Liverpool - No European Football, A Blessing In Disguise?

Liverpool - No European Football, A Blessing In Disguise?

The Europa League campaign has been the shining light, in what was a season of mixed fortune. Many supporters claim it's been a failure, well I for one certainly don't. As bitter a pill losing a final to Sevilla was, just a year former the club had been embarrassed 6-1 by the hands of Stoke, with the dismal European campaign long over. Not only that, but the players looked dejected, with no signs of hope, progression or success on the …
Criticising Klopp's Debut season is Lazy

Criticising Klopp's Debut season is Lazy

It's bewildering to me but there are some fans who are dissatisfied with how Jurgen Klopp's first season as Reds boss panned out. A run to the Europa League final littered with memorable moments and a League Cup final wasn't enough to appease an impatient, Premier League deprived bunch of fans. Those who seem offended at the God like status Klopp already has with the Anfield faithful. Tony Evans recently wrote a piece for ESPN about Klopp's debut season in …
Liverpool still haven't mastered the PR game

Liverpool still haven't mastered the PR game

"I'm looking forward to the new season with Bayern."
- Mario Gotze, 23/05/2016 Liverpool aren't allowed nice things. Their potentially quixotic end to the season now a distant memory as Mario Gotze seemed to end all the rumours by committing his future, short-term at least, to current club Bayern. This news comes less than a week after the Reds capitulated in the second half of the Europa League final to not just miss out on the Champions League …
Not wanting Europa League Football is a mistake

Not wanting Europa League Football is a mistake

There’s a train of thought currently steaming along that suggests not competing in Europe next season is actually a blessing for Liverpool and Klopp. That it was a Champions League or bust situation, and bust was worth more than a spot in the Europa League. It’s a train of thought that I won’t be boarding, and have never truly understood. In both the run up to, and the wake of our two cup final appearances, and ultimately failures, this season, …
Is it time to give Philippe Coutinho more responsibility?

Is it time to give Philippe Coutinho more responsibility?

Should Liverpool give Philippe Coutinho a vice-captaincy role? Jurgen Klopp's appointment was the catalyst for evolution of this current Liverpool squad. From meek, mild mannered pushovers with a brittle mentality to what we as supporters now get to watch on a regular basis; a ravenous squad with an appetite for winning who never actually know then they're defeated. It's been quite the transformation. There's been growth throughout, not just as a team on the whole but on an individual level. …
Liverpool - A Home Away from Home

Liverpool - A Home Away from Home

For The Love of the Club In September 1999 I made my first trip to the city of Liverpool.  We were playing United at Anfield and I just had to get there.  I was 19, and accompanied by two of my best mates.  Dinny, was a fellow Reds fan, but Eddie was a United supporter.  He still wanted to come for the weekend and enjoy the sights while maybe sampling what some of the local bars had to offer. The …
No More Cup Dreams, Focus On The League Next Season

No More Cup Dreams, Focus On The League Next Season

There're three things certain in life, death, taxes, and a Liverpool cup run. Liverpool have participated in 15 cup finals since the turn of the millennium, picking up the Champions League, the Europa League, three league cups and two FA Cups and firmly establishing themselves as kings of cup competitions. Cup fever has been a welcome distraction from the reality of our recent Premier League history, and this Thursday Europa League Semi-Final will provide yet another diversion from our 8th …
Where would Mahmoud Dahoud fit in at Liverpool?

Where would Mahmoud Dahoud fit in at Liverpool?

Reports broke on Monday evening that Gladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud was a target for Liverpool this summer as Reds boss Jurgen Klopp looks to find that so far elusive tempo setting midfielder. Since this news became public knowledge there has been plenty of article detailing just who Dahoud is ,and how he managed an impressive 10 interceptions against Manchester City in his first Champions League match, but very little about how he'd fit in at Liverpool. Perhaps it's because people …
Robbie Fowler: God Amongst Men

Robbie Fowler: God Amongst Men

According to one of its definitions on www.dictionary.com, a God is: ‘One of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.’ – A worldy affair, for example, of bringing joy the world over. A deity, I didn’t know, is defined as: ‘Divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being.’  - Devine in nature, being extremely good, by way of skill and ability. Only a fool would say Robbie Fowler didn’t create joy the …
No Emre, No Party

No Emre, No Party

It's Sunday the 28th February, Liverpool's have just battled back to play extra time against Manchester City in the League Cup Final, then face the nerve wrecking agony of Penalties. The first player to step up is Emre Can. He looks calm and composed, with no signs of fatigue or tiredness. Instead of going for power, or looking to place it in the corner, he took the most audacious of penalties, a Panenka, in a final, under immense pressure! If …
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