Observations from Liverpool's Defeat to Southampton

Observations from Liverpool's Defeat to Southampton

Liverpool's horrid start to 2017 continued with yet another defeat. The Reds have now won just one of their seven matches since the turn of the year, missing out on a return to Wembley after a frustrating night against a weakened Southampton at Anfield. The visitors were without the injured Virgil Van Dijk and started 22-year-old Jack Stephens alongside Maya Yoshida. It should have been like lambs to the slaughter for the likes of Firmino, Coutinho and Sturridge, but 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, …
Defenders for Liverpool to Target in January

Defenders for Liverpool to Target in January

Virgil van Dijk Perhaps the most obvious choice; given Liverpool’s affinity with buying Southampton players as of late; but Virgil van Dijk may well be the one key Southampton player Liverpool actually spend money wisely on. Of course, Sadio Mane and Nathanial Clyne were shrewd, if not slightly over-priced; but van Dijk has the potential to fix a glaring problem in Liverpool’s lineup; having a partner for Joel Matip that can be relied upon. The travesty that occurred against Bournemouth …
Liverpool - A Squad in Crisis?

Liverpool - A Squad in Crisis?

A mere few weeks ago Liverpool were well and truly flying, yet a flurry of injuries, including one to Phillipe Coutinho, suddenly dampened the mood around Anfield, and the recent humiliating defeat to Bournemouth only sought to worsen the atmosphere surrounding Liverpool FC. But with the January transfer window approaching, and with Mané soon to depart for the African Cup of Nations, Liverpool, for a club that appeared blessed with attacking talent, suddenly seem desperately short. Yet, a League Cup …
Why Liverpool Need: Virgil Van Dijk

Why Liverpool Need: Virgil Van Dijk

DoF Fantasy Series Part 5: How I’d spend £100m at Liverpool

DoF Fantasy Series Part 5: How I’d spend £100m at Liverpool

Liverpool’s ridiculously named “transfer committee” has been a hot topic in recent years. Some think they epitomise everything that’s wrong with the club’s transfer strategy, but maybe their detractors are yet to realise that the spine of Klopp’s new-look side is made up of “committee” signings. Emre Can, Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, and Mamadou Sakho were all first choice under the German once the squad had settled following a spate of injuries. Can and Firmino were the club’s best players …