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The Jordan Henderson conundrum

The Jordan Henderson conundrum

Captain? Yes. Leader? Not quite. At least since his return to the side last month after his heel problem, Jordan Henderson has not been the robust central midfielder that he has shown he can be. Steven Gerrard's departure last summer left a gaping hole in the very fabric of the squad. Minus Gerrard, Liverpool went into the season short of a high-class central midfielder and more importantly, a leader. Admittedly, Gerrard wasn't the most vocal while on the pitch, but …
Making the Case for Cameron Brannagan

Making the Case for Cameron Brannagan

Jürgen Klopp’s debut season has brought a lot of positives so far, one of those being the use of Liverpool’s young players. He started this process by bringing back many of Liverpool’s promising loaned out players, now he has been using a team in the FA Cup composed of mostly inexperienced players with of few first team players. Many of them have stood out for their good performances, but one player who has stood out above the rest is Cameron …
Is Lucas Leiva'd?

Is Lucas Leiva'd?

Liverpool's number twenty one Lucas Leiva, what can I say about him in this piece, that has not already been said about him already by numerous other writers over the past nine years? Everyone has an opinion on Lucas, some good, most bad and some indifferent. He has often bore the brunt from fans for the poor results Liverpool have suffered while he was in the team. He is for some fans Liverpool's scape goat. Liverpool have a shit game …
Observations from Liverpool's thrashing of Aston Villa

Observations from Liverpool's thrashing of Aston Villa

A sunny afternoon in Birmingham saw the sun shine back on Liverpool, as Aston Villa slid further towards the Championship. In a game where Liverpool didn't need to be at even half their best, Villa barely put up even a semblance of a fight. Here are my thoughts from the game. We should not get carried away. Yes, 6-0 is a huge margin of victory and you can only play the opposition given to you, but it is important that we …
Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 6: Player Ratings

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 6: Player Ratings

Liverpool and goals do not go together this season. Liverpool and goals do not seemingly like each other. Liverpool and mobility up top absolutely hate each other. But everything changes when even Kolo scores. This is how the Reds fared today: Simon Mignolet (6.5) - Relatively nothing much to do this game. The hardcore pessimists would say he had nothing much to make a mess of (a positive from this game) except for the chance from Sinclair which he could …
Klopp's Keeper Conundrum

Klopp's Keeper Conundrum

Football fans are the masters of kicking players when they're down. You would think that when someone is in dire need of our support and love, we would shower them with comfort and reassurance, messages of positive praise or maybe some motivational quotes to boost their already dwindled confidence. But what do we do instead? Criticise. And I don't mean the constructive kind. The main objective is to lambaste, pillory, berate, abuse, mock, insult, vilify and nothing else. We all …
Stewart and Smith - The Alternative SAS Liverpool Need

Stewart and Smith - The Alternative SAS Liverpool Need

I don’t think it would be unfair to say that it’s been a strange old season so far. For want of a better analogy, it has been a genuine rollercoaster ride, with high points quickly hitting the lows before zipping up back to the peaks again. It’s one of those years where anything can happen, I suppose that even translates across the top division as a whole, but as a Liverpool fan it resonates clear and true. One of the …
Patience Can Be a Virtue With FSG

Patience Can Be a Virtue With FSG

When times are darkest and everything seems hopeless people tend to gravitate towards something to believe in and as Liverpool fans we are no different.  Yet at the end of the Hicks and Gillette era at Liverpool there was very little to believe in.  The club was at the brink of financial demise and was under the very real threat of administration.  In those moments all we craved was salvation and stability for the club we all cherish. With Forbes …
I Come To Raise An Eyebrow at FSG, Not To Praise Them

I Come To Raise An Eyebrow at FSG, Not To Praise Them

You know when you’re at a party or in a pub and your mates start talking enthusiastically about a mutual friend? About how funny he/she is etc. or how wise maybe, but you can’t help but feel that, when it comes to it, they’re not all that? Well, that was my Wednesday night. Following the club statement, signed by John Henry, Tom Werner and Mike Gordon, Twitter has been awash with love and respect for FSG. Climbing down and apologising …
Is Klopp's Tactical Message Getting Across? A Closer Look at 2nd Half vs Sunderland

Is Klopp's Tactical Message Getting Across? A Closer Look at 2nd Half vs Sunderland

The headlines around the Sunderland game will deservedly be the walkout and the comeback, but I think those events have buried what are some very promising signs that Klopp’s LFC revolution, at least tactically, is truly underway. At first glance I thought our performance vs. Sunderland was decent until it was shit. At second glance, at the second half, I saw a lot more, and a lot that was very good. Can Liverpool make it into the Champions League? Find …
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