Luke Edwards

Republic of Liverpool - We're not English, we are Scouse

Republic of Liverpool - We're not English, we are Scouse

As it's only a few days until England kick off their World Cup campaign, I thought I would get into the patriotic spirit and put it down into words why, I would say, a large number of Liverpool fans, especially local fans, do not get behind the national team. In the 1970s, before Margaret Thatcher’s government, it would not be an uncommon appearance for union jacks to be waved in the Liverpool end, travelling Europe or on the Kop. Nowadays, …
Liverpool FC - European Royalty

Liverpool FC - European Royalty

This is it. The Quarter-finals. The big time. The European Cup. The draw was met by sighs when Andriy Shevchenko pulled out Man City to face us. And understandably so, as every supporter wants Liverpool to play the giants across the continent and show the rest of Europe what the team is about. The memories of trips to European cities to watch the mighty reds play live long in the memories of fans who made the trips. Last week it marked …
Anfield's SeatServe - American Anfield

Anfield's SeatServe - American Anfield

Ahead of Liverpool’s enthralling 5-0 win over Watford on Saturday evening, I was angered to see stickers slapped on the bank of seats promoting an app that Liverpool Football Club are now using. This app, SeatServe, allows fans to have food and drink personally delivered to their seats before the game, at halftime, or even worse, during the game. There are many moral issues with the induction of this skip-the-queue system. One is that it seems to be offering an …
The Anfield Atmosphere

The Anfield Atmosphere

With Liverpool sitting in sixth place in the league and 12 points behind the leaders, Man City, the Twitter brigade are scavenging off poor displays from certain players or the team as a whole. Although our calamitous defence may be an issue, it is not as big as the issue which is unfolding around the stands caused by the men off the field. After Huddersfield were served a 3-0 defeat at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, their manager, David Wagner said …
Klopp's Liverpool FC - Poetry in NO-tion

Klopp's Liverpool FC - Poetry in NO-tion

As the final whistle sounded away at Watford on the opening day of the season, Liverpool had come away with a point, having conceded three away goals. “Oh well, we still have a couple of weeks left to sign a defender” we said. “Van Dijk will be signed soon enough” we said. How wrong we were. Liverpool failed to place a singled bid for the Dutchman or any other defender. Instead, we signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has made one start …
What do we expect to see of Jon Flanagan?

What do we expect to see of Jon Flanagan?

Once hailed the ‘Scouse Cafu’ for his solid season in 2013/14, in which he played Left Back for the majority of the season, Jon Flanagan now finds himself Liverpool’s fourth choice Right Back.  He earned himself a call-up to England’s World Cup team for his terrific campaign, albeit he only made an appearance coming off the bench in a warm-up friendly against Ecuador. Just how has he found himself become so low in the pecking order? Through no fault of …
Philippe Coutinho: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Philippe Coutinho: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Earlier this week it was reported Philippe Coutinho would only leave Liverpool if a deal was to be done amicably. This ensured the ball was in the club’s court. As long as we reject any offers, Coutinho would remain a Liverpool player come the start of September. A morning and afternoon of twists and turns have thrown the Brazilian’s near future up in the air. FSG made an official statement this morning which declared:
‘The club’s definitive stance is that …
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 …