Is Roberto Firmino world class?

Is Roberto Firmino world class?

Very few players in world football have positions named after them. Only a handful do and they're usually individuals who transformed that role. Andrea Pirlo wasn't the first playmaker to be deployed in the defensive midfield role but he certainly enjoyed the most success there and that quarterback position was soon christened the Pirlo role. Philipp Lahm probably wasn't the first inverted full-back but he was the most memorable. Without him, it's unlikely we ever get to see Trent Alexander-Arnold …
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: A Tactical Breakdown

As expected for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp elected to revert to the 4-3-3 system with which he has enjoyed a great deal of success with against Liverpool’s top six rivals and Champions League competitors too. It made sense: Arsenal have a renewed impetus to play out from the back and did not have a particularly quick midfield, or backline, and in both regards were not technically gifted in either area. Arsenal’s threat lay with their forwards and stopping the supply into …
Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: Lacazette leveller frustrates Reds

Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: Lacazette leveller frustrates Reds

Philosophical debates will be had around the dinner tables of Merseyside as Liverpool fans reflect on Saturday's draw with Arsenal, struggling to decide if it's one point gained or two points dropped. Glass half full, or half empty? After a 1-1 draw that include moments of genius combined with moments of madness, incompetency from officials and an open play goal from James Milner, it's difficult to pick a side. However, given Arsenal's late charge, Jurgen Klopp may well feel pleased …
Roberto Firmino’s Goals Are Making Him The Complete Liverpool Striker

Roberto Firmino’s Goals Are Making Him The Complete Liverpool Striker

Roberto Firmino is an unbelievable footballer. The Brazilian is one of the most intelligent players to have represented Liverpool in years, possessing a footballing brain many can only dream of. His thought process is always a split-second quicker than most of the mere mortals around him. He sees passes before they can be made, finds pockets of space before defenders have had time to notice and presses as effectively as any frontman in Europe. It wasn’t a lightning-fast start at …
Why Daniel Sturridge Is Going Nowhere This Summer

Why Daniel Sturridge Is Going Nowhere This Summer

There has been a lot written about Liverpool’s transfer window up until this point, but what is interesting is the fact that almost all of Liverpool’s major outgoings are reasonably predictable. Mamadou Sakho, Lazar Markovic, Alberto Moreno and possibly Lucas. One name that has almost fallen away from discussion in terms of departure is arguably the biggest name on the list: Daniel Sturridge. Sturridge is one of Liverpool’s most talented players: he is their strongest finisher, their best goalscorer and …
Can Sturridge & Origi be trusted to be Firmino's back ups next season?

Can Sturridge & Origi be trusted to be Firmino's back ups next season?

With reports emerging that Klopp is happy with our frontline heading into next season it's time we took a closer look at whether the options of Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi, Domonic Solanke and to a lesser extent Danny Ings are good enough and reliable back ups to Liverpool's new number 9 Roberto Firmino. Personally I'm a big fan of Firmino leading the line for this Liverpool team, he possesses every attribute a striker playing in Klopp's system requires, he holds …
5 Players That Can Transform Liverpool This Summer

5 Players That Can Transform Liverpool This Summer

Ah, the summer transfer season. It's that time of the year when football fans dream about just who could be lining up in their clubs colours next season. Liverpool secured a top-four finish with a convincing 3-0 win against Middlesbrough on the last day of the 2016/17 Premier League season. Having brought Champions League football back to Anfield, Jürgen Klopp will face tremendous pressure to secure some top names ahead of a fresh campaign. Lots of names have already been spouted …
Alexandre Lacazette: Under the Microscope

Alexandre Lacazette: Under the Microscope

Alexandre Lacazette, who appeared bound for Atletico Madrid, before a transfer ban scuppered those plans, very recently claimed that the Premier League is a:
'Great league, with interesting teams'.
Perhaps the most interesting of all teams right now is Liverpool FC, a club 0dds-on to secure the services of £50-60 million rated Virgil Van Dijk, and headed by Jürgen Klopp. However, would Lacazette suit Liverpool, and if so, what would he bring to the club? For this analysis it would …
The Champions League Isn't Needed for LFC to Strengthen

The Champions League Isn't Needed for LFC to Strengthen

Lucky number Slevin is a good film. If you haven't already seen it then you should put aside two hours of your life and give it a watch. There will be no spoilers in this piece but the plot is built around a con named 'The Kansas City Shuffle'. It's hard to really put into words what this con revolves around but Wikipedia does it's best - In order for a confidence game to be a "Kansas City Shuffle" the …
Ousmane Dembele - Ideal for Liverpool?

Ousmane Dembele - Ideal for Liverpool?

Liverpool's past endeavours when signing players with 'potential' seems to have put many fans off going down that route again. If you mention a young player to the fans that isn't already in the academy you're likely to be met with a response along the lines of "why not buy *insert a name of an already established player* instead of paying for potential?". They seem to forget the Reds made their name turning players into stars. The signing of Philippe …
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