A Long and Red-Empty Summer

A Long and Red-Empty Summer

It’s only been four weeks since Liverpool lost the Champions League final, and yet I miss football. I miss Mo Salah and Sadio Mané and Bobby Firmino all playing together and not trudging through games for their international sides. I miss big Virgil bossing the defence. I miss the Scottish Roberto Carlos. I miss Liverpool. At first, you almost feel relieved. A weekend off. A chance to breathe. A few weeks of being able to plan your social life – …
Why Divock Origi still has a Part to Play

Why Divock Origi still has a Part to Play

As Liverpool descend into the usual frenzy of rumours, speculation and leaning on a wall at Melwood (a trend that is worryingly scarce in the Reds’ transfer announcements these days), much has been made of their lack of reserve firepower; a situation amplified by the contract extension given to Rhian Brewster. Indeed, the news arrived alongside a clamour of “Give the kid a chance” with supporters wanting the next impromptu wonder-talent to make his mark on the Premier League. Even …
Rhian Brewster Signs New Deal As He Edges Closer To First-Team Picture

Rhian Brewster Signs New Deal As He Edges Closer To First-Team Picture

Rhian Brewster has agreed his first professional contract with Liverpool according to reports, easing fears over his future. The 18-year-old has been the source of some speculation in recent weeks, tipped to follow in the footsteps of 20-year-old Leon Bailey and U17 national teammate Jadon Sancho who left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund by moving to the Bundesliga in a bid to gain regular first-team football. However, Jürgen Klopp and Michael Edwards have worked hard to ensure negotiations ended in …
Time For Liverpool To Prove Nice Guys Can Finish First

Time For Liverpool To Prove Nice Guys Can Finish First

Bias exists in football, there is no doubt about that. We all overly heap praise on the teams we support and the players we love, while those we dislike must do something magical to earn a similar level of adoration. One thing that has nothing to do with favouritism, however, is just what a likeable bunch of players Liverpool have nowadays. Sure, we will instantly warm to our own players more than Man United or Everton fans would, but even …
Observations as Reds secure Top 4 with an Anfield thrashing

Observations as Reds secure Top 4 with an Anfield thrashing

Liverpool booked a place in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League for next season, with an easy 4-0 win over Brighton at Anfield. Mo Salah and Dejan Lovren put the Reds in command at half-time, before Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson scored their first goals for the club, to put the gloss on a commanding performance on the final day of the season. Here are a few talking points from the game. Mo Salah breaks the record The …
Don't you dare doubt Dom Solanke

Don't you dare doubt Dom Solanke

Twenty-year-old Dom Solanke was signed last summer in a heist from Chelsea. The forward subsequently went on to take the U20 World Cup by storm, taking home the Golden Ball for the tournament’s most outstanding player. A PRESEASON OF PROMISE After showing flashes throughout Liverpool’s preseason schedule, there was a serious buzz around Solanke as it looked like the Reds had pulled one over on the Plastics once again. Daniel Sturridge had been brought in from Chelsea four years earlier …
Liverpool's European Hangover - Statistical Analysis

Liverpool's European Hangover - Statistical Analysis

The Reds are marching on Kiev! What a week, what an achievement! Jurgen Klopp managed to reach his second European final with Liverpool in his second European campaign. Hopefully this time he takes the team a step further than the last time around. The German is yet to lose at Anfield in Europe - a truly remarkable run. With all the excitement surrounding our success in the Champions League, it's easy to dismiss the lack of such domestically. Ahead of …
Liverpool Player Ratings From Stoke Stalemate

Liverpool Player Ratings From Stoke Stalemate

A performance that makes you wonder why you bothered getting up for it in the first place. Yes, Liverpool have got bigger fish to fry at the moment, but in a season that's been defined by European nights it seems a little odd that we're not more worried about making sure we're in the Champions League next season. Onto the ratings where I was tempted to give them all 'N/A' which would today stand for 'Not Arsed'. A clean sheet, …
Patience, Patients & Prospects: Reviving Liverpool's English Core

Patience, Patients & Prospects: Reviving Liverpool's English Core

Aside from the last ten minutes of the past two matches, everything is looking rosy in Liverpool-land. Sunday night Mo Salah was awarded the PFA Player of the Year award and, of course, Tuesday night ended with Liverpool holding a 5-2 advantage going into the Champions League semi-final away leg. Things are going so well in fact that we're not satisfied anymore with just a Champions League semi-final victory. It has to be decisive. It has to embarrass the opposition. …
West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

West Brom 2-2 Liverpool: What Went Wrong?

With 18 minutes remaining, Liverpool enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 lead against bottom club West Brom and the points were all but in the bag. The travelling supporters were in fine voice in the Midlands sunshine, revelling in Mohamed Salah's latest strike. By full time, West Brom had somehow hauled it back to 2-2 and the Reds were forced to settle for a solitary point when three would virtually have sealed the top-four spot they had been chasing all season. Promptly, …
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