Dublin Delight for Klopp's Confident Reds

Dublin Delight for Klopp's Confident Reds

Liverpool 3 - 1 Athletic Bilbao August 5th, 2017 Aviva Stadium, Dublin Last pre-season friendly Liverpool lineup - Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Milner, Grujic, Salah, Firmino, Origi Subs: Karius, Ward, Wijnaldum, Gomez, Klavan, Mane, Robertson, Solanke, Flanagan, Kent, Ejaria, Woodburn The last few days have been dominated with rumours about the future of our little magician, Philippe Coutinho. This morning, it was confirmed that Coutinho had not travelled to Dublin with the squad for today’s friendly. The official …
Down But Not Out: Liverpool defeated in Audi Cup final on penalties

Down But Not Out: Liverpool defeated in Audi Cup final on penalties

Liverpool 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid (Atletico win 5-4 on penalties) Liverpool were denied their second pre-season trophy after suffering a penalty shoot-out defeat against Atletico Madrid in the final of the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena. Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to the side which defeated Bayern Munich 3-0 in the semi-final, with Phil Coutinho, Mo Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno all absent from the squad. It was a surprise to see Sadio Mane start after playing …
Are Liverpool better equipped to

Are Liverpool better equipped to "beat the dross" next season?

"Beat the dross, win the league." A well-known mantra from AI's own Simon Brundish describes the ability of title-winning teams to brush aside, on paper, so-called inferior teams. It may seem a simple concept, but it is born from a simple fact: there are more "inferior" teams to play over the course of a season than "elite" teams. Indeed, Alex Ferguson's title-winning United teams were not immune to losing big games to their title rivals. What set them apart was …
Are We Underrating Liverpool's Full-Back Options?

Are We Underrating Liverpool's Full-Back Options?

It’s fair to say that Liverpool’s full-backs divide opinion. The performances of James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne came under increasing scrutiny last season, with the duo’s level dipping dramatically at the turn of the year and never returning. Both receive plenty of negative press in an era when full-backs are as renowned for their flamboyant attacking play as they are their diligent defensive work - the names of Milner and Clyne are not likely to make it onto the back …
Does Andy Robertson join as Liverpool's starting left-back?

Does Andy Robertson join as Liverpool's starting left-back?

As Liverpool confirmed the signing of Andy Robertson from Hull City on Friday afternoon, there was widespread relief amongst the fan-base. Given the Scot's impressive form for Hull and potential to grow, the feeling is there that Liverpool may have finally found the solution to their left-back issue. We've seen the likes of Dossena, Konchesky, Flanagan and Moreno all unsuccessfully occupy the starting position at the club, to the extent that we've ended up using midfielder James Milner there. Surely …
FSG Out!

FSG Out!

Maybe you read the headline to this article and got all giddy with excitement. Clicked the link with the eagerness of a 10-year-old on Christmas morning, hoping to unwrap all the compelling reasons why FSG should be chased out of town. Or, maybe you read the headline and was utterly outraged. Incredulous, you clicked on the link with the same eagerness as described above, ready to speed read through all the absurdities before telling me how much of a cretin …
Cut Price Left Backs to Improve Liverpool

Cut Price Left Backs to Improve Liverpool

With the highly-publicized courtship of both Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk taking precedence after wrapping up the signing of Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s efforts to sign a left back appear to have been put on the backburner. After intermittent links to the seemingly Manchester City bound Benjamin Mendy dissipated, the Reds haven’t had their interest in any left back, high profile or otherwise, appear in the media. Without a bottomless pit of cash to work with, Liverpool- assuming they pay …
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