How FSG Found Their Perfect Formula

How FSG Found Their Perfect Formula

May 2010: The Royal Bank of Scotland takes Hicks and Gillett to court in order to force the sale of Liverpool Football Club. October 2010, Fenway Sports Group purchase Liverpool Football Club for £300 million, after the club was perilously teetering above the jaws of administration. Nearly eight years later, mistakes have been made, Liverpool did not progress the way they perhaps ought to have, and yet all it took was a couple of extremely clever appointments to execute the …
Is centre-back still a problem position for Liverpool?

Is centre-back still a problem position for Liverpool?

Over the last few transfer windows, Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool have significantly strengthened in a number of positions: the front line, the midfield and the defence. The costly addition of Virgil van Dijk in January was a much-needed remedy for the Reds’ leaky defence, and the big Dutchman has undoubtedly improved things at the back for Liverpool with performances looking almost instantly improved since his arrival. Whether the sudden improvement is totally down to Van Dijk’s arrival is up for …
Jordan Henderson: Starter or Sub?

Jordan Henderson: Starter or Sub?

In the age of hot takes and constant critics, any player or team can divide opinion. So, when a player comes along who is given a central role at a big club but does not fit neatly into preconceived notions of what a star should do, then controversy instantly follows. Enter Jordan Henderson, Liverpool captain and England vice-captain. For experienced observers, Hendo’s game and quality aren’t that big of a mystery. For Liverpool fans, we know what he is at …
Has Klopp built a stronger back-up squad to the XI he inherited?

Has Klopp built a stronger back-up squad to the XI he inherited?

This summer's been a bit of a whirlwind, hasn't it? We've had the highs and lows of England's World Cup campaign, with ironic jeers of 'it's coming home' appearing more and more realistic as the Three Lions reached the semi-final. The dramatic use of VAR to keep pulses racing as modern technology enlarges its grip on football. The widespread appreciation of Jordan Henderson and his importance to the national side in Russia. I could go on. As far as the …
Two Beaches, One Red Bum? LFC's World Cup Summers

Two Beaches, One Red Bum? LFC's World Cup Summers

Four weeks remain until the transfer window slams shut and Liverpool have added one senior player. One. Is it time to panic or is this just business as usual during a World Cup summer? The only logical thing to do, painful as it may be, is to get in the way-back machine turn the dial back to the summer of 2014. By this point in that summer, the Reds were ahead of the pace, having already raided Southampton twice and …
How James Milner Became an Unlikely Liverpool Hero

How James Milner Became an Unlikely Liverpool Hero

Monday saw Liverpool’s non-World Cup players return to Melwood, with much of the pre-season focus on Naby Keita and Fabinho’s first day with their new teammates. Various photos and videos were released to give an idea of what the day entailed - Keita meeting Jurgen Klopp on the stairs and receiving a giant hug was a great moment - but one clip stood out more than anything. James Milner, pouring with sweat and pacing around, surrounded by colleagues sat on …
Liverpool's Change of Striking Options for 2018-19

Liverpool's Change of Striking Options for 2018-19

With the World Cup in full swing, it’s been wonderfully quiet on the LFC front. Indeed, if the club needed to negotiate a bad story through a usually vigilant media, it could do no better than to do this of all months. The footballing world is caught up in Diego Maradona, VAR and Chris Sutton’s constant tone of confusion and disappointment. But one thing has come out this week. Danny Ings has announced, having received no guarantees about his first-team …
Danny Ings - The Harsh Reality of Football

Danny Ings - The Harsh Reality of Football

Football can be a cruel sport. It’s worth remembering that when Danny Ings signed for Liverpool, he was just 22 years old, although he would turn 23 before the season began. He was fresh off two strong seasons with Burnley and full of promise. That promise looked as though it might begin to blossom under Brendan Rodgers, as a troubled start to Liverpool’s season saw Ings work his way into a starting position and score a couple of goals – …
Liverpool FC - Getting Smarter

Liverpool FC - Getting Smarter

Liverpool football club is not at the top of the transfer food chain. It's an unpleasant fact but we need to accept it. There are clubs that are richer, stronger and can offer guarantees that LFC just can't. So it's natural that some players will use the famous red jersey as a stepping stone to get to supposedly better clubs. This has been happening for years. Even Steven Gerrard considered it at on point. Just in the past 10 years, …
Why Pepijn Lijnders Would be the Ideal Buvač Successor

Why Pepijn Lijnders Would be the Ideal Buvač Successor

Liverpool refuse to do things the easy way. 5-2 up in a Champions League semi-final ahead of the second leg, Jürgen Klopp would surely have been less restless had his side already confirmed a top four place, but alas the looming figure that is the tie in Rome seemed to provide enough distraction for Stoke to slip away with a point. Surely, focus was in order. Then news broke that Klopp’s assistant coach – one of the two men who …
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