Keepers and Context | Bournemouth 4 Liverpool 3

Keepers and Context | Bournemouth 4 Liverpool 3

Many years ago a fanzine editor gave me a piece of advice that I will take to my grave. Whereas he had to write copy for a newspaper shortly after the final-whistle while the blood was up, I had a few days grace to compose myself and write with the luxury of time. He said to me - ‘Never write angry. Always sleep on it. Let it sink in.’ Hence, I’m going to be asking you to calm down about …
Liverpool Need A New Man Between The Sticks

Liverpool Need A New Man Between The Sticks

Statistics can tell you a number of things and sometimes can cloud fans judgements on players, some players pass completion rates are incredibly high, but if they only pass safe short passes into the more gifted players, is this really telling you the full picture?  Similarly, with Simon Mignolet, he has had 5 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, and has conceded only 19 goals in 16 games in the league, his shot saved to goal ratio is …
Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Mixes, and the Future (Part 2)

Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Mixes, and the Future (Part 2)

Read Part 1: ‘What Makes a Goalkeeper a Keeper?” here. The One Who Currently Rules with Velvet Gloves – Simon Mignolet If there ever was a player who exhibited traits of Jekyll and Hyde so clearly over a season, it has to be Liverpool’s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. It’s fair to say that Mignolet would be the first one to put his hand up and say that the first half of the last season was downright abject. He suffered a crisis …
Liverpool FC - Emerging from Transition?

Liverpool FC - Emerging from Transition?

Last time I put pen to paper (metaphorically speaking), it was in some degree of anger. Christmas was still a couple of weeks away and, having had our in -built cushions handed to us by Beavis's sidekick's team of ugly stick victims, led by Phil Jones, Liverpool FC had just endured one of the worst months in living memory. Brendan Rodgers bore the brunt of my dark mood just five or six short weeks ago. The cocky, young manager from …
Liverpool FC: Who's In & Who's Out | January 2015

Liverpool FC: Who's In & Who's Out | January 2015

A certain Marco Reus was at the forefront of my arrivals for January in my original piece, written exactly a month ago. Glen Johnson was one of three talked about exits from the club. Since then, Liverpool have won three matches, whilst drawing three and losing two. Have things changed since? Yes, substantially. As the January transfer window draws ever closer, we take a quick glance at who is on Rodgers' Christmas wish-list as he looks to improve on his …
Olympiakos 0 Liverpool FC 1 | Match Report

Olympiakos 0 Liverpool FC 1 | Match Report

A majority of the World Cup stars were back as the Reds kicked off their Guinness International Champions Cup with a 1-0 over Olympiakos thanks to a goal from Raheem Sterling. The Windy City lived up to its name as Liverpool faced the Greek champions at Soldier Field stadium. You would have been forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu as Sterling put his side up within 5 minutes, guiding Daniel Sturridge's mishit shot past the oncoming Balázs Megyeri. …