A brief glimpse of Naby Keita's brilliance

A brief glimpse of Naby Keita's brilliance

I despised football when the final whistle blew at West Ham. More points dropped in the Premier League title race, but more worryingly a limp performance by Liverpool, who looked anything but a team trying to go five points clear at the top. In any normal season, a draw at West Ham in February would be no great disaster, but with Man City hunting the Reds down in their own relentless fashion, it felt like a defeat on the penultimate …
Liverpool FC and their treatment of youth players

Liverpool FC and their treatment of youth players

The way that Liverpool treat their young players is interesting to me. They seem to fall into two groups under Klopp, and it’s curious to see how Klopp treats, and has treated, both young players and the loan system that they fit into. Take for example, Trent Alexander-Arnold. His meteoric rise may have been accelerated because of an injury to Nathaniel Clyne before the start of the 17/18 season, but it was always clear that Jürgen Klopp intended for Trent …
Liverpool vs Bournemouth Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool vs Bournemouth Preview - Potential Key Battles

Liverpool host Bournemouth off the back of two poor performances and two poor results, that have seen their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to three points. Now they know that with City looking to use their game against Everton to move top of the league before the Reds get a chance to respond, it’s vital that Liverpool return to form and fast. But which battles in this game could prove vital to Liverpool’s victory – or …
The Case for Trusting Liverpool

The Case for Trusting Liverpool

Maybe it’s because it’s been a while getting here, but if you believe Twitter, every day is a bit of a meltdown at Liverpool during this year’s title race. I for one am being slightly cautious in this season’s race because it’s only just turned February. Sure, we’re clear at the top of the table, but I know things can change in the space a week or so at this stage. I’m not pessimistic, I’m just holding my horses. Having …
Observations as Liverpool Struggle With the 'Favourites' Tag

Observations as Liverpool Struggle With the 'Favourites' Tag

As I start writing this piece post midnight to banish the memories of the game unsuccessfully, it is quite clear that Liverpool are heading into their biggest challenge yet this season. Liverpool dropped points for the second game in a row and one can surely feel the breath of Man City on the back of their necks The key observations are as follows The Drop off in Defensive Performances It is now apparent that Liverpool are far off from their …
West Ham 1-1 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

West Ham 1-1 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

Liverpool battled out another frustrating stalemate, recording a second successive 1-1 draw, this time against West Ham. Considered by some an opportunity scorned, enabling Manchester City a route back into the Premier League title race (although they were never really out of it were they) and others another point in a patch where the team are clearly struggling, there remains mixed emotions across the park about how the table is shaping up in the early stages of February. Like the …
Key Stats As Liverpool's Sticky Patch Continues Vs West Ham

Key Stats As Liverpool's Sticky Patch Continues Vs West Ham

Liverpool dropped points for the second time in a week – only the second time all season that they’ve dropped points twice in a row – as they drew 1-1 at the London Stadium against a spirited West Ham side. But what were the key stats as the Reds found themselves losing ground in what looks to be an increasingly tight title race? Super Sadio Steals The Show (Again) Sadio Mané found himself the man of the moment for Liverpool …
Should Liverpool Have Signed a Defender in January?

Should Liverpool Have Signed a Defender in January?

Well, yes. As it stands right now, Joe Gomez’s injury cloud has only darkened – perhaps turning into a dreaded storm cloud should his spell on the sidelines span further than Liverpool’s tie against Bayern Munich in February – and Liverpool are still without an actual right-back. All while still remaining firmly on top of the Premier League table. If Liverpool wish to stay there, they may need a functioning defence. As it stands, they’re standing on a giant’s shoulders, …
Adam Lallana, What is the Point?

Adam Lallana, What is the Point?

Seriously though, what is the point? You've read the title, you may or may not agree with the sentiment it offers but either way you're now expecting to read a piece of writing justifying whether or not there is actually any point in Liverpool's continual employment of their number 20. Yet here I sit, staring deeply at my laptop, wondering how to describe or even justify a sigh? An expression of 'meh', the reaction completely devoid of emotion that engulfs …
Red Rant - Klopp's Gomez Error To Cost Liverpool?

Red Rant - Klopp's Gomez Error To Cost Liverpool?

Through these frigid few days, even pessimistic Liverpool supporters were reluctantly cosying up to the idea that The Reds, 5 points ahead with 14 matches to go, are the presumptive favourites to win their first title in the Premier League era. Turns out. We can’t have nice things. After beginning the season with what looked on paper to be something called squad depth. A term that Liverpool has been unfamiliar with for a generation. Previous key starters like Clyne, Moreno, …
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