90 Minutes Of Pure Emotion

90 Minutes Of Pure Emotion

This is what I was expecting to write, after Thursday's exhilarating performance. When Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday, the backlash on social media was bitter and full of vitriol. Whilst losing hurts, especially in the last competition Liverpool had an opportunity of winning this season, sometimes you have to accept you were beaten by a better more established team, with better players. Whilst tough to take, you have to respect the opponent in front of you, …
Divock Origi Needed One Thing Fans Don't Allow - Time

Divock Origi Needed One Thing Fans Don't Allow - Time

Divock Origi was one of those players that Liverpool bought but didn't really know what we were getting. Brendan Rodgers and the committee saw a player that certainly had potential and was flourishing in the 2014 World Cup. So they splashed the cash and loaned him back to Lille to continue his development. By the time he arrived in the summer of 2015 he had been named in the “worst team of the season” by L'Equipe and was clearly lacking confidence. …
Liverpool - Moving On Up Now

Liverpool - Moving On Up Now

Over the last 6 or 7 years at Liverpool, there has never really been an idea of where the club is headed. Whether any kind of success we make could be sustained and certainly if we could keep hold of our top talents. But now as we arrive at the end of the 2015/16 season there finally seems to be an upward trajectory for Liverpool FC. We have a top class manager in Jurgen Klopp who is going to shape …
Where would Mahmoud Dahoud fit in at Liverpool?

Where would Mahmoud Dahoud fit in at Liverpool?

Reports broke on Monday evening that Gladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud was a target for Liverpool this summer as Reds boss Jurgen Klopp looks to find that so far elusive tempo setting midfielder. Since this news became public knowledge there has been plenty of article detailing just who Dahoud is ,and how he managed an impressive 10 interceptions against Manchester City in his first Champions League match, but very little about how he'd fit in at Liverpool. Perhaps it's because people …
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 …
Analysing Origi's big performance against Dortmund

Analysing Origi's big performance against Dortmund

When Liverpool's starting XI for their quarter-final was announced the first thing many journalists looked at was the fact star forward Daniel Sturridge was on the bench. You could hear them furiously bashing on their keyboard as they raced against one another to announce that Sturridge was dropped. If a player drops down to the bench it can be because of a variety of reasons. Poor form, fatigue or a different tactic for the match. Divock Origi's inclusion was due …
Getting the League title to Anfield: a £200m project?

Getting the League title to Anfield: a £200m project?

“You could say they need to spend £ 100m, but where does that get you in today’s market? If they are going to have a real go it needs to be more like £ 200m….”  Alan Hansen
I admire Hansen for what he helped the club achieve but he will find that even Klopp for whom his suggestion is meant to help, may not share in his prescription. The equation of money equals success has been propagated for …
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 …
Sturridge and Origi provide a striking difference

Sturridge and Origi provide a striking difference

I don’t need to explain to anyone with a modicum of football knowledge just how big a Liverpool versus Manchester United game is and emotions usually run very high for these encounters. However, the overriding emotion for me from the Premier League meetings between the two sides both this season and last has been one of frustration. Whether that be frustration at the insipid nature of the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford in September and soulless performances against them last …
Divock Origi - Staking A Claim

Divock Origi - Staking A Claim

After another impressive display by the talented young Belgium, Divock Origi is finally gaining the plaudits and attention, his performances have deserved. Whilst he didn't quite grab the headlines in the emphatic 3-0 victory vs Manchester City, he added some much needed strength, power and direct running to a front line that was decidedly flat in the Cup Final, just days before. For a player so quickly written off, he's starting to show why there was such a buzz when …
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