Just Imagine The Next Two Windows Without Restraint

Just Imagine The Next Two Windows Without Restraint

As much as I’ve tried to internally (and by way of my last couple of articles) dampen down what could happen at Liverpool, there is still that lingering transfer frenzy that pops up in my mind. The Jurgen Klopp era has been about control as much as it has been about brilliance, but what if the Big German is finally given the tools to go head to head with Manchester City, and he’s given the kind of backing that most …
Why Liverpool could sign Declan Rice in January

Why Liverpool could sign Declan Rice in January

The first phase of this enthralling Premier League season is now in the dust, and ridiculously, the World Cup in Qatar begins this coming Sunday. This whole international competition is a complete farce, from the moment the destination was announced, until the moment it ends. It’ll bring controversy, injuries, upset and fatigue. Yet the mid-season stop (in many ways) helps Liverpool to recalibrate their own campaign and presents them with an opportunity to get one or two deals over the …
Klopp Hints at More LFC Transfer Concerns Unless Sale Happens

Klopp Hints at More LFC Transfer Concerns Unless Sale Happens

In the lead up to any Premier League game, the managers of the two teams are required to attend a pre-game press conference. With Southampton primed to head to Anfield this past Saturday, the Liverpool manager seemed to take the opportunity to share some thoughts on the Reds' transfer strategy. Whereas we were all expecting notifications of player availability, and the usual denial of anything regarding internal politics, what we actually got was some forthright answers that could impact the …
Liverpool’s transfer strategy: Castles in the Sky and making the perfect the enemy of the good?

Liverpool’s transfer strategy: Castles in the Sky and making the perfect the enemy of the good?

One of the pioneers of radio and radar Robert Watson-Watt (a genius played by Eddie Izzard in the film Castles in the Sky) talked about a cult of the imperfect. He said “give them the third best to go on with; the second best comes too late, the best never comes.” For some reason this got me thinking about Liverpool’s approach to player acquisition. It is now looking like Liverpool will go into this season without a signing in midfield. …
Liverpool's Perfect Transfer Window?

Liverpool's Perfect Transfer Window?

It was so close: had Nat Phillips been sold on a permanent transfer for a fee of around £10m, and Liverpool secured the signature of Fabio Carvalho from Fuham then FSG, Julian Ward and the departing Micheal Edwards would have achieved a 'perfect' transfer window according to Dave Hendrick on AI Scouted. As it turned out, and explained in far more detail on the above episode, Phillips joined Bournemouth on loan and administrative issues prevented Liverpool from completing the Carvalho …
Why might Liverpool want Raphinha

Why might Liverpool want Raphinha

There’s been a lot of talk recently linking Liverpool with a move for Raphinha. Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari recently claimed the Reds were ‘leading the race’ ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City.  A lot of people have taken that with a pinch of salt. Why wouldn’t you? After all, why would an Italian journalist have inside information on a Brazilian potentially moving from one Premier League club to another?  However, Longari was one of the first to tweet about …
The quiet man - Liverpool's acquisition of Takumi Minamino

The quiet man - Liverpool's acquisition of Takumi Minamino

In the 56th-minute of Liverpool's 4-3 win over Red Bull Salzburg at Anfield, Hee-Chan Hwang exploited the space on the left. Hwang wrapped his foot around the ball and put in a cross which would find its way to Takumi Minamino. The 24-year-old had been calling for it, arms raised, as he raced towards Liverpool's penalty area. With the pass travelling probably 40 yards to reach him, Minamino still had plenty of work to do. He kept his eyes on …
Where Do Liverpool Most Need Strengthening?

Where Do Liverpool Most Need Strengthening?

Has there ever been a sensible Liverpool transfer window? No. Well, there’s that sorted, do remember to follow me on Twitter, and stay tuned to any further luminary bits. But that’s not enough, is it? Why, for example, if Liverpool have just won a Champions League final, and have already reported back to pre-season for a day or two, aren’t they already three signings into an emboldened, balls-to-the-wall transfer window? Well, possibly because to catch their only direct competitors, they …
Why the Reds Should Go All Out for Exceptional Nicolas Pepe

Why the Reds Should Go All Out for Exceptional Nicolas Pepe

There are very few times when a player jumps out at you to such a degree that he becomes magnetic. During season 2017/18, it was clear that amidst Lille’s various struggles, including almost going bankrupt and staying up by the skin of their teeth, they at least had a pillar to tie their hopes to. It wasn’t an irregularity for teams around the lower echelons of the top five leagues; plenty have a single source of hope, deciding to build …
Why Signing Depay Rather Than Werner Makes More Sense

Why Signing Depay Rather Than Werner Makes More Sense

The transfer window has barely opened and rumours are already going into overdrive. Those rumours surrounding potential incomings at Liverpool seem to surround a number of attacking players, namely Memphis Depay of Lyon and Timo Werner of Red Bull Leipzig. There's no doubt that both would be solid additions to Liverpool's already deadly striking options, but both would add different dimensions as their styles of play are so different. And it's for this reason that, I would argue, one is …
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