Time For Gini Wijnaldum To Be Unleashed

Time For Gini Wijnaldum To Be Unleashed

Remember the player we all thought we were getting when Gini Wijnaldum signed for Liverpool two years ago? It was a transfer that came out of left field, with the Dutchman rarely linked with a move before becoming the seventh permanent signing of Jurgen Klopp's reign. Wijnaldum had blown hot and cold at Newcastle United, with some Magpies fans critical of his limp, almost disinterested performances away from St James' Park, but his attacking quality was undeniable. During the one …
Why Virgil van Dijk Is Liverpool's Most Important Player

Why Virgil van Dijk Is Liverpool's Most Important Player

Such is the level of quality within Liverpool's newly-built squad, there are various players that could lay claim to being the Reds' most important individual heading into 2018/19. Mo Salah is the obvious name that immediately springs to mind, considering the Egyptian's 44 goals last season catapulted him to superstar status. Without his devastating impact in the final third, Liverpool would suddenly cut a far less potent force. The subtle magic of Roberto Firmino also makes him one of the …
A Fast Start Essential In Liverpool’s Title Quest

A Fast Start Essential In Liverpool’s Title Quest

Every time a new Premier League season arrives, those images of a Liverpool title win start entering our heads, teasing us about that most cherished of achievements. It's only natural, considering football fans should always be thinking big, but we all know such hopes and aims can sometimes be unreasonable. Let's face it, there have been plenty of times when we've got carried away about the Reds' title chances when they were non-existent. As Liverpool attempt to avoid yet another …
Alisson, Van Dijk & Keita: Liverpool’s New Game-Changing Spine

Alisson, Van Dijk & Keita: Liverpool’s New Game-Changing Spine

This time just over a year ago, imagine being told Liverpool would sign Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita in the 12 months that followed. It would have felt like the most beautiful of pipe dreams, even if Alisson wasn’t the world-renowned goalkeeper he speedily blossomed into at Roma. Great teams have great spines and Liverpool have lacked one for a rather harrowing amount of time. For too long we have had to watch the likes of Simon Mignolet, …
Harry Wilson Threatening to Find Another Level at Liverpool

Harry Wilson Threatening to Find Another Level at Liverpool

Saturday’s pre-season opener away to Chester was meant to be all about Naby Keita and Fabinho making their Liverpool debuts, but two others made the headlines. Daniel Sturridge showed us that there is enduring class in his boots, scoring twice before hinting on social media that his work at Anfield may not be done just yet. Harry Wilson also registered a well-taken brace as Liverpool romped to a 7-0 win and his all-around 45-minute performance was one that caught the …
How James Milner Became an Unlikely Liverpool Hero

How James Milner Became an Unlikely Liverpool Hero

Monday saw Liverpool’s non-World Cup players return to Melwood, with much of the pre-season focus on Naby Keita and Fabinho’s first day with their new teammates. Various photos and videos were released to give an idea of what the day entailed - Keita meeting Jurgen Klopp on the stairs and receiving a giant hug was a great moment - but one clip stood out more than anything. James Milner, pouring with sweat and pacing around, surrounded by colleagues sat on …
A Chance for Gomez to Shine at Centre-Back?

A Chance for Gomez to Shine at Centre-Back?

Kiev only feels like yesterday but Liverpool are almost back in pre-season training. The World Cup has been a lovely distraction from all things Reds - the tournament will still be going on during the first few friendlies, slightly bizarrely - but now it's time to switch on again. Up the 'This Is Our Year' Reds! There is going to be so much to consume in pre-season, from the performances of new pair Naby Keita and Fabinho to the response …
Man City & Spurs' Mocking of Mo Salah is The Ultimate Compliment

Man City & Spurs' Mocking of Mo Salah is The Ultimate Compliment

It’s hard to think of a more likeable footballer in the modern game than Mo Salah. When you weight it all up, what is there to possibly dislike about him? A deeply religious man with great values, he plays the game in exactly right way without an ounce of ego and snide - there is no feigning injury, berating referees or a lack of team ethic. He has become a sporting icon all around the world after his remarkable feats …
Has “This Is Our Year” Ever Been More Justified At Liverpool?

Has “This Is Our Year” Ever Been More Justified At Liverpool?

"This is our year." That hopeful saying surrounding Liverpool's title aspirations has been used to ridicule Reds supporters since the glory days came to a crashing halt in 1990, often fairly so. Every year we seem to say it and invariably it ends in tears, with our pre-season predictions proved incorrect. A lot of the time it has been blind optimism, but there have also been occasions when the levels of confidence have been justified, following seasons of great promise. …
Priceless Sadio Mane Must Not Go Unloved at Liverpool

Priceless Sadio Mane Must Not Go Unloved at Liverpool

Football moves at a relentless pace. It only takes a string of good or bad performances to completely alter an opinion on a team or a player, with the modern game as knee-jerk as it has ever been. When it comes to Sadio Mane, this definitely applies, even though any sane Liverpool supporter knows full well how brilliant he is. He has been a revelation since joining from Southampton, becoming a key component of Europe’s most fluent, devastating attacking unit, …
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