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 …
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, …
The What Could Have Been Liverpool XI: Attack

The What Could Have Been Liverpool XI: Attack

There have been several players in Liverpool’s recent past who have enjoyed the best football of their careers at Anfield and inscribed themselves into the club’s history with memorable performances. Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Fernando Torres — to name but three — either spent all of their careers or, in Gerrard’s case as good as, with the Reds or — with Torres as an example — enjoyed their career-best runs of form in a Liverpool shirt. There have been …
Clarity The Key for Origi

Clarity The Key for Origi

After weeks of conjecture, Divock Origi recently penned a contract that will see the Belgian remain at Anfield for the foreseeable future. Origi, who scored twice in Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona and the sealing goal in the Reds’ Champions League final victory over Spurs, had been linked with, among others, Real Betis. The former Lille academy product began the season well off the first team, barely even making matchday squads ahead of the likes of Daniel Sturridge. …
Rhian Brewster's breakthrough awaits

Rhian Brewster's breakthrough awaits

Rhian Brewster has yet to make a senior appearance for Liverpool, but he is poised to assume an important role in a Champions League-winning squad. On his return to Melwood on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp stressed that the young forward was a key part of his plans for the upcoming campaign. It is an arrival which has been teased for years, but at last it is imminent. One of the reasons Klopp chose not to recruit another striking option last summer, …
Thank You, Daniel Sturridge

Thank You, Daniel Sturridge

I'll never forget the first time I spoke about Daniel Sturridge at length. I was on holiday with my family in 2008, and in true father-son fashion a footballing debate was going on. My dad was adamant that the state of English football was in a bad way - he was probably right, in hindsight - with no talented teenagers coming through at time when the 'Golden Generation' were not getting any younger. I spent my time singling out two …
Liverpool transfer news: What now for Daniel Sturridge?

Liverpool transfer news: What now for Daniel Sturridge?

Merely a day or two after Liverpool tasted the sweet nectar of victory in Madrid, it was time to bring an end to the stop start Anfield career of injury prone striker Daniel Sturridge. The experienced England international was sat on the bench as the Reds collected their sixth European Cup/Champions League trophy and to add insult to injury the former Chelsea and Man City man was forced to watch as Belgian substitute Divock Origi came on to score the …
Transfer Window? Who Cares?

Transfer Window? Who Cares?

The transfer window is open, speculation has already started, clubs have already started wheeling and dealing, and Liverpool have been linked with… Well okay, to be fair, the picture has changed somewhat around Anfield over the last couple of years. Leaks don’t tend to come out of the club at all anymore, which means that whilst some of the unreliable sources will link us to any player that looks like they’d fit the bill, tangible links to players are few …
Daniel Sturridge believes whole squad must be ready for hard-fought Champions League final

Daniel Sturridge believes whole squad must be ready for hard-fought Champions League final

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge believes that The Reds must be ready for a tough Champions League final with Spurs and that all squad members must be 'mentally' ready if needed. Sturridge was speaking to Liverpoolfc.com during The Reds' Marbella training camp on Thursday. The former Chelsea player scored in Liverpool's first European final under Jurgen Klopp in 2016 - a game Sevilla would go on to win 3-1. However, Sturridge recognises the need to be ready if called-upon again by …
Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 - What happened?

Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 - What happened? "Football"

What happened? “Football.” The one-word response from Jurgen Klopp somehow summed up yet another breathtaking night at Anfield. With the team missing three of its most vital performers in Mo Salah, Bobby Firmino and Naby Keita, the three goal deficit left for The Reds after the first leg was so insane that it somehow made us feel more confident. It was a set-up made for this crazy club. Who would the manager piece together to take on this herculean task? …
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