer no immediate solution to Liverpool's troubles at centre-back, Liverpool fans have found themselves considering whether Jürgen Klopp should backtrack on his decision to marginalise and sell Mamadou Sakho. For Sakho though, his time at Liverpool has been one that has seemed to divide fans. Purchased by Liverpool in 2013, under Brendan Rodgers, for a sizeable £18 million, the former PSG captain and French international was …
Mbad Idea: Liverpool Already Have Their Number 9

Mbad Idea: Liverpool Already Have Their Number 9

Reports of Liverpool’s chase for Kylian Mbappe have lingered throughout May and June.  The Reds have been tracking him for quite a while and have not been put off by his rocketing notoriety or his price-tag.  Good for them.  Let’s be honest, if he were signed it would change perceptions among supporters and rivals alike and Jurgen Klopp would find an effective way to use him. However, with Mané a key addition last year and Salah brought into the fold last …
Alternatives to Virgil van Dijk – Part 2

Alternatives to Virgil van Dijk – Part 2

In Part 1, I analysed why Benedikt Höwedes of FC Schalke 04 should rank highly on Liverpool’s list of alternative centre-backs to Virgil van Dijk. Before reading this Part 2 article, please also see Part 1 for an overview of Liverpool’s defensive weaknesses and the profile of centre-back needed for Klopp’s current style and systems of play. You can find it here. Nota Bene At the time of writing this Part 2 article, recent unfortunate events affecting my primary target …
Time For Firmino To Break The Curse Of Liverpool’s No.9 Shirt

Time For Firmino To Break The Curse Of Liverpool’s No.9 Shirt

There are a few iconic shirt numbers that you associate with Liverpool Football Club, with both No. 7 and No. 9 very much the standouts. James Milner currently occupies the former once worn majestically by Kenny Dalglish and Luis Suarez, much to the dismay of many who want a more glamorous player donning it, but the latter has been vacant for a year. That is until this week, when it was confirmed that Roberto Firmino would take the honour, with the …
Do Liverpool need a new striker?

Do Liverpool need a new striker?

The 2016/17 season was, broadly speaking, a successful one. Attaining Champions League football was the bare minimum for a 'successful season', but under Klopp's leadership, the team did so. In the process, Liverpool scored 78 goals in the league, at an average of just over two per game. Coutinho and Mané both scored 13 in the league, whilst Roberto Firmino contributed with 11. Whilst it is a positive that the goalscoring burden is shared across the forward line, what Liverpool …
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Would Be A Shrewd Piece of Business

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Would Be A Shrewd Piece of Business

With Arsenal stalling on a new deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool are among a number of clubs linked with a summer move. That’s caused somewhat of a stir from the fan-base, with the reaction varying from apprehension to excitement. If the Ox decides to seek pastures new, Netbet have Liverpool as the favourites to land the attacker. Joining Southampton at the age of seven, Chamberlain propelled himself into the first-team picture in 2010, making his debut at the age of 16. An …
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