Napoli 4 - 1 Liverpool - Player Ratings

Napoli 4 - 1 Liverpool - Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 2.0 Could do little with the surging ways Napoli came out, and both the two opening goals were clinical, though the second maybe he could have done better. Was hopelessly let down by some of his players. Was poor for the fourth, and even the penalty save couldn’t hide a bad game. Trent Alexander-Arnold - 3.0 Was again unsure in possession through the first, short of one driven pass into Mo in the box. Was caught high …
Napoli v Liverpool - Wednesday Night Lights

Napoli v Liverpool - Wednesday Night Lights

I’m not the biggest American Football fan, but can appreciate and enjoy various facets of the game. For me, it’s very much like my casual viewing of the NBA, where I can watch the odd game without the fear of emotion engulfing me. The same cannot be said of my allegiance to Liverpool FC. This recent period (under Klopp) has perhaps spoiled us, but it’s still a viable question as to whether we have overachieved or perhaps underachieved in this …
Opinon: United's Transfer Woes a Cautionary Tale (Downfall, Part 2)

Opinon: United's Transfer Woes a Cautionary Tale (Downfall, Part 2)

Last week I penned a column about how Manchester United's current crisis reflects our own dark days before Jurgen Klopp took the helm. I outlined the struggle that comes with recognizing a "big club" isn't quite so big anymore. This week, for part two of this "Downfall" series on Manchester United, I'd like to look at how Liverpool used intelligent transfers to propel the club to the pinnacle of football, how United's transfer policies have contributed to their current crisis, …
Naby Keïta & His Window Of Opportunity For Liverpool

Naby Keïta & His Window Of Opportunity For Liverpool

As soon as Thiago Alcantara was confirmed as an injury casualty, most Liverpool fans panicked given the Spaniard's superb influence on this current Liverpool side. The Liverpool shape can commonly be predicted with a clear understanding of  its structure. Thiago Alcantara has operated as the orchestrator and tempo setter in every game he’s played, and his lack of availability is of course a concern. He has been able to enhance his physicality and get up to speed, within a league …
What would Matheus Nunes have brought to Liverpool?

What would Matheus Nunes have brought to Liverpool?

Portuguese media have been linking Matheus Nunes with a move to Liverpool for most of the transfer window. Correio da Manha still claim the Reds are preparing to make a move for the 23-year-old while Pedro Almeida posted a tweet today saying Liverpool are willing to pay €40million for the Brazilian-born Portugal international amid interest from Manchester City. Paul Joyce, however, has published an article today in which he says the Merseysiders are not pursuing a deal for the Sporting …
Opinion: United's Misery Echoes Our Own Dark Days Pre-Klopp

Opinion: United's Misery Echoes Our Own Dark Days Pre-Klopp

After tuning in and watching from my sofa as Liverpool were on the wrong side of a 3-0 thumping at Anfield, I remember the feeling crashing over me: "We're not a big club anymore." The date was 29 August 2015, and it was the first time that thought had ever crossed my mind. Here we were, humiliated at home by a mid-table West Ham side that had never beaten us at Anfield in the Premier League; some 16 months removed …
The Silly Season is (nearly) over...

The Silly Season is (nearly) over...

Silly season(n) 1: a period (such as late summer) when the mass media often focus on trivial or frivolous matters for lack of major news stories 2: a period marked by frivolous, outlandish, or illogical activity or behaviour. There’s been a lot of silliness. It’s roughly two months since the Champions League final. A disappointing end on the pitch to what was nearly the greatest season of all time. A near tragedy off the pitch. We didn’t quite get over the line …
Joe Gomez & The Bigger Picture

Joe Gomez & The Bigger Picture

I recall the summer that Liverpool signed the likes of Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing & Charlie Adam, they were also heavily linked with Blackburn Rovers starlet, Phil Jones. Jones would have been 18 years old back then, and I still recall the huge hype surrounding his massive potential. Back then, John Terry was probably the most well known English defender, and in the midst of a hugely successful Chelsea career. Jones was a dominant, imposing and talented central defender that …
The Importance Of Naby Keita

The Importance Of Naby Keita

With a year remaining on Naby Keïta’s current Liverpool deal, a decision must now be made on the future of the gifted Guinean. After a somewhat staggered first few years, last season he showed himself to be of the required level that the Reds' midfielders need. Regardless of how you judged him prior to last season, his importance to the side last year cannot be overlooked. Every player has his loyal followers, and unfortunately just as many have the opposite. …
A Darwin Evolution

A Darwin Evolution

This week Darwin Núñez signed as a Liverpool player, in a deal that could eventually reach £85m. The guaranteed outlay is around the £63m mark (£20m upfront), and if the full fee is to be paid to Benfica, then that would be a mark of extreme success by the player. The cost is of course substantial, but then so is the player. I’ve never really cared who cost this or that, only that the right tools were afforded to our …
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