Should Liverpool take a risk on signing Ben Brereton in the summer?

Should Liverpool take a risk on signing Ben Brereton in the summer?

Unless you've been living under a bridge for a month or two, you've very probably heard the name of Ben Brereton being linked to Liverpool. The question most Liverpool fans are probably asking is … who? Ben Brereton is the latest 'super kid' to have emerged from the same Nottingham Forest (remember them?) academy that has produced the likes of Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson and Oliver Burke. If you've actually seen Brereton play, then the question you ask automatically changes …
Seven Sensible Summer Signings for Liverpool

Seven Sensible Summer Signings for Liverpool

The season isn’t quite over, but following another roller coaster year of highs and lows — from competing for the title and chasing another cup final, to a loss of form and a dreadful run of results, back to chasing the top four — the club needs to press on with their summer transfer business. As the rumours gather pace, the Echo runs stories of missed targets and underwhelming interest and the season continues to flabbergast, let’s take a look …
Solving LFC's Number Six Position and Four Perfect Transfer Targets

Solving LFC's Number Six Position and Four Perfect Transfer Targets

In this article: Understanding the Dutch 'number six’ midfield position & specialist roles today The Liverpool history of Jordan Henderson Liverpool’s attacking & defensive failures and how to resolve them The perfect transfer targets for 2017/18 Understanding the Dutch 'number six’ midfield position & specialist roles today On face value, Jordan Henderson has done surprisingly well this season as a player you would describe as a ‘known known’. As a symbol of consistency amidst the years of flux in footballing …
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. …
Stick or Twist? | Liverpool's January Window

Stick or Twist? | Liverpool's January Window

There have been huge developments at the club over the last year or so, sparked by the arrival of Jurgen Klopp. In the midst of his first full season in charge, the Reds are the closest challengers to current Premier League leaders Chelsea, taking a total of 44 points from 20 games and are just five points behind Conte’s side. Despite claims that there is little value in the January window, Liverpool have proven in recent times that gems can be found …
Chinese Investment - An opportunity too good to miss for LFC?

Chinese Investment - An opportunity too good to miss for LFC?

Back in December of 2015, Manchester City announced that CFC, a Chinese group had purchased a 13% stake in MCFC for £265m. This marked the point at which Manchester City had truly become a rival to Manchester United in financial terms. How is this relevant to Liverpool? We need only cast our minds back to the end of the 1980s, where following two decades of domestic domination and European success, Liverpool's owners and the board decided against investing heavily in …
Why I would pay the £20m for Jonas Hector

Why I would pay the £20m for Jonas Hector

Jonas Hector is one of the latest players to be linked to Liverpool, with 1.FC Köln reportedly wanting £20m for the left-back. The sale of Brad Smith leaves Jürgen Klopp with no other specialist in the squad for that position to rival Alberto Moreno, whose injury has prompted the links with Hector to resurface. The club were also said to be in pursuit of Leicester City youngster Ben Chilwell, but with him signing a new contract, it appears any deal …
Sadio Mane - The man to balance the Liverpool attack

Sadio Mane - The man to balance the Liverpool attack

Sadio Mane has been the topic of much debate amongst Liverpool fans since news that the Reds were yet again set to raid Southampton became public knowledge. For all the positives surrounding the player and what he'd offer to the side fans, myself included, couldn't overlook two things; he's a Southampton player and the reported fee is £30 million. We've been here before, twice, and both times have scarred Liverpool fans. Why put your hand back in the fire 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 …
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