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 2016/17 v Liverpool 2013/14: Only One Winner

Liverpool 2016/17 v Liverpool 2013/14: Only One Winner

Back in the summer, who really expected to be this happy about Liverpool by the time early November arrived? Come on, be honest. We all saw that daunting run of early fixtures, and when the joy of beating Arsenal was soured by the woeful result at Burnley, even a top-four challenge felt a long way off. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have been a revelation since their Turf Moor woes, though, going unbeaten in all competitions and topping the Premier League in …
What Does Michael Edwards' Promotion mean for Liverpool FC?

What Does Michael Edwards' Promotion mean for Liverpool FC?

Just over a year ago, not long after Brendan Rodgers was sacked, the Daily Mail published an article hatchet job depicting Liverpool FC's head of performance analysis Michael Edwards as a kiss-arse who basically set Rodgers up to fail. There was mention of a cosy relationship between Edwards and the owners and how they'd regularly share emails throughout the day. I mean, how dare an employee share videos of cats with his boss.. Eddie, as he liked the staff at Melwood …
Coutinho & Firmino: Majestic Brazilians Bringing The Good Times Back

Coutinho & Firmino: Majestic Brazilians Bringing The Good Times Back

There was a time during the Roy Hodgson era when the thought of Liverpool having two dazzling Brazilians in their ranks felt little more than a pipe dream. Any flair that once existed at the club had ebbed away. We were having to put up with a years-past-his-peak Joe Cole, the dullest footballer in history in Christian Poulsen, and Milan Jovanovic, who I’m still convinced was someone pretending to be a professional footballer. Brendan Rodgers takes plenty of stick for …
Why we owe Steven Gerrard his return

Why we owe Steven Gerrard his return

Liverpool legend deserves a return to Anfield despite mixed opinions. Sunken to his knees, staring into the abyss of Selhurst Park, Steven Gerrard knew it was over. His dream of lifting the Premier League title with Liverpool, had disappeared faster than he fell to allow Demba Ba THAT goal the previous week. “Devastation” was the word Gerrard used to describe how he felt on the final day, with regards to the outcome of the season. There was neither optimism for the …
Another Crocked Liverbird: Liverpool's Knee-Hilistic Past

Another Crocked Liverbird: Liverpool's Knee-Hilistic Past

Some weeks make you wish God had come up with something other than knees - weeks when you can't wear shorts for fear of seeing your own knees in a mirror and losing all sense of what it means to 'be'. It has been a year since the beginning of one such week, when as a result of two Liverpool employees falling over in unconnected incidents, the phrase ‘anterior cruciate ligament’ achieved unprecedented frequency of use. At the time, Danny Ings …
A look at the tactical changes at Liverpool since Klopp's arrival

A look at the tactical changes at Liverpool since Klopp's arrival

It's flown by hasn't it? Klopp's appointment as Liverpool manager doesn't seem like it was a year ago. Everything about him at the club still feels fresh and new but at the same time it feels like he's part of the furniture. It's testament to the man that he's managed to come in and change so much in such a short space of time. It's genuinely scary to think that if history repeats itself Klopp will only be here, at Anfield, …
Parked Bus, No Fuss

Parked Bus, No Fuss

There isn’t an awful lot to say, in general, about Liverpool’s performance last Saturday that Hull City captain Curtis Davies hasn’t already covered. Two aspects of what he said after the game are particularly encouraging from a Liverpool perspective. Firstly, as Davies points out, “Liverpool have that mix of nice little passes and then people who will run and run at you and beat you as well. Like Mané. Like Coutinho.” Indeed, there is suddenly a level of flexibility in …
Klopp's 2016/17 Entertainers: A Joyous Time To Support Liverpool

Klopp's 2016/17 Entertainers: A Joyous Time To Support Liverpool

There was a point during Tuesday’s routine 3-0 win over Derby County when I realised I was enjoying watching Liverpool more than I can almost ever remember. Some of the football was breathtaking at times, with the speed, movement and imagination in the Reds’ play something to behold. Whether it be Philippe Coutinho’s quick feet, Roberto Firmino’s effortless elegance or simply the slick efficiency of Nathaniel Clyne, I was riveted. I was going to bang on about Loris Karius’ handsomeness …
Analysing the Benefits of Liverpool Not Being in Europe

Analysing the Benefits of Liverpool Not Being in Europe

Suffering from the mid-week hump? Had it up to your oven-mitts with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood? Stuck for something to do after work? Wonder no more football fans, for we have been blessed with the return of the greatest and most corporate competitions of them all, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. You know what that means for Liverpool fans though, don’t you? That’s right – some free time watch Bake Off and catch up on Andrew’s rocking …
Page: 1 7 8 9 10 11 64