Klopp's Liverpool remain on track but concern for Sturridge is justified

Klopp's Liverpool remain on track but concern for Sturridge is justified

It's taken just over a year for the belief in Jurgen Klopp's ability to guide Liverpool to brighter days. Liverpool's inability to capitalise on a favourites' chance to reach the final of the League Cup earlier this week completed a run of seven games without a victory and, in the eyes of some, provided all the ammunition required to point the proverbial gun at Liverpool's charismatic manager, safe in their opinion that doing so is perfectly reasonable. It isn't, of course. …
A Requiem for Doubt: The Rebirth of Liverpool Football Club

A Requiem for Doubt: The Rebirth of Liverpool Football Club

As Yaya shot, the nylon net swished, and the dream was dashed for good. Heaps of red clad players sat silently, some lurched over in exhausted pools, others stared blankly into space as if they were too tired or dismayed to process what had just happened. This can’t be how it ends, can it? After all the build-up, all the hope, all the vitality in the run up to the shootout, after all the Mignolet saves and thwarted attacks, our …
The League Cup Final - After the Dust has Settled

The League Cup Final - After the Dust has Settled

There’s little more painful in sport than the Cup Final defeat. As Liverpool fans we’ve seen both sides of the coin. Jubilation and despair. Unfortunately, on Sunday at Wembley, it was despair. Penalties, we don’t lose them do we? And after Fernandinho hit the post with his first I foolishly thought we had our name on the cup. Sadly it wasn’t to be and we’re now left to dissect the day and ask where it went wrong, what positives we …
Can or Lucas? Capital One Cup Starting Spot Showdown

Can or Lucas? Capital One Cup Starting Spot Showdown

With the dangers of Manchester City’s attack and the energy needed in Liverpool’s midfield, who starts in midfield on Sunday will play a pivotal part in Liverpool’s fortunes. Emre Can is expected to appear in the middle, but calls for Lucas Leiva’s inclusion have increased, with former Red, Neil Mellor, saying the Brazilian should get the nod ahead of Can. Lucas played at centre-back against Augsburg on Thursday and has gotten a lot of game time recently because of defensive …
Ibe-lieve in Jordon!

Ibe-lieve in Jordon!

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath
 Liverpool’s victory against Bournemouth in the Capital one cup was the turning point for one of England's brightest stars Jordon Ibe. Not every turning point requires two assists and a hat trick. Some turning points can be subtle differences in the decisions a player makes when he’s feeling confident. The first ten minutes of the …
Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

The Magic of the (FA) Cup. We all love a good cup tie, don't we? Every fan, surely, must want to see their team go on a great cup run, musn't they? I mean, winning breeds winning; it's a great way to gather momentum; the players just want to get out there and play; When you're winning you want to win again, and if you're losing, you just want to go out there and put things right. After all, that's …
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 …