Liverpool FC Articles

Ode to Jurgen

Ode to Jurgen

Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Jürgen Klopp - Mind Over Money

Football is a 21st century sport, a game dominated by its financial wealth, in particular the affluent English Premier League. Liverpool are the eighth richest club in Europe, yet for as long as I can remember, we've been known as a club unable to financially compete with the elite clubs. In reality, that's not been the case; it's precisely where we've squandered the funds available, on both management and personnel that has negated our impact on the pitch. I, like …
Liverpool's Midfield Matches

Liverpool's Midfield Matches

A disappointing result, and a disappointing weekend, however turning the result into a positive we were missing in my eyes first team players like Mamadou Sakho, Emre Can, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.  Five players who make a difference. You would still like to think a team in some people's opinions who are genuine title challengers should still be able to get a win against a struggling team low on confidence such as Newcastle United.  And I would …
Red, White and New: Klopp is America's Dream

Red, White and New: Klopp is America's Dream

As Americans, our growing, yet seemingly sudden love affair with “soccer” (called from here on "football", for aesthetic reasons) is often times seen as something from a monster story by the more "traditional" fans; our passion, love and desire for our newly adopted teams grafted onto this sporting body and jolted to life by some arbitrary happening. Like a man choosing his soul-mate by picking a name at random in the phone book, so is the life of the American …
The Newcastle Defeat - Carry on Believing

The Newcastle Defeat - Carry on Believing

When The Reds lose it can never be seen as anything other than shit. It's very rare you can take positives from a defeat because no matter how you look at it, it's a loss. You do however often hear managers talking about an eye opening defeat and the 2-0 loss to Newcastle was exactly that. It was a reality check in many ways. Liverpool losing to Newcastle is not typical like many suggested. This isn't the equivalent of losing …
Jordon Ibe Flourishing In Competitive Liverpool Squad

Jordon Ibe Flourishing In Competitive Liverpool Squad

Not many Liverpool fans like to admit it, but we were spoiled by Raheem Sterling. The revisionism following his move to Manchester City that “he isn’t that good anyway” was childish and he remains a remarkable footballer. However, with Sterling taking the brunt of the media glare last season, people are only just noticing another prodigious talent in Jordon Ibe. Make no mistake, Liverpool have a gem on their hands. The difference is that Liverpool can now manage Ibe’s game …
Should We Dream a Dream of Stevie G?

Should We Dream a Dream of Stevie G?

"Stevie Gerrard, Gerrard, he'll pass the ball forty yards, he's big and he's fucking hard, Stevie Gerrard, Gerrard!". Much to the delight of a lot of Liverpool fans, Steven Gerrard this week started training with Liverpool in a bid to keep his fitness up during the MLS close season. For some fans, Gerrard should never been allowed leave the club in the first place and the manner in which he left the club was a disgrace because of his history with …
Newcastle United 2 Liverpool 0 - Player Ratings

Newcastle United 2 Liverpool 0 - Player Ratings

The highs of the Klopp era were well and truly halted as Newcastle parked their bus, hit us when they got an opportunity, and got a much needed victory for themselves. For us, it's back to the drawing board, as we proved that old habits die hard with some poor performances across the field. In spite of having a goal ruled out for offside, I don't think Liverpool can complain about this result. Here's my take on how each player …
Analysing Liverpool's Full-Backs

Analysing Liverpool's Full-Backs

For far too long, we have complained and been critical of our full backs for not being good enough. At left back, ever since John Arne Riise left the club, we have been left wondering how good Fabio Aurelio could have been, had he not been made of glass. Jose Enrique has never really convinced anyone that he is the real deal, and with the likes of Paul Konchesky and Aly Cissokho in between, it is safe to say we …
Liverpool's Boom-Bust Seasons Need To Stop Under Klopp

Liverpool's Boom-Bust Seasons Need To Stop Under Klopp

4th. 2nd. 7th. 6th. 8th. 7th. 2nd. 6th. In the last 8 years, no other club in England has yo-yoed quite like Liverpool from the verges of greatness to the verges of mediocrity. Each league season tells their own story, and this context must be fully appreciated in each situation. But clearly a pattern has emerged of a club who have the potential to perform year to year at wildly different levels. This is a trend that we are starting …
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