On the all-too-hasty dismissal of Liverpool's title chances

On the all-too-hasty dismissal of Liverpool's title chances

In light of certain media coverage, we have to set out some important facts. Expected title rivals Liverpool and Manchester City both won their first game of the season - convincingly. There are another 37 matches still to be played. That's stating the obvious, but the obvious seems to have slipped the mind of the countless observers who purred over City's routine victory at the London Stadium. So enthralled were they by the ruthless performance that they all but declared …
Adrian Adequate As Alisson Absent

Adrian Adequate As Alisson Absent

After what felt like an interminable wait, Liverpool today gave an update on the Alisson Becker's injury status. The Brazilian keeper was substituted in the 38th minute of the Reds' 4-1 victory over Norwich City at Anfield on Friday night with what was speculated to be a calf injury. Speculation was rife that the former holder of the "world's most expensive goalkeeper" tag would miss an extended period of time, with social media going into panicked overdrive. However, in a …
The confusing rhetoric around Liverpool's stature

The confusing rhetoric around Liverpool's stature

So the new Premier League season is almost a week old already and, if I'm being honest, I've got my first moan to have out with the world. To say that things got off to a perfect start for Liverpool would be a little bit of a stretch - as losing Alisson Becker to a freak calf injury on Friday's 4-1 win over Norwich cast somewhat of a shadow over the victory. But that aside, it was pretty plain sailing …
Liverpool's Best and Worst Signings of the Premier League Era

Liverpool's Best and Worst Signings of the Premier League Era

Liverpool are enjoying a great degree of success on and off the field, delivering Champions League glory to the club for the second time this century. Jurgen Klopp's undeniable passion and his insatiable desire to get the best out of his players have propelled Liverpool back to the zenith of the continent. Like any other Premier League ever-present though, Liverpool have also had their fair share of transfer flops. It is here that we embrace the madness of Premier League …
Reds Clinch Super Cup After Shootout Victory

Reds Clinch Super Cup After Shootout Victory

Liverpool clinched the European Super Cup after a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Chelsea in Istanbul. A brace from Sadio Mane off the substitute's bench, as well as goals from Olivier Giroud and a Jorginho penalty, saw a pulsating game finish 1-1 after normal time and 2-2 after extra time. Goalkeeper Adrian, who only recently joined the Reds after his release from West Ham, was the hero as he saved the only penalty of the shootout as he repelled Tammy …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Lift the Super Cup

Player Ratings as Liverpool Lift the Super Cup

Liverpool win yet another European trophy; becoming a bit boring this, isn’t it? It was a long way away from a great performance, but the lads got the job done in the end. Adrian was the hero as he saved Tammy Abraham’s penalty in the shootout which will undoubtedly do his confidence the world of good as he continues to deputise for the injured Alisson. The only downside was the fact we had to travel thousands of miles to play …
Selling Dejan Lovren - another gamble

Selling Dejan Lovren - another gamble

Reports in the media today strongly suggest that Dejan Lovren is headed to Italy on a permanent deal. He did not travel with the team to Istanbul, so it's quite possible the rumours are based on reality than your regular summer click-bait. The Croat found himself down the pecking order after representing his country in the World Cup final last summer. After undoubtedly the highlight of his career at that point, Lovren was plagued by injuries for most of last …
Why Liverpool are right to sell Dejan Lovren

Why Liverpool are right to sell Dejan Lovren

After five years of being one of the most divisive players in Liverpool's history, the end appears to be nigh for Dejan Lovren at Anfield. If (trustworthy) rumours are to be believed,  the 30-year-old is on the verge of completing a move to Roma, having accepted that being fourth choice centre-back is going to be no barrel of laughs. The first thing to say is that Lovren deserves credit for actually wanting to go out and prove himself elsewhere, rather …
Liverpool 4-1 Norwich: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool 4-1 Norwich: A Tactical Breakdown

Liverpool's Premier League game against Norwich was the first genuine test Jürgen Klopp's men have faced since becoming European Champions. This was the first occasion in which points were at stake, the team would be able to set a marker and display their intent for the season. The scoreline indicates a strong performance, and the side picking up from where it left off. Yet there were a number of signs that indicate both change and qualitative variance compared to last …
Adrian Given Huge Early Opportunity to Prove His Worth

Adrian Given Huge Early Opportunity to Prove His Worth

A flying start to the season, but also something to be concerned about. Liverpool are back. The Reds were scintillating at times in their demolition of Norwich, in a first half that epitomised why the Reds are one of the top two sides in Europe. This was a Canaries side who eased to Championship glory last season, scoring 21 more goals from open play than any other side. This was what the step up to the Premier League feels like, …
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