Dejan Lovren, sprouts and the art of debate

Dejan Lovren, sprouts and the art of debate

"All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others." - Douglas Adams. "Never be so cliché as to start a piece of writing with a quote." - My father. Sorry, Dad. The definition of a 'good' football player varies based on what level you want them playing at. Dejan Lovren would be a phenomenal player for a team in the National League, Conference or whatever we're …
Mane takes the money: Reaction to Sadio's new deal

Mane takes the money: Reaction to Sadio's new deal

Just as we were all drifting off into a Thursday night daze, social media started buzzing with the news of Sadio Mane bringing an end to all the chatter about his contract situation by signing a new one. The Reds' wing wizard has put pen to paper on a brand spanking new deal that takes him up to 2023, joining fellow attacking starlets Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in renewing this year. A pay rise for Mane, a player, locked …
Regression or Repression - What's going on with Ben Woodburn?

Regression or Repression - What's going on with Ben Woodburn?

Ben Woodburn's career so far has been defined by moments. A goal against Leeds United lit the touch paper, sparking huge interest in Woodburn as he became Liverpool's youngest ever scorer. Following that there was the goal against Austria that secured a hugely important win for Wales, Woodburn striking poetically from the edge of the area to the backdrop of a heartfelt national anthem. Unfortunately, that's been about it so far. To look up the M62 at Liverpool's rivals for …
10 Young Players That Should Be Catching Liverpool's Eye (Part 1)

10 Young Players That Should Be Catching Liverpool's Eye (Part 1)

Liverpool may well be on their best start to a Premier League season, but the world never stops looking forward, especially the world of football. So, with fans always on the hunt for the next big thing, here are five players under the age of 21 who’ve been making waves all over Europe, and who should be catching the eye of the scouting department at Melwood. *Note: Christian Pulisic and Leon Bailey are not part of this list, given they’ve …
Observations as Firmino fires Liverpool to opening European win

Observations as Firmino fires Liverpool to opening European win

And breathe. Liverpool are up and running in Europe once again by virtue of Roberto Firmino's last-gasp winner against PSG at Anfield. Three points that looked as if they'd been lost wrestled back by one moment of genius from the Brazilian - who needs more than one eye? Speaking of eyes, here's what I saw with mine. An expected score in an unexpected manner That was a weird one. If you'd told me ahead of the game that Liverpool were …
Scouting Adrien Rabiot: PSG's Smooth Operator

Scouting Adrien Rabiot: PSG's Smooth Operator

Liverpool are currently four from four in the Premier League and preparing for the commencement of their Champions League campaign; arming themselves to toil in a group that includes Red Star Belgrade, Napoli and the French Champions Paris St. Germain. But one of the French giants' star midfielders could well be on his way to Anfield – and that’s not referring to PSG’s trip to the Champions League finalists next Tuesday. According to reputable French journalist Julien Laurens, writing for …
How a Second Striker Can Help Liverpool Break Down Low Blocks

How a Second Striker Can Help Liverpool Break Down Low Blocks

With Liverpool having one of the most feared attacks in Europe for the past season, we are seeing more and more teams sit back and defend deep against us. Although the past season has seen us improve in the way we play against these type of sides there are still too many occasions when the team's patterns of play and types of attack become way too predictable. Games at home to Burnley and Manchester United and away to Newcastle and …
A Back Four Ready to Compete? - Liverpool FC Squad Analysis

A Back Four Ready to Compete? - Liverpool FC Squad Analysis

Liverpool kicked off the season with a delightful 4-0 win on Sunday, conceding only two shots on target and rarely looking in trouble. The back four was among the youngest seen in recent memory during a Premier League game and played together like a group of players ready to kick on this year. Virgil van Dijk anchored a defence with an average age under 23 years old, continuing to prove himself the most gifted leader the defence has seen since …
Liverpool Back With A Bang - Key Stats from LFC 4-0 West Ham

Liverpool Back With A Bang - Key Stats from LFC 4-0 West Ham

Liverpool’s 2018-19 Premier League got off to a flying start as the Reds dismantled an average West Ham side, rolling out 4-0 winners. But what were the key stats from an absolutely emphatic game at Anfield? Déjà vu For Hammered Hammers West Ham fans might feel as though they’ve seen this game before. Liverpool have now scored four goals in each of their last four games against West Ham, winning both of their games against this opposition 4-1 last season, …
Finding Faux-kir | The Search for Fekir Alternatives

Finding Faux-kir | The Search for Fekir Alternatives

It was either him or us. Someone was going to get hurt here. Fekir or us Liverpool fans. Either his knee would collapse, or the deal to sign him would. He had already been interviewed for the site, done the photo shoot, sold his house in France, told his ex-colleagues what he really thought of them and cancelled his milk order. Then Liverpool pulled the plug. At least that is how I believe it played out based on some reactions …
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