Why taking Coutinho back makes a lot of sense

Why taking Coutinho back makes a lot of sense

It's the transfer rumour that just won't go away. The will he, won't he. The shall we, shan't we. Does the heart rule the head or is it the other way around. The summer saga (for want of a better word) for Liverpool fans this summer is whether their fallen hero, Philippe Coutinho, will make a dramatic return to Anfield after what has proven to be an ill-fated 18 months at Barcelona. After raking in the capital as a result …
Andy Lonergan joins Reds in USA as emergency backup goalkeeper

Andy Lonergan joins Reds in USA as emergency backup goalkeeper

Former Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will join Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool squad on their trip of the USA. Lonergan, currently a free agent, was drafted in due to Liverpool's current lack of fit goalkeepers. First-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker is still enjoying his summer break after winning the Copa America with Brazil. Simon Mignolet is the highest-ranking stopper who is available to Klopp for the pre-season friendlies. Young Irishman Caoimhin Kelleher and Vitezslaz Jaros both out injured …
Why Liverpool Must Spend This Summer

Why Liverpool Must Spend This Summer

In any other era of football history, a 97 point haul in the league would guarantee the league title. Unfortunately for Liverpool, this is the era of Manchester City and their state-sponsored, law-flouting spending and their club record points tally wasn’t sufficient to claim the clubs first league since the 1989-90 season. Liverpool’s squad, as the league table indicates and the Champions League victory further reinforces, is excellent. It is, however, not deep enough. Until the required quality is added …
The key areas Klopp will strengthen in the transfer window

The key areas Klopp will strengthen in the transfer window

Alas, it's here: silly season. The transfer rumour mill is in full swing and the window hasn't even been open for a week. It will undoubtedly be another crucial window for Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool, as they look to cement their place as contenders to Manchester City's Premier League throne. Rumours are already rife about who will and won't be joining the Reds over the coming weeks, and whether it will or won't be a busy window again this year. …
Alisson: Delivering Big Moments In Liverpool's Title Bid

Alisson: Delivering Big Moments In Liverpool's Title Bid

Sunday's 2-0 win at Cardiff was enough to push Liverpool to 88 points thus far, their highest points tally of the Premier League era with three games still to play. Crucially, it also means the pressure remains firmly on Manchester City, with the coming week seeing them travel to Old Trafford before a potentially tricky away trip to Burnley. Meanwhile, you'd think the visit of Huddersfield at Anfield would be nothing other than a routine win for The Reds, enabling …
Alisson Becker has room for improvement

Alisson Becker has room for improvement

After year upon year of painful and debilitating mediocrity between the sticks, Liverpool have felt the benefit of a top-drawer pair of hands this season. Alisson Becker has justified his (at the time) world-record price-tag but that does not mean he should be considered immune from criticism. Let's start by acknowledging just how good he is. The statistics illustrate this nicely. Alisson has 17 clean sheets in the Premier League, two clear of his nearest rival Ederson, he has conceded …

"I feel at home" - Alisson reveals he has settled in well on Merseyside

Liverpool's Brazilian international goalkeeper Alisson Becker has said he is loving life on Merseyside since his move from Roma last summer. Alisson made the big-money move from Roma in Serie A last summer after impressing in his two years in Italy, following his 2016 transfer from Brazilian club Internacional. Speaking to the official LFC magazine, Alisson revealed that things have gone very well for him in England's north-west so far, both on the pitch and off the pitch.
“I …
Fear in the Presence of Success

Fear in the Presence of Success

Like it or not, fear, in many forms, has been riddled throughout the supporter ranks since January. Looking at a Premier League title and a Champions League trophy hanging in the balance of the next two months, understandably so. What's needed instead, however, is an emotion that seems to be lacking in most corners of the internet at the moment. Calm. This isn’t an article about heavy statistics like expected goals or Premier League schedule analysis. Instead, a plea: let’s breathe …
Alisson: A Man For The Moment

Alisson: A Man For The Moment

Football is a game defined by moments. There can be several, such as Gini Wijnaldum’s thunderous chip against Bournemouth, later followed up by a wonderfully worked team move, or there can be just one. A singular strike, a fortuitous deflection, a last-gasp penalty. Moments that define games. Alisson’s save to deny Jesse Lingard on Sunday was exactly that. A clever through-ball from Romelu Lukaku fashioned the chance, allowing Lingard to break through the defensive line where he looked set to …
Liverpool's Defence Is More Than VVD and Alisson

Liverpool's Defence Is More Than VVD and Alisson

It’s true that Virgil Van Dijk is the best centre-back in the league. It’s true that his impact on this Liverpool team has been absolutely tremendous, and it’s true that his signing is one of the best that Liverpool have made in years. Likewise, it’s true that buying Alisson Becker was an absolutely crucial piece of the puzzle. Alisson has magnified the issues that Liverpool’s previous keepers have made, immediately established himself as one of the league’s top shot-stoppers and …
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