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Snap Thiago Judgements Foolish In Light of Liverpool's Season

Snap Thiago Judgements Foolish In Light of Liverpool's Season

Twitter was inflamed on Monday by a debate on the success of Thiago Alcantara’s signing at Liverpool.  The Spaniard, who arrived at the Reds from defending European Champions FC Bayern in September of last year, has made 19 Premier League appearances this season as the Merseyside club’s title defence falling apart in a campaign plagued by injury and misfortune.  Thiago has been among the laundry list of the Liverpool playing personnel mired by absences. Not only did the Spanish international …
Gini - A Potential Farewell

Gini - A Potential Farewell

Signed as an attacking wide midfielder, the Dutch work horse Wijnaldum was recruited from just relegated Newcastle in what seemed a fairly unspectacular move to strengthen the midfield options in the early days of Klopp’s Reign. Fast forward 5 years later and the once gifted wide man, with lots of potential, is poised to depart as a multi trophy winning Swiss Army Knife asset of the reds.  His transfer can only be looked at as a resounding success for his …

"We have to deserve it" - Liverpool midfielder laments dropped points against Newcastle

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcântara believes his team failed in "the essence of sport" when they did not seal the win against Newcastle. Thiago, of course, was discussing The Reds' many missed chances in front of goal after going 1-0 ahead as early as the third minute. Mohamed Salah scored a beautiful strike to put Jürgen Klopp's men ahead early doors. However, countless more missed opportunities from Sadio Mané, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, and Salah, meant Liverpool were hanging on for …
Assessing Thiago's debut season with Liverpool

Assessing Thiago's debut season with Liverpool

There’s no guide out there on how to use stats in football. Maybe there should be. After all, a stat without context is just a number. Mainstream media has been forced into embracing this part of the sport over recent seasons. They initially resisted, but it quickly became a case of adapt or perish.  As a result, you now regularly see questionable usage of stats in articles written by old-school journalists who have very little experience with numbers.  There’s nothing …
Jurgen Klopp and His Naby Keita Conundrum

Jurgen Klopp and His Naby Keita Conundrum

Naby Keita joined Liverpool with much fanfare in the summer of 2018. The Reds pursued the Guinean for the entirety of the summer of 2017, but with his club Red Bull Leipzig, reluctant to sell, a compromise was reached that the English club would pay a £10M premium and sign the midfielder the following summer. Given Keita's imperious two-season stint in the Bundesliga -- he also played Champions League football in his second season in Saxony -- it was easy …
Liverpool FC Weekend News Roundup

Liverpool FC Weekend News Roundup

It was another eventful weekend for Liverpool with a disappointing Premier League result plus news on a transfer deal apparently almost done. Reds drop vital points against Newcastle Liverpool failed to capitalise on several gilt-edged goal opportunities against Newcastle on Saturday to take all three points. Mohamed Salah put The Reds in front with an astounding touch and finish on the turn, just three minutes into the game. However, Salah, Sadio Mané, Diogo Jota, and Bobby Firmino all had chances …
Virgil & The Reds' System

Virgil & The Reds' System

Virgil, Joe Gomez & Joel Matip represent a core defensive unit of players that have for the most part been unavailable this season. The ramifications of not signing a Dejan Lovren replacement, in the form of Wesley Fofana or an earlier acquisition of Kabak to add required depth now looks foolish. The system, the counter press, the personnel stripped from midfield to assist the back line and the utter disruption have left the reds often toothless since mid December. A …
Why Liverpool's gamble to join the super league didn't pay off

Why Liverpool's gamble to join the super league didn't pay off

Did you know that in the recent a new league was proposed? Some teams had even started the process of joining the league.  With time, challenges erupted, and the organizers had to go back to the drawing board to plan the anticipated project's fate. There was a view that the super league would interfere with the champions league. The stakeholders believed that the teams involved in the project had intentions of breaking away from the champions league. These are some …
Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to face Newcastle on Saturday?

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to face Newcastle on Saturday?

Liverpool play Newcastle at Anfield in Saturday's early Premier League game. We've had a look at Jürgen Klopp's likely starting lineup. The Reds are two points off Chelsea and the top four and, with six games to play, time is quickly running out. Newcastle arrive at Anfield on the back of two consecutive wins and it looks like Steve Bruce's men will cling onto their Premier League status for another year at least. Liverpool are without Joe Gomez, Virgil van …
A Failed Venture

A Failed Venture

The Super League, a revolutionary idea that was shunned by the masses, ill prepared for public consumption by the instigators and put back into its box for normality to resume within the elite football corridors throughout Europe. UEFA are no shining light with their failures, short comings and inability to implement Financial Fair Play did indeed bring the potential need for change to the table for discussion. Reform, adjustment to the often times remarkable Champions League & clarity of their …
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