Observations from Liverpool's win against Sunderland

Observations from Liverpool's win against Sunderland

Two consecutive 1-0 victories against Leicester and now Sunderland have seen Liverpool rise up to seventh in the table, level on points with Manchester United. The win on Wednesday night saw similarities to the win on boxing day; an unconvincing 1-0 victory. Benteke bagging the winner but missing a late sitter in both games, and the opposition sending their goalkeeper up for a corner in added time. More importantly however, Liverpool capitalised on United dropping points. The Reds are now …
Roberto Firmino - The Game Changer

Roberto Firmino - The Game Changer

Spatial awareness is defined as "the ability to be aware of oneself in space". Positional awareness is defined as "the understanding of positions of objects within an environment". For me a player can have all the ability with a ball at their feet, but to become truly elite, they must have excellent positional and spatial awareness. Roberto Firmino is a special player, one that Liverpool supporters should be grateful to have. Watch him closely and you'll see just how clever …
Bundesliga Attackers That Would Improve Liverpool

Bundesliga Attackers That Would Improve Liverpool

Liverpool’s lack of goals, both this season and last, have become something of a concern. So far this season, before victory against Chelsea this past weekend, Liverpool had scored more than one goal in a Premier League match on only one occasion, against a woeful Aston Villa side. A tally of just 52 goals last season suggests this is not a new problem and it can’t just be put down to the loss of Luis Suarez or the injuries to …
Bundesliga Goalkeepers That Would Improve Liverpool FC

Bundesliga Goalkeepers That Would Improve Liverpool FC

It’s fair to say David De Gea almost, certainly, single-handily dragged our bitter rivals to that Champions League spot last season, so I guess it wouldn’t be imprudent to slap a heavy investment towards a dominant number one. Whilst newly appointed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp may well work his magic on some of the fringe players in the squad, it may be prove to be an arduous task to convert Simon Mignolet into the quality required to compete at the …
The Curious Case of Bobby Firmino

The Curious Case of Bobby Firmino

Our transfer record under Rodgers has been filled with expensive mistakes and poor decision making with names like Markovic, Balotelli and Lovren all being proved as flops in their first season at the club. However, the general feeling was that we actually had a successful transfer window this summer with the free signing of James Milner and the signing of a goalscoring Christian Benteke looking like first-team quality. One signing that caught many by surprise was the signing of Roberto …
Why Liverpool Should Take the Europa League Seriously

Why Liverpool Should Take the Europa League Seriously

The Europa League. It's a competition that splits opinion. Nothing new amongst the Liverpool fan base but belittling a European competition is a new one to me. Many fans this season want Liverpool to concentrate on the Premier League and try to finish in the top 4. It's admirable, but is it realistic? Will Liverpool break last season's top 4? It's a big ask in my opinion especially when the lesser of the top 4 sides, Man United, have strengthened …
Liverpool Summer Holiday Series - Wunderbar Bundesliga!

Liverpool Summer Holiday Series - Wunderbar Bundesliga!

As part of the AI Summer Holiday series, I've gone to the German Bundesliga to identify 3 players who I believe would improve the current Liverpool team. Benedikt Höwedes I initially thought it would be pointless identifying an upgrade on Martin Skrtel after he signed a new contract and appears to be the front runner to become vice-captain. However, I decided that this article is about realistic targets that would improve our team, not necessarily positions that will actually be …
Potential Bundesliga targets for Liverpool FC

Potential Bundesliga targets for Liverpool FC

As many of you may already be aware, I am a keen follower of the German Bundesliga. Just to give you a little background, I grew up with the Armed Forces and around 10 of my formative years were spent in Germany, indeed, I went to Secondary school in Dortmund, hence my fondness of Borussia Dortmund. So yes, I am a Bundesliga fan, but I certainly wouldn’t claim to be a hipster. Anyway, with silly season already under way, here’s …
5 Realistic (and better) alternatives to Christian Benteke for Liverpool FC

5 Realistic (and better) alternatives to Christian Benteke for Liverpool FC

The Christian Benteke link doesn't seem to want to go away and whilst right now I feel as though it's Villa pushing to sell him, I can't shake the feeling come the last week of the window we'll throw an extraordinary bid in for him and make him the 'marquee' signing. Many, and I mean many, believe the Belgian International is Didier Drogba reincarnated and this could be true (it's not) but do Liverpool set up in a way which …
Kevin De Bruyne - Ideal For Liverpool FC and Brendan Rodgers?

Kevin De Bruyne - Ideal For Liverpool FC and Brendan Rodgers?

"Don't try to compare us to another bad little fad I'm the Mac and I'm bad. Give you something that you never had. I'll make ya jump (jump) wiggle and shake your rump 'Cos I'll be kicking the flavour that makes you wanna jump" So said the 'hip hop' duo Kriss Kross way back in 1992, only a few months after a certain Kevin De Bruyne was born, and in the same year our very own Phillipe Coutinho was born. …
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