Liverpool's Two Ways To Build A Squad

Liverpool's Two Ways To Build A Squad

Transfers in football often seem reasonably straightforward. Building a squad is easy - you just isolate areas in your squad where you need another player, either because you’re a player short or because your strongest player in that area is a weak link in the squad. Then... you buy a suitable player. But over the last few years, building a genuine squad has proved problematic for Liverpool. Partly because they’ve bought poorly, partly because there was a lot of deadwood …
Loris Karius: Forgotten But Not Gone

Loris Karius: Forgotten But Not Gone

Amid all the summer madness of transfer talk, as well as the constant praise for goalkeepers Simon Mignolet and Danny Ward, Loris Karius is now a player going completely under the radar. Having arrived as a devilishly handsome, highly-rated young German, it was no surprise to see him filling column inches and gaining immediate admirers last summer. He felt like the answer to Liverpool's ongoing goalkeeping issues.  Things didn’t pan out the way the 24-year-old would have hoped for, however, …
Profiling Liverpool's Squad Depth Ahead of Next Season

Profiling Liverpool's Squad Depth Ahead of Next Season

After Liverpool secured qualification into the Champions league for next season, attention turned to the summer transfer window and who the Reds would be signing to both improve and bolster their squad heading into next season. One of Liverpool’s main weaknesses this season has been their lack of squad depth, which has been highlighted following injuries to key players such as Coutinho, Mane and Lallana. When the Reds have everyone fit they are as good as any team in the …
Do these loan players have a future with the Reds?

Do these loan players have a future with the Reds?

There are a number of notable players currently enjoying spells away from Anfield, but with only three months left of the season, will they be welcomed back into the squad come the summer or will they be shipped out again, temporarily or permanently? There are currently 13 senior players out on loan; ranging from former PSG captain Mamadou Sakho at Crystal Palace to 22-year-old striker Jack Dunn at Tranmere Rovers. Some of them are quality players who just needed game …
Liverpool FC Squad Analysis: The Depth Chart

Liverpool FC Squad Analysis: The Depth Chart

During his first summer transfer window Jurgen Klopp is slowly shaping the Liverpool squad to fit his tactics, his style of play and the personalities he wants in the dressing room. We’ve seen stalwarts such as Skrtel moved on and Mignolet marginalised, with more departures expected in the coming weeks and maybe one or two new faces coming in. With less than one week to go before the Premier League season kicks off, how is the newly shaped team looking? …
Good or bad business by Liverpool this summer?

Good or bad business by Liverpool this summer?

It’s been a busy summer of ins and outs at Anfield so far this summer, with more to come it seems. But, has this been a good window for Liverpool with the business that has been done? Players In Joel Matip and Marko Grujic arrived this summer, but both deals were agreed back in January, with Matip a free transfer following his contract at Schalke 04 expiring and Grujic staying at Red Star Belgrade on loan. Grujic immediately captures your …
Liverpool players at Euro 2016

Liverpool players at Euro 2016

Talks of Liverpool being the best represented club at Euros have been going on for a while. The Reds have sent 12 players participating in the competition, the most along with Juventus, which is more than any club. Most of the representation is for England, unsurprisingly. England are listed as fourth-favourites to win the Euros with most bookmakers offers and they will rely on several Liverpool players to help them succeed over the next month. Roy Hodgson has selected five players from …
A Look at Liverpool Target Loris Karius

A Look at Liverpool Target Loris Karius

Twitter was abuzz on Monday when news broke that Liverpool were 'closing in' on a £5 million move for Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius. Does he warrant the hype or is this a familiar case of fans overhyping a target? The 22 year old German has had an extraordinary season with his club side as he helped them finish 6th and only a mere five points off a Champions League place, a standout performance was away to Bayern in the Allianz …
Premier League Preview | Liverpool vs Watford

Premier League Preview | Liverpool vs Watford

Liverpool welcome Watford to Anfield on Sunday afternoon following their success in overturning a 1-0 deficit against Villarreal to progress to the Europa League final. Liverpool are on a ten match unbeaten run at Anfield heading into the game, including four Europa League wins (W7 D3) which has seen them book their place in Basel for the final of the competition. The Reds have improved drastically on the dismal home record they had under Brendan Rodgers’ last few months and …
Fan Media vs Mainstream Media - The Shaky Head Journalist

Fan Media vs Mainstream Media - The Shaky Head Journalist

It's not often you get chance to compare football  with wrestling without it being a stretch but now feels appropriate. The mid 90's saw the emergence of World Championship Wrestling (WCW), a wrestling company intent on taking on the already established World Wrestling Federation (WWF now known as WWE). Ted Turner, founder of CNN, had an idea. He didn't want to share the market with WWF, he wanted to own the market. Eric Bischoff went about making it a reality. …
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