A Vital Attribute in a Liverpool Signing

A Vital Attribute in a Liverpool Signing

Just as the season came to a close, the floodgates open for everyone in social media – from journalists with real info, to journalists who make up info, to ITK’s seeking for acknowledgement – all looking for fame and recognition by football clubs’ respective fan base. Transfer-mania begins when you see every player under the sun being linked with your club and with Liverpool falling victim to the ‘2+2=5’ transfer algorithm; they are hardly shaded from the limelight. This may …
Liverpool and Dortmund: Uncanny Resemblance

Liverpool and Dortmund: Uncanny Resemblance

The Liverpool squad had been granted a clean slate after the club parted ways with Brendan Rodgers and appointed Jurgen Klopp on October last year. It gave them a chance to prove themselves to their new manager, who is arguably the most popular manager in world football. While many have successfully predicted some players would have difficulties to adapt to the intense system Klopp demands of his players, there were was only one who surprised us most. Adam Lallana. The …
Liverpool's Transfer Committee Shows Patience is Necessary

Liverpool's Transfer Committee Shows Patience is Necessary

Liverpool have this reputation in the transfer market for being grossly negligent in their recruitment of players. Make no bones about it, Liverpool have spent recklessly in the past and signed some average players for extortionate fees. There's no denying that and there's no escaping it. As supporters of the club it's our cross to bear. Fans of other clubs taunt us with the fees we've splurged on players like Andy Carroll, Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Christian …
Divock Origi | Time to Shine

Divock Origi | Time to Shine

The transfer period is a funny and fickle time; it’s now become almost bigger than league games, where fans spend all summer concentrating on refreshing twitter feeds and reading gossip columns. There are constant debates about whomever signs the biggest and best players must be the best team, and opposition fans ridicule the teams that have not been active. With the excitement (or anger) surrounding the new addition of Sadio Mane, the fans have been talking about him, his inclusion …
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 …
DoF Fantasy Series Part 2: How I'd spend £100m at Liverpool

DoF Fantasy Series Part 2: How I'd spend £100m at Liverpool

This piece is based on the idea proposed by one of the Anfield Index editors Dan Rhodes, where the challenge is to assemble a Liverpool XI I would be happy to put forth on the opening day of the Premier League Season 2016-17. We are allowed to spend up to 100 million Pounds towards building the team. I am not going to consider any outgoing sales value in this article, thus the 100 million will be spent strictly on incoming sales. …
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 …
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 …
Relive Liverpool's route to the Europa League Final

Relive Liverpool's route to the Europa League Final

Liverpool 0-1 Grazer AK – 28th September, 2000. Liverpool 0-0 Rapid Bucharest – 24th August, 2004. Remember them? Nope, me neither. Rarely do European campaigns begin with barnstorming victories and scintillating football. The two aforementioned results won’t live long in the memory, but the Reds ended each season with European silverware to their name. The same could be true if we overcome the Europa League specialists Sevilla on Wednesday, but it’s only in recent months that Reds all over the …
Guess Who's Back ...Back Again: Liverpool FC

Guess Who's Back ...Back Again: Liverpool FC

No, the title isn't autobiographical; although admittedly, it has been quite a while since my last piece for Anfield Index. What am I on about then? Well, I think it's pretty obvious; I'm sure you'll agree, it's time to talk about the resurgence of Liverpool FC. Days before the first leg of the Borussia Dortmund quarter final, I found myself quite perturbed, somewhat pissed off, and fairly bemused at what I was hearing, and reading, from some, on how the …
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