Leicester City 2 - 0 Liverpool: A night to forget at the King Power Stadium

Leicester City 2 - 0 Liverpool: A night to forget at the King Power Stadium

Competition: Carabao Cup 3rd Round Date: 19/9/17 Venue: King Power Stadium So, the Reds were back in action again tonight. September is a gruelling month, match-wise for most clubs, second only to December. Liverpool have stayed true to their form of recent years by struggling in the immediate aftermath of the first international break of the season. A 5-0 trouncing at City was followed up with two home draws (2-2 v Sevilla, 1-1 v Burnley). Now, they begin a run …
Liverpool U23 boss Critchley on Woodburn's

Liverpool U23 boss Critchley on Woodburn's "Wow" moment

To describe teenage Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn as a promising youngster with a great deal more to learn might seem an understatement following his exploits for Wales - but that is exactly how he will see it himself, according to one of his first and most recent coaches. Liverpool Under 23s manager Neil Critchley, who gave Woodburn his debut for the Reds U18s and also worked with him as a seven-year-old at Crewe, says the forward will know he’s only …
Ben Woodburn - Minimum expectation, maximum reward

Ben Woodburn - Minimum expectation, maximum reward

Ben Woodburn was born 77 days prior to the turn of the millennium. Ben Woodburn is now a goalscorer on debut for both Liverpool and Wales. Will England regret losing him to their neighbour? Only time will tell, because as of now, Woodburn is just a special talent, nothing more than that, nothing less. It important for fans, Chris Coleman and Jurgen Klopp to ensure that they manage Woodburn and his growth well. The management will be in terms of …
Is Liverpool's Squad Good Enough to Contend This Season?

Is Liverpool's Squad Good Enough to Contend This Season?

‘This is our year.’ It’s been declared year after year by many Liverpool fans and we’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of stick from rival fans, due to the glaring fact we haven’t won the league since 1990, nor any trophy since 2012. However, in recent weeks I have sensed more pessimism from fans taking to social media to express their concerns about the lack of strengthening the positions we need most. With less than a week …
Why Liverpool Still Need Another Winger

Why Liverpool Still Need Another Winger

Liverpool have already added one natural wide player to their squad – the exceptionally fast and talented Mo Salah, who appears to be the sort of world class game-changing signing that FSG and Klopp have promised us this summer. However, despite bringing in a winger, there remains a solid argument that Liverpool remain a winger short – a feeling that will only have been emphasised with the news that both Sheyi Ojo and Ryan Kent are going out on loan. …
Will Klopp Trust Liverpool's Youngsters to Deliver Next Season?

Will Klopp Trust Liverpool's Youngsters to Deliver Next Season?

Having watched Klopp very closely over the past year and a half, it has become clear that there is one trait that he values above anything else and that's trust. A player can have all the ability in the world but if the German doesn't trust him to fit into his system and to play the way he wants them to then you simply won't have much of a future at Anfield. Klopp is so particular about both his defensive …
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 …
Player Ratings as Liverpool sweep past West Ham

Player Ratings as Liverpool sweep past West Ham

ONE. MORE. WIN. REDS. Excellent performance, great team selection from Klopp. Liverpool could have fourth wrapped up before Middlesbrough, but that's unlikely. We can still get third, but let's not get carried away just yet. Simon Mignolet - 6 - Early save from Fernandes set the tone for another good day, wasn't tested too much but helped himself in that regard with another number of good punches from crosses and corners. Nathaniel Clyne - 6 - Beaten early on a …
What I've Learned About Liverpool FC This Season

What I've Learned About Liverpool FC This Season

Once again, I’ve found myself schooled in football fandom over the last nine months. Some lessons I’ve been educated in for the first time, others I’ve shamefully realised should have been taken on board many years ago. That shame stemmed from the age-old occurrence of once again counting my chickens before the eggs were even laid. I got carried away, sucked in by the gathering speed of that train called ‘Momentum’. Yes, at Christmas I allowed myself to believe that …
Observations from Liverpool's defeat against Palace

Observations from Liverpool's defeat against Palace

Just as it looked like we were pulling clear in the race for top four, Crystal Palace rear their ugly heads again. It was so inevitable, wasn't it? Well, maybe not if you've got some optimism, something I'm certainly lacking after that performance. Can Sadio Mane have my leg? I didn't observe him, but here's what was on offer at Anfield... Top four gets that bit trickier Oh dear. If Manchester United win the derby and their games in hand, …
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