Divock Origi: One of the most curious LFC careers

Divock Origi: One of the most curious LFC careers

Most Liverpool careers are easy to define. Some are legendary figures who reach world-class levels for the Reds, some are great servants who rarely let the team down and others are disaster areas, to name just a few examples. It is often simple to fit an individual into a certain category, using their back catalogue of performances as a perfect way to gauge them, but then there's someone like Divock Origi. It looks highly likely that the Belgian will move …
Ibrahima Konate - The Lowdown

Ibrahima Konate - The Lowdown

At 22 years old, and 6 feet 4 inches tall, the towering French centre back comprises much of what Jurgen Klopp looks for in a central defender. His potential signing could offer some much needed assurance next season. If reports are to be believed. Since Jurgen Koop took over at Liverpool, he has signed two starting central defenders in his tenure. Joel Matip was signed on a Bosman free from Schalke, and Virgil Van Dijk for a record fee from …
How Thiago controls the Liverpool midfield

How Thiago controls the Liverpool midfield

The win over Burnley was exactly the sort of game Thiago was signed for. He was one of the main reasons Liverpool were able to stamp their authority on the match. As a result, not only did they dominate the ball, they also dominated the space. That was the big difference.  Usually, in matches against Sean Dyche teams, the Reds have the majority of the possession but they’re limited in where they can operate.  Until the deadlock is broken, you …
Thiago and Fabinho Axis Show The Way Forward For Liverpool

Thiago and Fabinho Axis Show The Way Forward For Liverpool

It has mostly been a train wreck of a season for Liverpool. Going into the season as defending champions, the Reds -- crippled by a huge injury toll -- relinquished their title without as much as a whimper and they gave a generally poor account of themselves in cup competitions, both domestically and in Europe. As things stand, the Anfield club face a fight to even compete at Europe's top table again next season, a prospect that would have seemed …
Klopp - Class is Permanent

Klopp - Class is Permanent

When Jurgen arrived at Anfield, he followed three managers after Rafa Benitez had departed. He was a wonderful manager, a brilliant tactician & a man that brought the Champions League back to the red half of Liverpool. Istanbul stands as the greatest of finals, and the result will stand the test of time. That kind of achievement cements a place in Liverpool folklore. Rafa understood the reds, he understood the fans and understood the need for more. His final disagreements …
Joe Gomez enters defining period of his Liverpool career

Joe Gomez enters defining period of his Liverpool career

Joe Gomez has now been a Liverpool player for almost six years, which doesn't seem possible. In fact, he is now the fourth-longest-serving player at Anfield, behind Jordan Henderson, Divock Origi and James Milner, yet is still only 23 years of age. Gomez's Liverpool career has been a curious one, with endless moments of promise, exceptional runs in the team, but also a worrying list of injury layoffs. His early performances for the Reds in those first few weeks of …
Assessing Thiago's debut season with Liverpool

Assessing Thiago's debut season with Liverpool

There’s no guide out there on how to use stats in football. Maybe there should be. After all, a stat without context is just a number. Mainstream media has been forced into embracing this part of the sport over recent seasons. They initially resisted, but it quickly became a case of adapt or perish.  As a result, you now regularly see questionable usage of stats in articles written by old-school journalists who have very little experience with numbers.  There’s nothing …
A Failed Venture

A Failed Venture

The Super League, a revolutionary idea that was shunned by the masses, ill prepared for public consumption by the instigators and put back into its box for normality to resume within the elite football corridors throughout Europe. UEFA are no shining light with their failures, short comings and inability to implement Financial Fair Play did indeed bring the potential need for change to the table for discussion. Reform, adjustment to the often times remarkable Champions League & clarity of their …
Liverpool's battle to save their season starts now

Liverpool's battle to save their season starts now

So, a trophy-less season it is then. Liverpool's Champions League dream ended in all-too-predictable fashion on Wednesday night, with poor finishing yet again proving fatal against Real Madrid. While much of the focus has understandably been on the Reds' centre-back woes, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all absent, their struggles in the final third have been just as problematic. It is hard to be too critical of Mo Salah during a season in which he has …

"It could have been a different story" - Milner laments Liverpool's loss to Real Madrid

James Milner says everyone at Liverpool has been left rueing their poor first-leg display which led to their Champions League exit. Jürgen Klopp's Reds lost 3-1 away to Real Madrid last week after a very poor performance on the night - a defeat they were unable to bounce back from on Wednesday at Anfield. Despite an impressive effort, the second leg finished 0-0 at Anfield and Liverpool are out of European football's premier competition. Speaking in his post-match interview, Liverpool …
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