One Last Steven Gerrard Assist

One Last Steven Gerrard Assist

This coming Sunday marks potentially the most important day in Liverpool's season, certainly until the following weekend. The Reds' campaign has been littered with pivotal games, vital weeks, and must win scenarios. This is where the Anfield giants now sit within the hierarchy of all things football, and long may it continue. Nothing less than a Reds win at Anfield (against Wolves) will suffice this Sunday. To have any chance of clinching the title, three points must be achieved in …
Who is Liverpool transfer target Fabio Carvalho?

Who is Liverpool transfer target Fabio Carvalho?

Fabio Carvalho is set to stay with Fulham this month, but he could be a Liverpool player once this season comes to an end. Marco Silva doesn’t want to sell him, but his contract is almost up and the Reds are believed to be favourites for his signature.  So what is all the fuss about? Again, the first thing to flag here is that the sample size isn't the largest - just 1,150 minutes in the Championship. It makes him …
Look Forward, Not Back.

Look Forward, Not Back.

Every transfer window brings stories of returning former players, and in Liverpool’s case, it is probably the most common in the league. Over the years (and especially within the Premier League era), the reds have moved on some exceptional talent. In the more recent past (and certainly more relative to the present), Liverpool have at times been linked with the return of such past talents. Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling are the key figures, that often …
How Liverpool’s Left Wing Evolved

How Liverpool’s Left Wing Evolved

A few weeks ago, Burnley rolled into Anfield with a certain and pleasing team sheet on view. As the starting line ups were confirmed, something became evident, which was the squad numbers rolling out of the Burnley roster. To see numbers 1 through 11 was a lovely sight, especially if you’re a particular age that grew up with this logical numbering system. Eleven players, eleven shirts, and each number usually assigned to a certain position. To see Burnley line up …
The Evolution of Liverpool FC’s Forward Line in The Premier League Era

The Evolution of Liverpool FC’s Forward Line in The Premier League Era

In these unprecedented times of lockdown, sanitizer, empty stadiums and the Netflix / Amazon Prime binge, I’ve found myself often searching for new ways to occupy both my mind as well as my body. With the remarkable closure to a triumphant league campaign by the reds, the common football fan was greeted by the unique climax to the 2019/20 Champions League. For me, this end period of the European Cup began as a slow burn that ever so gradually sparked …
Built on Emotion, Yet Ruthlessly Executed

Built on Emotion, Yet Ruthlessly Executed

Somehow, it was inevitable that it ended this way. Not with a roar that had been pent up for thirty years, not with a glorious cavalcade, not even in front of any fans. In fact, there weren’t even any red shirts on the pitch at the end of the ninety minutes that confirmed Liverpool as champions. Liverpool’s title celebrations were a long, long time coming. Tragedy had become ingrained into the club’s fabric, yet the close-calls and traumatic experiences – …
Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Liverpool's Wait Is Over

Finally, after what felt like an interminable wait, Liverpool Football Club are Champions of England once again. The Reds' 19th crown -- their first in the Premier League era -- is all the more impressive, given the club's recent boom and bust history; where a title challenge would inevitably be followed a season later by a calamitous collapse. The title tilt of 2001/2002 was followed by a meek 5th placed finish in 2002/2003, again owing to poor transfer market manoeuvring, …
Why Coutinho To Liverpool Doesn't Make Sense

Why Coutinho To Liverpool Doesn't Make Sense

Let's start with a little housekeeping. Football fandom can sometimes imbue in supporters a sense of "I didn't fancy her anyway", a jilted ex-lover sentiment when it comes to talking about footballers who have left their club, especially in acrimonious circumstances. But lets called a spade a spade, Phillipe Coutinho -- despite the last two and a half years of his career, where the Brazilian has stagnated at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich, being chequered -- is a brilliant player. …
Do Liverpool need Philippe Coutinho?

Do Liverpool need Philippe Coutinho?

It’s that time of the year again. With transfers being discussed, Philippe Coutinho is once again being linked with a return to Liverpool. It’s been a regular occurrence ever since he forced his way out of Anfield to secure a dream move to Barcelona. But that quickly turned into a nightmare.  He was nothing more than a vanity purchase for the La Liga giants. After initially being rejected, they embraced their inner Michael Jordan and took it as a personal …
How FSG treat Liverpool like an American sports franchise

How FSG treat Liverpool like an American sports franchise

A few years back now, I entertained the idea that football could soon follow American sports by essentially getting rid of transfer fees. With more and more players looking to move on free transfers, the next logical step was either inserting reasonable release clauses into every single contract or accepting that a player will be with the club for, say, a guaranteed five years before moving on.  The latter seemed the more obvious path. Release clauses often cause more harm …
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