Danny Ings bridges football and reality gap

Danny Ings bridges football and reality gap

There has always been the resounding criticism towards the business of football that footballers are out tune with reality with fancy sports cars, ballooned wages and the vast array of public affection (and hatred) clouding players’ minds. What is often seen with this privilege that footballers enjoy is, exaggerated egos, societal attitudes that places themselves above anyone and a greed that is usually unparalleled. Faced with this reality, fans are usually out of touch with their footballer counterparts and this …
Lucas Leiva and the Anfield Cull

Lucas Leiva and the Anfield Cull

We all knew when Klopp arrived at Liverpool Football Club, we had unanimous agreement that a massive clearout of players was in order. There was the likes of Jose Enrique and Martin Skrtel that needed to be moved on from the club. Today, even without any European competition this season, the manager has found his Liverpool squad too crowded for a team that would play fifty-odd games this season, at most. As things stand, there are already a number of …
Premier League Proven isn't always a negative

Premier League Proven isn't always a negative

The Transfer Window has been officially open for nearly a month now and Liverpool's two biggest signings have been players from within the Premier League. Both Sadio Mane and Gini Wijnaldum arrived at Anfield for a combined £55 Million. Most Reds fans must have a strong feeling of deja-vu about such deals. Since Fenway Sports Group bought the club Liverpool have spent over £200 Million on Premier League proven players with varied success. Despite the questionable success of this tactic …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 6 - How I'd Spend £100m at Liverpool

DoF Fantasy Series Part 6 - How I'd Spend £100m at Liverpool

With a move for Sadio Mane all but confirmed, I put my Director of Football hat on to consider what next for Liverpool in the summer transfer window. Loris Karius, Marko Grujic and Joel Matip already confirmed to join Liverpool ahead of the new season; Sadio Mane represents a change in direction. The aforementioned three were signed for significantly small amounts, whilst Mane will cost £30million or more. How much money Jurgen Klopp was given to invest in his Liverpool …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 5: How I’d spend £100m at Liverpool

DoF Fantasy Series Part 5: How I’d spend £100m at Liverpool

Liverpool’s ridiculously named “transfer committee” has been a hot topic in recent years. Some think they epitomise everything that’s wrong with the club’s transfer strategy, but maybe their detractors are yet to realise that the spine of Klopp’s new-look side is made up of “committee” signings. Emre Can, Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi, and Mamadou Sakho were all first choice under the German once the squad had settled following a spate of injuries. Can and Firmino were the club’s best players …
If I had £100 million to spend at Liverpool FC

If I had £100 million to spend at Liverpool FC

"Write an article about who you would sign if you had £100 million to spend at Liverpool." AnfieldIndex overlord Gags and editor of the site Dan Rhodes tempted me with this topic. I've not replaced Jurgen Klopp as Reds boss, this isn't Football Manager, Instead I've decided to head up the much fabled transfer committee; I've appointed myself as the Director of Football. I have £100 million to spend plus whatever I raise from sales to bring in players I …
Karius and Matip - A frugal Liverpool in the Transfer Market

Karius and Matip - A frugal Liverpool in the Transfer Market

For as long as I can remember Liverpool have been wasteful in the transfer market. We're the type of club who are more than happy to pay over the odds for an average, solid squad player but drag our feet when it comes to pay the big money for a game changer. Nothing in football is a given but if you do your due diligence, profile the players correctly and identify ones who meet your requirements it's a safe bet …
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 …
Buying Players vs Shopping for Clothes: The Similarities

Buying Players vs Shopping for Clothes: The Similarities

Twice a year, football clubs from all over Europe get the chance to go shopping for players. And for fans it’s one of the most exciting moments of the season, because it could either make or break their season. You go into a store looking for a watch, because the one you have is either broken, old, or you just want a new one. When it comes to buying a player and even clothes, there are lots of things to …
Roberto Firmino should be Liverpool's Player of the Year

Roberto Firmino should be Liverpool's Player of the Year

When Liverpool announced the signing of Roberto Firmino it was met with faux excitement. Many got caught up in the hysteria surrounding the deal and got a little carried away with themselves despite never seeing him play 90 minutes. It was a whirlwind 48 hours from when the news broke that Liverpool were keen on the player to the club announcing his arrival. It was easy to get caught in the buzz. This did no favours for the newly acquired …
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