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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Two games, two draws, four points dropped. Liverpool's start to the 22/23 Premier League season has been less than ideal on and off the pitch. Performances have been well below what is required, the squad is short of quality in midfield and the injuries are mounting up. Liverpool have failed to win their first two Premier League games, with disappointing draws against newly-promoted Fulham and Crystal Palace. Hyperbole abounds, with some people already writing off the title this season and …
Opinon: United's Transfer Woes a Cautionary Tale (Downfall, Part 2)

Opinon: United's Transfer Woes a Cautionary Tale (Downfall, Part 2)

Last week I penned a column about how Manchester United's current crisis reflects our own dark days before Jurgen Klopp took the helm. I outlined the struggle that comes with recognizing a "big club" isn't quite so big anymore. This week, for part two of this "Downfall" series on Manchester United, I'd like to look at how Liverpool used intelligent transfers to propel the club to the pinnacle of football, how United's transfer policies have contributed to their current crisis, …
Manchester United v Liverpool - Klopp Needs To Up His Own Game

Manchester United v Liverpool - Klopp Needs To Up His Own Game

If you had the chance to listen to the latest edition of ‘Rate, Don’t Hate’ podcast on the Anfield Index, you’ll know that I’m all for some form of shake-up within this current Liverpool team. As it stands, the injury crisis is alarming, and will make certain decisions a necessity when the times comes to picking the eleven for next Monday evening. What we do know is that Darwin will be joining that injury list for the next few weeks, …
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. …
How might Liverpool line up in attack against Manchester United?

How might Liverpool line up in attack against Manchester United?

“Firmino might be ready for next week.”  That was Jurgen Klopp’s response when asked about the striker situation following the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace. With Diogo Jota still out with a hamstring injury and Darwin Nunez now suspended, the Reds are heavily reliant on their Brazilian No.9 who missed the game on Monday as a precaution. However, will be really be risked if he really is not 100%?  There is no return date for Jota and Nunez is guaranteed …
Liverpool players that could become a headache for USMNT in the World Cup

Liverpool players that could become a headache for USMNT in the World Cup

Liverpool’s start to the Premier League campaign this season has been far from ideal, with the Reds having been hit with injuries, suspensions, and draws in which they have had to come back from being behind in. Of course, there will be a number of players who will want to have a strong start to the campaign, with many of them wanting to be able to be in the conversation for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup this winter. In …
Opinion: We've All Been Darwin Nunez

Opinion: We've All Been Darwin Nunez

When I was at school, there was a girl who found sheer joy in taking the mickey out of me. She would wind me up whenever she could, and she wouldn't stop. I would always try to keep my cool, but one day, it went too far. I can't remember exactly what it was she said, but I said something back. I don't remember exactly what I said, but it wasn't nice. She went crying to the teacher and I …
Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - Man Of The Match

Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - Man Of The Match

Harvey Elliott The teenager started, and was the bright spark of very few positives for the Reds. His youthful enthusiasm means he is currently a must in the first eleven, and hopefully with some Naby shaped control in the middle (and 11 men on the pitch), he can continue his good form against Man United in a weeks time. His willingness to bring Mo & Trent into play was evident, and his decision making on point when possession was needed. …
Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - The Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 - 1 Crystal Palace - The Player Ratings Alisson Becker - 6.5 Came in for some flak last week. He could do nothing for the opening goal, and was superb in denying Zaha shortly thereafter in a one on one. Had little to do, in another frustration filled game. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 6.5 A rare poor outing versus Fulham, he looked to redeem himself immediately. He was eager in trying to unleash those ahead, and probably should have …
Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Time For Darwin To Explode

Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Time For Darwin To Explode

No Liverpool fan is happy with how the Reds' opening game against Fulham went, and it really is a question as to who starts this game. Injuries are an issue, but there is still more than enough to collect all three points. The balance of the team needs to be addressed and certain games simply require certain players to be starting. We know Thiago Alcantara is out, joining both Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the midfield injured list. With …
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