The Daniel Sturridge Dilemma

The Daniel Sturridge Dilemma

I’ll cut straight to the chase: very few Liverpool players receive bipolar judgments from the Kop, and Daniel Sturridge is no different. “Sell him, keep him; bench him, play him” – the hymn that goes on rhythmically throughout the season without an end in sight. There’s no doubt in my mind that Jürgen Klopp adores Sturridge, at least to some extent. The Englishman’s show of frustration upon his removal from the pitch in the Reds’ 1-1 stalemate against high-flying Spurs …
Can Origi be Liverpool's Lewandowski?

Can Origi be Liverpool's Lewandowski?

When Jurgen Klopp was appointed as Liverpool manager at the beginning of October many fans took to social media to give their thoughts on how the current squad could replicate how the mentalist German set up his successful Dortmund side. One of the favourite comparisons was that £32.5 million man Christian Benteke would be Liverpool's answer to Robert Lewandowski. There's an obvious comparison to make between the two with both being goalscoring no.9's but for many fans that's where the …
Time To Step Up - Jerome Sinclair

Time To Step Up - Jerome Sinclair

Liverpool just can seem to catch a break lately with injuries. With almost a full compliment of attackers out injured, any hopes of fans seeing Belgian striker Divock Origi in the next few games have been dashed with the news that he's going to be out for at least another month after under going surgery in Belgium which is a shame for him because before he picked up his hamstring injury on Boxing Day he was starting to show a …
Running forward and why it seems to be harder than we think

Running forward and why it seems to be harder than we think

Ask any football fan what they expect from their striker and the first point they will make is that they have to score goals. The best way for strikers to score goals is by making forward runs into the box so that they are closer to the goal when they receive the ball, giving them a better chance of converting their attempt into goals. Christian Benteke's lack of movement is starting to prove problematic for our goal scoring exploits, and …
Liverpool's Strongest Team

Liverpool's Strongest Team

We all know what Liverpool's strongest team is, well we all like to think we know what Liverpool's strongest team is anyways. If you go through the full squad, including those who are out on loan and those who are currently injured Liverpool have the potential to have one of the strongest starting elevens currently in the Premier League. They now also have back up in positions they never had before, mainly in the left back and the right back …
Merry Klopp-mas and a Quiet New Year?

Merry Klopp-mas and a Quiet New Year?

The countdown is on and the big day is nearly upon us. Excited boys and girls are writing their lists, checking them twice (at least!) and hoping that when the time comes, they’ll be screeching with excitement over the presents that they have been dreaming about for months, delivered by the jolly red man on his trusted vehicle of dreams. I am, of course, talking about the opening of the January transfer window and Ian Ayres moped exploits en route to closing …
Remember-Ings: A Case for the Forgotten Danny

Remember-Ings: A Case for the Forgotten Danny

As the party raged in Merseyside and around the world in the week leading up to Klopp’s first game, one small, bearded balloon silently wandered from the festivities, slowly deflated and then popped, lost to obscurity. Danny Ings, filled with confidence and swagger coming off his first English cap, limped back to the locker room at Melwood after just his first day of training with the German maestro, only to find out later that his ACL was torn and his season lost. …
Klopp Carving Out Results With Rodgers Tools

Klopp Carving Out Results With Rodgers Tools

Does He Really Need New Pliers? When interviewed following his third from last game in charge of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers identified a lack of quality ‘tools’ as the reason for his poor managerial record in 2015. “Give me the tools, I’ll do the work” were his exact words in the aftermath of September’s 3-2 victory over relegation-threatened Aston Villa. There was a particular implement in question: the brilliant Daniel Sturridge, whose brace had just extended Rodgers’ doomed reign into what …
Joe Gomez and Danny Ings – The Curse of the ACL

Joe Gomez and Danny Ings – The Curse of the ACL

Ever since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool, everyone at the club has been giddy with the effects of Klopptomania. There was the long build-up to his inevitable appointment, the endless vines of his goal celebrations and then, eventually, the press conference. Far from making excuses about not having the right tools, Klopp went to great lengths to extoll the virtues of the players at his disposal. Then came the shockwaves. Not one, but two, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL to you …
Klopp-mania Begins When Everyone's Fit

Klopp-mania Begins When Everyone's Fit

A goalless draw at Tottenham Hotspur is not a bad start to the Jurgen Klopp era, but it is not exactly a spectacular beginning. It means that Gerard Houllier remains the only Liverpool manager to win his first game in charge and, more importantly, Liverpool fans will have to wait for the full throttle Kloppmania. And as the injury list mounts, supporters might have to wait longer than expected. Key names on the sidelines: Jordan Henderson, Danny Ings, Christian Benteke, …
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