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 …
United hope Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard can be fit for Sunday

United hope Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard can be fit for Sunday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has disclosed that United are hoping that both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will be fit and available for selection for the Liverpool game on Sunday. It had been previously reported that both Martial and Lingard would miss this weekend's meeting between English football's greatest rivals. However, as reported by Sky Sports, Solskjaer said in his pre-match press conference today that he is hopeful they will be both be fit and ready.
"We are looking okay. I …
Liverpool Need to Take Advantage of World Cup Hangovers

Liverpool Need to Take Advantage of World Cup Hangovers

The Premier League season starts in just a few days. And the spectre of the World Cup still hangs over the Premier League’s top six. This was a World Cup in which the Premier League’s top teams all had plenty of players not just participating but going the distance – and certain teams will benefit from that. Liverpool need to be one of the beneficiaries. It’s expected that Roberto Firmino and his Brazilian teammate Alisson Becker will start against West …
Liverpool's Young Guns - A Plethora Of Talent

Liverpool's Young Guns - A Plethora Of Talent

Liverpool have a plethora of young talent coming through their ranks at the moment, with Rhian Brewster the latest in an increasing line of youth World Cup winners at Anfield. The 17-year-old returns to Melwood this week having guided his country to glory with a winner medal to his name, joining three other Liverpool players in doing so –Sheyi Ojo, Ovie Ejaria and summer signing Dominic Solanke, all of whom featured for England’s Under-20s side. The very fact that the …
Ruthlessness Key As Liverpool Face Arch-Rivals

Ruthlessness Key As Liverpool Face Arch-Rivals

Whisper it quietly, but Liverpool have actually played very well in general so far this season, regardless of the current narrative surrounding the Reds. Too many people judge a team’s success and form solely on results, but that can cloud the wider picture. If you actually scan through Liverpool’s 12 matches in 2017/18 to date, there aren’t many when you can accuse them of under-performing. Watford was a limp display back in August, as was their last outing at Newcastle, …
Transfermageddon: Liverpool's Doomsday Plan

Transfermageddon: Liverpool's Doomsday Plan

A week from August.  Less than three weeks from Liverpool’s opening match of the season. The Reds have signed one of the best forwards in Italy, a promising young left-back, and stole a striker prospect from a rival. Our two biggest targets in terms of value and publicity have become quite elusive to acquire while at the same time, two European giants, Barca and Juve, are now circling ominously over midfield stars, Phil Coutinho and Emre Can. Tick tock.  Tick …
Liverpool Must Build on Season of Progress

Liverpool Must Build on Season of Progress

It's been a season of progress at Liverpool Football Club. Having ended the 2015/16 campaign in a disappointing 8th place, the consensus was that Jurgen Klopp had done a good job at recycling such a limited squad inherited by his predecessor, Brendan Rodgers - leading Liverpool to both the League Cup & Europa League final respectively in the space of seven months. The real challenge for Klopp was to transform a distinctly unimpressive side into top 4, and possibly, title …
Six of the Best, or Six Feet Under? Liverpool's Upcoming Fixtures

Six of the Best, or Six Feet Under? Liverpool's Upcoming Fixtures

I honestly believe I say this to myself almost every week... but I think we have a really big 6 games coming up. It’s all very tight at the top of the Premier League at the moment, and as Liverpool continue to flatten their inferior opposition with a goal-fuelled fly swat, we’re keeping ourselves very much in the mix. Only two points from the top after Man City were beautifully beaten by the brilliant, baby-faced assassins at White Hart Lane. …
Man United v Liverpool: Key Battles to look out for

Man United v Liverpool: Key Battles to look out for

Liverpool take a healthy two goal lead into the Europa League second leg against Manchester United, but can be rest assured that things won't be easy at Old Trafford, as the Old Enemy will look to pull all straps to ensure that they knock the Reds out of contention for their last piece of silverware for the season. For Liverpool fans, what the first leg provided was wholesome happiness. It was a professional display from top to bottom, which led …
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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