Chelsea v Liverpool Preview - Top of the Table clash at The Bridge

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview - Top of the Table clash at The Bridge

The Details Venue - Stamford Bridge, London Referee - Andre Marriner Date & Time - Saturday, September 29th @ 17:30 Current Odds - Chelsea 15/8, Draw 12/5, Liverpool 11/8 Form Chelsea Form Chelsea, along with Manchester City, have been the closest league competitors to Liverpool, so far this season. The Blues have made the best start they could have imagined under new boss, Maurizio Sarri. Disregarding Wednesday night's game, due to the heavy rotation involved on both teams, Chelsea had already been very tough …
Rampaging Raumdeuters: Tactical Evolution of the Fullback

Rampaging Raumdeuters: Tactical Evolution of the Fullback

Thomas Muller is a peculiar footballer. The zany German is known for his aloof attitude, general mischievous behaviour, his pranks on Bayern teammates and his excellent Kermit the frog impression, once even feigning a phone call with his passport held to his ear to avoid speaking to the press. The man is a genius. His attacking statistics are formidable, with 150 goals and 105 assists for club and country. Many a youth coach would advise a young player dreaming of …
Liverpool FC Squad Analysis: The Depth Chart

Liverpool FC Squad Analysis: The Depth Chart

There are two weeks to go until the summer transfer window slams shut, locks and closes its shutters. Jurgen Klopp has apparently announced there will be no more signings with his comments last week - "We have everything we need for the next season because I don’t think we will do anything more, I’m pretty sure of that." Having written this piece for AI for the past two summers, this year I'm excited to bring you the Depth chart for …
Alisson, Van Dijk & Keita: Liverpool’s New Game-Changing Spine

Alisson, Van Dijk & Keita: Liverpool’s New Game-Changing Spine

This time just over a year ago, imagine being told Liverpool would sign Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita in the 12 months that followed. It would have felt like the most beautiful of pipe dreams, even if Alisson wasn’t the world-renowned goalkeeper he speedily blossomed into at Roma. Great teams have great spines and Liverpool have lacked one for a rather harrowing amount of time. For too long we have had to watch the likes of Simon Mignolet, …
Chelsea v Liverpool Preview - Face-off for Fourth

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview - Face-off for Fourth

The Details Venue - Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Referee - Anthony Taylor Date & Time - Sunday, May 6th @ 16:30 GMT Current Odds - Chelsea 23/20, Draw 5/2, Liverpool 11/5 Form Chelsea Form Chelsea have had something of a renaissance in recent weeks. Just when I had written them off and considered Antonio Conte to be just seeing out his time until the end of the season, they've started grinding out wins again. It may be too little too late in their push for …
Losing Phil Coutinho is Inevitable

Losing Phil Coutinho is Inevitable

“Liverpool will never progress if they keep selling their best players”. 
We’ve all heard this argument before. And on many levels, it has merit. How could you possibly hope to improve if you are forever losing your best player? How can you be strong when you are continually weakening your team? And what a weakening it would be, because to lose Phil Coutinho is to lose arguably the most gifted player in the Premier League. Sure, there will …
Liverpool v Chelsea - Conte brings his Blues to Anfield

Liverpool v Chelsea - Conte brings his Blues to Anfield

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Michael Oliver Date & Time - Saturday, November 25th @ 17:30 BST Current Odds - Liverpool 23/20, Draw 12/5, Chelsea 23/10 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have certainly improved over the last six weeks or so as they look to banish all memory of September 2017 to the history books. Despite a poor showing at Wembley against Spurs, the Reds have been on a steady upward curve in terms of performance. However, the second half …
Is Naby Keita the Phil Coutinho Replacement?

Is Naby Keita the Phil Coutinho Replacement?

Will this transfer window end? First Liverpool were getting van Dijk, then they were apologising for getting van Dijk, then they were getting Keita, then they weren’t getting Keita at any price. Salah seemed to take a millennium, Liverpool effectively traded a bang-average Kevin Stewart for a potential-laden Andy Robertson, and the future of Phillipe Coutinho seemed comfortable, given the lack of real disruption. And then, it didn’t seem all that comfortable. So, should Liverpool give into Phillipe Coutinho’s demands …
Reviewing A Banquet Without Wine - A History of the Reds in the PL Era

Reviewing A Banquet Without Wine - A History of the Reds in the PL Era

When offered the opportunity to read an advance copy of A Banquet Without Wine, I eagerly accepted; it was a welcome break from the academic historical literature which my studies demand, and, given my experience with previous works from The Tomkins Times, my qualitative expectations were high. Beyond that, I remained open to hearing an interpretation of Liverpool's recent history, that I, like many fans, have lived through, and is well versed in. For Liverpool fans, the story detailed within A Banquet …
The Importance of Keeping Coutinho

The Importance of Keeping Coutinho

In recent years, Liverpool have acted too much like a small club in the transfer market. The club has developed a reputation for signing high potential players to eventually sell-on for higher fees once those players reach close to their maximum output. Since 2009, Liverpool have lost Xabi Alonso, Mascherano, Sterling, Torres and Luis Suarez for a total of around £235m after signing those players for around £72.2m. This may be considered by some to be good business, as Liverpool …
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